Although you may not realise it, we all manage stress in the course of our day-to-day lives. For example, if after having an argument with someone you then watch TV or go for a walk to put it out of your mind, you are actually practicing a form of stress management. These kinds of activities are also known as coping strategies. We are basically dealing with the external pressure before it ever becomes actual stress.
Stress is a medical condition. Many of us function under some amount of pressure most or all of the time, but if you find that you are suffering from regular or chronic stress, then you must see a doctor. He or she will be able to advise you on appropriate and effective techniques and treatments for alleviating your stress. Anxiety is also a medical condition, and again, if you are feeling anxious every day then we strongly recommend that you speak to a medical professional for advice. The ideas discussed on this website in relation to stress, are aimed at helping you with the type of day-to-day pressures that everybody recognises.
Anyone can learn stress management techniques, which include yoga, self-hypnosis and meditation. You can attend classes, or buy books, CDs and DVDs to learn and develop these kinds of stress management techniques, but there are also some very simple relaxation techniques that you can find out about here, and which can be practiced in your own home.
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For example, how about when you come home from a hard and stressful day at work, rather than immediately going into your usual evening routine such as preparing dinner, have a long relaxing bath, or do some exercise. Alternatively, you could find a nice quiet, comfortable place where you can lie down and relax, and take some time to do some relaxing breathing. In your mind, take yourself on a journey to a relaxing place - this could be anywhere you can imagine, such as a peaceful forest, or tranquil mountain stream.
Absolutely anyone can learn these relaxation and visualisation skills. To make them work effectively for you, the important thing is to visualise things that you like and which create a warm and relaxed feeling.
A stress management program is either an individual or group training course or session which:
A typical stress management program will include training in the areas of: relaxation technique, assertiveness, healthy lifestyle, time management and problem solving.
Learning self-hypnosis or meditation are two great stress management techniques that anyone can learn. Click here for our free guide to self-hypnosis.
There is also a free stress management ebook on this website which you may find helpful.
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy work on a subconscious level to help become less stressed. Until you are genuinely willing to make the changes the goal actually seems very difficult to achieve.
We also recommend hypnosisdownloads.com where you can choose from a wide range of inexpensive, high quality hypnosis downloads. These can be downloaded onto your own computer immediately. Click the following links to visit the site and get more information.
RELIEVE STRESS AND TENSION
- Stress relief and tension reducing techniques
STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING
- Daily stress management training
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