Stress Reduction

Through Hypnosis, the Hypnosis Management Center can help you determine the stress causing factors in your life and learn how to deal with them properly and/or eliminate them altogether. Here are some informative facts about stress and how it effects us as individuals and society as a whole.

Definition of Stress:

Stress can be a turn on. It can pump you up, energize you and supply a zest for life.  Stress can also be destructive when it turns into distress.

Stress Facts

  • Stress is the underlying cause of 70% of doctor’s visits.
  • Over 80% of people’s thoughts are negative.
  • Depressed employees cost corporate America almost $24 billion a year.
  • $10 billion for lost work time.
  • $2 billion in health and welfare costs.
  • $3 billion in property damage, medical expenses, workmen’s compensation and insurance.
  • $15 billion for abuse of various other drugs.

The total societal cost for the effects of chemical dependency is over $30 billion a year.

The most common forms of escape from stress:

Drinking  Liquor
Frequent or heavy eating, especially sweet, high calorie foods
Drinking coffee, colas, or other high caffeine drinks.
Using Marijuana, heavy drugs or mind- altering pills.
Prescription drugs-tranquilizers/pain pills.
Using patent medicines to suppress symptoms.

Using sleeping pills
Lashing out at others, displacing anxiety and anger onto other people.

Stress is not the pressure from the outside – the argument, the divorce, the death of a close friend, etc.  These are stressorsOne’s response to these stressors constitutes stress.

Stress is not anxiety or tension.

Anxiety is a generalized fear-reaction to some specific or unspecific source.

Tension is the contraction or tightening of the muscles in one’s body, whether voluntary or involuntary.

Stress is the reaction one makes to help them adjust to various situations.  When the sun is the stressor, a person’s skin reveals stress by becoming inflamed and painful.  Stress occurs when there is a a substantial imbalance between the environmental demand and the response capability of the focal organism.

Stress Management

A Duke University study concludes that, “Stress management programs can reduce the risk of cardiac events in patients with myocardial ischemia by about 75%.”  The American Medical Association (AMA) has endorsed relaxation techniques as valid treatment for back pain, headaches, arthritis, and other painful conditions.