Stress Relief

Stress is a reaction within the body to a particular event or situation. It is actually a way for the body to react when placed in certain situations that demand heightened alertness. It can be a useful indicator to warn people of danger and provide the stamina or strength that may be required in such situations.

Physical changes within the body occur enabling the person to deal with these situations in an appropriate manner:

  • Hormones are released to speed up heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and metabolism.
  • Muscles are placed on alert (blood vessels widen, allowing more blood flow to large muscle groups)
  • Pupils dilate for the improvement of vision.
  • Sweat is also produced to cool the body. 

These physical changes occur to prepare a person for any quick reactions that may be needed. It is a ‘stress’ response. When accepted and understood, it allows a person to perform well under pressure, particularly for situations such as emergencies, public appearances and exams.

It only becomes problematic if it over-reacts, not easily turned off when it is not required or when a person interprets this response negatively and becomes anxious.

Once the challenge is accomplished, ideally the nervous system then returns to its natural harmonious state. However, repeated or long-term stressful situations can result in different ways. If the nervous system senses continued pressure and rarely returns to a calm state, the stress hormones may continuously be released over an extended period.

With time, this may wear out the body, leaving a person feeling weak, depleted or overwhelmed. The immune system is weakened and may cause physical illness or depression or both. Someone with anxiety problems may over-react to any form of stress. If someone is frequently tense, upset, worried or stressed, it may be a sign of anxiety (see ‘Anxiety’)

Signs of Stress: 

  • Anxiety
  • Feeling constantly pressured in some way
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Moodiness
  • Emotionally disconnected
  • Constant physical illness such as stomach problems headaches or chest pains
  • Allergies such as eczema or asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive drinking, smoking or drugs
  • Sadness
  • Overwhelm
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression

How we will help you resolve stress:

It is well known that “prevention is the best cure” for stress. Our aim is to help you gain easier access to the resources within you, so that you experience less stress and minimize any potential stress in the future.

We will help you change your beliefs and unconscious programming so that you can accept “stress” signals and view challenges and conflicts as a part of life. We will also discover and resolve what obstacles you may have that have been preventing you from being, doing and having what you truly want.

Yoga and Meditation

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We teach meditation and conduct group hypnosis regularly for all levels of experience. Our classes are held at: Unplug Meditation – 12401 Wilshire Blvd. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Please check our website regularly for times and dates for Sherly’s classes.

New Stress Relief MP3s

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New Stress Relief offers a series of Self-hypnosis MP3s for personal use in between sessions. Enjoy the freedom of having your own sessions at the comfort of your home or work place.

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