Stress & Anxiety
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Stress can be absolutely crippling and not only impact your everyday life, it can also severely damage your health – mental AND physical. It’s a significant factor in mental health problems like anxiety and depression; it’s also linked to problems like heart disease, problems with your immune system, insomnia and digestive problems.
As an aside, if you’re stressed and trying to lose weight – forget it. Stress LITERALLY creates a hormone that makes you gain weight.
Who Suffers From Stress?
A UK-wide stress survey (commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation) found that almost three quarters of adults (74%) have at some point over 2018 felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Work-related stress and anxiety is the leading cause for ill health and sickness absence in Britain. There were 0.6 million cases of work-related stress, anxiety or depression in 2017/18, which accounted for 44 per cent of all the cases of work-related ill health in Britain.
In total 1.4 MILLION working people suffered from work-related ill health in 2017/18 and 15.4 MILLION working days were lost to work-related stress.
Stress is NOT a joke. It’s NOT imaginary. And you are NOT alone in feeling it.
7 Signs of Stress
- You find it hard to make decisions
- You’re worrying constantly
- You avoid situations that worry you
- You snap at people
- You’ve lost your sense of humour
- You’re tearful/emotional
- You’re using substances to mask how you feel
So What IS Stress?!
We’ve all experienced stress, but its meaning is not that easy to pin down. It may involve SITUATIONS or EVENTS that put pressure on us. It’s also our REACTION to being placed under pressure. And that pressure is completely subjective. Stress can be absolutely overwhelming and when you’re in the middle of it it’s hard to see a way out.
There’s no medical definition of stress and health care professionals often disagree about whether stress is the cause of problems or the result of them. This can make it difficult for you to work out what causes your feelings of stress and how to deal with them.
Back when we were living in caves, any stress we experienced was burnt off by our response of fighting or fleeing. These days – sitting behind desks or behind the wheel – we don’t have that ability. Or at least, not without being arrested or fired! So the stress just builds and becomes chronic – flooding your body with damaging stress hormones such as cortisol.
How Can EFT Help?
There was a study by Dawson Church (PhD) on the effect of tapping on levels of cortisol in the blood stream. Three groups of people were involved. The first received an hour of EFT. The second an hour of talk therapy. The third was a control group.
The group who received EFT experienced an average of 24% decrease in the level of cortisol in their blood stream. An AVERAGE; some individuals experienced as much as a 50% decrease. The other two groups experienced no significant change.
Stress is accumulative. Imagine being able to not only quickly reduce the level of stress you’re feeling, but also to teach your brain not to react in the first place.
So far, modern science’s investigations into why EFT works so well on stress and anxiety have been astounding. As well as Dawson Church’s report, studies at Harvard Medical School have revealed that tapping can significantly reduce activity in a part of your brain called the amygdala (your early alarm system that floods your body with stress hormones when you experience fear or trauma).
The best thing about EFT is that it’s a SELF HELP tool – so when you feel stressed or anxious you can use it on yourself to calm your feelings. QUICKLY and EFFECTIVELY.
I have three FREE resources for you right now that I know will help you with this.
The Tapping Points
This short video will show you the 9 tapping points to use when you tap.
The significant part of EFT (other than the actual tapping) is asking the right questions so you know what to tap on. WHY are you feeling stressed or anxious? WHEN have you felt like this in the past? Are you likely to feel this way again in the future? In this FREE, I share with you how you go about asking the right questions to make EFT as effective as possible.
- Use EFT to feel better FAST. Bring the intensity down and uncover the triggers that are causing your stress and anxiety.
- Know what to say. Your answers to the questions will provide you with the ‘What’ to tap on.
- Put it all together. You know the ‘How’, you’ve discovered the ‘What’…now put that all together.
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