Anxiety and stress

Here at MTC hypnotherapy we fully understand the impact that stress can have on both your physical and emotional wellbeing. From anxiety, anger and depression to bodily symptoms including pain and fatigue. We can help you mange any stress and get you back to the real you.

Why do we have Stress?

Human beings have survived through dangerous times. Early men and women would have faced many threats including wild animals, illness, lack of food and other tribesmen and women. The stress system evolved to protect us from all of these. The 3 main stress responses are anger anxiety or depression commonly known as fight flight or freeze responses.

When we are stressed many chemicals are released into our brains and bodies preparing us to deal with any threat or danger. You may notice this as increased heart rate, you may be sweaty, your stomach may churn, muscle tension.

The Primitive Brain

We now know that it is the older part of the brain, called the primitive brain, that runs the stress response. If for whatever reason our primitive mind thinks we are in danger it normally and naturally steps in to help us overriding our rational and logical brain.

When we are in actual danger such as short-term illness, this response is very helpful. It protects us from harm and helps us become stronger and more adaptable to other stressors. Short term stress is often helpful, and the primitive brain is in charge for only a short period of time.

Long term stress however is not helpful, and the primitive brain remains in charge for a long time. We are no longer using our rational brain, and this has a significant impact on both our physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes ongoing anxiety, anger, depression, poor decision making, foggy brain, pain, IBS, phobias, disrupted sleep.

Here at MTC hypnotherapy we use a 3 step approach to help you manage stress.

Step 1 – Explain why things are as they are and how the brain works
Step 2 – Explain what you can do about it.
Step 3 – Help you start doing it.

Your initial assessment is free and all treatments are backed up with a free CD to help maintain and support the progress that you make.