Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do you have cravings? Are you suffering from stress? Are you stressed out? Don't worry, we can help you! But first, let's get to know stress a little bit shall we?
So what is stress?
Stress is very abstract, it isn't something we can touch and we can only feel the symptoms when our bodies respond to certain situations. You see, our reptilian brain takes charge in fight or flight situations, or basically when we feel the 'threat'. We instinctively react. Our blood pressure rises, heart rate rises, digestive system slows down, immune system goes down, we're tensed and it is more difficult to sleep. In those situations the body releases hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action to ensure our own survival. However, being constantly in that state is not healthy. Chronic stress can be harmful while the good stress is useful.
Good stress VS bad stress
Yes, there is such a thing as good stress. Stress isn't always bad. Apart from being part of the mechanism to ensure our survival. Good stress can be useful because when your body has physical response, you have a boost of energy, you're more alert you take new challenges and it can help you to achieve more, and that's not a bad thing at all. However, each time we face a stressful situation, the physical response can last a long time. If we end up in that state often, it can take tolls on our body.
How does stress affect us?
Since we are all different, we may react differently to the stressor but common symptoms can be pains and aches in the chest, back, muscles, restlessness, stomach upset, heart disease, anger, anxiety, depression, forgetfulness, problem concentrating, sadness, burnout, from those symptoms some may even have food cravings and become obese or start using more alcohol or substances, the list can go on and it doesn't look very pretty.
How do we fight it?
Usually it is recommended to lead healthy lifestyle such as eat more vegetables, drink more water, get good sleep, but when you're stressed, your stomach is upset and you have difficulties sleeping, this option might not be easy. Exercise and meditation are the two things that you can probably manage more easily than trying to sleep when the adrenaline and cortisol are up the roof. You can also try our service. We're here to help you manage your stress level.
How can Noitatohtori help?
We offer stress management services which mainly includes counseling and meditation. Do you know that once you get into meditative state your brain frequency is lowered to alpha level (or lower in some cases). In alpha or lower, you are more relaxed so naturally your stress and anxiety will lower. Even if you never meditated, don't worry we'll make it very easy for you. You only need to sit, listen and follow a few simple instructions. It's that easy!
Tell me more about your services!
You can book individual sessions for as long as you need and as often as you need it whenever you need it or try our short, stress management program which takes about 4 weeks. In addition to the stress-relief you get from individual sessions, during the program you get to choose an area where you want to work on strategically as well. The program can be extended or renew to tackle different stressful areas in your life. And guess what? If you travel a lot or live far away, you can still use this service because it can be done via Skype!