If you’re experiencing dread, feeling edgy and having trouble concentrating, you’re experiencing stress and/or anxiety.
Stress is the adverse reaction people have when they feel under pressure. It’s not what’s going on around you that creates stress, it’s how you react to it. If you think situations around you are worthy of stress or anxiety, your body reacts to your thought processes, leading to reaction known as the ‘fight or flight’ response, which creates a stress response within the mind and the body.
This goes back to caveman times when survival meant facing real danger by fighting off a wild animal, or running for your life. When the threat was over, the body would return to it’s normal state, but nowadays, when stress continues on a daily basis, the body does not have the opportunity to return to it’s normal state and can lead to a large number of stress related physical symptoms, disorders and illnesses.
You may feel these are the result of a stressful situation at work or in a relationship, but it is the beliefs you hold about these situations that are causing you to react the way you are. Whatever you think about these situations is in your head and is almost always worse than reality.
To quickly relieve stress and anxiety about a situation, think of it now. How big is the picture in your mind? Is it close to you? Is it in colour or black and white? Is it moving or still? Notice all of these things. Now picture how you would like to feel about the situation. Make this picture the size of a postage stamp and see it far away from you, in black and white and not moving.
I want you to see the stressful photo and quickly switch positions with the black and white photo in the distance. Turn the distant photo from colour to black and white and now see the calm photo of you in colour and moving. Feel how good it feels to be calm in this moving photo.
Now look at the small picture of you being stressed. Alternate it from black and white to blank. Do this several times and end with the picture being blank. Now think of the situation and see if you still have the stressful anxious feelings about it. If you do, repeat the exercise until you don’t.
Using this Neuro-Linguistic Programming technique above will bring you immediate results, whether you are suffering from social anxiety, health anxiety or just about any other situation that makes you feel anxious. With RTT, we will go to the reasons why you feel stress in situations and eliminate them. It could trace back to feelings of being not good enough or that you don’t belong.
You will leave the RTT session feeling more relaxed and calm and with a positive outlook on life. I will remove the triggers that have made you anxious in your life and instilled a positive outlook.