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Integrative solution for putting you back on track in 5 weeks.
Type and time of stress:
Whilst short term stress is good for you to help you to survive and to push your boundaries enough for challenging yourself, long term stress or chronic stress is affecting your whole body on a physical, psychological and emotional levels.
Nobody is equal in terms of managing stress: we are uniquely equipped physically, bio-chemically, mentally, and emotionally thanks to our genes, past experiences, or our own traumas. However, everyone exposed to a stressor or an uncomfortable situation for more than about 3 months will probably fall into the chronic stress category. And this health and economic crisis is already more than 3 months old?? So, you are probably like most of the people trying to cope with it the best you can…
Because it is subtly encompassing all aspects of yourself and your life, you generally cannot tell for sure when it really started and what precisely started to fill up your “stress” bucket that later made it tip over… so, let’s explore some of the symptoms you may experience.
Symptoms and consequences:
Chronic stress affects the whole body. It can have several physical or psychological symptoms, which can make functioning daily more challenging. The type and severity of symptoms vary considerably from person to person.
Signs and symptoms of chronic stress can include mood changes such as irritability, low self-esteem, feeling out of the rail or have lost control, fatigue, headaches, concentration issues, digestive issues, sleepless nights…
Over long periods, chronic stress can contribute to the development of a range of physical and mental disorders, includinghigh blood pressure, heart conditions, diabetes, obesity, depression, burnout, insomnia, autoimmune disorders, weak digestion, and depleted immune system…
What can you do about it?
Well, your body and mind are an extraordinary complex system that wants to survive and will have some auto-compensation mechanisms that could work for a while. You also might feel like you would compensate emotionally or physically by reaching out to new form habits or go back to some past ones such as tobacco, sugar, and the little extended happy hour!
The healthiest ways that have been advised over and over are the same: Get more quality sleep, exercise, eat even better, start to practice mindfulness… And we have been there doing that, but it does not quite work or hold on after few weeks of intense effort! When you are already exhausted even before getting started, what is the plan that can sustain your efforts towards your wellness goal?
Here are some tips you might want to follow:
– Make your health your priority and block some slots on your agenda that reflect your commitment.
– Improve your energy levels with the understanding that all things in the physical, emotional, and mental world are linked.
– Develop a simple routine so it will encourage you to get consistent in your efforts and you will not drop off after a week.
– Work towards a plan with achievable and measurables goals and milestones. More importantly reward yourself for your achievements!
– And mostly, be kind with yourself! Self-love is easy to say but hard to walk-the-talk all the time.
However if you need that extra little push, don’t hesitate to get some help with an alternative medicine practitioner who can also get you started and make you accountable on a program that is unique for you so you do not need to start running a 10km or eating those healthy spinach that you are sensitive to and will finish you off!
My Kinesiology approach:
You might consider working with an alternative approach like Kinesiology! Kinesiology is a stress management modality by its essence. We are assessing and diffusing stress in your energetic, emotional, mental, and physical systems and remove blockages that are depleting you.
During a typical program session for stress management, depression, or anxiety, we will work in holistic manner and on (some but not only) following aspects:
Setting Goals, and milestones to keep the motivation up.
Baseline current state of stress in the physical, emotional, mental, energetic structures.
Doing corrections if necessary, on the following areas:
o Brain imbalances (cortex/limbic)
o Parasympathetic/Sympathetic rebalancing
o Gut balance
o Sleep balance
o Chemicals/hormonal disfunctions (cortisol, serotonin, insulin resistance, …)
o Recalibration of nutrition and toxicity of aliments/environment
o Energy blockages in the Chakras, the Aura, Lung, and Kidney meridians
o Clearing emotional nods
Re-instore healthy habits that are necessary to your journey back to health and wellness such as exercise, nutrition, relationships, sleep, coping stress skills enhancement etc.
In combination with other therapies or in stand-alone, Kinesiology is a unique and non-invasive blended approach that can be extremely relieving and inspiring from the first session. Generally, after 5 sessions or 10 sessions depending on your situation, you will feel a real shift in your life. For inquiries on kinesiology treatments, please contact us at 2530 3315 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.