Stress and Anxiety
Stress and Anxiety Don’t Have to be Part of Every day!
We’re all suffering from it to one degree or another. For many of us, life’s too full of problems with not enough time to sort it all out. Wake up… Work or look after people… Or both… TV… Sleep… Repeat…
You might have tried to get help with hypnotherapy, or massage, or a holiday, or changing jobs, or downsizing, or buying a new mattress, or taking a chill pill, all to no avail…
Whatever the help you’ve received, it probably hasn’t worked.
They might work a bit for you in the short-term, but unless you make some fundamental changes to the way you do and react to everything, not much is going to change.
Most of my clients come to me to get help with pain, stress or anxiety-related problems. A few come because they want to be better at the things that they already do well (golf, riding, singing, acting and so on).
“The best answer to coping with the stresses of life.” The Sunday Times, April 2008.
Stress: A Dirty Word.
Lets face it, stress is pretty much a dirty word. In our modern western society, it’s seen as a sign of weakness to admit stress, and workplaces groan in fear of stress-related litigation. Many of us enjoy the pressure, and feel it validates us, but deep down trouble is brewing.
Our response is often to ‘knuckle down’, ‘work harder’, or just to let it all boil up until we find ourselves screeching at strangers, or, worse, our loved ones, or sobbing quietly into our pillow.
I’m guessing you’re reading this because stress or anxiety are making your life miserable, or your work untenable. Maybe you get breathless or have panic attacks. Maybe you’re tense or have a tight neck and shoulders. Maybe it stops you from sleeping at night.
Fight or Flight.
Modern life just seems to be getting faster and faster, doesn’t it? Texting, tweeting, rushing to the shops, getting stressed in traffic jams, or simply not having enough time to get it all done, all these things can take their toll. They cause us to react too quickly, and often this includes a little bit of ‘fight or flight’. Our fight or flight response triggers when something happens too rapidly for us to react, or when we’re startled by something. Like when the phone rings, the doorbell chimes, a dog barks, or the boss appears. It takes time to recover from each startle, but we don’t get the time any more, and the tension builds until steam starts pouring from our ears. And because it’s building all the time, we don’t notice until we feel dreadfully stressed and anxious. It’s a modern disease, and a nasty one at that.
Help Is At hand.
The good news is that help is at hand. When you come to me for help with stress and anxiety, you learn to pace yourself and be much more aware of your response to everyday situations, like driving, using the computer, public speaking and so on. I teach you how to keep your cool as you go about your daily business, without getting tense, anxious, or out of breath. I teach you to relax and get it all done. That’s right. My clients get it all done, and they relax as they do it.
How Does It Work?
The trick is being much more self-aware, much more mindful of yourself, your thinking, and your posture. So there are no sporty exercises needed, no blood, sweat or tears. Just a change in your responses. Which is easy! Learning the Alexander Technique gives you a fascinating tool for noticing when the tension is creeping up on you, so you can notice your reactions building and let go of the tension. It means you’re calmer and more confident in everything you do. That’s why actors use it for stage-fright, golfers use it to improve performance, and you can use it to reduce stress and anxiety. Because it improves your posture, you can breathe more easily, making a massive difference to your day. And that improved posture makes you more confident and happy in your own skin.
“With the aid of the teacher’s hands, the Alexander Technique student learns to release and lengthen muscles that have been shortened over time because of stress and misuse. But how can stopping unnecessary muscular tension heal emotional wounds? Unconscious experiences, such as unhealed traumas, unexpressed feelings and painful memories can be pushed into the body where they are not free to be dealt with in the mind. These tensions might turn into physical symptoms and ailments, but can also lead to mental illness, such as depression and anxiety.” The Times.
You’ll Learn How To:
- Spot and overcome your own reactions to the causes of stress and anxiety.
- Release tension and stress with easy, no-effort exercises.
- Stay calm and focused under pressure.
- Perform better at work or at play.
- Get a good night’s sleep.
No-Hassle, Risk-Free Guarantee!
Try out a trial session, and feel the benefits there and then, or pay nothing at all. No obligation! I’m so confident you’ll enjoy and benefit from your session I can happily offer you this guarantee. You really have nothing to lose (and no-one has ever needed to take advantage of this, so it’s easy for me to offer, but it’s there if you want, you’re free to choose!)
My affordable 6-Step-Plan includes six easy sessions and a great book so you can learn at home. You can join my 6-Step-Plan in Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Stockport.
Learning the Alexander Technique with a set of six sessions is proving really popular right now, and you can also book sets of 12, 24, or even a one-year pass. But if you’re not sure then just dabble with my free online course, or let me know how I can help you.
Call me now on 0161 4316977 (you may need to leave a message if I’m already helping a patient) to set up your first session, email me, or use the contact form. I’ll get straight back to you. If you have any questions just ask me – no matter how daft you think your question is. It’s not daft to me. Go on, get in touch, you’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain.