Subconscious Talk: Anxiety & Stress
63 Lincoln Street
Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety is something that exists in everyday life and in certain instances can be helpful, but sometimes when unchecked it can also be really debilitating. Although we need some anxiety to keep us alert it can affect our lives in many negative ways and when anxiety spirals out of control it can be overwhelming, mentally and physically. When this happens it may be time to reflect and seek help.
The feeling of Anxiety can come in many different guises e.g. panic, phobias, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, general anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive behavior, and many more.
Symptoms such excessive worry, sleep problems, irrational fears, muscle tension, chronic indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, stage fright, self-consciousness, panic attacks, flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors, self-doubt are among the tell tale signs that you may need help.
Stress impacts your body and mind in many ways and when unchecked can overtime have a very negative effect. This can contribute to physical and mental health problems. Your bodies natural response to stress is to protect and therefore automatically activates the “fight and flight” response to deal with perceived danger.
According to the HPRC the relaxation response is so pervasive that it actually impacts your body at the molecular level. This means that it can affect which of your genes are “activated,” thereby impacting how your cells function. For example, the relaxation response can help turn ON certain genes that allow your body use energy more efficiently—thus reducing cellular aging—and turn OFF other genes that lead to inflammation and stress—the very opposite of what happens during your stress response.
There are only a few effective mind-body techniques that can help you to activate your relaxation response that is so crucial for you happiness and health. Among these techniques to elicit your relaxation response are deep-breathing exercises, guided imagery, hypnosis, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga.
This event is part of the monthly Subconscious Talk group sessions. You are welcome to also join the Facebook group and receive updates for these events. Click Here to join Group. As usual the evening will be concluded with a guided meditation.
Let me know you are coming and ready to reflect by confirming your seat by Monday, 11 March 2019. Limited space available
Cost: R 150-00 – RSVP HERE!