When we have fearful thoughts, a chemical reaction gets set off in the body, causing it to secrete an excess of cortisol for combating the stress. Then the adrenal system goes into “fight or flight.” Eventually, the person turns to some substance, such as food or work, to self-medicate the pain.
Stress starts with our internal perceptions of real events. Many of these negative perceptions cause emotions, such as anger, fear, and a sense of unworthiness. A stress cycle begins in which the adrenals overproduce hormones, thus resulting in burnout, chronic fatigue, and poor work performance. Nutrition, along with clearing of an emotional stress pattern, is an effective way to build the gland back to optimal function.
Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) can be overwhelming and immobilizing at times. Anxiety is representative of an underlying emotional root that hasn’t been identified and released. As a result, social anxiety can control the person physically or emotionally. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is experienced after a deeper emotional trauma buried in the subconscious begins to surface.
Digging past the symptom to discover the roots is an effective part of treatment. Symptoms can range from feeling out of control, sleep disturbances, and high levels of anxiety before engaging in social activities.
Stress Release Technique
The Heart Math is a guided experiential process that has over fifteen years of research in helping people eliminate stress. The focus is on breathing and connecting with the energy of the heart so that one can bypass the brain’s mental processes. People can eliminate their mental gyrations to connect better with their heart. Improvement in sleep reduces work stress and relational conflicts. www.heartmath.org