some things we know about stress
for most of us, the management of stress is a prerequisite for joy
it alters our existent equilibrium
it is physiologically measurable and something we struggle to manage
it is the cause of 80-95% of all doctors visits and the leading cause of life style diseases
the stress response has 4 stages:
the trigger - fight, flight or freeze, intensification or recovery, adaptation or mal-adaptation and finally exhaustion and disease with chronic exhaustion
it exists everywhere as the external environment
if we let it, it will alter our internal environment, where we feel it, affecting our innate and existent equilibrium, neurologically and chemically. this manifests in our bodies as obstacles to the flow of life and the expression of our souls.
it is, at first, the cause of maladaptive subconscious programs before age 8 and then the trigger of these automatic programs after that
stress is typically related to a preoccupation with the past or the future, something abstract.…but rarely the present - hence the importance of mindfulness and acceptance
stress comes in many forms - emotional, chemical, physical and spiritual - but affects the body the same way. it distorts our existent equilibrium by changing our internal neuro- and biochemistry, setting up obstacles to flow and preventing change from taking place
stress is the precursor to all physical and/or emotional dis-ease we experience, including lifestyle diseases, heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, headaches, depression, anxiety, gastrointestinal problems, alzheimer’s disease, accelerated ageing and premature death
I share my 2 comprehensive ways of increasing immunity to stress at my workshops . this information can also be adapted as mini-seminars for you or your company.
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