We all want to feel less stress, right?

Cases of stress-related illness are on the rise.  Everyday thousands of people in America take time off work because of stress.  While stress ­and the effects inflicted on individuals by prolonged or excessive amounts of pressure ­ is nothing new.

Stress itself is not an illness, but it does lead to 80% of all health problems if not managed correctly. Stress causes a surge of hormones in your body and activates the sympathetic nervous system– the system responsible for the “fight or flight” response.

Stress comes from the Latin word “stringere” which means to draw tight or to compress. Many people suffering from stress describe their feelings as tremendous pressure as if they have somehow lost the ability to cope with the demands of life.

Stress can be work-related or come from life changes, such as marriage difficulties, family conflicts or financial worries.  In many cases, it results from a combination of pressures which are difficult to separate.

The most common causes of stress are: life events, such as divorce; an increased workload, job insecurity, rapid change (which disrupts our comfort zone), long working hours, and difficulty balancing home and work.

Reducing stress means strengthening your immune system, reducing high blood pressure, improving concentration, and generally coping better with whatever life brings you.

It means feeling better.

Below you will find a very good article explaining how stress disrupts nearly every system of your body.

The key to managing stress is relaxation.  Let hypnosis help you with deep relaxation, meditation and guided imagery.  All these can help you relive stress and allow you to attain a peaceful state of serenity.