Are you stressed?
Stress is a mental condition that has physical effects upon your body. If you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline, into your blood stream. These hormones rouse the body for an emergency action.
In the past, when we were cave men and women, short bursts of stress, was very beneficial. The stress response would have caused physical changes like increased strength and stamina, quick reaction time, and enhanced focus, that could have saved our life.
Nowadays, in our world, those ancient neural pathways are continually triggered by useless long term threats like work pressures, low social status, debt, relationships… all affecting us psychologically.
One of the big stress triggers is the pressure we feel when we perceive that there may be some negative consequences attached to our actions…we might get in trouble.
If the levels of cortisol and adrenaline don’t recede, if we don’t eliminate the built up stress we, our body and mind will be affected, in a detrimental way.
Signs You May Be Stressed
- You grind your teeth, an anxiety reaction.
- You have a pain in your jaw from clenching, in your sleep or when you are awake.
- You feel nauseous most of the time. Severe stress will upset the balance of hormones regulating your stomach and intestines.
- Your eye twitches. This twitch may go away after a few minutes or last indefinitely.
- Your wounds won’t heal or take forever to resolve.
- Your blood pressure is up, as is your cholesterol.
- You’re gaining weight, especially around the middle. Cravings for carbohydrates seem to dominate you, even though they don’t seem to fill you up. You want to eat all the time.
- Losing your appetite can also happen, but usually just at the beginning of a stressor.
- You get sick a lot…you catch every flu and cold going around.
- Your skin is itchy for no conceivable reason. Stress brings about changes in immune cells found in the skin, causing them to become activated, resulting in itchy skin and rashes like psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. If you can’t stop itching, consider the level of stress in your life.
- Your gums are sore. Cortisol will inflame them and weaken the immune system leading to a buildup of bacteria in the mouth.
- Your heartbeat is rapid, most of the time.
- You’ve lost your sex drive.
- You feel negatively about everything.
- You have anxious, racing thoughts.
- You are constantly worrying.
- You are moody, irritable and have a short temper.
- You have a sense of loneliness or isolation…you feel alone and overwhelmed.
These are just some of the signs and symptoms of being over-stressed.
Brainwave entrainment, a powerful clinically proven technology that uses audio and/or visual pulses to alter brainwaves in a repeated, rhythmic pattern, is very successful at reducing stress.
Most of your stress comes from being in a constant state of beta wave, a very fast frequency. In order to heal, both psychologically and physically, your mind and body need to have a break and go into a slower frequency.
Brainwave entrainment recordings, in the alpha wave, will help you take that break, enhancing your ability to handle stress in a more positive way.
Are you stressed? Bet you are.
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