Life is busy for most of us, however at this time of year it can really crank up a few more notches and if we’re not careful we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and in danger of burning out.
Trying to keep up with work or school, commitments to family and friends, household duties, pet needs and fit in exercise and self-care while still managing your budget can be very challenging.
There is a tendency to become swamped by expectations, both your own and the expectations of others. We feel pressure to create a perfect 'Xmas advert' experience but we are doing it without the aid of the budget, crew and photo-shop.
With that in mind I thought I’d compile a list of 10 tips to help you manage stress and overwhelm this holiday season:
Mine is to learn the guitar...
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Clients come to me for help with anxiety. They may have experienced a panic attack and now live in fear of the next one, or find themselves avoiding social situations, not speaking up at work or in school, overthinking, lying awake at night worrying or struggling through the day trying to appear ‘normal’ while inside their chest is tight, stomach is churning, heart is pounding and they have a feeling of impending doom. There is often a common thread of self-criticism and fear of judgement by others. I experienced anxiety myself for many years so the things they describe are all too familiar to me.
I teach my clients how to manage their anxiety and process their emotions in a healthy adaptive way. This process is accelerated by the use of Hypnosis and EFT. Understanding the internal emotional process is part of this.
What are Emotions?
Emotions can be thought of as instinctive responses to life experiences which we have the power to modulate, but often don’t know how.
Emotions can be triggered by
Just as some people are sensitive to allergens, some people are more sensitive to emotional triggers, they may also experience emotions with greater intensity and have more difficulty self soothing. People with higher sensitivity are more prone to anxiety disorders, self-doubt, depression, shyness and negative feelings.
How do our emotions make us different from other animals?
Emotions are experienced between 3 levels of the self:
This then has a knock on effect of making the experiential self feel disregarded, invalidated, wounded and judged so a toxic internal conflict occurs.
People who are sensitive to begin with are more likely to fall into this trap because their negative feelings require more resources to process.
People in this state of overwhelm are often described as ‘bottling things up,' and this bottling up can lead to a build up in pressure resulting in an explosion or anxiety attack.
6 Ways to safely process emotions and manage anxiety:
If you would like to find out more about how I can help you overcome anxiety and overwhelming emotions please feel free to contact me using this form, you will also find more information on Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Symptoms on this page, alternatively you can call me on 0435 923 817 for a chat. If you would like to go ahead an book an appointment to come and see me you can do so at this link.
Melbourne Hypnotherapist Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina Specialises in helping people with Anxiety Disorders and is an active member of the Melbourne Hypnotherapy Community. In Melbourne Hypnosis is being accepted as effective tool for anyone wanting to achieve a positive change in Mood, Behaviour and Habit.
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Please note as with all therapies, Results for Therapies delivered by Hypfocus may vary from person to person