Stress is a name given to a combination of emotions linked to survival which can be responsible for negative effects on us both mentally and physically.
Our current ordered and controlled lifestyles make us more vulnerable to stress and as individuals, although it is difficult, we need to be able to take responsibility for managing our own stress levels for optimal health.
Stress is a major cause of illness and disease and is often known as the disease of modern living. It can result from any situation requiring change and is not only caused by traumatic events such as bereavement, unexpected redundancy and divorce but also more positive changes such as getting married, having a baby and moving to a new home.
Here's a 2-minute tip for releasing pent-up anger from your body before you blow a fuse! It works when you're about to burst into tears as well.
No matter how calm we think we are, we all suffer from stress at some point in our lives. Reiki trained? Yes we try and live by the five laws….Spiritual?..yes we try to live by the Spiritual law, but sometimes all that happens is we are calm on the outside but inside we are a boiling volcano of spitting hot, churning lava, completely knocking out our energy system that has a huge knock on effect on our physical and emotional body resulting in the symptoms listed in the diagram above.
So we ALL need a little bit of help.
Stress by definition is, according to the dictionary, 1. pressure or force. 2. conditions of hardship, trouble, etc. Hmmm, it’s the etc. bit that sets me thinking!
I think we all have our own interpretation of what the word stress means to us individually. As a current TV ad informs us, it’s been around since our time began and it’s how we deal with it is what counts. I can agree with that, but not perhaps the ads’ recommendation, although that might be appropriate for some.
People used to refer to the word or phrase of the state of their ‘nerves’ rather than the word ‘stress’.
It was Walter Cannon who actually developed the term stress in his work relating to the flight-or-flight response in 1932.
In research terms stress now embraces biochemical, behavioural, physiological and psychological effects.
Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you, and many things that you do yourself, put stress on your body.
You can experience stress from your environment, your body and your thoughts and other people’s responses to you!
Hilary Cooper is a therapist and healer with a passion to help people find their spark and light up the world.
For 20 years she taught English in secondary schools, and cared for her twin daughters. The whole time she felt like she was on a hamster wheel, just trying to keep up, while inside she was screaming.
Now she works full-time with people who want to live the life they were made for. And most of the time she is dancing inside….
By far the best way to avoid colds and flu is to keep your immune system high and here are my Top Tips to making some changes to achieve just that!
I advocate the One Simple Change Mission – Instead of attempting to conquer our health all at once, start by setting more manageable goals! Making small changes today can lead to great health benefits down the road, which is what I did.
As a busy mum of two I found myself running around after the kids, juggling working and home life as well as running for fun! As a result I wasn’t looking after my nutrition. Despite a busy lifestyle I did eat reasonably well and I wasn’t over weight but I just didn’t feel healthy.
How does being out in nature make you feel? Many people know that just being in close proximity to trees, plants and flowers can make them feel relaxed, calm and centred. This is due to their natural energy vibration being lifted.
Flower remedies themselves are healing solutions containing the energetic imprint of flowers, plants or trees which when taken can raise our own energy vibration making us feel better mentally, emotionally and subsequently physically. The remedies also open up our channels for reception of inner guidance and connection to our soul so we naturally become more intuitive and know how we can help ourselves.
We are energy beings being comprised of 99.9999% energy and are constantly vibrating. Our energy vibration can vary and we connect and resonate with others vibrating at a similar rate.
Inspired by food and health whilst living in Japan, Barbara trained as a nutritionist and set up Nutrichef in the UK in 2004. Since then she has been creating healthy meal plans for busy people who want to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle or achieve fitness goals.
After selling Nutrichef in March 2015 Barbara went on to set up BC Nutrition. From there she continues her consulting businesses implementing corporate strategies to improve productivity and consulting with individuals on health related issues.
Barbara's work has enabled her to contribute to books including The Motorsport Fitness Manual and Teach Yourself Aromatherapy; trek 100 miles in the Sahara Desert for Help For Heroes, speak to a wide range of audiences about their health and well-being and be involved with some fantastic organisations such as the Porsche Human Performance Centre and the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona, Nikken in Europe and EgoStream Performance Centre in Sandbanks.
Barbara released her first cookbook, Rainbow Recipes in November 2015 and is currently travelling the globe promoting the book through motivational health talks, cooking demos and book signings.
For information please see Barbara’s website: www.bcnutrition.co.uk
Amanda Sharman is The Holistic Life Coach and Editor and Curator of the Life Solutions Natural Health & Wellbeing web site.
After an early career in business management, I qualified as a life coach, deriving great satisfaction in working with people looking to uncover and achieve their personal and professional goals.
Over the years I have added various energy modalities to my repertoire including EFT, Touch for Health Kinesiology, and Reiki offering an increasingly holistic natural health and wellbeing to help bring sense and balance to people's lives.
This world of holistic health and wellbeing has become my passion.
Linda Anousta trained as a nurse (SEN and SRN) and got to be Nursing Sister she had dreamed of becoming since she was 15 years old. After many years nursing and also working with a Consultant Dermatologist in Harley Street, London, Linda changed course. Retraining in Massage and Aromatherapy, and then she went back to college to train as a Beauty therapist and to study Science for Public Understanding at AS level.
Over the next 12 years, Linda worked in her own business as a beauty therapist and Aromatherapist, whilst also continuing to train in 12 different areas from Baby massage to making Natural Skincare products.
Eighteen years on from the launch of her own product range, ANOUSTA, she advises men, women and children on how to resolve their skin and health issues. She provides Luxury skincare for all at affordable prices.
She loves helping people move towards her skin friendly and planet friendly products and seeing how their health and well being improves. Having experienced a variety of health problems herself and learnt how to deal with them, she is well equipped to give advice having sorted out a variety of her own health issues first!
Linda shares a genuine empathy for those in physical pain and knows only too well that it is usually the case that people with physical pain often have an emotional pain that lies behind it.
Linda has spoken at small and large venues and shared stages with a variety of well known people from, Dr John Millward and Dr Krishan and Janey Lee Grace. With a desire to give more public talks, reach more people and write the three books that lie within her, she now only needs to find an extra 24 hours a day!
Angie Fisk owner of Rowan Tree Holistics is a Spiritual Advisor and Healer, and uses a combination of Usui Reiki, Crystal Healing, Aromatherapy, Intuitive/Tarot card readings, and Mediumship.
A very popular service Angie also offers is Energetic House Clearances, clearing away any low/negative energy from properties and replacing with good, high energy vibrations.
From her company premises based in Milford on Sea, Angie offers Meditation classes, Psychic development groups, Reiki Attunements and various workshops including Crystals, Tarot reading and self-development.
For sale at Rowan Tree Holistics are Angie's unique blends of Aromatherapy oils, Crystals, Incense and Holistic and Spiritual books and Oracle cards.
Angie loves working with all energies but also helping people to explore ways of managing energies themselves, to get the most out of their lives.
Rowan Tree Holistics
Lisa Elmore BSc MAR of Forest Therapies and Wellbeing works in The New Forest as a Holistic Therapist in Reflexology, Reiki, Bach Flower Remedies and Indian Head Massage. She also leads workshops including ‘Bridging the Gap’ Science and Holistic Healing and Bach Flower Remedies for Raising Energy Vibration, as well as wellbeing and walking groups. She is currently using both her intuition and Science background to explore natural methods of healing further and share her knowledge. She is very keen to encourage others to incorporate wellbeing, relaxation and healing into their daily lives.
Mother of four, passionate about horses, alpacas and touch for health kinesiology, Charlotte originally qualified as a Nursing Sister.
From her qualifications in Transactional Analysis and Neuro Linguistic Programming Charlotte moved to Touch For Health kinesiology and has qualified as both a Practitioner and an Instructor.
As a Reiki Master Teacher Char;lotte uses Reiki for individual sessions and attunements. However she has had much success with Reiki for animals, primarily horses and alpacas.
For the interest of animal lovers she has also qualifications with Monty Roberts and Parelli and did remedial work with 'problem' horses for 10 years under her own banner.
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