SPUN OUT & EXHAUSTED??....
Our lives are rampant with stress. Get the Kids up, get too school, get the house work done, meet clients, commute, pick kids up, the prick in the car behind in traffic, get to this social then fit in that social, whatever it is it is in our life and greatly affects our mental and physical health.
What we do is basically surround ourselves with a sophisticated array of hypnotherapy tools to help our minds turn off. Facebook, alcohol, porn, TV, stimulants, drugs, supplements, overeating etc. etc. are all tools we use to desensitise ourselves to the world. In reality the tools we very often use compound the problems and do little to really allow us to let go of the tensions of the day.
In clinic the biggest issue I face is how to calm the overstimulated nervous system of my clients. Healing cannot truly take place until the highly strung nervous system comes down from planet Pluto. Over countless case studies these are the primary areas I have identified we need to look at when trying to re-balance that stress response.
1. FAMILY/WORK/FRIENDS ETC.
Resolve your relationship differences. Harbouring & nurturing differences can cause so much distress. Review your relationships, identify what is negative and set about addressing them. Easier said than done but it's crucial.
2. SLEEP PATTERNS.
This is crucial for good health and must be a primary objective to address to allow healing.
Melatonin, magnesium, lavender & breathing techniques can help before bed.
3. DIETARY INTAKE
Big stress triggers here....
Poor blood sugars
Food allergies and or intolerances
Not chewing..(Inhaling your food)
Gluten and dairy
With such a list your nutritionist could be your biggest stress!!
Switch Wifi off at night. DO not sleep with electronic devices in the room. Sleep in a room that has complete darkness. Any light at night inhibits the release of melatonin.
5. ELECTRONICS, GAMES & TV.
1 hour before bed avoid exposure to any screens. Ideally, this would be from 8 pm onwards. especially in the winter months as darkness falls earlier. These mess with the circadian rhythms. Even minimising the use of artificial lights is helpful for the body to recalabourate its circadian cycle.
20 Minutes exercise every day. rebounding in the morning with a rebound trampoline is a good way to support lymph detox and support cellular energy. You can get a cheap rebound trampoline on ebay.
Yoga is another amazing de-stress tool.
This taxes the adrenals massively and should be avoided or minimized.
8. NEWS AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
These can be very negative media streams and emotionally evocative. Avoid them in the evening if you can. At the very least eliminate them 1 hour before bed.
9. PERSONAL TIME.
Take time out just for yourself. Walk, take a magnesium bath, sing, dance. Whatever makes you smile but incessantly striving to meet the demands of the day is going to run you down so look after yourself. Sometimes the most productive strategy is to allow 1 hour before bed where you put everything away and allow the body and mind to slow down. This is difficult in our time I know but it is necessary.
10. MEAL TIME HYGIENE
Avoid food after 18:00 if lifestyle permits this. Eat at the same times and don't eat excessively as this is an incredible stress on the body.
If you can't cut it out entirely then reduce to a few glasses of your favourite tipple to one evening a week.
Paul Foley Nutritional Therapist Dip Nut CNM, mBANT, mCNH
Phone; 0759 793 6899 Email; firstname.lastname@example.org Web; www.pfoleyclinic.com