Discuss the Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and Describe How You Would Treat These Issues with Hypnotherapy.

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Stress Definition from on line encyclopaedia: In psychology, a state of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium. In short, stress is our body’s natural reaction to fear or change. Some levels of stress are normal. They help us to achieve at a higher level when we need to. They can also help us to make decisions that have become necessary due the “stress” that a situation has caused. It is common for stress to come from an outside cause like, work issues, overloaded or long hours and demanding children. But stress has also been proven to be a learned behaviour. We can pick up stressed behaviours from a parent, we find ourselves stressed by the same things our parents get stressed by and find it hard to deal with the same issues without help. There are 6 different types of stress: Hypostress – a type of stress that comes from being under stimulated bored and can lead to depression Eustress – A type of positive stress brought about by a deadline or competition - Leads to the mind becoming stimulated to achieve. Acute stress - A type of stress that starts to physically affect the body. Episodic stress – A longer term stress that can have serious health impacts, such as, heart attacks. Chronic Stress – Very serious and long term stress – Has been linked to cancer and other life threatening diseases. Traumatic stress -Usually brought on by outside seriously stressful incident-Needs to be treated by a multi-disciplinary team. Stress can affect many parts of our lives left unchecked, the sufferer may find it difficult to concentrate, planning and motivation may start to deteriorate. Sleep may become disturbed and sex drive can also decrease. Stress can be triggered by a particular event like giving a speech or it can be brought on by a constant situation for instance a relationship issue that never gets dealt with. The
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