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What is Stress Management?

Stress is an inevitable part of life - whether we have a high powered executive job or the hassle of the daily commute to and from work, or babies who won't stop crying or concerns over deteriorating health - The causes of stress are something that hardly anyone can escape, yet the medical profession tells us that stress can be a silent, deadly killer.

Under stress, the body produces the hormones, cortisol and adrenaline, which change the heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism to prepare the body for our genetically conditioned response of "fight or flight". Yet in normal life we can hardly run away from the office or wrestle the boss into submission, so the body does not get rid of excess hormones, resulting in unproductive, or harmful, stress.

A great danger with stress, is that we are often completely unaware of it and untreated, long term, continual stress can manifest itself in depression, anxiety, heart disease, palpitations, ulcers, headaches or irregularities in the menstrual cycle. Allergic reactions may also be triggered by stress.

Fortunately doctors are starting to become more sympathetic towards the problem. Whereas the old tendency was to either dismiss the question entirely or to fob the patient off with tranquillisers, many doctors are now suggesting that patients learn self-help techniques or undertake Stress Management therapy including Hypnotherapy, NLP and Meditation to deal successfully with the condition.

Stress Management therapy includes a combination of learning ways of dealing stress combined with some deeply relaxing processes both at a physical end emotional level.

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How is a session conducted?

After a detailed assessment, the practitioner, together with the client, formulates a plan which may include a number of therapeutic techniques, some physical, such as massage, and some at a non-physical level such as Hypnotherapy, Counselling and Meditation.

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How many sessions will be needed?

Since the emphasis is upon the client learning to be self-dependent, the number of sessions should be low - usually no more than 5 or 6 over a period of time.

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What is the cost of treatment?

At Central England Holistic Therapies the first session of 1 hour is charged at £70 The cost of subsequent sessions is dependent upon the type of therapy and length of session.

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