Stress and Anxiety

Kinesiology and Managing Anxiety

When you become stressed the brain sends signals to the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol to create a burst of energy in order to run, fight or freeze.  This in turn enables you to get out of physical danger or emotional threat.  Anytime the brain perceives the physical self and the ego/social self to be in danger it will create this adrenal reaction. As we are encountering ever increasing levels of stress and pressure, this adrenal reaction is becoming a way of life. Our social/ego self is continuously going into battle to meet the pressures of meeting our own expectations or our perceived expectations of those around us These responses are often subconscious and difficult to understand on a logical conscious level. For example the little boy who read in front of his class for the first time at school and was laughed at. His adrenal response to that experience may lead him to hate public speaking as a mature adult. It’s an obsolete software program that is still running and interfering with his potential. This day and age, pressures and expectations have lead to many programs running like this, interfering with our ability to meet our potential. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not being a good parent, not having financial abundance, not achieving…

Prolonged levels of stress can lead to:-

  • Impaired cognitive performance
  • Lack of brain integration in work/exam settings,
  • Suppressed thyroid function,
  • Blood sugar imbalances (hyperglycaemia)
  • Decreased bone density, muscle tissue,
  • Nutritional deficiency,
  • Higher blood pressure,
  • Lowered immunity and inflammation response
  • Increased abdominal fat … stroke, heart attack, cholesterol,
  • Fatigue, and Autoimmune Disorders (C.F.):

Please book an appointment if your want help with your stress or anxiety.