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The impact of stress is a common reason that client's seek guidance and support from Silver Birch Therapies. It is a constant theme in most people's daily life.

What is Stress? 


Stress is an emotional and physical response of the body to a perceived threat via a part of our nervous system called the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS).  This results in a chain reaction of hormones and chemicals being released in the body to deal with a potentially life-threatening situation.  Your heart rate increases, pupils dilate, lungs take in more oxygen and muscles contract – you are getting ready for what is called ‘fight or flight’.

Stress is designed to be short lived or acute, and when the threat has gone, your mind and body should reset. Unfortunately, we deal with all stress in the same way, regardless of whether it is life threatening or not. That work deadline, issue at school, awful commute, row you had last night, even that workout that left you feeling completely floored, all are are considered stress by the body. These often become chronic or long-term conditions.  Chronic stress puts your body into SNS dominance and that can have far reaching effects on your physical and mental wellbeing.

Sessions can address this dominance and gain a balance by activating another part of the nervous system call the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) which is associated with relaxation, lower heart rate, proper digestion of food, reproduction and sleep.

Benefits of Remote, Online & Phone Sessions

After sessions, clients are often more able to:​

  • Be less emotionally reactive, and less triggered by events or people

  • Feel more empowered, calm, patient, kind and more accepting or others and of situations

  • Have more self-love and an increased sense of worthiness

  • Have a heightened awareness

  • Learn to respond differently to situations that arise

  • Lose their attachment to past memories and future desires

  • Lose their victim mentality

  • Be more willing to take responsibility for their own life and the choices they make 

  • Stop blaming others for the way they feel

  • Choose to respond differently to personal life challenges

  • Identify their emotions rather than hiding or running away from them

  • Operate from a place of love, compassion and connection

  • Have better health and wellbeing

  • Notice dramatic positive shifts in their life

  • Take back control of their life

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