Recently I’ll confess to feeling quite stressed and anxious. Life is really busy with work, the house and the children and I have very little time to myself. I’ve been trying to put little things into place to help, like eating healthily and exercising more but I think honestly it has got to a point where I might need a little bit of outside help.
I’ve been researching counselling and therapy for stress and anxiety. I think if I can learn some coping mechanisms and recognise what triggers my symptoms it would be a big help. I was recently introduced to a ML Chiropractic Clinic in London and was very impressed with the all round services that they offer. It is a health clinic offering much more than it’s name suggests and helps people with nutrition, exercise, chiropractic treatment and also something called Autogenic Training which I hadn’t heard of before.
Autogenic training is a mind and body technique which involves simple relaxation and body awareness exercises. These reduce the intensity of the body’s stress response and replace it with a calmer state in which body healing naturally takes place. Now that is exactly what I need! It involves mental exercises, taught each week. It is normally taught over 8-10 weeks and with practice at home it can help with some of the symptoms of the following conditions; panic attacks and anxiety, phobias, high blood pressure, headaches and migraine, insomnia, asthma and other respiratory problems, stress, chronic fatigue, diabetes, diseases of the digestive system, muscular pain and unresolved grief.
Spending a little bit of time on myself in this area would be massively beneficial I think. It would be great to feel more relaxed and less stressed and learning some coping mechanisms to use would be fantastic. I’m hopeful it might help with the symptoms I have been experiencing lately of anxiety, headaches and migraines and nausea. I’ve been put off in the past because of the time – I find it hard to justify taking a couple of hours out of my day for myself, but I think the longer term effects will be beneficial. Of course things like this can be costly too, but now having done my research I’ve found than an hour’s session with a therapist is only £40, which is a price worth paying if it can help me learn techniques I can put into practice on my own.
It’s definitely something I am seriously considering and doing some research on. Do you have any experience of techniques and courses like this?
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