Stress is a buzz word that is banded around all the time these days, but what does it really mean?
I would define stress as not having choice or control over your life. Think of examples in your life when you feel stressed. This afternoon, for example, I was extremely stressed, albeit briefly. I’m currently on a long train journey and one of the connecting trains had been cancelled. I’ve no idea why and there is nothing I can do about it. I would not have chosen to spend an extra hour on my journey, so this is something that has been forced on me. Thankfully, once the initial shock had passed, my stress levels reduced. I was extremely fortunate to get a seat on the next, very crowded train and am now writing this blog article in relative calm.
But there’s where I did have a choice. I could have stayed mad at the fact my train was cancelled or I could have let it go. There may have been times in my past when I would have held onto the stress, but I’ve learnt over the years it doesn’t serve me to do this.
However, I could have drawn it out. I could have said “Our trains are rubbish. They’re always late.” I could have dwelt on my misfortune and compared it to previous instances where my train journeys have met with problems. And let’s face it, I have been on such journeys but I’ve also been on plenty of hassle free train journeys too.
The thing is that many people get caught up in holding on to their stress. As much as they’d like to be serene and calm, they just can’t seem to manage it.
The good news is that kinesiology can help. Often our stress levels are affected by how we’ve reacted to the events of our past. Whenever we have any experience, good or bad, we file away the emotional part in a special section of our brains. This why we usually look forward to going on holiday, why we get excited about going to a party or seeing an old friend. However, it’s also why we dread certain things and become stressed or anxious about other things.
There only has to be a slight resemblance for the emotional memory to come to the surface. Have you noticed how certain smells bring up memories from our childhood? Our brains are very powerful.
Kinesiology can clear the stress from our systems. It can clear the stress from our current situation, but it can also clear the stress from our memories. And amazingly, if we have no stress on our past, we don’t react the same way to events in our present.
Kinesiology uses muscle testing to get feedback from the client’s body and emotional state. It uses this tool, to guide the session, bringing awareness and relief , and ultimately freedom to make new choices and take back control of our lives.
I’m doing a free talk at The Wellbeing Centre’s Open Day on Saturday 28th September at 12pm. Please come along if you would like to hear more about kinesiology and how I can help you: