Emotional stress

How is emotional stress affecting your health?

“The chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals that are involved in emotion. And that says to me that we’d better pay more attention to emotions with respect to health.” Dr Candace Perth

Although it is often overlooked, emotional health is the most important factor for mental and physical health. In fact, emotions are perhaps the most powerful determinants of our body’s biochemistry and therefore of our health. 

Emotional stress is part of life and perfectly normal. The problem arises when there is unresolved, or undigested emotional stress. 

No matter how much attention you pay to having a good diet and lifestyle, you cannot achieve optimum health if your mind and body have to deal with unresolved emotional stress on a conscious or unconscious level.

Unresolved emotional stress can lead to all kinds of mental conditions such as depression, phobias and ADD. However, unresolved emotional stress can also be the underlying cause of all physical conditions. 

What is  unresolved emotional stress and how can it cause a physical symptom?

Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach before an exam that was making you anxious?

Under normal circumstances, once the exam is over, you let go of that initial emotional stress that caused the feeling in your stomach. You resolved the stress. Sometimes, however, the body may hold on to stress responses like fear, anger, grief and many others. This means that the neurochemicals that first caused that initial 'butterflies in the stomach' feeling can continue to exert their negative effect, developing chronic conditions such as digestive issues.  

Stuck stress responses can occur with mundane events such as exams but also with serious life traumas such as car accidents or bereavements. This means that stress responses can sometimes negatively affect us long after the original event that caused them. These stress responses can then develop into chronic mental or physical manifestations.

We use neuro-muscular sensitivity testing (NST) to identify these stuck, negatively charged response patterns and help you release them.  This process is completely non-invasive and absolutely pain free (suitable for children as well). The kinesiologist uses changes in your muscle’s strength to determine the presence of an unresolved emotional stress. Each time a relevant factor is introduced, the muscle's response changes similar to a switch. Don’t worry if you don’t feel comfortable talking about your emotions - you can form a mental picture of the relevant emotion and the event that triggered it and your body will assume a state similar to the way it originally reacted. 

Let go!

We use a range of psycho-emotional therapies based on the physiological foundations of stress-related responses such as emotional freedom techniques and NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique). Sometimes we also recommend flower essences.