Oct. 23, 2009
-- The “fight or flight” response is the mind’s way of protecting you from danger. When this response is working properly it keeps you alert and focused. In emergencies, stress is a life saver giving you enough speed, strength and agility to get yourself out of dangerous situations. A certain level of stress is productive, healthy and necessary.
It's when too much stress is exerted over extended periods that it becomes a problem and starts to work against us. Prolonged stress can lead to a weakened immune system which exposes us to a host of health problems. Prolonged stress can also lead to higher blood pressure which in turn can lead to heart attacks and strokes. For this reason stress needs to be managed.
Of course, knowing all of the above doesn't help you at all, it just explains the effects you have probably already experienced. The good news is that there is a way to counter stress effectively;
This “fight or flight” response is a conditioned response. In other words its a learned response and most of these threats are imagined. Hypnosis is a very useful and powerful tool to recondition your mind in such a way that you no longer see these pressures as threats to you. Once your mind no longer sees these pressures as threats, there is no need to go into “fight or flight” mode, and instead the stress becomes the positive type of stress that works in your favour. Of course, you will still respond appropriately when the threats presented to you are real.
Troy Robins is the founder of Hypnosis Works! (www.hypnosis-
, is a certified Hypnotherapist registered in South Africa (South African Institute of Hypnotism) and in America (National Board of Hypnosis).
For further information or to schedule an interview call 082 419 5523.
Members of the press can find more information online at http://www.hypnosis-works.co.za
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