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Stress Reduction and Wellbeing
There are a few things you can do prior to your first appointment to help with your wellbeing until we get started but these things can be used and addressed at any time during our lives to help manage stress and stress related symptoms.
NUTRITION, SUBSTANCES, ADDICTIONS
REDUCE: Caffeine, Cigarettes (cause anxiety), Reduce over the counter medicines, Alcohol, Salt intake, Sugar
Vitamin B’s- either eat more foods with Vitamin B's in or take a vitamin B complex suppliment.
Regular meals and if this has been difficult lately, eat little and often. Even if it is just milk, yoghurt, fruit, toast.
Fluid Intake- Drink more Water & Herbal teas
Sleep is vital for rebuilding the body and for psychological health.
If these things are not helping then more sleep focussed work can be done in therapy.
Here is a recording of whats called a PMR- Progressive Muscle Relaxation. This can interupt the Fight or Flight response and help us to relax or sleep. It is also good if we are not stressed to teach us how to relax ourselves and deep relaxation can promote healing too.
Walking/Rambling, Running, The gym, Swimming, Cycling, Dancing,
(Obviously we don't always feel like this when were not in a good place, but even brief regular walking each day can be highly benefitical).
Strength Building like;
Gardening, The gym & Weights
Exercise helps burn off energy, excess stress hormones, irritation and improve sleep.
Meditation and Hypnotherapy Recordings on YouTube
Use these every day at first if possible and regularly especially after a period of stressful times as they aim to switch off our stress response which is healthy and healing.
Access Self-Help on YouTube
These recordings are varied and there are many. Find voices you like listening to. Many people like Jason Stephenson.