Past tense


Wanstead resident, hypnotherapist and emotional freedom technique master practitioner Loveleen KPS encourages us to leave our stresses and anxieties in the past and lead a life filled with inner peace

Most people experience stress and anxiety from time to time. Stress is any demand placed on your brain or physical body. People often feel stressed when they experience multiple, competing demands. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry or unease. It can be a reaction to stress, or it can occur in people who are unable to identify significant stressors in their life.

Too much stress and anxiety creates a negative impact upon your body. People experience stress and anxiety differently, but common physical symptoms include stomach ache, muscle tension, headache, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking, a change in appetite and fatigue. There are also mental and emotional symptoms, including feelings of impending doom, panic or nervousness, difficulty concentrating, irrational anger and restlessness.

We may need help for long-term stress and anxiety, so please seek help and you – yes, you – can learn to take on life with a new confidence and sense of calm you might have never felt before, with a stronger immune system and better physical and mental health. We can all start with these self-managing tips:

  • Laugh it off: laughter releases endorphins that decrease levels of the stress-causing hormones cortisol and adrenaline.
  • Listen to music: calm music can lower blood pressure and reduce cortisol.
  • Eat right: stress and diet are related. Fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce stress symptoms.
  • Be mindful: from yoga and t’ai chi to meditation and Pilates, these systems of mindfulness incorporate physical and mental exercises that prevent stress from becoming a problem.
  • Exercise: getting your blood moving releases endorphins and can improve your mood almost instantly.
  • Sleep better: turn the TV off earlier and give yourself time to relax before going to bed. It may be the most effective stress buster on our list.
  • Breathe easy: the advice to “take a deep breath” may seem like a cliché, but it holds true when it comes to stress. While shallow breathing causes stress, deep breathing oxygenates your blood, helps centre your body and clears your mind.

Hypnotherapy and emotional freedom technique (EFT) are guided methods of reducing stress and anxiety. In hypnosis, you are in complete control and deeply relaxed, and through EFT tapping on meridian points, negative energy and emotions are released, bringing harmony to your mind and body.

For more information and to contact Loveleen, email loveleenkps@icloud.com