Stress is experienced by most of us multiple times in any given week.
It is our brain’s natural response to challenging circumstances – priming us to be able to respond quickly and effectively with our instinctive fight or flight stress response. Interestingly, our capacity for stress is very personal. For one person, an opportunity at work, such as a presentation, might offer them a challenge that excites and motivates them; whereas another person on the same team could find the same task, incredibly stressful and difficult to manage.
Stress can be good (eustress), motivating us to the find the focus we need to knuckle down and meet a high-stakes deadline, for instance; or giving us a sudden burst of adrenaline and alertness needed to dodge an oncoming car.
At other times though, stress can feel debilitating, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and anxious, and perhaps struggling with tension headaches, asthma, eczema, reflux, weight gain, high blood pressure, or disturbed sleep, for instance.
In 2018/19, over 600,000 workers in the UK took time off work as a result of work-related stress, anxiety and depression, mainly because of high workloads, tight deadlines, and too much pressure or responsibility.
Stress is usually in response to a specific event, and we feel better once it has passed. There are times though when the stressful events pile up, and chronic stress ensues. We can really suffer. Unfortunately, some of the most significant and potentially happy moments in our
How hypnotherapy can help
Hypnotherapy has been shown to be highly effective in helping reduce stress. Using hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques, I will help you learn how to reduce the physical and mental tension you are experiencing. We will work together to train your brain to start to think more clearly, make good decisions, put things in perspective, and identify a manageable way forward. You will learn how to build and sustain your energy, and start to enjoy good quality sleep once more. Drawing on my deep business and coaching experience, I can support you to improve your confidence and productivity too.
Together we can address any procrastination or other self-defeating habits you might wrestle with, and address any other causes of your stress if helpful, including presentation and leadership skills.
Stress management comprises a range of wonderful skills and resources which can support you for life.
Do get in touch and book a free initial consultation with me when you are ready to start to reduce your stress, and feel more calm, confident and back in control.
“I feel much more in control and am much happier”
Amy’s basis of treatment is an understanding of what’s happening in the brain in times of stress, which helped me realise how I needed to change my approach to thinking about stress in order to work with my brain rather than against it. By focusing on positive thoughts and unpicking my tendency to catastrophise, I was able to complete a major work project without succumbing to stress-related illness, and by practising Amy’s techniques regularly, I was able to let go of the anxiety I had built up around going to sleep.
These techniques have now become part of my everyday routine, and they give me a comforting sense of being able to cope with new challenges as they present themselves. I feel much more in control, and am much happier.
Senior Surveyor and Evaluator
"Amy has helped me to step back, and really focus on what’s important."
Amy has helped me to step back, and really focus on what’s important. Helping me to clarify my goals, and focus on those things, positively and with impact. The time I’ve spent with Amy has kept me focussed, encouraged me to keep going when some weeks I really didn’t want to, and to achieve more clarity and results then I expected; going where I want to, quicker, while at the same time realise how far I’ve come and how much I’ve achieved.
Entrepreneur Development Manager, NatWest
"She opens up the world of possible and self belief."
Amy is a fabulous listener, reading between the lines and bringing back the right information at the right time. Amy understands and supports people as much as she can but above all Amy gives people tools to get on with their life, understanding patterns and behaviours, changing them and moving on by focusing on the way forward. She opens up the world of
How can I help you today?
Call or text me direct on 07557 911 606 or email amy@the-executive-alchemist.
I see clients online via The Family Practice’s telehealth service, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime.
For face to face sessions, I run a busy clinic at The Family Practice, 116 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NL, and have limited availability at The Practice Rooms, 55 Queen Square in central Bristol too.
I can help with:
Low confidence and self-esteem
Free, no-obligation, one-hour initial consultation, including a relaxation MP3 track.
£65 per session (£50 for concessions and low income); or payment in advance of £600/£450 for ten sessions.