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Our central stress response system is the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis). The three components are the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands These organs and their interactions control reactions to stress and regulate many body processes including digestion, the immune system, mood and emotions, sexuality and energy storage and expenditure.
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Our stress response has been fine-tuned over hundreds of thousands of years by our ancestors who needed it to fight or flee from predators. The HPA activation was supposed to be short-lived, meaning that it would switch off once the threat had passed. The issue we have today is that many people experience low to moderate stress from everyday things such as paying bills, worrying about getting sick, worrying about COVID, the election, emotional and/or physical safety and the list goes on. We also have many people experiencing high levels of stress for long periods of time such as work stress, looking after ill family members and domestic violence to name a few.
Our bodies are not designed to have our HPA axis or stress response activated for such a long time and the effects on our health are fairly disastrous. Some of the known effects of chronic stress are:
- Auto-immune flare-ups
- Reduced immunity
- Digestive issues
- Pre-term delivery
- Weight gain
- Increase in pain
- Increased risk of behavioural & chemical addictions
- Social withdrawal
- Rapid aging
- Heart disease
- Increase in domestic violence
- HPA dysregulation
- Structural changes in the brain
- Altered cortisol, neurotransmitter & thyroid hormone levels
- Hypothyroidism & hypocortisolism
- Sleep disturbance
Managing stress, however, is actually possible. There are many strategies you can implement in your day and week to find balance, calm your nervous system and switch off that HPA response, but it can take time for you to feel the effects. Once you have learned how, you will have the strategies for life, which will have positive benefits across all aspects of your life. Your relationships, health, happiness and vitality for life will be better than ever.er from it properly if you are already experiencing burnout.
The good news is that recovery is definitely possible, however it’s just not a quick fix. Calming your nervous system down takes time and consistency to put new strategies in place. These strategies will lead to ongoing lifestyle change which will have positive benefits across all aspects of your life. Your relationships, health, happiness and vitality for life will be better than ever.
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Promoting workplace wellness and reducing stress should be the number one focus in every business. Happy and healthy employees are productive, efficient, engaged, will keep your customers happy and make you more money.
I partner with corporates to educate & coach their employees and management on many aspects of their health & wellbeing and implement positive lifestyle change so they can lead a more balanced, authentic and healthy life.
- Burnout prevention and recovery
- Re-training thoughts
- Emotional processing
- Stress management
- Personal development
If you are an employer or an employee ready to make a real impactful change for yourself or your organisation please schedule a call so I can learn about you and your business and how we can work together.
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