Emotional Highjacking caused by Stress and Anxiety

Emotional Highjacking caused by Stress and Anxiety

In the last of our 3-part series, we look at the toll stress and anxiety take on our emotions.

The key is awareness. Once you notice HOW you do stress and anxiety, you can take steps to take back control. Yes, I said “HOW you do stress”. Stress and anxiety behaviours aren’t something that happen TO you. They are habits you have formed over time. 

The good news is you CAN choose to help yourself and gain the freedom from emotional highjacking so you can achieve peak performance in everything you AND become a happier you.

Don’t let these things run your life. We can work together to make a difference.

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Low Self-Esteem Chronic stress and anxiety erodes your self-esteem, making you doubt your abilities and worth. Other symptoms are things like imposter syndrome and second-guessing yourself. Recognizing this can be the first step towards rebuilding a stronger, more confident you.

Overwhelm Feeling overwhelmed? When stress and anxiety creep in, they make every task feel insurmountable. Remember, it’s okay to take a break, breathe, and tackle one thing at a time. You’re stronger than you think!

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Irritability Find yourself snapping easily? Stress shortens our fuses, leaving us feeling irritable and out of character. Let’s explore ways to channel that frustration into something positive, turning irritability into creativity and calm.

Mood Swings Find your mood flipping without much reason? Anxiety leads to sudden and intense mood swings, affecting your emotional stability. Recognizing the influence of anxiety is the first step in gaining control over these swings.

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Eating Habits Stress eating or skipping meals? Anxiety disrupts our eating habits, affecting our health and mood. It’s important to listen to our bodies and find balance in our diet. Let’s talk about restoring harmony to your meals and your mind.

Nervousness Feeling jittery or nervous, especially in social settings or before major events, is a common manifestation of anxiety. Techniques in hypnotherapy help soothe the nervous system and promote a calm, confident demeanor.

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Panic Attacks One of the most intense effects of anxiety is the panic attack, characterized by sudden overwhelming anxiety, physical symptoms like heart palpitations, and a feeling of losing control. Understanding and managing triggers can greatly reduce their frequency and intensity.

Relationship Strain Anxiety doesn’t only affect you—it strains your relationships too. Stress can make us less empathetic, more defensive, or overly needy. Building awareness and communication skills can help maintain strong, supportive relationships.

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Social Awkwardness or Withdrawal Feeling like avoiding social interactions? Anxiety leads us to pull back from friends and activities we love. Reconnecting can be the first step back to feeling like yourself again.

Hypnotherapy could be the key to restoring your emotional condition. By uncovering how your body reacts to stress you can strategically apply one of a number of tools to reduce and perhaps eliminate some of the problems, so you can live a healthier life.

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