What Is Stress?

Stress, a natural feeling?!

First of all, it is important to say that strictly speaking, stress is not an illness, it is a very natural state of alert which reacts at an exact time, during a feeling of distress. Its trigger, called the stimulus, can be mild or strong in the face of a so-called stressful situation. However, stress can become a chronic condition if a person does not take steps to manage it correctly.

You have no doubt noticed some of the body's physiological reactions to a stimulus when you were in a stressful situation: a surge of adrenaline increases the acceleration of your heart rate, you feel suffocated, you may have a feeling of anxiety.

Well, there is no need to panic! Because it is your brain that sends signals to the rest of your body to manage its priorities. The brain gives this alert to classic reactions of your body to manage the priorities and their intensity.

According to Claire Rogers, it is useless to try to fight stress, but on the contrary, it’s better to try to tame each of the emotions that generate a state of stress.

Claire emphasizes that an emotional state exists, that she calls loss of control or the problem of letting go. A tendency to want to control what cannot be controlled, instead of sometimes accepting a situation. The feeling of powerlessness, these various fears can lead to a state of stress, which can sometimes be intense. Learning to manage different emotions, whatever they are, can help relieve stress, whether it be chronic or acute, or due to the consequences of a particular event.

Yes, even happy events can cause stress: a wedding, the arrival of a child. And for some individuals, the thought of projections into the future can be a stressful situation.

Elements to spot in a stressful situation: We tend to forget it, but our stress reactions in the context of chronic stress, can lead to a weakening of the body's defenses.

We know, for example, that loss of emotional control, or simply the thought of an exam for certain students, exposes them to a certain amount of stress. But when stress becomes chronic, the body finds itself feeling totally lost. Indeed, when stress is prolonged, our immune defenses often lose some of their effectiveness, which triggers certain disorders. Here are the warning signs:

Gastrointestinal disorders: heartburn, ulcers, bloating, abdominal pain, are the most common psychosomatic illnesses.

Muscle tension: lower back pain, neck or shoulder pain

Skin diseases: eczema, psoriasis, acne, shingles, herpes outbreaks, hair loss...

Sleep disturbances: insomnia or other sleeping disorders

Lack of appetite

Migraines, dizziness and fatigue

In fact, your body acts on its own to defend itself against external aggressions. Today a good number of practitioners offer us solutions such as relaxation, yoga, as well as various food supplements that partially help to fight against stress, such as magnesium.

But the option remains for people who are disabled by stress,  to take a serious look at the organization of their emotional systems.
Depression, which appears as a result of intense and prolonged stress, leaves room for the place of a life coach who works only with the aim of knowing the cause.
Yes, working on the cause of stress will be beneficial for controlling your emotions and thus recognizing the mechanisms of stress.

Stress management coaching will therefore aim to reduce stress, identify situations that cause stress and if you wish for it, once and for all, to say goodbye to stress forever.