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Written by Antonio Palmero on December 4, 2020

Stress in modern life – a practical approach

There is already a lot written about stress in health care literature. And, in a way, it seems that there is little to be said about it that it hasn’t been widely mentioned before. That may be true, but even with all the information, research, and diverse means to target the challenges that stress poses to our health and wellbeing, it still remains one of the most detrimental driving forces influencing our lives. This means, there is still room to offer new approaches or perspectives to tackle it.

Stress is a natural response (involving most of our physical body systems as well as our emotions and mind) to help us successfully overcome a perceived challenge. It is, in essence, a universal adaptation mechanism of all living beings, vital for their survival.

Stress is a natural response (involving most of our physical body systems as well as our emotions and mind) to help us successfully overcome a perceived challenge.

However, in the case of humans, it is also a double-edged sword. Let me explain; most animals have little ability to foresee, or to plan ahead of possible future events. We on another hand, have the unique tool of the human mind.

The mind has the power to combine our experiences and construct a personalised interpretation of reality. This ability provides us with the opportunity to recreate life events in a virtual universe of our own. In that pseudo-reality, we have the chance to try different reactions to a situation to find the adequate behaviour we may choose to enforce when the time comes. This simulated reality feels so real that it can potentially affect our body, emotional and thought processes, as reality itself.

The human mind may be the ultimate gift of evolution… or better said, it may one day be. Once it has fully reached its maturity. Meaning… once it has been properly fine-tuned to face our modern lifestyles. This may not be the case yet, and as a result of it, we have to deal with some undesirable side effects for having access to such an exceptional tool.

The common inability to control our thinking and emotional processes often causes the creative power of our mind to go rogue. This results in a fixated behaviour of recreation and reviving past events or an anxious compulsion to anticipate a fearful imagined future. This damaging tendency may be one of the main reasons why stress-related conditions still remain a major health problem.

The common inability to control our thinking and emotional processes often causes the creative power of our mind to go rogue.

The stress response gathers and consumes our physical, mental and emotional resources at an accelerated rate. It is perfectly suitable mechanism to face short-term situations, but it is immensely detrimental for health and wellbeing when it is constantly running in our psychological and physiological background for a long period of time.

The mind, emotions and body systems are all linked into a unique totality which mirror each other. Therefore, our body tensional patterns are often the footprints of the journey of our lives. Some of those patterns may be very costly to maintain, and return very little benefit. On occasion, we have become so used to them that we are not even aware that they are there, or we may even assume them as a part of who we are.

The stress response gathers and consumes our physical, mental and emotional resources at an accelerated rate.

Antonio offers a unique approach to Manual therapy treatments combining both western health science with eastern bodyworks, emphasising full being awareness to link potential body tensional patterns to our emotional and mental state and help the client to discover alternative ways to positively change them.

Article written by Antonio Palmero
Antonio Palmero is a qualified and experienced professional who offers a variety of Eastern and Western Therapeutic and Bodywork modalities. He qualified as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine in London and Beijing, and has trained in many bodywork therapies as well as Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan.

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