Are you feeling stressed and have you thought about the health implications?

It’s safe to say that the majority of us recognise that prolonged stress is bad for our health.  There are many issues that can result in prolonged stress including:

  • IBS / Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Weight Gain
  • Food intolerance
  • Diabetes Type II
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low immunity to illnesses such as colds and coughs and other health issues
  • Skin problems
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Even infertility can be a problem for some you suffer from chronic stress

These are some of the issues that can seriously impact your life.  So why do we continue to allow stress into our lives?  Do we have a choice?  In many cases we probably do have a choice even if that sometimes means making a tough decision.

Stress is when we feel that something is ‘out of control’.  When we lose our power and with that can come the symptoms of the fight or flight response; sweaty palms, shallow breathing, clouded thinking, difficulty digesting food, change in body temperature to name a few.  This is all well and good as long as we are out of that stress very quickly but prolonged stress has an impact on our health and very often we are not aware of this until something major happens to us.

Here are some of the things we can do to relieve stress:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Talking
  • Therapy, such as hypnotherapy, colour therapy, etc
  • Changing a job
  • Not allowing other people to cause you stress or changing your reaction to their behaviour
  • Keeping contact with negative people to a minimum
  • Move house
  • Exercise
  • Eat healthily
  • Get a cleaner in
  • Delegate
  • Leave work earlier
  • Prioritise
  • Take time out for yourself
  • Have fun

Some are perhaps obvious and some of the above ideas would take some serious thought.  What if you were to get up 10 minutes earlier and sit in peace for 10 minutes?  Or you walked around the block before coming in for your dinner?  Those of course are some simple ways to reduce stress.

Don’t wait until it is too late and you are lying in that hospital bed wishing you had taken action when you read this message.  Why not start by making just one change this week and another change next week.


I run workshops on various issues so please keep a check out on my events calendar or enquire.

One to One Sessions

I conduct one to one sessions working through your specific issues.  I use a combination of techniques as well as empowering you to understand what is happening when you are in stress and create positive changes.



About Ann

ANN BOWDITCH is a member and trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register and uses her skills to help people overcome many issues including stress, weight loss, cravings, addictions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bullying and confidence issues.  Ann works in a unique way often by combining therapies tailoring sessions specifically for you.


Ann Bowditch GQHP, GHR Reg., META-P
Dip (Hyp) Hypnotherapy
EFT Level 3 (AAMET Certified) & Matrix Reimprinting
Meta-Health & EmoTrance
Colour Mirrors Teacher & Practitioner
PSTEC Level 1-A (Advanced)