Dealing with Holiday Stress

Hypnotist shares ideas that can help you in Dealing with Holiday Stress

I saw Christmas lights in my neighborhood, but it was the Sunday before Thanksgiving and instead of thinking, ahhh isn’t that pretty, I thought, “darn, it is the holidays again,” and felt a tightening in my belly. Admit it, you feel it too.

So what was happening? Basically Stress Effects the Body.

The tightening that I felt was my body responding to the memory of previous holidays and a natural response that is coming from the primitive mind: fight or flight response. My belly is saying: this is not good, please run the other way. But we don’t, we dive in and move forward with all the decorations, shopping, etc. and more than likely choose to eat more and drink more alcohol then normal as an attempt at quelling the uneasy feeling. The problem with that is the physiological effect the stressor is putting on your body is still present.

How to cope with holiday stress?

  1. take charge, this year will be different
  2. create new rituals and traditions that fit your current mode of living
    1. the old model is an old model and may not work in this socioeconomic condition, let’s face it, it is insane to spend money that we don’t have just to satisfy an old tradition that was created by the companies that want us to buy presents. (that is what I think anyway)

This is one of 7 articles that will teach you how to deal with holiday stress, including the 5 Secrets to a Peaceful and Joyful Season.

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About Valerie Grimes

Besides assisting individuals in behavior change and self improvement, Hypnotist Valerie Grimes specializing in dependencies such as alcohol, food, shopping, pain medication, and smoking. She is also trained in the area of hypnosis for PTSD and Auto Immune Disorders. And is a Reiki Level 2 Master. For More about Valerie, Go To Her Personal Web Page.

She is a 2002 graduate of the Dallas Hypnosis Training Institute, and certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. Continuing Education is maintained 15 hours per year through Hypnosis Motivational Institute in California.