Tips from an Anxiety & Stress Expert [Closed]
Learn to minimise and cope with feelings of stress and anxiety.
My name is Steven Crumblehulme and I am a Psychologist, Reflexologist and creator of Menomagic, a natural, paraben-free and vegan-friendly cream with a blend of essential oils to help maintain your wellbeing in the menopause.
I am here to offer advice and provide strategies to help minimise the feelings of stress and anxiety, through breathing techniques, mindfulness exercises and neuro-linguistic programming exercises to help you feel more resilient.
Having started my journey as an Assistant Psychologist in 2002, working with Professor Maggie Snowling in her Centre for Reading and Language at the University of York, I then fell into lecturing and taught Psychology for 17 years. It was during my time teaching that I trained as a Complementary Therapist, with a particular interest in Reflexology. This training led me to run my own private practice in Cheltenham, Sole Therapies, and run my own Complementary Therapies School, delivering the ABC Awards Diploma in Reflexology, for many years.
During my time as a Psychologist and Reflexologist, Stress and Anxiety have been at the forefront of what I’ve taught about and an issue faced by most of my clients – and there is a difference between these two words. Stress is the body’s physiological response to a stressor, or trigger, in the environment, due to a release of adrenaline (such as an increase in heart rate, pupil dilation, decrease in digestive function). Its effect is usually short-term but constant stress can leave us feeling exhausted. Anxiety, on the other hand, is the psychological effect of that stress, and this can be experienced long after the stressor has gone. Symptoms of anxiety include fear, panic, anger, frustration and nervousness.
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