Stress, when managed properly, can be a real asset to performance.
However, prolonged exposure to stress strengthens that pattern within the brain. Just as with muscles, brain patterns grow stronger with use. Given enough reinforcement, these patterns can become 'locked' into place (see neuroplasticity
), making it more and more difficult to return to a neutral, unstressed state. Stressed
becomes the new normal.
When we are chronically stressed, we underperform at almost everything. It affects the tone of the central nervous system, affecting hormonal balance, suppressing the immune system, and impairing mental processing and emotional control.
Anxious thoughts are damaging to the physiological system, and can present physically in a myriad of ways. Migraines, fears, phobias, sleep trouble, irritable bowel, digestive difficulty, anger issues, adrenal fatigue, burnout; almost every system in our body suffers when under prolonged stress.
is a targeted and direct method to show your brain how to return to a natural, unstressed position.
I felt held and supported every step of the way. My partner says my whole demeanour is more confident and less anxious. My stress is definitely way down.
I only have one mind and I can't do much without it. You will never know how wonderful you and those weird machines are.
It literally does feel like turning a dial down or flipping a switch or just stopping/letting something go.
It’s like there has been a significant shift in the way I perceive myself and the world. It’s the difference between narrow, anxious, tight thinking and a gentler, more composed, relaxed, wider ranging thought. It’s like I’m the same person only it’s easier being me.