1 day De-stress workshops for the Autumn
1) Saturday 8th September 10am – 4:30pm at the Riverside Business Centre, Crossbank Road, King’s Lynn PE30 2HD
2) Thursday 20th September from 10am – 4:30pm, at the Gayton Road Health Centre, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 4DY
3) Saturday 13th October 10am – 4:30pm at the Riverside Business Centre, Crossbank Road, King’s Lynn PE30 2HD
Do we need stress?
Yes we do need the stress response to survive, particularly to allow us to get out of the way of harm and to react appropriately to life situations. The stress hormones are involved to motivate us and can support us in achieving important tasks, however when the stress goes on and on unchecked, our health is affected. Everyone has a threshold and this varies from person to person.
So our stress response is our survival mechanism and it can allow us to operate at peak performance, for a short periods of time, but long term stress must be reduced and managed to prevent serious health consequences.
Long Term Stress
Long term stress causes changes to the brain and the way we adapt to stressors. Stress affects the way the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and amygdala of the brain respond and if there is no intervention to reduce the stress load, this can result in a reduction of brain ablility and resilience and lead to long term health problems.
The amygdala plays a central role in processing emotional states and organizing our response to stress especially in the case of fear and dread.
The hippocampus is very involved in memory and is reduced in size by long term stress and the pre frontal cortex, which is the most evolved brain region, is involved in our highest order of cognitive abilities. Memory impairment is a cosequence of long term stress.
We can’t remove all stressors – they are an inevitable part of the 21st Century so we need to manage our stress response by using scientifically evidenced relaxing and meditative techniques and eating foods that support healthy brain function and that reduce the the bodies heightened stress response. Many of the techniques we propose in the course support the para-sympathetic nervous system response which is often termed the ‘rest and repair’ response.
Research shows, when we apply techniques like relaxation and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) alongside a diet that supports our endocrine system and the nutritional elements of stress management, we reduce the impact stress has on our health and we feel better and are more resilient. Click here to read more on this topic from the Harvard Medical School.
Scientific research shows nutrients like magnesium and B vitamins along with other nutritional changes and the effective management of blood sugar can reduce emotional symptoms, anxiety, depression, stress and improve physical symptoms such as pain. What we eat and when we eat are now known to make a huge difference to stress hormone production and our mental resilience. Click through to read my blog on Gut health and the stress response
The De-Stress Workshops gives you fast, effective techniques to reduce stress, increase your energy levels and sleep better
* Proven relaxation techniques
* The importance of stabilising blood sugar to reduce stress – and how to do it
* NLP techniques for emotional control – improving your mind-set and confidence
* The nutrients required to support a healthy stress response – and where they’re found
* Why the ‘Gut’ is the second brain, the link between gut health and stress
* Meal planning and recipes to balance blood sugar and support your stress response
Included in the price of the day will be a healthy lunch and refreshments during the day
Please add any special dietary requirements in your application to join the course
Priced at just £45 per person for the full day or £35 early bird bookings up to the 30th August – includes lunch and refreshments.
Your trainers for the day are:
Nicki Williamson MCAHyp DABCH. A qualified Hypnotherapist, Coach & NLP practitioner. Nicki is an experienced and successful practitioner who has changed the lives of many people, by teaching them effective tools to manage conditions such as stress, anxiety & depression.
Jane Rose-Land, BSc Nutritional Medicine, BANT, CNHC. A qualified Nutritionist with a degree in Nutritional Medicine, Jane has a vast experience helping people to a better quality of life through diet changes that reduce stress, improve digestive and bowel health, improve blood sugar management and increase energy levels.
For further information call Nicki or Jane today on 07568 145151 or 01366 347452 or complete the form below to sign up