3 Week Stress Less Program
STRESS – is it an underlying issue for you? Knowing that stress is a major component of disease, it is one part of treatment where stress is an underlying cause.
Stress and the Immune system discusses how stress affects our bodies. Acne: Stress also causes imbalance of hormones. Flare of eczema or psoriasis; skin issues in general where there is any inflammation of the skin. Stress often needs to be addressed: Stress less program.
Stress is an unavoidable fact of life, yet the effects of stress vary dramatically between individuals. One person may experience a large amount of stress and not only cope, but excel, while others may be adversely impacted from a much lighter stress load.
Stress can cause alterations in brain structure and function, this individualised Stress Less Program is ideal when suffering from stress-related disorders such as low mood and mild anxiety.
- Over 25% of Australian adults report high levels of anxiety and/or depression.
- Australia has the second highest rate of prescriptions targeted for mood conditions per capita in the world (behind Iceland), which is increasing by around 25% a year.
The Stress Less program incorporates dietary and lifestyle advice alongside tailored prescriptions of herbal and nutritional recommendations to restore balance to patients’ neurobiology (brain chemistry) to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Stress can manifest differently. Do you experience one or more of the following?
Nervous tension and anxiety: Frequent and persistent tension and anxiety may manifest as excessive fear and worry, restlessness, tightening of the chest, racing heartbeat, and in extreme cases panic attacks. This negatively impacts quality of life and normal day-to-day functioning.
Wired and tired: When stress is ongoing, your brain may perceive this as an ongoing threat, mounting a stress response to keep you alert or ‘wired’. This can reduce your ability to relax and wind-down, resulting in feeling not only wired but tired too – a sensation of being unable to switch-off in spite of being exhausted.
Exhausted and flat: In some individuals, exposure to ongoing stress may physically change the way their brain is able to respond. In these circumstances, the person is left feeling both physically and mentally exhausted, affecting performance at work and in everyday life.
Low mood: Ongoing stress can lead to structural changes to brain tissues, changing the way the brain functions. This can affect the activity of brain chemicals leading to feelings of poor mood.
Emotional: In many people, the effects of ongoing stress impacts their resilience. This may manifest as feelings of overwhelm, vulnerability, and lead to teary, weepy moments.
Insomnia: Stress can negatively impact sleep quality and quantity. This may manifest as an inability to unwind and fall asleep due to ruminating thoughts about your day, frequent waking, and/or feeling unrefreshed upon waking.
Who is it for? Are you:
- Experiencing long term or chronic stress
- Tired, exhausted or ‘burnt out’
- Anxious or stressed
- Finding it hard to ‘switch off’ or you worry a lot
- Getting poor sleep or wake feeling tired
- Experiencing mood swings
- Struggling with acne, eczema or weight gain triggered by stress
- Interested in natural medicines to help combat stress or improve your mood
- Assessment of your health in regard to mood and stress
- 15 minute zoom consult to tailor your Stress Less Program
- Core Nutrients to support your body
- Herbal Medicine for stress relief
- Practitioner only quality nutritional supplements
- Healthy eating tips to support your nervous system and wellbeing
- Mood lifting meal plan with plenty of recipe ideas
- Stress management techniques
- Lifestyle tips to support wellness
- Personal Wellbeing Journal and Symptom Tracker