Stress acts to motivate and sharpen your focus in situations where immediate action is required. The intensity or urgency of the situation determines the intensity of that stress response. For example, if you are faced with danger, your body switches on your acute stress response (also called the flight or fight response) to give you a burst of energy to help deal with the danger by either running away or fighting back.
Stress may affect cardiovascular health, digestive health, energy levels, hormonal balances, sleep and healthy mood. Therefore, we need to manage stress and our response to stressful situations to ensure balance and health. With the support of your practitioner, you will be able to develop strategies to help you feel calmer, more positive, and more in control of your situation.