The Stress Trap
Stress can be positive or negative. Nobody wants and likes Negative Stress... Wonder why do few people tend to keep more stress in their mind than others... its because of the Stress trap.
Are you victim of The Stress Trap?
• Negative emotions are present all around you. Home, workplace, traffic, college, Mall, etc. where ever something is not done in accordance to your wishes and desires, it tends to create negative energy in your subconscious mind.
• The subconscious has a certain capacity to absorb this negative energy. Everyone is born with a specific subconscious capacity.
• Most people have a tendency to never release this energy from their subconscious mind. They keep it for years and years, eventually decreasing the energy buffering and absorbing power of the subconscious.
• Like any other form of energy, even this negative energy is continuously. As the mind-brain complex starts spending more and more time tackling this negative energy, it spends lesser time taking care of the normal body processes. This over a period of time causes changes in blood circulation and weakens body immune system.
The common physical manifestations of the mind-brain complex being more involved in tackling negativity then taking care of normal body processes are presence one or more of the following:
1. high blood pressure,
2. allergies, rashes, acne (that symbolize a decreased immune system)
3. regular headaches,
4. continuous body or joint pains.
5. common and frequent episodes of cold, fever,
6. digestive problems,
7. memory problems,
8. sleep problems,
9. unwanted weight gain or weight loss
10. concentration problems,
11. sexual difficulties,- performance problems, erectile problems in male.
12. hair fall
• Many people start harboring more negative thoughts and negative energy than what they are able to expend.
• The continuous presence of this negativity, induces personality changes, giving rise to negative attitudes and behaviors.
• The realization, helplessness and guilt that your behavior towards others changed towards negative adds further burden to the negative stress.
Eventually creating a cycling trap within which the conscious and subconscious mind gets trapped.
Most stress sufferers can identify this stress trap through out their lives. While many find meditation, yoga, exercises, vacations, drinking and other indulgences as a way to dispense it out... a great number (specially the elderly) tend to live with it in creating an environment of negativity around.
Fighting the invisible enemy?
Modern society and modern living is based on the concept "you desire for what you see".
the true meaning of spirituality is being reduced to attending religious programs. The feel-good of attending such a program takes away all responsibilities of learning from it.
Similarly in cases of health care, we are limiting ourselves to become a pharma dominated generation. You have a headache you take a pill. You have a joint pain you take another pill.You have a common cold you take 2 pills. You have bad stomach you take a pill and powder. But when it comes to stress you just love to live with it.
Like most who just think and never practice true meditation as a way of connecting with god. The real cure of any disorder is never done.
“ Vikram (not real name) and his family had noticed a change in his personality over the last few months. The pressure of performance at work, and the stressful commute were taking toll on him. He had become more irritable, pessimistic and violent. A visit to his general physician for continuous headache revealed high blood pressure. At 33yr, he was a mild hypertensive. His doctor asked him to take anti-hypertensive medication for 6months. A few weeks after starting medication, he noticed stomach problems starting to develop. He again visited his doctor, who thought it too be an Irritable Bowel Syndrome. A new tablet was added along with his already on-going anti-hypertensive. A few months later, he showed hair fall. He visited a dermatologist who introduced another tablet into his diet.
All his doctors told him to keep the stress down. Unfortunately, he knew about it, but never worked upon it.
I met Vikram, nearly 3years after he had been diagnosed with High blood Pressure. He still continued the tablet. Which in today’s society is sort of fashionable to consume? He still had his Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and he had lost all his hair. When I met him, he was suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. That meant another pill to be added, but something that could be easily preventable.”
“Reshma was always a bold and beautiful girl. Her expectations from life were high. She wanted the best. A few years after her marriage, her personality started showing a change. She slowly became fearful, would dedicate most of her time taking care of her kids. Would involve herself in none productive work. Would spend time on the phone with her friends, or watching the T.V. slowly she gained a lot of weight, lost the glow on her face and skin started to sag. She visited a dermatologist for her skin treatment, when he suddenly happened to ask her about stress levels. She confessed to be feeling very lonely. Thou her family loved her she always felt more of the provider than the receiver of love.
She was referred for psychiatric help, which she never took.
5 yrs later, during one of her visits to India, she suffered a nervous breakdown. I was contacted by her family for a home visit. They wanted to keep the whole issue secret. I met her again at a coffee shop a few days after the incident. That’s when she told me, how she had been experiencing stress and its related physical aliment since more than 7yrs”.
“Shilpa was an amazing human being. She was always the first one to help others. This made her very popular among her peers and community. Being from a Punjabi background, she constantly faced the wrath of close family members for being over-weight. She had already been “rejected” by 5 prospective grooms because of her weight. Hundreds of thousands of rupees where spent on “helping” her become slim. From crash diets, to expensive slimming treatments, to liposuction, everything had been tried and failed. This issue had taken a dangerous effect on her mother. One day after battling it for few months, her mother walked into my clinic to seek treatment for severe depression that was forcing her towards suicidal thoughts. As Shilpa was accompanying her mother, I decided to psycho-analyze the young lady’s mind. It wasn’t soon before I found that she had a problem of compulsive eating. That was triggered by stress. Within 3 months Shilpa, lost 15kgs, and above all lost her stress. Today 9 months after I last met her, I daily bump into smiling, playful and cute pictures of her and her husband uploaded on Facebook”
BATTLE THE STRESS TRAP BY EFFECTIVELY TACKLING THE PROBLEM..NOT BY PILL or ESCAPISIM.
(MBBS, PG.DPM, M.D.(Mind Mantra Wellness Concepts - Mumbai))
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