How stress and depression are correlated.
We live in stressful times, these stresses often lead to depression! But why do 2 people experiencing the same series of events react differently: one takes the events in their stride and remains calm; the other stresses over them, not coping at all.
It is because of how both interpret the events! Due to past negative events or beliefs about themselves, the new stressful events connect to these wrong beliefs residing in their subconscious mind: the interpretation of the new events is; it’s stressful.
These negative destructive beliefs can cause a person to distort the way he/she views themselves and also how they react to life events.
So what can be done about it? Well you can spend years in therapy, which many people do to try to understand why they get stressed or understand their childhood which left them with the negative beliefs about themselves., they talk and talk about their childhood and negative beliefs over and over: but it does not change these past negative events. Why not? Because negative/adverse events are stored in an area of the brain which does not have language: plus the language part of the brain cannot communicate with this area which is the limbic system, and most likely doesn’t even know it exists! Strange but true.
Your Envisioned Mind allows you to gently work with the soundtracks and manual to undo the emotional effects of your childhood! You do this by first creating a ‘safe and happy’ mind and then meeting and healing the parts of you (sub-personalities) who hold the negative events and the result of these beliefs.
For example: Anne had a very stressful job, along with a relationship and having children.
After making her mind ‘safe and happy’ she wanted to meet the part of her which held this stressful job. It turned out to be a 19 year old; she had stayed the age when Anne first started to work, and had never grown to develop the needed skills as Anne matured. So how did Anne overcome this? First she created an office in her ‘home in the head’; she equipped it with all the necessary office equipment and files she used in her job.
Secondly she had her office sub-personality go through the healing process and grew her up to her present age (you can do this) She then brought in other parts of her to delegate the different jobs to different sub-personalities who would work with and for the original part, which was now given a title so as Anne could talk to her. Then she created a spa with candles and scents just off this office. When Anne left the office at night and got into her car (another sub-personality drove the car as this is another role) she would say out aloud, using the title and she had named this part of her “go into the spa and wash away all of today’s stress.” What a difference this made in Anne’s life.
Stress may cause a person to comfort eating such as craving for sugary foods like chocolates, cakes and biscuits. This causes the pancreas to send extra insulin to clear away the excess sugar; then when this sugar is cleared away, you fall into a slump, craving these sugary food again.
This cycle of comfort eating leads to lack of concentration, headaches, moodiness and irritability.
Instigate a new way of eating which is healthy and nutritious to assist you in your daily life to cope with the daily stressors.
Beverley F. Searle
B. Soc. Sc. (honors) Masters P.H.C.