Are you feeling stressed at work?
Are you feeling stressed at home?
Are you feeling stressed while driving?
Are you feeling stressed preparing for a speech?
Are you stressed while taking a test?
Are you feeling out of control? Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Stress can be both physical as well as emotional. Physically stress can lead to ulcers or even heart attacks. Mentally stress can lead to depression, loss of sleep. Stress was coined in 1936 by Hans Selye as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.” Here is a list of the 50 most common types of stress:

1.  Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain

26. Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams

2.  Gritting, grinding teeth

27. Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts

3.  Stuttering or stammering

28. Trouble learning new information

4.  Tremors, trembling of lips, hands

29. Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion

5.  Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms

30. Difficulty in making decisions.

6.  Light headedness, faintness, dizziness

31. Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed.

7.  Ringing, buzzing or "popping sounds

32. Frequent crying spells or suicidal thoughts

8.  Frequent blushing, sweating

33. Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness

9.  Cold or sweaty hands, feet

34. Little interest in appearance, punctuality

10. Dry mouth, problems swallowing

35. Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping

11. Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores

36. Increased frustration, irritability, edginess

12. Rashes, itching, hives, "goose bumps"

37. Overreaction to petty annoyances

13. Unexplained or frequent attacks

38. Increased number of minor accidents

14. Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea

39. Obsessive or compulsive behavior

15. Excess belching, flatulence

40. Reduced work efficiency or productivity

16. Constipation, diarrhea

41. Lies or excuses to cover up poor work

17. Difficulty breathing, sighing

42. Rapid or mumbled speech

18. Sudden attacks of panic

43. Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness

19. Chest pain, palpitations

44. Problems in communication, sharing

20. Frequent urination

45. Social withdrawal and isolation

21. Poor sexual desire or performance

46. Constant tiredness, weakness, fatigue

22. Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness

47. Frequent use of over-the-counter drugs

23. Increased anger, frustration, hostility

48. Weight gain or loss without diet

24. Depression, frequent or wild mood swings 

49. Increased smoking, alcohol or drug use

25. Increased or decreased appetite

50. Excessive gambling or impulse buying

Anxiety is a physiological and psychological state which creates painful feelings such as worry, apprehension and uneasiness. Physical effects of anxiety may include Headaches, Nausea, Chest Pain, heart palpitations or Shortness Of Breath. Physically a threat in some form to the body produces an increase in blood pressure and heart rate as the body prepares for the fight or flight response to deal with the newly discovered threat.

Hypnosis can help eliminate or reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.