INVISIBLE STRESS

(Escher: Labyrinth)

I am working with a young woman who suffers from an invisible, high-level stress. Her stress comes from inside and even though she’s plenty busy, this is not the source of her problems. The first signs were head-aches that over time became both more frequent and painful. Then she became aggressive and worried. After 4 months she was seriously ill with constant migraine, nausea, constipation, mood-swings and night-mares. One day she fainted in the street and was brought to the hospital where she underwent all the tests in the book: Brain-scan, neurology-tests, blood-analysis – the works. Nothing could be found. The doctors diagnosed migraine and gave her different kinds of medication, constantly increasing the strength but nothing helped, the girl was seriously ill.

At this point enter the complementary forces:

After talks with her it is obvious that she has an enormous need of controlling her world, everything must be perfect – which is also mirrored in her appearance and surroundings. She helps her friends with everything she can and is always available when needed. The feeling I get is that her head is stuck in a labyrinth box. There is such tremendous mental pressure that it has turned into pain, she can find no clarity and when she tries to figure things out she gets confused. She is angry and negative towards her state and scared that it will not go away.

  1. Going over her diet and taking out all stimulants; sugar, tea, alcohol.
  2. Teaching her about mind-mapping (see an earlier post) and how to find clarity. At this point she gets angry and can not find any “clues” in her mind-mapping. I take her through a mind-game and she relaxes as an “inner door” opens. When she feels the results, she is pleased.
  3. Brain-movies: In a guided meditation I take her to a nice place which is her own and where she feels happy. This place is where she will go to heal. I make sure she remembers the path to this sacred place and tell her to do this every night until falling asleep there.
  4. Breathing exercises and how to control the mood-swings by recognizing signals.
  5. physiotherapy for the tension in head, back and stomach – 3 sessions in 2 weeks.
  6. Full-body massage once a week and home-massage of face and neck twice a day with essential oils.
  7. A small roll-on phial with pure essential oils to be carried in hand-bag and used at first sign of headaches; massage temples and nape of neck.

Used oils:

  • Geranium (pelargonium graveolens) Emotional balance.
  • Ylang-Ylang (cananga odorata) Anger-control.
  • Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) Clarity of mind.
  • Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) Lighten up the inner child.
  • Sandalwood (santalum album) Spirituality and cooling energy.
  • Roman Chamomile (Chamameleum nobile) Deeply relaxing on all levels. Safety
  • Pepper-mint (mentha piperita) Head-aches.
  • Eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus) Head-aches and clarity.
  • Lavender high altitude (lavandula augustifolia) Head-aches, calming and relaxing.
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6 responses to “INVISIBLE STRESS

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  2. Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

  3. Great Information cheers, started to learn a lot more about strees and the effective that it can have on your life, ie the detremental effects.

  4. Long story short, last year I had a panic attack that seemed to come out of no where, in retrospect it was probably caused from invisible stress. Anyways the fear and confusion from this panic attack sent me into a downward spiral. I lost my appetite, lost weight, couldn’t sleep, felt apathetic, developed weird muscle twitches all over my body. This lead to more stress and anxiety because I thought something was wrong with me. I developed terrible health fears. I went to the doctor several times with my concerns but they found nothing physically wrong with me. I began to understand the affects that stress can have on the body. A year later I’m much better but still picking up the pieces. Stress is no joke.

    • Dear Kevin, Thanks for sharing. You are absolutely right, emotional stress can be hard to define or even notice, but it does affect your physical body in many ways…There is no separation between the two; it is one system. Anxiety comes from the feeling of having no control. You need to pay attention to your signals and maybe find a way of releasing; meditation, yoga, running…Whatever does it for you. Inner stress builds up and is a killer. Mostly this happens to people who do not release their emotions, and very often these are “strong” people who might have a overbelief in themselves and therefor miss the signals. Good luck on your road to balance.

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