This happens when there is too much coming in at once. It may be caused by work-stress or overwork, or perhaps you have cash-flow issues.
Sometimes people get overwhelmed by an accident or illness or something happening to a family member.
Bullying, serious abuse and domestic violence are frequent causes of overwhelm. Other major trigger for problems with overwhelm are marriage (so exciting but the adjustments can be stressful), divorce, moving, retirement or even having a family.
At this time of the year we certainly notice teenagers with exams are often very stressed and overwhelmed.
All of these situations can cause people to feel trapped! It can feel like being strangled by lots of vines so you can’t escape.
So let’s look at how this happens…
Just imagine… semi-trailer arrives at a library… with an enormous load of files and books all at once for the librarian…
Well in all probability some of those things never get filed.
That poor librarian was overwhelmed!
This is very similar to what happens within our brain stem. The “librarian” or hippocampus calls in the “security guard” or amygdala flooding your body with stress hormones.
You go into fight, flight or freeze and the filing does not happen properly, that stress stays current and you become more susceptible to stress in future.
And every cell in your body is affected.
Stress, anxiety and overwhelm is a whole-body experience which is why it causes illness. It’s not just in your brain
How can we fix it?
Counselling and standard psychology and psychiatry are talk therapy. This goes on for months or sometimes years and keeps taking people back to the trauma because they are working with the logical mind… The brain not the body.
It’s a top down approach.
If it does not actually fix it promptly it could be described as being like having a ruptured appendix and only taking antibiotics… leaving the problem in place.
I prefer working directly with the Unconscious Mind. This is very much faster… typically effective in 3-4 weeks and very gentle and relaxing.
This is a bottom up approach that actually talks to every cell in the body… I know this sounds odd, but it works. The thing is that every cell in your body is actually intelligent and emotions and stress are held in your body, not the brain. Just let your logical, critical conscious mind drift away and just imagine…
That is what works.
If you would like to learn more about how this can help you or a friend, please call me on 0400 318 557.
My kindest regards,
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