If you are reading this, you are probably willing to do anything to get rid of your stress. I want to ask you a few questions....

  • do you feel so stressed out at the moment that it is destroying your day to day life?
  • do you find yourself endlessly worrying about the same thing (an exam or event) to the point of going mad?
  • are you unable to stop stop feeling anxious and nervous about anything and everything at the moment?
  • is your stress stealing valuable time away from you and your family?
  • is your stress interfering with or ruining your ability to perform at work?
  • on top of everything, has stress caused you to gain unnecessary weight?
  • has your stress taken away your ability to remain focussed on anything whatsoever?
  • has your stress left you unable to sleep properly and you walk round like a zombie during the day?
  • are you always always feeling run down at the moment and becoming ill more often than you used to?

You are not alone; many people experience stress. You probably have had times where you coped well with stress, but you need a way to address it properly and for good now.Relax.... you are in the right place....

I have hundreds of hours direct experience of helping people like you manage and deal with stress. You can feel more relaxed and calm again and feel in control of your life, and you may be surpised to find out that it doesn't need to be a painful or lengthy process. I combine many of the latest approaches to ensure high success rates.

Why don't you call me now and we can have a free chat about your specific situation. I can tell quickly whether I will be able to help you or whether I can refer you on to somebody else. Here's the number...

Call me now on 07710 184 520

Email me at info@nickmeredith.co.uk using the contact form

Nick Meredith - Therapist, Coach - Using Hypnotherapy, NLP and Solution Focussed Therapy

Nick Meredith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I normally work from my office in Wansford, just outside Peterborough in the Cambridgeshire region. I also practice from the Barns at Wansford Surgery.

I am accessible from Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and places like Peterborough, Cambridge, Oundle, Stamford, Rutland, Wisbech, Oakham, Market Deeping, Huntingdon, March, Bourne, Corby, Whittlesey, Ramsey, Spalding and Kettering. I work with clients from accross the UK.

Feedback from clients I have worked with

“We have used Nick Meredith as a useful referral option for many patients with anxiety, depression and  phobias and the feedback from patients has been excellent with significant improvements in wellbeing in a short space of time”.  Dr Amrit Takhar (Wansford Surgery)

I definitely feel less stressed and i think discussing my feelings with you has helped me to realise that i am not the only person who suffers from the symptoms of stress/anxiety and knowing the signs can help to prevent an attack early on. Realising the cause of these symptoms has helped me to make positive changes to my life i.e. more 'me time', more time spent relaxing and fight negative thoughts. 70
 
AS (Peterborough [Stress, Anxiety]
 

I came to see you for help with:
Llevel of anxiety over perceived workload -lack of impetus to see the wood for the trees -anxiety symptons leading to physical illness (IBS, palpitations etc) -to have some answers on how to overcome my anxieties without the need for medication  
 
My experience of the session:
Made to feel very comfortable and even though 2 hr session I was pleasantly surprised when I left to know that he had spent more time talking and chatting through my concerns without clock-watching. 

really gained an insight into the theory behind my physical symptoms (fight or flight) and looking at the world in black and white because of this.  This particular description really put a lot of my behaviours into context and I now challenge myself to calm down and have found my decision-making abilities have ben more consultative.  The cd on relaxation techniques was invaluable.  
 
Impact on my life:
I could safely say that my visit to Nick was instrumental in my "getting a grip" on what was threatening to overcome me at one point.  I can therefore safely say that it made an extremely positive effect/change to me and I would recommend it to ayone in a similar situation.   
 
KS (Rutland) [Stress and Anxiety]

 

I came to see you for help with:
A lot of stress going on in my life due to a divorce.I wanted to feel more relaxed and be relieved of the daily tension I was suffering

My experience of the session:

I was quite happy with conditions ,relaxing and comfortable

Impact on my life:
I did not feel any particlular change at first but gradually using the the exercises helped. Quite significant this was when I coped very well with a phone call from my ex husband. I am a person that seems to be always doing something ,I now find making time to listen to the cd is good for me to relax .I try hard now to think and use the breating exersise before going into a panic about everything .

DH (Cambridgeshire) [Stress, Anxiety, Self Esteem]

 

I came to see you for help with:
An issue of confidence facing a long awaited assessment which was triggering off bad memories of a negative experience with a similar situation

My experience of the session:
The session was conducted very professionally. I felt at ease within a short time of arriving. The reassurance discussion was very useful but the hypnotherapy session was the event that made the biggest difference. I went away feeling extremely relaxed  and had s very good night's sleep in a long time. My subconscious obviously needed some work done to it. Tremendous help. I used it at least once a day and nearer the event, twice a day. The CD coupled with the 7/11 breathing got me through

Impact on my life:

The session was a positive trigger to other actions I took in following your advice and the collective impact was VERY POSITIVE. I am pleased to let you know that I passed my assessment with flying colours and am now deemed qualifie which opens up all sorts of other doors for me. With hindsight, I wonder what all the fuss I made was all about! I just want to thanks you for our first session and all the subsequent support you gave. With your help, I have at last exorcised the demon that had been haunting me for the last 10+ years!

Anonymous [Confidence, Anxiety, Performance Nerves]

 

I came to see you for help with:
I was allowing work related stress to become overwhelming and it was affecting my life outside of work. I wanted to regain control of my reaction to stressful situations.    
My experience of the session:
I found the session extremely beneficial and now implement the techniques i learned without even thinking about it.   

Impact on my life:
Immediately after the session i felt very refreshed and positive.    

Useful information about stress

What is stress?

Stress is a normal and natural response to change. An appropriate amount of stress can be useful to help motivate you to act and get things done. Too much stress can be harmful to you.

In general, stress is related to both external and internal factors.

External factors include the physical environment, such as your job, your relationships with others, your home, and all the situations, challenges, difficulties, and expectations you're confronted with on a daily basis.

Internal factors determine your body's ability to respond to, and deal with, the external stress-inducing factors. Internal factors which influence your ability to handle stress include your nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels, emotional well-being, and the amount of sleep and rest you get. It is always worth checking that your basic needs are being met appropriately if you are feeling stressed.

Both stress and nerves rely on a neurological and physiological response to something real (or happening now) such as

  • I am being mugged
  • I am being given a really hard time in the meeting by the attendees
  • I am being chased by the vicious dog

or imagined (and may never happen!) such as

  • What happens if I mess up my driving test?
  • What happens if I get a hard time in the meeting?
  • What happens if I walk past that dog and it chases me?

Examples of stress and nerves related issues I have worked with? 

Some examples of issues that I have helped clients with are

  • I have got an exam coming up and I am really nervous and worried about it
  • I have got a driving test coming up and I am afraid that I will be too nervous in the car on the day and mess up
  • I have got too much on at work, too much on at home and I can't cope. I'm stressed
  • I have one more chance to qualify for a place in a semi-professional football team, but every time I get on the field, I seem to freeze. This never used to be the case

The following issues are examples of what can be effectively helped using the Human Givens Approach

Nerves

  • Fear of writing exams, exam nerves
  • Fear of performing in meetings, meeting nerves
  • Fear of doing my driving test, driving test nerves
  • Public speaking nerves
  • Flying nerves
  • Pre-birth nerves
  • Performance nerves or anxiety

Stress

  • Learning to cope with stress at work
  • Learning to cope with stress at home
  • Learning to be more relaxed around people
  • Learning to be more relaxed around certain situations 
  • Learning to cope better in times of crisis, such as relationship or marriage stress
  • Learning to deal with bereavement or loss of a  loved one
  • Learning to deal with times of change at work (eg. organisational restructure)
  • Learning to deal with times of change at home (eg. moving house)

 Stress and the link to fear and anxiety

Stress can also be thought of as a state that arises when the demands placed on the individual are perceived to exceed (or threaten to exceed) their ability to cope. This can result in a range of issues including headaches, migraines, insomnia, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and skin complaints. Long term stress can lead to increased risk of major illnesses, bowel disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and anxiety disorders.

Stress is actually an adaptive response which is designed to you cope with a short term emergency. We are all born with the fight or flight response which is there to keep us alive. Unfortunately, in this day and age, what may be perceived by the response as a deadly threat, may not be (e.g. public speaking, financial instability), but neurologically and physiologically the response is behaving as if it is. You could say, it means well but doesn't always get it right. Most of the physiological responses will be very familiar to you, and include

  • Loss of appetite and dry mouth
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Reduced immune response (ever notice that you seem to get more colds when you are "stressed")
  • Lack of ability to concentrate
  • Reduction in production of growth hormones

In the long term, these can lead to high blood pressure and some of the longer term illnesses described earlier.

These days the word "stress" is used to cover a wide range of human experiences. Stress triggers include the smaller things like "I'm stressed because I woke up late this morning" through to the more significant  "Since my partner died, I have been permanently stressed". Think about how many times you hear people in your place of work saying "I'm stressed", often without even saying what they are stressed about. It has almost become a permament condition for some people.

The stress response generally takes two forms within a person

  • Fear - the response to something that is actually happening to you right now ("I am being mugged")
  • Anxiety - the response to something imagined and anticipated to happen in the future (even though it may never happen). This is normally the stuff you worry about, think about or even make up in your head (What if scenarios -"What if I mess up in the meeting"). In some cases the anxiety can be as a result of a traumatic incident that happened to you in the past and you feel like you are still experiencing it as if it were happening now.

Dealing with Stress

The key antidote to stress is relaxation in its many forms including slow breathing, yoga, self-hypnosis, reiki, meditation, sport, excercise, healthy diets or anything that is enjoyable to the person. Hypnosis tracks can help you relax effectively, and I can recommend this one which many of my clients have found beneficial

A pleasant hypnosis audio track to help the listener unwind at the end of the day. It helps you release any worries or stresses and feel positive about upcoming concerns.

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That said, there are people who are currently not able to effectively control their response to some of the triggers causing their stress (such as excessive worrying, feeling stressed about a person, people or situation). In this case a good therapist can help you to learn to respond more appropriately to these triggers.

If you are feeling stressed, it is important to check that your basic needs are being met appropriately.

Please note: Before undertaking any therapy, it is always a good idea to check with your doctor if you are on any medication for chronic pain, anxiety or depression.

 

 

Call me now on 07710 184 520

Email me at info@nickmeredith.co.uk using the Contact Form