Mental/Emotional Stress


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Mental/Emotional Stress

Financial worries, competition in the work-place and disintegrating family relationships can all be factors in emotional/mental stress. We may experience sudden strong emotions at times, such as anger or shock, as well as milder but ongoing forms of mental strain, caused by anxiety, panic attacks, resentment or depression.

We may become aware of the physical effect of emotional stress in the form of tightening of the jaw, neck, shoulders and diaphragm: a defensive posture to armour us against the onslaught of life’s stresses. In addition, the physical discomfort that results from body stress may reinforce negative emotions, thereby creating a vicious circle.





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