Stress and anxiety

An accumulation of mental and emotional stress affects the body. Negative emotions can cause your body to tighten, and that stress can contribute to various health conditions.

Clients who come to Body Stress Release looking for relief from their mental and emotional stress very often have other symptoms of stored stress as well. While BSR can’t address the root causes of your mental and emotional upset, releasing stored tension from your body can help with your general wellbeing. You might even find that you’re able to adapt to your stresses in a more positive way.

Feelings, thoughts or events that may result in you storing body stress can include:

  • Feeling anxious, fearful or unsafe
  • Feeling depressed, helpless or hopeless
  • Feeling lonely, shut out and unappreciated
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of fulfillment/boredom
  • Worrying about the future
  • Shock, anger, resentment
  • Suppressed emotions – conscious or unconscious
  • Financial worries
  • Difficult relationships with your boss or other colleagues
  • Work pressures/redundancy
  • Family responsibilities
  • Difficult or disintegrating family relationships
  • Divorce/separation
  • Exam stress
  • Peer pressure/bullying
  • Death of a loved one
  • Diagnosis of an illness for you or a loved one
Stress & anxiety

I suffered from insomnia for nearly a decade and assumed it was part and parcel of motherhood, even though my daughter was now in secondary school! My practitioner was warm and empathic. She really listened to me and was interested in getting a thorough, holistic picture of my life. After my first session, I felt like my body was experiencing the giant yawn it had been craving and I had quality sleep for the first time in many years. Talking to the practitioner made me reflective, and I realised I was caught in a cycle of anxiety and stress which led to insomnia, which in turn fuelled anxiety and stress! Further sessions released a whole load of unresolved emotional stress that I’d been holding onto for a long time…and a healthier sleep cycle followed! I feel liberated from the sleeplessness and so much more in tune with my body. It’s easy to be dismissive about your body and just ‘get on with it’, but my practitioner taught me that you have to listen to your body – you’ve only got one, and it’s always trying to tell you something important. Thank you BSR!

Emma, 47, Hampshire

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