Find Your Inner Peace: Overcome Anxiety During Stressful Times

Stress and anxiety are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are actually distinct experiences.  While both can cause emotional distress and negative physical symptoms, the underlying causes and mechanisms are different. Understanding the difference between stress and anxiety can help individuals identify their symptoms and seek appropriate treatment especially during these stressful times.

  • Is it Stress or Anxiety?Overcome Stress and Anxiety with Roger Saxelby

  • How To Tell The Differnce

  • Helpful Tips: Other (Natural) Options

  • How Hypnotherapy Can Help


Stress is a normal and adaptive response to challenges. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including financial problems, work stress, relationship problems, and major life events. When stress is short-term, it can help you to focus and perform better. However, when stress is chronic, it can lead to a number of health problems, including anxiety, depression, and physical health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and headaches.

Here are some of the symptoms of stress:

  • Physical symptoms: Headaches, muscle tension, stomachache, fatigue, insomnia, and changes in appetite
  • Emotional symptoms: Anxiety, irritability, anger, sadness, and hopelessness
  • Behavioral symptoms: Withdrawal from social activities, increased use of alcohol or drugs, and difficulty concentrating


Anxiety is a mental health condition that is characterized by excessive worry and fear. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, personality, and life experiences. Anxiety can be mild or severe, and it can interfere with daily life.

Here are some of the symptoms of anxiety:

  • Physical symptoms: Racing heart, shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, and trembling
  • Emotional symptoms: Fear, worry, nervousness, and restlessness
  • Behavioral symptoms: Avoiding situations that trigger anxiety, having panic attacks, and difficulty concentrating

How to Tell the Difference

Stress and anxiety can often feel similar, but there are some key differences. Stress is usually caused by a specific event or situation, while anxiety is often more general and may not be triggered by anything in particular. Stress is usually time-limited, while anxiety can last for weeks or months. Stress can be relieved by relaxation techniques, while anxiety may require professional treatment.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help you tell the difference between stress and anxiety:

  • Is there a specific event or situation that is causing my symptoms?
  • Have my symptoms been going on for more than a few weeks?
  • Are my symptoms interfering with my daily life?
  • Do I have a family history of anxiety disorders?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, it is important to talk to a doctor or therapist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Helpful Tips: Other Natural Options

If you are experiencing stress or anxiety, there are a number of things you can do to help yourself.

  • Talk to someone you trust. Talking about your feelings can help you to feel better.
  • Get regular exercise. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and improve your mood.
  • Get enough sleep. When you are well-rested, you are better able to cope with stress.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Eating healthy foods can help to improve your mood and energy levels.
  • Practice relaxation techniques. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

Seek professional help. If you are struggling to cope with stress or anxiety, a therapist can help you to develop coping strategies and manage your symptoms. It is important to remember that you are not alone. Many people are struggling with stress and anxiety during this difficult time. There are resources available to help you, and you do not have to go through this alone.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help You:

One treatment option that can help is hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a state of focused attention and relaxation. This helps you access your subconscious mind and make positive changes in your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  A series of Hypnotherapy sessions can really reduce stress and anxiety by assisting you to identify and change negative thought patterns. It can also help you to reduce physical symptoms such as tension, headaches, etc. and increase feelings of calm and relaxation.

Roger Saxelby specialises in treating anxiety and stress, in adults, teens and pre-teens.  He has over 40 years’ experience and has helped thousands of people. He can help you!  Roger offers a free, no obligation, 30 minute chat. You can discuss (in complete confidence) what’s been happening, what you want to change, and he will explain how hypnosis works and how it can help you or someone you love. It will also help you to feel comfortable working with him. This is vitally important, no matter what the therapy.

If, after your chat, you decide to continue, Roger would get some background information, what has been happening for you, what your symptoms are, etc.  Then you move onto the hypnotherapy part of the session, where Roger will guide you into hypnosis using gentle relaxation techniques.  Once you’re more relaxed, he taps into his vast experience to tailor your sessions towards helping you access your subconsciopus mind to achieve your goal.

Click here to book your free chat with Roger or call him on: 09 – 8377 877

Why Hypnotherapy?  It’s becasue it’s one of the most powerful options. All of your automatic behaviours and habits are stored in your subconscious mind. Hypnosis specialises in the subconscious mind. So it makes sense to use it, and work with that.

The main key to getting this sorted… is to seek help Now!.