Stress is the body adapting to exterior pressure or restrictions; in that sense, it’s normal. It becomes harmful when our reaction impairs our abilities and triggers symptoms like trembling, heart palpitations, digestive issues or failing concentration. Like when fear of exams causes anxiety or muscle tension, for example.
So my priority is to lower stress levels.
Whatever causes stress, the basic techniques I teach are relaxation (physical and mental), breathing and movement. They allow you to return to your comfort zone, a state of calm or vitality where you can restore your abilities and confidence.
Spotting stress factors is the next major step.
This step allows me to identify essential elements that indicate your reaction to stress: your posture, breathing, movements, thoughts, feelings… These elements help me recommend simple and specific exercises for your daily life, such as an anchoring movement or a ritual to calm down and refocus. This helps you suffer less stress and see multiple options in any situation.
Stress management requires training and regular practice. The goal is to acquire new methods and relaxation exercises so you can go along with a stressful situation to reach the desired state.