Clinical Guide - Stress

Self-Directed CPD

Managing a healthy adrenal response

People react differently to pressure, and the physiological effect on the body of dealing with long-term challenges and sustained pressure manifests itself differently depending on the individual. Nervous tension begins in the brain and spreads throughout the body, ultimately affecting the adrenals, the thyroid, neurotransmitter systems, the digestive system and the heart. Prolonged pressure over time can become a serious threat to maintaining lifelong wellness as so much energy is channelled into coping, and if left unchecked, can ultimately lead to exhaustion and fatigue, or what many people call “burnout”.

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