What is stress?

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What is Stress?

We use the word stress so much in modern life that the word has almost lost its meaning.  We say we are ‘stressed out’ when things seem too much to cope with though the biological term ‘stress’ refers to a range of stimuli which can exert a negative effect on a person’s mental and physical state.  For the purpose of Total Sense Therapy and its benefits in stress therapy, we define stress as the emotions and physical manifestations caused by negative external forces. TST has been developed to return the mind and body to a state of serenity and relaxation.

What are the 2 types?

We all have our own methods of dealing with stress, pressure, anxiety and worry; some can be helpful but some can also be destructive. Sometimes, it can feel like the worries you’re rolling around in your mind as you lie in bed at night will never stop and allow you to fall asleep.  It’s for moments like these that TST was developed.  Consider for a moment your own situation and the moments of pressure or anxiety you face in your daily life.  Now think about the things you do to counteract them.  Are they destructive (comfort eating, alcohol etc.) or beneficial?

Total Sense Therapy not only provides you with a wholly natural ‘mind-and-body’ method of managing stress day to day but also provides an outlet for those of us who are unable to manage stress or have no idea where to start.

Regular Stress Therapy


Regular stress therapy, or in the case of TST, a device which reduces the perception and responses to stress emotions is useful in combating the ill effects caused by prolonged exposure to the biological conditions brought on by the stress response.




It has been shown that chronic stress slows the healing of wounds by up to 25%.  It can also affect the part of the brain where memories are processed.  Over-secretion of stress hormones for a prolonged period can have an adverse effect on individuals who are attempting to form memories – such as studying for exams.



Detriment to Health

It’s fair to assume that individuals experiencing stress would ‘comfort eat’ but also, the biological conditions of a stressed individual can also promote the accumulation of visceral fat despite a healthy balanced diet.  Not only does the stressful environment place a strain on the individual’s organs such as the heart, higher fat levels can also contribute to the possible onset of Heart disease.



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A final word on stress

Total SENSE Therapy provides emotion-based stress management. As each individual will have a different set of stress stimuli, the first and most effective manner of dealing with stress is to remove or manage the physical aspects of stress. Solving problems or taking yourself out of a situation that causes you stress will always be the best way of coping, However, where an individual finds themselves in situations they cannot avoid, then the emotion- focused coping processes of TST can be employed – in effect, managing the negative emotions caused by a specific situation.