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North London Stress Management Centre.
Tel: 020 8444 4871
Adrenal Fatigue, or Hypoadrenia, occurs when the two adrenal glands (located in the back, near the bottom of the ribs on each side of the spine) do not produce enough steroid hormones, particularly Cortisol, to combat stress, whether this takes the form of physical stress such as surgery, injuries or poor diet, emotional stress with its origins in relational, work or psychological disorders, continual environmental stress arising from exposure to, for example, toxic chemicals and pollutants, and disease states such as cancer, AIDS, or lesser conditions including bronchitis and flu. Too much Cortisol, on the other hand, can lead to blood sugar imbalances, high blood pressure, insomnia and impaired cognitive performance. To combat Adrenal Fatigue, a healthy balance between these two extremes needs to occur.
The confusion relating to Adrenal Fatigue occurs when sufferers, who may have looked up their symptoms on the WWW and seen them identified collectively as a recognisable, specific, disorder, consult their GP and encounter a wall of deniability that Adrenal Fatigue actually exists - that is, if the doctor has even heard of it in the first place! Many medical practitioners, whilst admitting that adrenal insufficiency does exist in the form of Addison’s Disease, take the view that there is no scientific evidence to suggest that long-term mental, emotional or physical stress drains the adrenal glands. Regardless of one’s own viewpoint, there is no doubt that the conditions associated with Adrenal Fatigue are real and as such, we recognise it as a valid condition.
Our treatment programme:
The Initial consultation enables the therapist to get an insight into how Adrenal Fatigue is affecting your life, helping him to formulate and develop a programme that is fully tailored to your specific requirements. Together with hypnotherapy, the core element of our recovery programme, we utilise a number of psychotherapeutic techniques proven to be highly effective when dealing with Adrenal Fatigue, including Psycho Cybernetics, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt psychology, Neuro linguistic Programming, Mindfulness and, where appropriate, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Hypnotherapy takes a central role in accessing the subconscious and removing the negative feelings that have taken hold as a result of living with Adrenal Fatigue.
If you are suffering from Adrenal Fatigue and need help or information on our treatment programme, please feel free to contact us.