The conclusion arrived at holds that unmanaged reactions to stress are a more dangerous risk factor for cancer and heart disease than either cigarette smoking or high cholesterol foods. That makes unmanaged stress Numero Uno in the panoply of Things That Will Kill Us. But it makes sense. If I’m not managing stress, I’m succumbing to it in all sorts of nasty ways.
I told him that one session probably wouldn’t rewire 36 years worth of Catholic Guilt, any more than it would do so for the Jewish version. That said, it was possible that hypnosis could ease this particular situation. We both agreed it was worth a try.
When researchers started looking at the hurdles in our society to putting down junk food, they found complacency had set it in.
I call it brainwashing.
As a nation we are aboard a speeding train heading flat out, or I should say, fat-out, toward obesity and illness. Unless we start implementing radical changes, the next decade will bring with it chronic illness that is going to set in and explode exponentially.