The Problem With War

by Charles Wm. Skillas, PhD, DD, BCH, CI, FNGH, MCCHt

Psychologically, war is a confusing phenomenon in how it affects us. Some people become very patriotic, while others rail against it as inhuman. Others draw themselves into a mental cocoon and try to ignore it… pretending it isn't happening. Still, others feel the cold grip of fear surrounding them. What is common to all, however is that stress is increased because of the uncertainty of what will happen. The future is unknown and it may be dark.

Even those who are very hawkish and want to level the enemy with overwhelming firepower and know that we have the ability to do it are under more stress. Certainly, those who are afraid are under stress. Fear is the biggest stressor there is and excess stress can cause bad things to happen to our minds and bodies.

Stress is simply a response to life. If you live, you have stress… so it is a normal part of life. However, if it gets too high or is too long lasting, things can break. Depending on our personalities and how closed we are to the flow of life force through our bodies because of negative forcing functions in our subconscious; our breaking stress levels are different.

Even if stress levels go very high, but do not exceed our breaking strength, while we are still in the elastic response mode, nothing bad will happen to us. We actually may be able to step back, view with a kind of elegant detachment what is happening, and perhaps gain perspective on our own lives and its difficulties. In essence, we are sharper in discernment and can grow in positive insight and strength.

However, if our breaking strength stress levels are exceeded by the addition of the war stress, it can produce deleterious consequences for us. The extra stress can send us reeling into mental and emotional illness and even into physical illness if the situation persists for too long. You will get warnings of impending breaking stress levels by how you feel. Sweating for no reason, headaches, undue fatigue, irritability, sleep disruption, anxiety and depression amongst other symptoms can signal the approach of the break. These warning signs call for corrective action before things get worse.

Some sufferers will respond by taking medicine, praying, visiting psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors. Others will do nothing and try to brave it out without breaking. Others will just break. Some may even enlist the aid of conventional hypnotherapists, who cannot legally treat the symptoms, but can help them to relax thereby somewhat relieving their stress. An enlightened few will find a hypnotherapist who can get to the root of their high stress and release the negative forcing functions of the source problems within them. With this release, the breaking stress threshold is greatly increased and the sufferer can handle the war stress without undue difficulty.

This article is intended for general informational purposes
and does not provide medical, psychological, or other professional advice.


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