Stress is not all bad. Initially, stress benefits us by producing the momentum needed to deal with the stressor as it happens.
First, we become alert to something that is often felt as a negative body reaction. Next, stress hormones are released by the body. For example, this may feel like an adrenaline rush experienced by a close call or shock. Extra strength or speed for a 'fight or flight' response is the outcome.
Let's look at what happens physically with the eyes in relationship to the hormonal changes, when stress is introduced. In the blog, 'It Is Written On Your Face', a personal story in collaboration with the second party, I have described the experience of moving into and through the process of healing.
In this blog, information is provided, as well as experiences to assist anyone that may benefit as we so greatly have.
This person has JUST experienced a shock or stressor. This experience is usually within the last few hours. Example:
they have just received a call that a loved one was hit by a car!
The body reacts by preparing for 'fight or flight'.
Conscious thinking becomes limited. They feel out of balance and negative about the PRESENT experience. They may appear rigid or dazed. They are trying to maintain stability and just get through this experience.
However, in their 'face language', they are speaking loud and clear. Often we are looking right into their eyes and do not know what we are seeing or how to assist them (or myself!).
Here are examples of first stage stress:
This person has been under on-going stress for hours or days. One eye rotates upward and weakens their depth perception. This causes them to be 'an accident waiting to happen'. This person cannot clearly see the options in front of them to resolve the stressor. This creates the likelihood of rash decision making. They are not amused by their present experience. Outwardly, they appear un-accepting and negative. They really just want to free themselves from the trap of the stressor and to be happy again. They feel trapped due to continued stress and feel hostility. They are NOT in tune with any positive alternatives and NOT choosing to seek them out.
Here are examples of second stage stress:
This person has been under stress for a long period of time. This time period can be anywhere from a few days to years. This person is preoccupied with their stressor. Therefore, they have a very hard time staying present or hearing you. They are looking for a solution by focusing on the past or future. They feel beyond control of the situation. They appear unavailable, melancholy and are quick to react in anger. They desperately desire an end to the feelings of separation from their happiness and choice. They are feeling deserted, hysterical (irrational), hopeless and alone without resolving the situation. They are feeling not at-one-with self in present time. They are reflecting on the un-resolvable problem (again and again and again). They are not feeling proud; they are not aware of any positive alternatives or positive outcomes for the situation, which has been stressful for a long period of time.
The visual expression of third stage stress is: white showing under both eyes.
Here are examples of third stage stress:
If you, or someone you love, is exhibiting these signs of Stress, there is a solution. Debaura provides a safe and gentle environment in which to do so.