Stress Removal With Hypnotherapy
Stress doesn’t discriminate against age, sex, race or occupation and its grip tightens as the social and economic pressures of 21st century life increase.
An epidemic of stress-related illnesses affects the wellbeing of unprecedented numbers of the population. Countless people now resort to antidepressants to help them face the day. So, just what is going on in this age of unparalleled prosperity and comfort?
Heart disease, stroke, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, crohn’s disease, psoriasis, allergies, insomnia, depression, anxiety and even cancer can all be triggered or aggravated by stress. It compromises the immune system and symptoms like exhaustion, muscular tension and an increased heart rate all put tremendous pressure on the body. Health is further undermined by mood swings, poor eating habits, lack of exercise and an inability to concentrate, which all take their toll on emotional wellbeing.
On the one hand, stress gives us our drive and motivation to get out there and achieve our potential but too much of it has the opposite effect. Once there is a gap between our ability to cope with stress and the amount of pressure we are under, problems appear overwhelming, confidence shatters and performance goes into meltdown. An effective way of closing that gap is to include hypnotherapy among the strategies used to deal with the causes and symptoms of stress. With practice, hypnotic tools and techniques can help prevent stress from escalating to harmful levels.
In a research study involving over 100 patients suffering from stress-related conditions it was found that 75% felt their symptoms were improving after 12 weeks of self-hypnosis practice, within one year 72% of the group reported complete remission of their symptoms as a result of the self-hypnosis.
(Maher-Loughnan, G.P. 1980, “Hypnosis: Clinical application of hypnosis in medicine’, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 23: 447-55)
- Body tension
- Unable to relax
- Poor appetite
- Digestive problems
- Excessive eating
- Excessive drinking
- Excessive smoking
- Loss of sex drive
- Aggressive behaviour
- Road rage
- Snapping at people you love
- Agitation at small things
- Always being rushed, in a hurry, or late for appointments
- Unable to sit still and focus on a television programme, conversation or book
Stress – Making a Positive Change
By experiencing the deep relaxation of a hypnotic state, your body learns to relax. You will feel more rested and energetic and you will find your sleep becoming deeper and more peaceful. As you begin to feel better physically, your thinking will become clearer and you will react to stressful situations more calmly.
As you learn to control your response to stress triggers, your emotions will become more controlled and you will begin to experience a greater sense of peace and serenity no matter what your circumstances.
Life is full of change. It never stays the same. Learning to cope, change and adapt to whatever situation may arise in your life is the key to successful stress management.