A small amount of stress is healthy. Researchers have suggested that exposure to a small amount can in fact make us stronger and give us the tools to deal with stress. Stress is a normal reaction to the everyday pressures that we have. Imagine a bucket that you carry around with you adding each of these pressures to it. There will be occasions that you feel strong enough to carry the bucket but other times you need to lighten how much you are carrying before it overflows.
Stress can creep up on us and quite often we don’t realise the signs before it disrupts our lives, or we have adopted unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Stress can interrupt our sleeping pattern, make us feel tired, reduce our concentration. Along with physical symptoms such as aches and pains, digestive problems, headaches. It’s not surprising that we could turn to food, alcohol or drugs to help us manage.

Emotionally we could also be affected through a low mood, increased anxiety or worry. Which in turn could make us irritable and snappy.

There are lots of techniques to help manage stress as it’s vital that we take time out from our busy lives to relax and unwind. One such technique is self-hypnosis.

Self-hypnosis for stress

Self-hypnosis is a valuable tool that could help combat stress. It’s easy to hypnotise yourself as your using your own words and/or voice. There is no resistance in your mind. Self-hypnosis is the ultimate self-control as you can access the powerful resources you already have and make the changes you want.

It can be used to transform your life. You’ll realise that your brain learns very quickly. Like getting under the bonnet of your mind. Push some buttons, make some adjustments and make phenomenal changes.

These types of changes can be generative changes:
Taking all the good things and making them even better. Such as improve fitness, learn a new skill.

Other changes can be remedial:
Fix or reduce a behaviour or belief. Reduce anxiety, reduce social anxiety.

Start to add in some positive behaviours into the fix and you have the perfect combination of fixing the areas that you want and empowering you in others.

What’s involved?

Hypnosis is a deeply relaxed but focused state. Imagine being emotionally engrossed watching a movie and you don’t her the doorbell go or driving in your car and forget parts of your journey. It’s in this state that your mind is more open to positive suggestion, and you can make the changes you desire. All that is required is focus along with practice. But once you have mastered it you will never look back and you’ll realise you are your own best therapist.

Stress management

It’s an ideal tool to use for stress management that enhances the mind-body connection. Hypnosis can get you into a deeply relaxed state that releases tension in your body and triggers your relaxation response. Being in a hypnotic state tends to lower blood pressure which will help prevent problems due to chronic stress.

You can use it to help with

  • Reducing anxiety
  • Reducing pain
  • Reduce or eliminate headaches
  • Taking power naps
  • Quit smoking
  • Break addictions
  • Stop overeating
  • Adopt healthy habits
  • Keep motivated

Not only can you reduce the amount of stress in your life but also remove unwanted habits or behaviours whilst adopting new healthy habits to help you feel more in control of lives challenges.

Your hypnotherapist can teach you self-hypnosis during a therapy session and get you started on your journey to change.

We will be hosting self-hypnosis workshops over the spring. Keep an eye out on our events page for further information.

If you would like to get started sooner. Book a consultation with Theresa using the link and take control of the stress in your life.