Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Stress Management
Stress and Anxiety Are Among the Top Reasons People Choose Hypnosis
Stress in a modern world is a part of everyday life. In small doses, stress can be beneficial. Stress motivates us, we take action and are often more productive as a result.
The problem is the pace of life today is getting faster and faster and that puts the body under more and more stress. Deadlines, traffic, bills…you name it. Daily stress has become a part of life.
When we experience constant and strong responses to stress, it goes from beneficial motivation and moves into the realm of anxiety.
Anxiety is a Feeling of Extreme Apprehension or Fear
You may not be aware of or consciously know the source of this uneasiness and discomfort. This makes you feel even more unsettled and stressed sending the body into the sympathetic nervous system – where fight and flight responses are triggered.
Hypnosis is a process that takes you into a deep state of relaxation. When the body is relaxed then your breathing slows down allowing you to enter the parasympathetic nervous system. This shift signals to the brain that there is no stress (no lions chasing you) and this turns off the stress response and hormones.
You do not need to live with overwhelming levels of stress and anxiety. If you are ready to take the first step towards living a more peaceful and relaxed life, request your complimentary consultation today.
Reduce Automatic Thoughts That Cause Anxiousness With Hypnosis
Anxiety is one of the most common psychological issues around the world and one of the top reasons people turn to hypnosis. The great news here is that hypnosis can be a very effective tool for managing anxiety.
For many people, anxiety is learned subconsciously. It’s a pattern, or habit, we developed. And if we can create habits – we do that all the time – we can uncreate them.
If you suffer from anxiety, it’s very possible you’ve conditioned yourself to react to stressful situations in a particular way. The physiological signs of anxiety are pretty common across people – we “do” our emotions in largely the same way.
Hypnotherapy allows you to reframe and release these automatic responses (or habits) you’ve adopted. You’ll learn to replace them with more helpful ways to think and act when triggered. Through hypnosis, you can begin to gain greater control over your response to previously stressful situations and empower the mind to respond instead of react in fight or flight.
During a hypnosis session we work to replace distracting negative thoughts with empowering and positive thoughts that the subconscious adopts. When you leave your session you also walk away with suggested strategies and specialized tools called anchors you can use to instantly calm yourself in a stressful situation.
Over time, hypnosis can change your perception of formerly stressful situations and help you build confidence to deal with stress and anxiety in the future.
What are the Most Common Symptoms of Anxiety?
Common anxiety symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Excessive overwhelming negative thoughts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Heart palpitations
- Sweaty palms
- Sudden changes in body temperature
- Body pain or stiffness
- The urgent need to go to the bathroom
- Teeth grinding
How Hypnosis for Anxiety and Stress Is Unique
Traditional therapy is usually about teaching people strategies for managing these automatic thoughts from their conscious mind – or worse yet to use their willpower.
The problem is that the subconscious mind is 7-10x’s as powerful as our conscious mind. If we’ve programmed our mind to respond to triggers with stress and anxiety, it’s super hard to overcome in the heat of the moment.
We might learn to control our fears but they still exist. This is where traditional treatments fall short. The underlying fear that creates the panic – the root causes of your anxiety – are still beneath the surface in your subconscious mind.
With hypnosis, we can begin to replace the old stories in your subconscious that tell you to feel fear and panic in certain situations. In many cases what used to trigger you no longer does.
Reframing Your Subconscious Thoughts
Hypnosis works by helping discover the underlying programs, fears or beliefs stored in your subconscious.
What to expect: In a state of hypnosis (where you’re relaxed, yet alert), the mind and body are calmed and at ease. During hypnosis we’re able to bypass our critical thinking layer and we work directly with the subconscious mind.
A Team Approach to Reducing Anxiety and Managing Stress
If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware that hypnosis for anxiety is fairly mainstream. More and more medical professionals accept and even recommend hypnotherapy as an effective option for treating anxiety.
Many people see positive results after their first hypnotherapy sessions
For most who have high levels of anxiety, additional work outside of the session is usually required. This usually includes strategies for self-awareness, emotional mastery, mindfulness or at-home self-hypnosis sessions.
Repetition created the habit of anxiety, so it’s natural to expect you’ll likely need some repetition to continue reshaping your subconscious thoughts. The best news for anxiety sufferers was a study that found that hypnosis had a 94 percent recovery rate after six sessions.
You’ll only know for sure how good life can be if you’re willing to do something to get started.
So take the first step now. Request your free consultation today.
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