Most people feel stressed sometimes and some people can find stress helpful or even motivating. But if stress is negatively affecting your life, Hypnotherapy can help – quickly and effortlessly.
Stress is something we ALL experience at some point in our lives, and we ALL experience it differently. It’s when you feel under too much pressure and you are struggling to cope with all that you have on your plate. It’s not always easy to recognise when stress is the reason you’re feeling or acting differently.
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Different events and situations can cause stress and often it’s a build-up of small, subtle stressors like work-related stress or financial worries that lead to ongoing (or chronic) stress. Feeling stressed for long periods of time takes its toll on both your mental, emotional and physical health.
While you can’t always control the stressful events and situations you experience in life, you can control your reactions to them.
Why do we get stressed?
Our brains evolved to help us survive back in prehistoric times when you faced daily threats to your life and existence. When a threat was presented, your brain fires off hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which gets your heart beating faster, your breath quickens and your muscles tense up. This is the ‘fight or flight’ response, and you may have heard about it before.
But times have changed, and that primitive response no longer serves us at it should. You no longer have a daily threat of being a sabre-toothed tiger’s lunch or of being trampled by a speedy woolly rhino, but your brain’s responses have kinda stayed stuck. So, instead of physical threats being processed as threatening, some other situations and experiences are misread by your brain and acted upon as a perceived survival threat – such as an exam or test, a scary opportunity to speak in public, or simply standing up for yourself against a bullying manager. Your brain still goes through the motions to prepare you to ‘fight or flight’, but instead of fighting your manager or running away from your desk, it’s more likely that you’ll stay sat at your desk, turning that physical turmoil into emotional and mental turmoil … which becomes STRESS symptoms and behaviours.
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What My Clients Say …
Since having hypnotherapy my mind has settled into a calmer way of thinking. My enthusiasm for life has increased and I’m less stressed at work.
Causes of stress
Stress is a reaction to mental or emotional pressure. It’s often related to feeling like you’re losing control over something, but sometimes there’s no obvious cause.
When you’re feeling anxious or scared, your body releases stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. This can be helpful for some people and stress might help you get things done or feel more motivated. But it can also cause physical symptoms such as a faster heartbeat or sweating. If you’re stressed all the time it can become a problem with serious health consequences.
- work – feeling pressure at work, unemployment or retirement
- family – relationship difficulties, divorce or caring for someone
- financial problems – unexpected bills or borrowing money
- health – illness, injury or bereavement
- significant life events – having a baby, getting married, buying a house.
Hypnotherapy for Stress
Hypnosis for stress is very helpful when you’re experiencing short-term stress. For example, if you have an exam coming up or a public speaking engagement. Hypnotherapy can help you to respond in a more relaxed way in the future so that you are in control of your stress, rather than the other way around.
Hypnotherapy aims to break negative thought patterns and responses to stress and provide you with a more healthy reaction to stress in the future. This is done via the subconscious – the part of our mind that works automatically and without us realising – whilst you are deeply relaxed, aka. in a hypnotic trance.
Once you are deeply relaxed, your subconscious is more open to suggestions and new ways of thinking, so this is where we deprogram the negative stress responses and reprogram you with healthy boundaries and positive coping strategies for you to use from the moment you are brought out of hypnosis.
Some people will see results after one session, however others may require a number of sessions, hence why I always recommend 3 to 6 sessions depending on the severity of your stress levels. I also offer packages for stress management where I teach you self-hypnosis, EFT and relaxation techniques that you can actively use after the sessions are over for greater empowerment over your stress levels.
Regular self-hypnosis and EFT can help you to further reduce tension and ease stress on a more long-term basis. The very act of going into a hypnotic state will ease stress as you need to be very relaxed. For this reason alone many of my clients find hypnotherapy an effective tool for managing stress, as well as a really lovely way to relax deeply and fully – especially if you’re one of those people who struggle to switch off!
Hypnotherapy can also be used to help increase your confidence and self-esteem, making you feel more comfortable setting boundaries and saying no to people. These are essential tools for managing stress.