Do you suffer from one or more of the following?
- Panic Attacks
- Feeling Overwhelmed
If so, take comfort (if you can) in the knowledge that stress affects everyone, it’s a part of our everyday lives. There are many levels of stress, and many ways in which it can affect us. When we suffer from stress it can sometimes feel like everything is stacked against us, everything seems like a challenge and it’s difficult to find relief. But when we feel this way it leaves us vulnerable and open for more and more stress to come our way. Finding ways to help reduce our stress levels has become a way of life for many. Some get weekly massages, some take hot baths after a long day at work, some meditate, some seek out counselling. While others find it increasingly difficult to relax and possibly seek out medical advice, which can then result in antidepressants being prescribed.
Stress can be caused by many factors people face on a daily basis, whether it’s financial, personal, work-related or home-related. But our daily challenges with stress can possibly come from somewhere deeper too, somewhere inside of us, emotions deep-rooted in the past, things never resolved or dealt with. As we get older these can manifest and come to the surface, causing quite an impact on our lives. There are many triggers that can bring these stresses out into the open, and it’s our mind that tells our body how to respond. If it feels we’re dealing with a stressful, challenging situation that’s when our body will react. There’s a number of physical symptoms brought on by being in a stressful situation:
- feeling nauseous/stomach aches
- tight, tense muscles, unable to move
- heart racing
- sore back
When you feel stressed your mind creates thoughts of what will happen next. Hypnosis can help by relaxing you completely, bringing your heart rate down, helping you to stay focused and calm. It helps your subconscious mind interpret and perceive the situations that would normally cause you stress differently, resulting in reducing your stress levels significantly. It involves creating positive suggestions, affirmations and visualisations specific to the situations that cause you stress in your life, allowing you to stay in control. Many techniques can be given, including learning self hypnosis so that you can take control of a situation whenever you need to. Hypnosis doesn’t just help relieve stress, it can get to the root cause of why you feel this way, helping you to get rid of it for good.