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Stress-Anxiety & Hypnosis

Stress is a part of our life therefore, we can’t always avoid stress. However, we can apply the right tools and practices that help us to cope with and respond to stress in a healthy way which can also reduce anxiety.

What is Stress?

Stress can be defined as any type of experience that causes physical, emotional or psychological tension. When we are faced with negative or unpleasant circumstances, stress is how our body responds, which requires attention or action. Everyone experiences stress to some degree. The way we respond to stress is what makes a big difference to our overall well-being.

Depending on our subconscious beliefs and programming, we either respond to stress with calm, composure or we react with anger, and emotional outburst (also known as ‘fight’ response). Alternatively, we just freeze and do absolutely nothing about it (no response or reaction). Instead, we suppress our feelings. And this can cause anxiety, as the emotions are being internalized instead of processed in a healthy way. We might also escape the situation (also known as ‘flight’ response).

When escaping the stressful situation, we are afraid to deal with it so we choose to avoid it all together. This can also lead to suppressing our feelings and can then turn into anxiety and fear. Both ‘freeze’ and ‘escape’ are similar in the way that, when we freeze we avoid dealing with the stressful situation. Therefore, we are, in a way, escaping it as well.

It is very important to learn to live with stress but also learn healthy ways to control it. If it takes over our life it will affect our health negatively and this can lead to illness. At times, we create unnecessary stress by thinking negatively (internal stress) or allowing negative people or circumstances into our lives (external). In these instances, we actually have the power to eliminate these self-created negative thoughts, the people or circumstances that are causing us stress.

Other times we have to deal with stress, if it is not within our control to do something about it. For example; you could be dealing with a boss that is causing you stress. When you learn to remain calm and detached from their behavior, it becomes easier to put up with that person until you change jobs. Learn to cope with it until you take action to change something about it. And this is when hypnotherapy can come in to help you.

What is Anxiety?

In very simple terms, anxiety is excessive worry.

Worry is a universal human trait; it is present in everyone. However, in people who are overly anxious, the worry can go to great lengths. In extreme situations, it can cause social anxiety disorder, which can manifest itself in various physical ways. Anxiety and stress like to hang out with each other. Stress causes anxiety and anxiety causes stress so they pretty much feed off of each other.

How can hypnotherapy help with Stress & Anxiety?

You can use hypnosis to relieve stress and anxiety almost instantly. Through hypnosis and cognitive behavioral coaching, you can learn coping skills to help you respond to stress the healthy way. You can learn to remain calm in stressful situations and reduce anxiety.

Usually when you feel less stressed out, you will also feel less anxious. However, sometimes anxiety also lead to fear of all sorts. You can read more about how hypnosis can help get rid of ‘fears’ by clicking here.

By addressing negative beliefs and self-talk, hypnosis for self-esteem can help you let go of self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, and develop a more positive and confident outlook on life. This can lead to improved self-esteem, greater self-confidence, and a more fulfilling life.

Research has shown that hypnosis can be an effective treatment for improving self-esteem, and it can be used as part of a comprehensive approach that includes therapy, counseling, and other forms of support.

As you know, your health comes first! So why not do something about it today! If you are experiencing extreme overwhelm, worry, stress or anxiety, reach out to me! Let’s discuss how I can help you.