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Feelings of stress and worry are normal. When the feelings are stronger than the stimulus requires, or if they last after a cause is no longer a concern, it is time to seek help. Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment in reducing feelings of anxiety. Hypnosis works to change the thoughts and feelings associated with the root of the anxiety.
Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or concern in response to an upcoming or current event. It is normal to be concerned about your environment and it does serve a purpose. Anxiety is related to our fear response and is recognition of our awareness of potential threats, or changes to our surroundings. If you really think about it, feelings of anxiety and excitement are very similar. It is just a matter of our interpretation of events as to whether or not it is a positive or negative experience. Both make us focus our attention because something unusual is happening.
While mild forms of these concerns are perfectly fine, sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed by these feeling. They become our constant companion and begin negatively affecting our life.
When we are stressed, fearful, or even excited we experience a physiological response. Our bodies prepare us for action by releasing adrenaline and cortisol into the body. These hormones are designed to give us a “boost.” It can give us energy by speeding up the heart rate and pumping blood to major muscle groups. We can get a boost of strength. They can push normal thought processes to the wayside so that we are capable of doing what it is that we have to do in that moment. Mentally this helps us to focus and be hyperventilate of our surroundings.
All of these changes occur to prepare us for the “flight or fight” response that is a part of our survival instincts. Although we rarely face wild threats anymore, this physical and psychological reaction is still useful. For example, we may still feel nervous before a test or an interview. That is normal and can be a productive feeling so long as it does not overcome our better judgment. Those concerns make us aware and alert of our environment and potential mistakes. It can even briefly enhance our performance in those settings.
The problem occurs when we become overwhelmed by these feelings. When we become excessively worried about them they begin to interfere with our daily lives. While these hormones provide a valuable service, they can harm the body when we over produce them. When we live in this constant state of worry or even fear, it can begin to affect other aspects of our mental and physical well-being.
It is also very draining, even painful, to fight these feelings on a regular basis. This can make you more susceptible to feelings of hopelessness which can lead to depression. Both of which are things that are hard to fight or defend ourselves against. Worse yet, few even know where to start.
Determining what kind of anxiety you are facing, and its severity is just the first step in determining the best treatment options for you.
Hypnosis works by inducing a state of deep relaxation and concentration, which allows a person to focus on positive thoughts and suggestions. This can help to change a person’s thought patterns and behaviors, which can reduce stress and anxiety.
Yes, hypnosis can help with stress and anxiety. It can help a person to relax, reduce their stress levels and manage their anxiety.
The benefits of using hypnosis for stress and anxiety include reduced feelings of stress and anxiety, improved mood and mental well-being, and better ability to cope with stressors.
Most people can be hypnotized, but some may find it more difficult than others. Factors such as a person’s level of suggestibility and willingness to be hypnotized can affect the success of hypnosis.
The length of time it takes for hypnosis to be effective for stress and anxiety can vary depending on the person and the specific issues they are dealing with. Some people may see results after one session, while others may need multiple sessions to see significant changes.
The number of sessions needed for hypnosis for stress and anxiety can also vary depending on the person and the specific issues they are dealing with. Typically, 3-4 sessions are recommended for people who are dealing with chronic stress and anxiety.
Hypnosis is generally considered safe, but it’s important to work with a qualified hypnotherapist.
The most common side effects of using hypnosis for stress and anxiety include a sense of relaxation and calm, improved ability to cope with stressors, an increased sense of control over emotions and thoughts, and a generally improved overall well-being.