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Managing Stress with Hypnotherapy

September 17, 2019 by Colin Christopher  

Stress is a reality of life—everyone experiences it at some point and to one degree or another. In fact, from an evolutionary perspective, the human mind is designed to activate a stress response in order to ensure survival. Today, though, many people experience overwhelming stress that can interfere with their job performance, relationships and daily activities. The good news is that there are effective ways to alleviate stress, including receiving hypnosis from a trained and experienced hypnotist. Hypnosis is a natural method for managing stress that is highly beneficial for many people. Below are some of the ways hypnosis can help you address your stress:

How Hypnosis Relieves Stress

Hypnotherapy is an effective remedy for stress because it can help you gain control over negative thought processes. Many people develop negative ways of thinking about their lives and circumstances, and whether you call it human nature or conditioning, the result is the same: negative thinking triggers a stress response. This stress response can inevitably take a toll on mental and even physical health. Since negative thoughts are deeply rooted in the subconscious, hypnotherapy can help work them out. Hypnotherapy allows us to access the subconscious mind and essentially change how we think, and a new way of thinking can change the way you experience and cope with stress.

Hypnosis and the Subconscious Mind

There are two main parts of the mind: the subconscious and the critical mind. These two segments are constantly communicating with one another. When a stressful or frustrating event occurs, such as a traffic jam or impending deadline, the critical mind tells the subconscious mind that it’s time to panic. As a result, the stress response is activated, causing you to experience uncomfortable symptoms. These symptoms include sweating, rapid heartbeat, and flushed cheeks. When you enter a state of hypnosis, the critical mind can be turned off, thus preventing the stress response from activating. Furthermore, hypnosis allows you to influence the subconscious mind intentionally. So, you can send positive messages rather than negative, stress-inducing messages to the mind.

If you’re struggling to overcome stress in your personal or professional life, contact me to discover effective solutions through hypnotherapy. Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver men and women are addressing their stress and developing the coping skills they need to transform their lives. Contact me today!