Stress management and anxiety are two of the main reasons for people coming for hypnotherapy. An important point to note is that many of the other individuals who come for hypnotherapy for issues such as insomnia, nail biting, stopping smoking and weight loss will report stress and anxiety as playing a part in the problem or habit.
Stress and anxiety are everywhere in our society and if not dealt with can cause real health problems i.e. back complaints, stomach problems, migraines, depression, etc. There are even links suggested between stressful lifestyle and diabetes. Relaxation exercises and other stress management techniques will help you not only to combat stress and cope with it but ultimately and far more importantly, to prevent it in the first place.
Hypnosis can incorporate lots of different therapeutic models to help you deal with the presenting stress but also to help you avoid developing high underlying stress levels.
It can help unconscious learning and by teaching you relaxation techniques and exercises, it can enable you to develop natural responses i.e. a relaxation reflex as opposed to a stress reflex.
It can also help with positive thinking and assertiveness. By understanding the stress and your body’s reaction to it, you can start to create new positive responses which become a self-fulfilling prophecy.