Hypnotherapy for Stress
Stress can be both positive and negative. As a positive influence it can motivate individuals to perform at their optimum level and boost energy, but as a negative influence stress can lead to adverse physical affects and be detrimental to health. Stress is caused by the body’s natural reaction to defend itself, so in an emergency stress will force us to exert maximum effort to protect ourselves. However when our body is prepared to face an emergency and no emergency happens, all the extra energy has nowhere to go, and negative stress is caused. Feelings of anger, depression, distrust and rejection, ultimately leading to headaches, insomnia and high blood pressure can all be caused by negative stress.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help clients to understand why they think the way they do and how these thoughts can be positively changed to manage stress.
As it is not the situation itself that causes stress (or everyone would be stressed by the same situation), but our reaction to the situation, hypnotherapy can be effective for managing stress. By altering our reaction to a particular situation during hypnosis to a more positive one, the feelings about that situation can also become more positive. When a client then experiences that situation in real life, their reaction will often be completely different.
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