Have you ever thought about that?
Stress is something we all complain about and something that every human feels at various times and yet a definition of stress alludes us. Although there are plenty of definitions around, one of the most useful is: “Stress is any change to which you must adjust.”
We may think of stressful situations as being negative; like an illness, a death of a loved one, getting fired from your job, flunking school, a divorce, as some examples. But there are situations commonly thought of as positive that produce stress as well; like moving into a new home, getting a promotion, going away to college, getting married.
Stress can come from external and internal sources. It may come from the environment, or from the body and/or the thoughts and emotions.
Hypnosis, or rather self-hypnosis, is useful in teaching to you reduce stress. And there are other techniques such as nutrition, time management, assertiveness training, autogenics, visualization, meditation, breathing, job stress management and biofeedback can be used to help reduce the stress. You can also go to my website for a free Reduce Stress’ session.
Let me ask you;
Do you ever get the feeling that your brain is on overload’ that you just couldn’t think another thought?
That your brain has somehow ground to a halt?
That your ability to concentrate has just evaporated?
Or suddenly notice that your shoulders have somehow ended up around your ears with stress? That the tension in your back is just killing you?
Hypnosis can trigger your natural relaxation response, causing wonderful waves of good hormones and feelings of tranquility to wash through your mind and body.
Imagine having relief on tap – something you could experience whenever you need it that would remove all the stress from your body and return the clarity of your mind. Hypnosis is an effective method of dealing with stress when you cannot get relief through any other methods. Through hypnosis to relieve stress, you can learn many beneficial techniques that will help you cope with ordinary and extraordinary stress and live a happier healthier life. Stress causes many physical and psychological problems, which indirectly cause pain and disease, that can be relieved through hypnosis. It is important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and Hypnosis can help you do this.
Through hypnosis, you learn to distinguish between good and bad stress. Stress is good when it invigorates your life and challenges you to reach the limits of your potential. Stress can be bad when worry about problems or situations causes headaches, insomnia, depression or any other physical problems. Learning how to properly manage stress makes you a happier person and one that others will want to be around. Stress is contagious and if you are down about a problem, you will also bring others down. Through hypnosis, you can also learn to recognize stress is others and how to avoid getting caught up in their problems.
Stress hypnosis teaches you how to relax and stay calm even under the most stressful conditions. It helps you to replace those negative thoughts with positive ones that can help left your spirits. You learn to recognize the things that trigger your stress and this is powerful in helping you to manage the level of stress you feel may be necessary. You can get the help you need to effectively manage stress through stress hypnosis.
Why Does Hypnotherapy Work?
The ways in which the mind operates in its subconscious mode provide the answer.
It is instructive to note that our autonomic system is in the subconscious. That’s the system which tells our hearts to beat and our lungs to breathe. It is because of this we don’t have to think (conscious mind), “Oops! Gotta take a breath now!” or “Time for another heart beat!” Fortunately this is all taken care of by our subconscious—– automatically. Everything that is done for our benefit, originates here. Therefore should a hypnotist make an inappropriate suggestion of any kind, it would be rejected by the client.
Years ago I heard a Hypnotherapist explain that if he should ask them in hypnosis to rob every bank in town and bring the money back to him, they wouldn’t do it. Our subconscious always has our best interest as its main concern.
It does other things for us, too. We are bombarded by 60,000 stimuli per second every minute of our lives. In one minute we receive 3,600,000 bits of stimuli! One can only speculate what would happen if they would flood our consciousness! Especially when we know that our conscious mind can only be aware of five to seven pieces of information or “clumps” of information at a time.
Emotions and the imagination reside in the subconscious. In an emotional state, we are motivated to proceed in the direction of what we are imagining. Emotion is the fuel of the subconscious while imagination is the language.
Habits by definition are those repetitive behaviors that you do “without thinking.” Thinking is a function of the conscious; everything else is in the subconscious. One habit is usually eliminated by replacing it with another. Some habits are easier to eliminate than others and if they are firmly held in the subconscious may require finding the causes and remove them and replace them with healthy behavior.
The subconscious doesn’t “think” in the usual way; it reacts. And it can’t distinguish between reality and unreality; it absorbs all the information received through the senses as truth.
Generally speaking, if two or more emotions are in conflict, the dominate one wins out over the weaker; imagination wins out over will power; emotions win out over logic; the subconscious wins out over the conscious.
The subconscious can be your master or your greatest ally in your quest for success and self-improvement.