Stress & anxiety management are two of the main reasons for people seeking hypnotherapy.
Importantly, many people who come for hypnotherapy for issues such as insomnia, nail biting, smoking cessation and weight loss etc, will report stress and anxiety as playing a significant part in their problem or habit.
Stress and anxiety are everywhere in our society and if not dealt with, can cause real problems, for example:
- Back complaints
- Stomach complaints
Hypnotherapy can help us to relax and change the way we think and manage situations.
It incorporates lots of different therapeutic models of help to deal with the presenting stress, but can also help to avoid the development of high, underlying stress levels.
Hypnotherapy helps unconscious learning by tapping into the subconscious mind. It does this by teaching you relaxation techniques and exercises. It can enable you to develop natural responses – a ‘relaxation reflex’ as opposed to a ‘stress reflex.
Hypnotherapy can also help with positive thinking and assertiveness. By understanding stress and your body’s reaction to it, you can start to create new positive reactions which will give you a sense of fulfilment and confidence.
In summary, the better you feel about your ability to cope with stressful situations the better you will, in fact, cope with them.
Whilst hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for stress and anxiety symptoms, it is also a great approach to dealing with stress and anxiety before they even happen!