Reduce Stress with Hypnosis
How Can You Reduce Stress with Hypnosis?

Research has shown that you can reduce stress with hypnosis, also fear and anxiety. It can also be used to help in coping with the symptoms of panic disorder.  

Stress is something we experience when we feel under too much pressure and unable to cope. We all experience stress from time to time and we all experience it differently. A certain situation (for example, bungee jumping) may be incredibly stressful for one person, but someone else's idea of fun.

Different events and situations can cause stress and often it’s a build-up of small, subtle stressors like work-related stress or financial worries that lead to ongoing (or chronic) stress. Feeling stressed for long periods of time takes its toll on both our mental health conditions and physical health.

While we can’t always control the stressful events and situations we experience, we can control our reactions to them. Here we’ll look into common stress symptoms and explore how to reduce stress with hypnosis, and how to help yourself change your reaction and manage stress better. 

Reduce Stress with Hypnosis - Mental Health Conditions


Some of the ways you may feel emotionally include:
  • anxious
  • overwhelmed and as if you can’t cope
  • easily irritated and angry
  • low in self-esteem and self-worth

These feelings may change the way you behave and interact with those around you.


Some of the ways you may feel mentally include:
  • fast thinking
  • difficulty making decisions
  • difficulty focusing
  • constant worrying

These feelings may well impact on your day-to-day life and over time, stress can lead to mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.


Some of the ways you may feel physically include:
  • tense muscles
  • headaches
  • feeling dizzy
  • problems sleeping
  • fatigue
  • a change in appetite


What can help reduce stress?

The first step to managing stress is to become aware of what triggers it for you and what stress symptoms you experience. Remember, we’re all different and will respond and react to stress differently.

Try making a list of the different things in your life that makes you feel stressed and then note how stress shows up for you. Do you notice symptoms physically, mentally or emotionally? What causes you to feel stressed? Understanding your triggers means you can anticipate when you might struggle in the future and come up with ways to cope.

Tools and techniques to help you manage stress better include:
  1. Increasing your communication skills and being more assertive (learn to say no when your plate is already full).
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  3. Using relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation or having a bath can help to ease tension of your mental health conditions likewise your physical health.
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  5. Exercising frequently helps to decrease stress and promotes relaxation. If you’re not a fan of the gym, try going for a walk, swimming or a yoga class.
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  7. Making time for self-care is a good reminder that you matter and will help you develop emotional resilience.  
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  9. Connecting with friends and loved ones. Talking problems out and spending time in other people’s company can help you feel less alone and more able to cope.
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  11. Making space for hobbies and fun can encourage a sense of playfulness and help to alleviate stress.
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  13. Working on your sleep routine to ensure you’re getting enough restful sleep can help you feel more energetic and resilient.
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  15. Assessing your diet and reducing the amount of sugar and caffeine you’re consuming can help ease some physical stress symptoms.
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  17. If stress is impacting your life, you may need further support. There are several options available, including talk therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis, Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Reduce Stress With Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy aims to break negative thought patterns and responses to stress and instead provide you with a healthier reaction. This is done via the subconscious - the part of our mind that works automatically and without us realising.  

Your hypnotherapist will help you enter a state of deep relaxation (hypnosis). When you’re in this state, your subconscious is more open to suggestion. The idea here is for the hypnotherapist to ‘suggest’ different ways of responding to stress, to your subconscious.

Some people will see results after one session while others may require a number of sessions. This will depend on your individual circumstances and the depth of work needed. Often Clinical hypnotherapists will also teach you self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques you can use after the sessions are over.

Author

Rhondda Stewart
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Rhondda has a long and distinguished career spanning decades, including winning the Educator of the Year Award 2004 from the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (USA). To find out more about Rhondda and her achievements, please click bellow.
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