Hypnotherapy gives you the ability to cope in different situations in a calm and effective way. You will be able to control your stress and anxiety levels and have a calmer, more confident approach to all situations. Its success can be aided by the use of self-hypnosis and/or a relaxation CD, recreating the calm state experienced during the hypnotherapy session and instigating the beginning of better emotional control.
Stress and anxiety is a common problem in today’s society and most people will encounter these issues at some point. A certain amount of stress can be dealt with naturally, as long as it stays within your ‘safe levels’. However, when it becomes too much for you to cope with it can affect your quality of life. Excessive or prolonged stress can lead to illness, physical and emotional exhaustion, increased anxiety or even panic attacks.
My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.”
Around 12 million adults see their GPs with mental health problems each year and most of these suffer from anxiety and depression, much of which is stress related.
Day to day life can add its fair share of stressors. When we sleep at night our brain should process the events of the day naturally and convert them to a narrative memory so that when we wake in the morning we should be fresh and not weighed down by the emotion felt by each incident of the previous day. This is the case as long as our stress stays within safe and manageable levels. Unfortunately, this is not always possible when we have too many stressors and over time, the compounded effect of stressful events can cause overload resulting in anxiety and/or panic attacks and sometimes physical and emotional breakdown.
Stress has been linked to most health problems, including heart attacks and strokes. Being over-stressed can also lead to low work performance, sleep issues, absent-mindedness, decreased interest in life, addictions, and many other undesirable results.
Being able to manage stress and anxiety effectively will:
- Increase your energy and focus
- Allow you to deal effectively with authority, roles and limits
- Increase your tolerance to frustration during difficult circumstances
- Let you adapt to change and move forward
- Help you to develop a sense of belonging
- Let you show friendliness, care, and love
- Allow you to enjoy recreation
- Permit you to relax and sleep better
- Free your sense of humour and ability to laugh at yourself
- Let you demonstrate a reasonable sense of independence and self-reliance