How to Overcome Stress with the Help of Hypnotherapy

Stress is extremely common in most of our busy modern lives, at least to some extent. In some ways, it’s a little like headaches. Almost everyone will experience a headache at least once or a few times, but frequent and debilitating headaches may be a sign that treatment is necessary. Similarly, stress in small amounts might provide some impetus to ‘get things done’ but too much stress can require treatment as it may lead to health problems. 

The trap, however, is believing that since stress is so commonplace, it’s just normal to accept it and continue on with life even when we may be feeling immense stress. Prolonged stress can detract from our well-being, affecting our mental and emotional health as well as our physical health. Hypnotherapy can be highly effective for some individuals at treating stress. Here’s how:

How Hypnotherapy Works for Stress Relief

Hypnotherapy works for stress much like how it works for resolving other issues such as anxiety or fear, for example. The hypnotherapist induces a state of hypnosis whilst the individual is awake and still conscious; the client is always in control and fully aware of their surroundings. In a state of hypnosis, the hypnotherapist can identify the root causes of stress and implant suggestive thoughts that can subsequently lead to gradual correction of the stress trigger in the future.

Tapping Into the Subconscious Mind

You might put your socks in a drawer and your shoes on a rack, but what space does stress take up in the mind? Well, there is no discrete space dedicated to stress but it does occupy ‘space’ in the subconscious mind, the place where our memories and experiences and deeply held beliefs reside.

Hypnotherapy accesses the subconscious mind and seeks to determine the underlying triggers of stress in the mind. These triggers could be just about anything, sometimes not even clearly known to the individual such as stress from a traumatic past experience, for example. The hypnotherapist then works to promote a shift in how the individual perceives and responds to the stress triggers.

How Hypnotherapy Can Overcome Stress: Key Benefits 

Treating stress with hypnotherapy can be highly beneficial for many obvious reasons and some that may not be as obvious:

  • Better self-esteem and confidence: whilst in a state of hypnosis, the hypnotherapist can implant suggestions that replace behaviours or thought patterns that lead to stress, which can in turn lead to empowerment and confidence improving.
  • Resolution of traumatic past experiences: often, stress is linked to traumatic experiences in the past. Sometimes, these traumatic experiences are repressed and go on without ever having been confronted. Resolving the stress triggers can help the individual confront and overcome these types of experiences.
  • Better sleep: stress can negatively affect how we sleep, so treating stress can naturally improve sleep patterns which in turn can lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

How to Treat Stress Via Hypnotherapy

Treating stress can be a challenge for many, especially since unlike a curable physical illness or injury there are no simple treatments or ‘happy little pills’ that lead to long-term improvement. Hypnotherapy can be highly effective for some individuals and as a non-invasive treatment method may be preferable to other alternatives – or at least worth trying.

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