What is it and how can hypnotherapy help?
Waking relaxed and calm helps us to be able to cope with each day, improving our self-confidence and in turn increasing our motivation and positive energy. When you are relaxed and calm, you cannot be anxious or stressed.
Anxiety and stress are emotions that can be necessary and fundamental to our survival, which in reasonable levels will be managed naturally. When under control, it can be harnessed to improve performance, heighten senses, increase strength and reduce pain. We are normally able to return to our intellectual brain, regaining control and able to produce our natural happy chemicals.
Anxiety is a completely normal response which our brain initiates in response to stress or danger when we are faced with new challenges in our lives. Our primitive mind perceives this change as danger and initiates the freeze, flight or fight response. This response is great when we are actually faced with danger but it can become disproportionate to the point where our brain gives the same stress response as it would to a life-threatening situation when faced with daily issues like reading a bank statement, driving or socialising, all of which can build up pressures.
When we experience higher levels of stress / anxiety we lose the ability to cope and it becomes a constant feature of our daily life.
Anxiety is created by negative thinking and the more we think in a negative way, the more our brain encourages us to continue that line of thought and we become trapped in a cycle of negative thinking, past and future.
If you suffer from headaches, migraines, digestive problems including ulcers, insomnia, fatigue, high blood pressure, nervousness and excessive sweating, heart disease, strokes and even hair loss, you are experiencing the physical symptoms.
The emotional symptoms include: anger, depression, irritability, frustration, over-reaction to everyday problems, memory loss and a lack of concentration for any task. In the long term these could develop more acutely causing an individual to withdraw from society, phobias, compulsive behaviours, eating disorders and night terrors.
Hypnotherapy helps reduce levels of stress hormones in the brain, lowering general anxiety levels and getting you focused on the positive aspects of your life. It gives you more control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, enabling you to deal positively with any situation life has in store for you in a relaxed and calm manner.
Hypnotherapy helps you to gain control, change perspective and make life the way you want it to be: motivated, confident and full of energy.