Please enjoy this article by my friend, Valerie Lloyd, of Advanced Hypnotherapy of America.
Managing Stress and Anxiety with Hypnosis
Author: Valerie Lloyd
Are you stressed? Do you worry about money or your job? In today’s economic climate, financial worries top our list of fears. A new study from Mental Health America (a top nonprofit, mental health organization) shows Americans are stressed by three main factors: finances, health, and employment. Almost half of participants reported finances as their number one stressor. For thirty-four percent, health was a major concern. Employment stress referred to job-related problems or lack of employment.
What problem do you spend all day worrying about? Did you know that persistent stress can negatively affect your health? Studies of doctor visits show that the majority of patient complaints stem from stress-related problems. It’s also been reported to be a contributing factor in heart attacks and strokes.
What can you do about it? You need to get a handle on the ways you cope. Try hypnosis, as a powerful and effective method of stress reduction.
Hypnosis is a way to reach our subconscious, where our habits, rituals, and thoughts reside. Our subconscious mind makes up 90 % of our brain power with the conscious brain making up only 10 %. Using various techniques, a hypnotherapist is able to help your mind and body relax. In trance, you’ll be in a super concentrated state of relaxation. A therapist will use direct suggestions to address your subconscious.
Neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP, is the language pattern of the mind. It’s the language we use to express our values, beliefs, and perspectives. Using NLP, your hypnotherapist can communicate with your subconscious and help you make permanent and positive changes in your life.
Hypnosis and NLP aren’t part of a carnival show act. Unfortunately, misconceptions in the media make people skeptical or shy away from pursuing these techniques. Studies show hypnosis is an effective method to relieving many issues, especially those rooted in emotions. Not only does the therapist have the tools to help you reduce stress, the hypnosis itself can be very relaxing.
You’ve already experienced hypnosis in some part of your every day life. You experience a similar type of trance right before falling asleep and again when you first wake up. It’s a natural state that you go through daily. A hypnotherapist is trained to guide you into that state, where you can make long-lasting changes.
Don’t let stress continue to rule your life. Regardless of your worries, you need to reduce stressors and prevent potential health problems. Finding a good hypnotherapist is your first step.
Visit Advanced Hypnosis of America for more stress reducing information and to schedule a hypnotherapy appointment today. Your life is worth it.
About the Author
Valerie Lloyd/Advanced Hypnosis of America