Stress - it's an insight game
Stress is an amazingly popular subject! I just Googled how to manage stress and got 265 million (yes, million) results! Life is stressful and it is probably not going to change however much we might want it to.
The good news is that we can learn to manage stress and anxiety even if the world doesn't change at all. In practical terms that might mean, for example, you can be happy even if you work for an idiot, because how you experience your environment is both an inside game and an insight game.
An inside game is where cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy comes into its own. There are evidence based processes you can be guided through that will show you how to change your experience of your particular situation, be it work stress, exam anxiety or any other context that your are stressed or anxious about. You can be helped to make new connections inside your mind that change the way you automatically respond to certain situations, and you can learn to notice the warning signs of stressful thinking and not go there by default.
An insight game means you do not have to spend the rest of your life trying to be positive in order to defend yourself against a traumatic and brutal world - that would be very tiring! The reason you don't have to do this is because feelings of stress and anxiety do not come from the world, they come from our thinking and as you increase your own level of cognitive skills you will begin to see how you are innocently and unconsciously creating your experience.
As you begin to understand that stress and anxiety come from the way your mind is processing the world, you take it less seriously. Being human you will still have anxious and stressed thoughts - but you wake up faster to what you are doing and you take them less seriously instead of projecting them out onto the world as a problem to solve.
Stress and anxiety are very well indicated for cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, that is to say it works well for those 'conditions' because they are internally generated and we can use the mind in hypnosis to change the brain which in turn changes our minds - and it's good to keep the change!
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