Stress and anxiety are two of the most common concerns in today’s society. Many factors have been blamed for this, from our inability to switch off from work to an increased reliance on technology. Whatever the cause, experts agree that incorporating relaxation into our daily lives is key.
When we are relaxed, our bodies and minds are free from stress and tension. Regular relaxation helps to reduce our overall stress levels, helping to avoid the negative implications increased stress has on our physical and mental health.
There are many techniques available to help us relax, from colouring books and mindfulness meditation to breathing techniques and physical practices like yoga. So, how does hypnotherapy fit into all of this?
Hypnotherapy for relaxation works on several levels. Firstly, a hypnotherapist will use specialist techniques to bring you to a state of deep relaxation. This alone on a regular basis is beneficial. Whilst under hypnosis, the hypnotherapist can then use the power of suggestion to train your mind to cope better in stressful situations. This in turn becomes a long-term solution, dealing with the root cause instead of just the symptoms.
Many hypnotherapists will teach clients self-hypnosis too. This allows you to utilise hypnosis techniques when you’re at home. So, whenever you feel overwhelmed or especially stressed, you can take the techniques you’ve learnt to induce a state of relaxation. Again, this makes hypnotherapy a long-term solution for stress.
To complement your hypnotherapy sessions, your hypnotherapist may also suggest some lifestyle adjustments. Eating a balanced diet and lowering your intake of stimulants like sugar, alcohol and nicotine may be recommended. Getting plenty of physical exercise is also well known for lifting the mood and reducing stress levels.
Try to incorporate relaxation into every day and consider it part of a healthy lifestyle.