How hypnotherapy can help us slow down

There always seems to be so much to do and not enough time to do it. Time has become one of life’s modern luxuries and interestingly, it seems more and more people are struggling with anxiety.

While there are many reasons and factors that go into the development of anxiety, moving through life at warp speed without stopping to assess how you feel can’t be helping matters.

It’s perhaps unsurprising then, that the ‘slow living’ movement is gaining popularity. As well as having a very specific aesthetic (think rustic wooden tables, cups of tea, blankets and countryside cottages) the movement is all about being more mindful and intentional with our lives.

Instead of rushing towards a destination, slow living encourages us to focus on the journey.

So, how can hypnotherapy help us to slow down and live more intentionally?

Reducing stress

Stress can very easily build up and if left, can trigger physical and mental health symptoms. It can become overwhelming, stopping us from living mindfully. Hypnotherapy can help you uncover the root of your stress and help you change thought patterns and behaviours to reduce stress.

Encouraging relaxation

The very act of having a hypnotherapy session can help to relax you. Your hypnotherapist will ensure you’re comfortable before you begin. Hypnotherapy involves putting you into a deep state of relaxation and many people liken the experience to having a nap or meditating.

If you’re struggling to relax, hypnotherapy can help you uncover and change any mental blocks you may have so you can change your behaviour and embrace more self-care into your routine.

Helping you manage anxiety

Anxiety often forces us to ruminate on the past or worry about the future, making it difficult to live in the present moment.

If you do struggle with anxiety, hypnotherapy may be a treatment option to consider. Many people find it useful either as a stand-alone treatment, or as part of a multi-pronged approach alongside medication and/or talking therapy.

Increasing self-awareness

Taking the time to invest in yourself with hypnotherapy naturally helps to increase your sense of self-awareness. Often hypnotherapy aims to uncover and resolve the root of a problem, and this type of self-investigation can be incredibly therapeutic and healing.

Overcoming your emotional blocks

Sometimes in life there are things holding us back from being in the moment and slowing down. This could be a phobia, an addiction or even just a particular mindset. Hypnotherapy is a great way of overcoming blocks like this. Find out more about the different hypnotherapy approaches and see which one could be helpful for you.

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Written by Kat Nicholls
Kat is a Content Producer for Memiah and writer for Hypnotherapy Directory and Happiful magazine.
Written by Kat Nicholls
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