Can hypnosis help me feel less stressed?

We all experience stress from time to time, but when our stress levels build up it can take a significant toll on us – both mentally and physically. Could hypnosis be the answer we’re looking for?

How we experience and cope with feelings of stress can be a very personal thing. What may feel like a small inconvenience for some, can instead seem insurmountable for others; there’s no right or wrong way for how we feel when faced with unexpected situations, nor how we deal with other common stressors, be they work, finance, family, or exam based

For some, ongoing stress can lead to burnout, weight gain, and may have an impact on work or personal relationships. The longer we feel stressed, the more of an impact it can have on our overall mental and physical health and wellbeing. But with the help of hypnotherapy, you can learn how to not only cope with current stressful situations, but also how you can also reduce or avoid future stress.

How does hypnotherapy for stress work?

Working with a hypnotherapist can help you in a number of different ways. A professional hypnotherapist may be able to help you to:

Learn to become more assertive. By improving your communication skills, this may be able to help you learn how to say no, to improve your time management skills, or to create a more manageable work/life balance.

Discover relaxation techniques. Different relaxation techniques can help you to ease physical and mental tension, allowing you to feel calmer and more in control when new stressors pop up. These can also help you to feel a sense of control, as well as to continue working on how you react to stress as you practice techniques such as mindfulness, deep breathing, or meditation outside of your sessions.

Create a healthy sleep routine. Hypnotherapy can also help you to handle sleep related anxieties and stresses. This can, in turn, help you to get a more restful, rejuvenating night’s sleep, allowing you to feel more energetic and able to face the day ahead.

Hypnosis for stress can help you to recognise and break existing negative thought patterns and responses that you may have developed over time. This can allow you to have a more healthy reaction to stress, opening the way for you to feel more calm and in control.

Working with a hypnotherapist, you will enter a state of deep relaxation, allowing your subconscious to be more open to suggestion. In this state of hypnosis, your hypnotherapist will suggest different ways of responding to and managing stress. While it varies from person to person, you may see results after just one session, or you may need to have several sessions before you notice the effects.

Does online hypnosis for stress work?

Online hypnotherapy can be just as helpful and successful as face-to-face sessions. Often offering more flexibility in appointment times, a wider range of professionals you can work with, as long as you have a reliable internet connection and a space at home where you can have your session without interruption, digital hypnotherapy can offer many of the same benefits.

Can self-hypnosis help me feel less stressed?

If you are working with a hypnotherapist, they may also teach you self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques you can continue to use after your sessions to help you reinforce the new ideas and ways of coping with stress that you have learned.

Self-hypnosis techniques can help you to relax, focus on the positive outcomes you are hoping for, as well as to develop a healthy, consistent, sustainable routine. Find out more about how self-hypnosis can help with this handy guide to self-hypnosis from happiful.

As one hypnotherapist explains, it’s important to first become familiar with self-hypnosis before you begin. Exploring the different methods for inducing a self-hypnotic state, and developing your self-improvement suggestions to give yourself during hypnosis are important steps. Ensuring that you continue to keep up regular sessions is key. Practising daily self-hypnosis can make it more likely to have a positive impact in decreasing your overall stress levels.

Finding professional support

If you think hypnotherapy could help you to feel less stressed and more in control, discover more about hypnotherapy for stress or enter your location in the search bar below to find a hypnotherapist who may be able to help you.

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Written by Bonnie Gifford
Bonnie Evie Gifford is a Senior Writer at Happiful.
Written by Bonnie Gifford
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