Could hypnotherapy be the answer to your stress issues?
You are not being theatrical by saying the words "I am stressed". We all buckle under the strains and difficulties of daily life every once in a while. The world gets busier each and every day, every one of us being thrown from education into a pressurised, scary and usually daunting life. While front line personnel deal with pressure from their managers, top level management have the company pressures to cope with. If you don't work you, in all likelihood, have the stress of hunting for a job or home life pressures from family as well as financial factors to deal with. If you're lucky enough to be able to alter your lifestyle you may be able to help your symptoms, however, a lot of people struggle to fully escape stress through lifestyle change alone.
It has been a well known fact for many years that hypnotherapy techniques are very effective at removing stress.
So if this is the case, why aren't there scores of people streaming towards the nearest hypnotherapist? Well, the initial factor is, of course, funds. Even though the recession would seem to be over we are still being very careful with money. Many of us would rather save any extra funds for treats than on our mental health. That is all well and good but it is worth considering the physical effects of stress should they persist untreated.
A pounding heart, premature ageing of the skin, eating too much leading to weight gain, under eating leading to malnutrition, fatigue, disturbed sleep, migraines and muscle pain are all potential unwanted effects from untreated stress.
And this is only the physical side of untreated stress. The mental strain may have just as destructive an impact on your way of life. It can leave behind a shadow of a person, leaving damaged relationships in its path. It is important to seek advice if you identify with any of these signs and symptoms. Treatment becomes something a great deal more attractive to spend your money on if you think about all of these negative effects. It might seem you are putting yourself first by getting yourself some type of treat, but really you are only cheating yourself and your own emotional well-being.
The next issue is fear - people can worry that hypnosis is a con or a deception. With the aid of scientific research we know it is not the case. Research underpins the practice of a modern hypnotic approach, and it has been accepted by the British Medical Association since the 1950s. There are charlatans and fraudsters, of course, in all professions, including hypnotherapy. These people are a tiny minority and people who have realised this are now making the most of the many excellent registered hypnotherapists available.
There is always so much happening in our everyday life, who wants extra strain? A hypnotic approach can remove stress from the picture. Wherever you are on the stress scale, there could probably be a type of hypnotic approach to assist you. Hypnosis allows you to work with the mind as a whole, to find and deal with the root of the matter and empower you to continue to make constructive change.
What are you waiting for? Why not place your mental health and well-being first; it could be the most beneficial step forward you take.
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Samantha Culshaw-Robinson a clinical hypnotherapist practicing in Nottingham. She practices clinical hypnotherapy to help weight control (including the hypnotic gastric band), relieve anxiety, fear of flying, improve sports performance and many other issues.