Control Stress and Anxiety
"60% to 80% of primary care doctor visits are related to stress,
yet only 3% of patients receive stress management help."
(Journal of the American Medical Association - 2013)
"42% of Americans report lying awake at night due to stress."
(American Psychological Association Stress in America Report - 2013)
Our body doesn’t care if it’s a big stress or a little one.
The human body doesn’t discriminate between a BIG stress, or a little one. Being cut off in traffic or arguing with a coworker will trigger the same fight/flight stress response we evolved when we needed to escape the attack of a sabre tooth tiger. A typical stress reaction, which most of us experience dozens of times each day, begins with a cascade of 1,400 biochemical events in our body. Neither our brains nor our bodies were designed to sustain such a daily onslaught of stress, and the constant surge of stress hormones in our blood stream is literally poisoning our bodies. If these reactions are left unchecked we age prematurely, our cognitive function is impaired, our energy is drained, and we are robbed of our effectiveness and clarity. We make stupid mistakes and behave in ways we regret. With hypnotherapy we learn about the mechanics of stress, become more aware of our stress levels, and learn to take proactive steps.
We can control how we respond to stress.
We don’t need to be victims to our own emotions, thoughts and attitudes. We can control how we respond to stress before it manifests as a physical, mental or emotional complaint. There are simple, scientifically validated solutions to stress that empower people to rewire their own stress response. A study published in the medical journal "Neurotherapeutics" titled "Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders" concluded that hypnosis "represents a rapid, cost-effective, nonaddictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of anxiety-related conditions." (you can find the link under the Resources tab.)
The best strategy is to handle stress in the moment.
The best way to manage stress is to deal with it the very moment we feel it come up. Millions of Americans unsuccessfully use the binge-and-purge approach when it comes to stress. They stress out all day, believing that they can wait until later to recover when they go to the gym or have a glass of wine. But the time to manage stress is when it occurs, as it arises. Since we can't eliminate all stressors from our lives, we must learn to react differently to the stressful stimuli. A hypnotherapy stress reduction program teaches clients how to calm their nervous system, reframe their thoughts, and gain control over their emotional response.
Anxiety is always about perception.
Anxiety is worry about imaginary future events. The best way to fight an imaginary future is by learning to come back to the present moment and replace the negative thoughts and ruminations with more positive scenarios. Anxiety-disordered individuals selectively allocate their attention toward threatening information. Hypnosis helps individuals relax their body and refocus their mindful attention on positive outcomes. Practicing these responses while in hypnosis paves the way to exhibiting the newly learned behaviors in "real life".