Hypnosis for Stress Relief.

Stress is inevitable and every bit as certain as taxes and death in life. Typically, the stress that you experience on a day-to-day basis is a normal part of life stemming from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. However, for some individuals, stress can become so severe that it creates serious physical and emotional health issues.

To schedule a complimentary stress hypnosis consultation contact Mindweave Hypnosis today by calling 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

To schedule a complimentary stress hypnosis consultation contact Mindweave Hypnosis today by calling 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

How can stress impact your health?

Your body has evolved to experience stress and react to it. The impact of stress can be positive in nature, keeping us alert, motivated, and ready to respond to the perception of danger in our environment. However, the stress that you experience on a daily basis can also become negative, especially when you face continuous challenges without relief or relaxation for prolonged periods of time. The result of these extended exposure episodes has the potential to initiate and chronically activate your body's autonomic nervous systems "fight or flight responses"  causing physical, emotional and cognitive distress.

This level of distress can disturb the body's internal balance resulting in physical symptoms such as headaches, digestion issues, elevated blood pressure, chest pains, sexual dysfunction and sleep disturbances. In addition, Emotional problems ranging from depression, panic attacks, and anxiety can also develop as a result of stress. Moreover, stress has also been linked to heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, and suicide.

Stress also has the potential to become harmful when the compulsive use of substances or behaviors to relieve it are engaged. Substances or attempted relief behaviors including food, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping, and the Internet are all distraction options that rather than relieving stress tend to keep the body in a state of stress and cause more problems in long term trapping you in a vicious circle.

 What are the warning signs of stress?

Chronic stress can wear down the body's natural defenses, leading to a variety of physical symptoms, including the following:

  • Dizziness or a general feeling of "being out of it."

  • General aches and pains.

  • Grinding teeth or clenched jaw.

  • Headaches.

  • Indigestion or acid reflux symptoms.

  • Increase in or loss of appetite.

  • Muscle tension in neck, face or shoulders. Problems sleeping.

  • Problems sleeping.

  • Racing heart.

  • Cold and sweaty palms.

  • Tiredness, exhaustion.

  • Trembling/shaking.

  • Weight gain or loss.

  • Upset stomach, diarrhea. 

  • Sexual difficulties.

Hypnosis For stress reduction.

Hypnosis is a powerful natural tool for stress reduction with the potential to safely explore and address the roots of the problem while assisting you to positively change your responses to the physical and emotional triggers that are occurring in your life.

Unlike any other support strategy, hypnosis has the potential to act directly on the subconscious part of your mind, and during a Mindweave Hypnosis stress reduction session, positive messages focused on the resolution of your specific stressors are imparted directly into your subconscious to assist your body and mind in its future responses to those stressors. This method enables you to quickly achieve a true state of relaxation that can be utilized even in very stressful situations that might arise.


To schedule a complimentary stress hypnosis consultation contact Mindweave Hypnosis today by calling 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

To schedule a complimentary stress hypnosis consultation contact Mindweave Hypnosis today by calling 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

Self Hypnosis for stress.

The biggest plus point of self hypnosis is that it has the potential to relieve a stressful experienced at the given moment that it arises.

Every day we face stress in varying degrees and most often we succeed in dealing with it. But what we don’t do is deal with the root cause of our stress. Most often, this untreated root cause triggers recurrent stress.

With self-hypnosis we not only treat and eradicate the root cause when it emerges but also learn to interpret situations in a different way. This is important since our personal interpretation of a situation plays a big role in determining our stress levels.

Utilizing self hypnosis will enable you to relax and calm down in order to stay in control even during situations that generally make you feel stressed.

To schedule a complimentary stress hypnosis consultation contact Mindweave Hypnosis today by calling 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

To schedule a complimentary stress hypnosis consultation contact Mindweave Hypnosis today by calling 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

How to use self hypnosis to reduce stress and anxiety?

Just follow these steps:

  1. Get yourself in a comfortable position. Sit in a straight back chair with your arms in your lap. Close your eyes and pay attention to your breathe.
    Breathe in, fill your abdomen with air and exhale a little longer than you inhale.

  2. Try to clear your mind.  If there are distracting thoughts gently sweep them away and picture yourself in a safe place, go to a place in your mind that feels calm and safe.  It can be a place that you have been to before, or it can be a place you’ve never been to.

  3. What do you see?  What colors are there?  What objects do you see? Do you see any textures?  Can you feel the textures?  What is the temperature in this place? Are there any sounds or noises?  Can you hear anything in this place? Can you smell anything?  Are there any fragrances? Is there anything to taste in your safe place?  Taste it, what does it taste like?

  4. Imagine yourself walking around this place and with every step that you take tell yourself that you are getting more and more relaxed. Take all the time that you need to get your body and mind completely relaxed.

  5. As you arrive at the perfectly peaceful place in your mind…take all the time that you need to absorb the beauty and essence of it. Say to yourself, “I am happy, peaceful and in complete control of my life.” Then, you can give yourself a pinch and repeat the words again in your mind – “I am happy, peaceful and in complete control of my life.” Follow it up with – “I can relax easily just by imagining this place and pinching myself.”

  6. Now, it is time to return. Imagine taking the steps back. But create that awareness in your mind that you can return here anytime you want. Count from ten to zero and when you are done, you are likely to feel happy and relaxed.

  7. Open your eyes.

To schedule a complimentary stress hypnosis consultation contact Mindweave Hypnosis today by calling 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com


What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)?

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specialized form of trauma-based therapy developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD, in the late 1980’s, which is now being offered as part of Mindweave Hypnosis’s service array of therapeutic supports.

In its early history, EMDR treatment was targeted as a therapeutic approach specifically for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). However, over time and after more than 20 controlled clinical trials, EMDR therapy has expanded its impact across all ages, genders, and cultures not only for post-traumatic stress disorders but also personality disorders, eating disorders, panic attacks, performance anxiety, complicated grief, stress reduction, dissociative disorders, disturbing memories, addictions, phobias, pain disorders, sexual and/or physical abuse and body dysmorphic disorders.

At its core, EMDR treatment is a cost-effective, non-invasive, evidence-based method of therapeutic support that ensures adaptive information processing for those that utilize it. EMDR is an eight-phase treatment approach which identifies and addresses past experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience or coping capacity and have thereby generated traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies.

EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment which comprehensively identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience or coping capacity and have thereby generated traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping mechanisms. Through EMDR treatment, Mindweave clients are able supported to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive to them in their day-to-day lives.

During EMDR treatment, Mindweave clients are supported to “process” the memory in a way that leads to a peaceful resolution. This support process often results in increased insight regarding previously disturbing events and long-held negative thoughts about the self.

To learn more about Mindweave's EMDR services contact 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

To learn more about Mindweave's EMDR services contact 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

Adaptive Information Processing - The Guiding Principle of EMDR

The Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model reveals that health is supported by positive and successful experiences that increasingly prepare a person to handle new challenges and that the brain is equipped to manage and process adversity, especially when provided with the right supports. However, there are negative life experiences that can overwhelm a person’s natural processing abilities. Another way to look at this is to consider a splinter lodged in one’s hand. This foreign object can cause pain and infection. Once removed, the body naturally knows how to heal. Depending on the nature of the trauma, the strengths and developmental stages of the person impacted, and the support available at the time of the traumatic event, some experiences cannot be easily moved or recovered from without support. The result of experiences stagnating in place is that they drive negative psychological symptoms. Once processed or removed like the splinter, the natural process of healing from adversity can take place. The AIP model guides Mindweave’s use of EMDR procedures so that our client’s own brain can complete the processing of difficult memories. This process results in the reduction of suffering and symptoms and the development of new coping skills that have the potential to support long-term psychological health.

How Does EMDR Work?

While ongoing research continues concerning the precise mechanisms by which EMDR works to resolve trauma a number of neuropsychologists have suggested that the approach enables an individual to rapidly access traumatic memories and process them both emotionally and cognitively until their resolution.  

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Mindweave’s EMDRIA Certified, Owner, and Founder, Jamie Arber, please call 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

To learn more about Mindweave's EMDR services contact 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

To learn more about Mindweave's EMDR services contact 860-484-3041 or email jarber@mindweavehypnosis.com

Meme Power

Many people understand a “meme” to be little more than a photographic image with a slogan attached, strewn across social media, that we like and share with our friends.

However, the word meme actually originated in Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene. For Dawkins,  memes are far less humor based and instead grounded in the concept that they are “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”. Dawkins further postulated that a meme is a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that has the potential to be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Moreover, a meme also has the capacity to self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.

What does all this mean for you?

Basically, due to the explosion of social media, we are constantly bombarded with memes in the form of largely unregulated comments, images, and videos that have the potential to negatively or positive influence our subconscious thought processes and influence our behaviors/opinions.

Much like the evolutionary process, memes that are designed by their original poster to replicate/influence effectively enjoy more success, and some may even replicate effectively when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.

With this in mind, it would appear critical for the vast majority of us who utilize social media as a means of communication and as a news receptacle to be more aware of the memes that we encounter on a day-to-day basis and consciously questioning their replication intent to avoid any risk of being subconsciously influenced.

 

Additional information on the power of social media influence is available here:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160523-the-invisible-ways-facebook-is-affecting-our-choices