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.
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.
Indigestion or acid reflux symptoms.
Increase in or loss of appetite.
Muscle tension in neck, face or shoulders. Problems sleeping.
Cold and sweaty palms.
Weight gain or loss.
Upset stomach, diarrhea.
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.
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.
How to use self hypnosis to reduce stress and anxiety?
Just follow these steps:
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
Open your eyes.
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