Stress is as abundant as traffic in today’s world. Cell phones, emails, deadlines, bills to pay, social obligations, work, and don’t even mention if you have kids! All of this constant stress can lead to anxiety, which, if left untreated, can turn into depression.
Handling stress is an essential skill. One of the best means of dealing with stress is with the practice of hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is a fantastic way to relieve everyday stress, anxiety, and can even be used to alleviate depression.
Self-hypnosis is a simple practice to learn. It involves learning to tap into the nearly limitless power of your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the part of the brain that runs the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls all of the functions of the body without your thought. The beating of your heart, breathing, and digestion are all modulated by your subconscious mind.
Hypnosis allows you to achieve some control over this system. By slowing your heart and breathing and simultaneously relaxing muscle systems, hypnosis is extremely effective at relieving the stress caused by built-up tension.
Hypnosis has the added benefit of being incredibly refreshing for the mind. Because hypnosis activates different parts of the brain, it rests several areas of the brain that may become overtaxed from constant use. Ten minutes of hypnosis can often give the same beneficial effect of a two to three-hour nap.
A clear head is a head free of stress. When your mind is unclouded once again, the same problem that you couldn’t solve a moment ago is now simple and easily conquered. Rather than continually having the same pattern of thoughts running through your mind, hypnosis allows for a pattern interrupt that relieves the constant cycle of stress and allows for better decisions.