One of the best ways to learn to relax is through hypnosis . Many people have a hard time relaxing on their own because most people live their lives being stimulated with constant noise around them(TV, radio, cell phones) that they become addicted to the noise and have a hard time quieting their mind and being in silence. Hypnosis is a guided visualization technique to deeply relax the body and can help train the client how to relax on their own through self-hypnosis. Through hypnosis you will learn how to quieten your mind and slow down or stop the mind chatter from your ego.
The affects on stress on the human body are frightening. When the parasympathetic system is triggered blood is drawn away from low priority functions such as digestion and the immune system. This excess blood is sent to major muscle groups that would be needed when running or fighting.
As our parasympathetic systems are weakening this means that our low priority functions are not working at 100% and this can eventually lead to serious illness overtime if the stress is not dealt with.
Image that we have a large jug in our head, every time we encounter a stressful situation the jug fills up a little and becomes more unstable. Over the days, week and months, the jug can start to get very full and if we do not empty the stress out with relaxation, then at some point it overflows. Eventually one incident will cause the jug to overflow and tip and causes an excessive release of emotion. Have you ever flown off the handle at something small because you have been stressed by something else? The more stressed we become the more extreme measures we need to relax. We often blow off steam in the form of road rage, crying and even binging on food, drink and drugs. These are all very unhealthy choices.
When stress goes untreated it can have the following symptoms;
anger, depression, anxiety, changes in behaviour, food cravings, lack of
appetite, frequent crying, difficulty sleeping (mental), feeling tired,
difficulty concentrating, chest pains, constipation or diarrhoea, cramps or
muscle spasms, dizziness, fainting spells, nail biting, nervous twitches, pins
and needles, feeling restless, a tendency to sweat, sexual difficulties such as
erectile dysfunction or a loss of sexual desire, breathlessness and muscular
How does hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can enormously with relaxation. Hypnotherapy helps in 3 ways; completely turning off the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight response), changing your reactions to stressful events and helping you to regularly relax and build up your parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response).
When you enter the state of hypnosis you completely relax. Until you experience hypnosis for yourself, it is quite hard to describe just how relaxing it feels. The state of hypnosis is very similar to that of spiritual prayer and meditation. Your body and mind completely relaxes, the free floating anxiety is removed and it leaves you feeling very light and refreshed. Just this alone is extremely beneficial for your body.
Just some benefits for using hypnosis for relaxation are;
- more energy
- better sleep
- enhanced immunity
- increased concentration
- better problem-solving abilities
- greater efficiency
- More stable moods (less anger, crying,
- less headaches and pain
One of the best ways to learn to relax is through hypnosis or hypnotherapy. Many
people have a hard time relaxing on their own because most people live their
lives being stimulated with constant noise around them (TV, radio, cell phones)
that they become addicted to the noise and have a hard time quieting their mind
and being in silence. Hypnosis is a guided visualization technique to deeply
relax the body and can help train the client how to relax on their own through
self-hypnosis. Through hypnosis you will learn how to quiet your mind and slow
down or stop the mind chatter from your ego.
Once your mind and body has made the connection and learned how to relax and go
into an altered state, it will be very easy to achieve this on your own without
the hypnotherapist. This is really the beginning stages of learning how to
meditate, going within and quieting the mind. Many studies have shown that your
health and life improves through meditation and hypnosis. People are happier,
handle life better, healthier and more connected to the flow of life, so life
is just easier.