Hypnosis For Stress and Anxiety
Anxiety is a problem many people face and hypnosis for anxiety is an effective treatment for many people.
Hypnosis is simply a way to aid in putting a person in a trance, or a state of deep relaxation. While hypnotized, a person takes suggestions more easily. Hypnosis also diverts the conscious mind so that a trained hypnotherapist or a psychotherapist can actually access the root of what is causing the anxiety.
Hypnosis is sometimes associated with parlor tricks, where a person is made to act out silly scenarios in front of an audience. But hypnosis is so much more than that. In fact, hypnosis can work for other conditions including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, sleep disorders, grief and loss, phobias and other fears.
Usually a psychotherapist will attempt to rule out medical issues causing anxiety, and if there seems to be nothing that is medically causing it, hypnosis is a very valid treatment.
To begin, the hypnotherapist will begin by making sure the client is in a physically relaxed state. Because the mind and the body are actually linked, if a person is physically tense, this can cause the mind to become anxious. Legs should be uncrossed, arms should be at the side, relaxed, and even the facial muscles should be come more limp and at ease.
When your body is more calm and comfortable, this makes it easier for the mind to imagine feeling good, and relaxed. During this period of deep physical relaxation, the hypnotherapist can make suggestions that will help the person and even alter certain negative behaviors.
Anxiety is a natural part of life, when there is good reason to be anxious, but if a person is chronically anxious and tense, this is not a normal state of being. The hypnotherapist might make a suggestion during the person’s trance state that unless there is reason, the person will feel happy and in control. Without the filter of the conscious mind in the way, the subconscious can then take this as truth and the person will act accordingly.
It is important to note however, that a hypnotized person will not do something he or she would not ordinarily do during a waking state. There is no need to fear that a suggestion will result in a person doing everything suggested to him or her.
Hypnotherapists also use the state of hypnosis to dig a little deeper into the subconscious to determine the root of the anxiety and to subtly reprogram the brain to disassociate the anxiety with past issues.
Using hypnosis for anxiety can be an extremely effective and useful treatment for a number of anxiety related conditions.
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