Overwhelming stress and anxiety can have a tremendously damaging effect on peoples’ lives. While there is no way to eliminate stress entirely —there will always be challenges and difficulties in life— there is a point when too much of it deeply impacts your ability to achieve much of anything at all.
You might have heard about using hypnosis to deal with these problems, or even tried doing it yourself through self-hypnosis download products. But professional hypnosis can produce powerful results for many people.
Both stress and anxiety produce tangible bodily effects, such as weakening the immune system or producing symptoms of hypertension. These, in turn, create conditions for increased stress, which can severely limit a person’s ability to enjoy a quality life. Stress becomes a self-fed cycle enabled by psychological imbalance.
Typically, doctors prescribe medication for stress management, but this approach does nothing to address the causes of stress. Drug therapy can’t change the way patients value the things they say, do and think. Because of that, drug therapy options are of limited help beyond reducing the immediate symptoms of stress.
When stress and anxiety become more than temporary conditions, the number of effective treatment options narrows down considerably.
Of those few remaining options, however, hypnotherapy is one of the most successful. It produces results without the unwanted side effects of drug therapy, and it does so by directly confronting stress as its source.
How Does Hypnosis Treat Stress?
Hypnosis directly addresses stress-causing events in a patient’s life while in a deep, trance-like state. By acting on the patient at a subconscious level, subtle changes in the patient’s way of approaching challenges and solving problems can be realized.
More often than not, chronic stress is merely a matter of perspective. It is the mind’s punishment for goals not being met and ambitions not being fulfilled. Modern human beings do not experience the stress response of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, but the bodily response that the stress brings is largely the same.
Hypnotherapy provides the toolset with which patients can discern between experiences and events that merit the stress response and those that do not. Influencing patients’ perspectives and expectations regarding the choices they make on a subconscious level gives them tools to manage stress.