How Hypnosis can Help
While stress is something all of us talk about, a definition of stress is not very clear. There are many definitions around, and a useful one is: "Stress is any change to which you must adjust".
Stress can also be defined as the result of the perspective of our capabilities in contrast to the perspective of the demands upon us. Much of the issue of stress is about this perspective.
Stress can be created from fear, anger, frustration, being sad, feeling helpless, traumatic events, etc.. Stress can be experienced in these ways, as well as PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), anxiety and depression. Stress is shown to be indirectly linked to such things as insomnia (trouble sleeping), hypertension (high blood pressure), depression, anger, anxiety, smoking, weight problems or weight loss, alcoholism and other substance abuse, gastrointestinal problems, arthritis, and skin breakouts.
Stress can reduce the effectiveness of our immune system. This can increase the risk of cancer, infections, the common cold, and NK cell function. (Morikawa et al., 2005; Kiank et al., 2005; Saul et al., 2005). Stress is linked to all leading causes of death, including cancer, heart disease, lung diseases, accidents, cirrhosis, and even suicide.
Hypnosis has an immediate effect on current stress levels evident by reductions in blood pressure, breathing rate, and pulse Hypnotherapy can go further toward long-term stress management with behavior modification and teaching effective self-hypnosis techniques.
It is evident stress management and stress reduction can prevent many problems. And, prevention is far less costly, and far easier, than the alternatives.
Stress In Normal Life
Stress can be triggered from public speaking, school tests, social situations, family, finances, etc.. Sometimes the stress we feel is reasonable. Sometimes not. If the stress feels unmanageable, then some outside help may be what is needed.
Behavior modification for stress management in my Salem, Oregon office, addresses the unique situations that trigger a high stress response. These responses often have much more to do with past experience than the current situation. Teaching realistic stress management tools helps deal with any remaining situational stress.
Depression, Anxiety and Grief
Stress experienced as medically diagnosed issues like PTSD, anxiety and depression, has a rapid and significant improvement with advanced hypnosis techniques. Once a person experiences an improvement in behavioral stress, it is very easy to stabilize the modified behavior.
This has made stress reduction enjoy the highest success rate of all issues brought to my office in Salem. I actually like working with these issues. The success rate is high, the improvement is significant, and results are easy for the client to sustain.
These strong emotional problems can create negative thought patterns making a person feel terrible. Many people will carry this burden for a large portion of their life before looking for help. And, some never look for help or do not find effective help and give up.
Take charge of your life
Most of us experience moments of self-doubt, poor self-talk, low confidence and low self-esteem. Many times this can motivate us to do better or try harder. It is when these feelings give a person negative results that a boost in confidence is helpful. When low confidence results in no longer trying, no longer caring to try, hypnotherapy is often able to help.
When using hypnosis and behavior modification to address low confidence, I work for two things. I want to understand and deal with anything behind the current level of self-worth. Then build new confidence.
Confidence issues can increase the strength of other problems. If someone has low inner confidence, they will often feel badly about themselves in different ways. If they have a habit like smoking that makes them feel good, this good feeling will be much more important to them in a relative sense.
When the confidence is addressed, the good feeling from the smoking habit comes back to a realistic perspective and is easier to deal with. Using hypnosis and behavior modification, we are able to improve confidence which makes other life changes so much easier. Feeling a renewed sense of confidence feels good. Watching the positive results as they affect your life feels even better.