Hypnotherapy for Stress Management
There is no denying to the fact that with the turn of the 21st century and the changing lifestyle, stress has become an avoidable part of our everyday lives. As the going gets tough, we resort to our own ways to deal with it (ignoring it is a common way too). Most of us try to engage ourselves in our favorite hobby, or be around our close ones. But when a few of us step up and try various ways of dealing with stress, then hypnosis is one which is very intriguing and yet successful. For those of us who don’t understand it to be anything more than losing control of your body or placing it in the hands of an unknown character/voice, it is important to get into the basics of this science. Yes I call it a “Science”.
Hypnosis can be classified as a awakened state of centered attention along with minimal peripheral awareness. According to the American Psychological Association’s Division , hypnosis may bring about changes in subjective experience, alterations in perceived things, sensation, emotional behavior, thought or behavior. Thus the hypnotic state can potentially facilitate changes in the body. In fact it has been tried successfully as a cure for irritable bowel syndrome along with a few other things. A section of the people who has tried it seeing a hypnotist once, have experienced that their concerns and anxiety becomes minimized to say the least. A few others say that they feel better, their blood pressure becomes normal, and their attitude changes into a more relaxed state. Now this surely deserves more credit than just being any placebo effect. Hypnotherapy is a term given to therapies that involve using the hypnotic state of mind for treatment of a problem.
Hypnotherapy has now been used for a fairly long time and has shown to be promising in helping people reduce stress. Hypnosis for stress relief can work wonders if the therapist can successfully lower the brains ability to concentrate on stress as the highest priority. It is often see that after session with a hypnotist that only lasts a few minutes, it gives a relaxed feeling as if the subject had been sleeping for hours and days together.
Hypnosis or hypnotherapy can be very target and person specific as well. While self-hypnosis is commonly used as a means to quit smoking, there are many other easy targets such as slimming, jealousy, anger or even to perform an unusual or a daunting task.
Franz Mesmer in the eighteen hundred’s suggested that there exists a magnetic field that surrounds our body. He performed some experiments with magnets to influence and alter this field in order to cause healing. Later he also showed that similar effects can be created by breezing hands around someone’s face. Though his so called theories were later discarded, these effects can in-fact guide us towards an understanding on modern day hypnosis.
Where to go? Whom to find?
Finding a hypnotist might not be an easy task, even more if stress is what we are targeting. The cost of going through a couple of such therapy sessions can vary extensively too. Ideally, hypnosis for stress relief should be coming from someone who has been using it for stress relief. It makes sense to do a research before you pick your stress-doctor. Hypnosis for stress relief might be able to help people having elevated anxiety and stress levels. Even if not completely takes care of the problem, it is very likely that helps in some way or the other by simply lowering the stress levels, or making you feel more relaxed and less psyched. It is definitely worth giving it a shot as if not more, it would only prepare the body to deal with more and more stressors we are exposed to.
Alternatively, if one is still uncomfortable with the idea of letting your hypnotist take control of your mind and body, you can even try out the million products that are available now. They don’t work exactly the same way as a personalized therapy, but it can be a good start of getting a feel of what hypnosis therapy is. Just a few minutes of a sincere try at these, could only give you days of mental peace to say the least. Definitely worth a shot isn’t it?