Hypnotherapy for Stress & Worry

Alleviate Stress and Worry with Hypnotherapy in Edinburgh

Everyone at sometime experiences feelings of stress and anxiety, but for some people these feelings can become more extreme and take over their lives. They may experience physical symptoms, as well as intense worry. If left unchecked, stress can affect the immune system and lead to many types of illnesses.

Stress is a reaction of the nervous system automatically defending itself against attack, real or imagined. That system releases adrenalin to aid with the ‘fight or flight’ response. If the threat is real, that adrenalin would be used up running or fighting, but if it’s unused and that adrenalin remains in the body, the result is stress. We all need a certain amount of stress to function, it’s only when those stress levels go beyond manageable levels that it can begin to affect us.

Stress can weaken us, making us feel less effective in our day to day lives which can sometimes make us feel isolated. This feeling of loneliness can be stressful which can then lead to a long, vicious circle.

Hypnotherapy for Stress in Edinburgh
Stress stops us enjoying ourselves, prevents us from living our lives the way we want and can manifest itself with physical symptoms – shortness of breath, increased heart rate and these can feel very real, increasing the stress levels further.

The Importance of Relaxation

Stress is the body’s natural response to danger and to threats in the environment. Unfortunately, it can also become a habitual response to the smallest of things. It can be very harmful and is certainly unpleasant to experience on a regular basis.

Hypnotherapy can be a wonderful tool in helping you to overcome stress by tackling some of its underlying causes and also by teaching you how to form a new habit – true relaxation. It can help you to relax naturally when you need it most, and free you up to enjoy a truly healthy and enriched lifestyle.

Using Hypnosis to combat stress is one of the most effective methods to relax both physically and mentally and using suggestions to decrease stress and increase the ability to calm down and relax.

A Stress Management Program with hypnosis will firstly help you to understand stress and how it affects you on a personal level. Then with defined suggestions enable you to put strategies together to increase: relaxation, confidence, self esteem and self hypnosis. Also help and instruction on physical breathing techniques and preventative measures to control your level of stress before it becomes unmanageable.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help with Stress

When we’re stressed we can’t think clearly, our judgment is impaired, we become irritable, even fearful. Our physical symptoms may include increased heart rate, sweating, sleeplessness and poor digestion, to name but a few. Whatever circumstances are causing us to feel stressed, through Hypnotherapy we can quickly learn to take control of our response and so manage our stress levels.

Hypnotherapy will change your responses to the stressful situations in your life. Using both hypnosis and NLP techniques I will help you to explore and eliminate the root cause of your stress and anxiety. I will use breathing techniques to help you to relax deeply and teach you to return to this deep sense of relaxation whenever you choose. Hypnotherapy cannot remove the subject of your stress, but it can change your emotional response to it ensuring that you are able to cope with the stresses of life.

In my sessions you will learn rapid relaxation techniques which will reduce muscle tension and the state of anxiety. During hypnosis you will imagine yourself behaving calmly and confidently in challenging situations, creating new automatic responses which are free from stress and anxiety.

Hypnotherapy can transform your life by building your confidence and by teaching you how to relax on cue and develop constructive ways of thinking about your problems. These skills are very straightforward and easily acquired through practice which is why the therapy is so effective. This powerful and common sense approach means that many clients experience real beneficial change in just a few sessions.