Stress management with hypnotherapy
Stress is a normal, unavoidable part of life. It affects everyone from time to time – it’s our body’s instinctive way of protecting us from emotional and physical pressure, and in some instances to alert us to potentially dangerous or fearful situations. It’s essential for us to experience stress if we put ourselves under immense pressure – we need to be reminded when to take time out and slow down. And in some cases stress can be beneficial; motivating us to reach our goals.
However, for some people, stress prevents them from living their life in the way that they would like. They experience frequent and intense feelings of pressure and anxiety, in situations where most people would not experience such strong reactions. They become overwhelmed by it, unable to cope or function with everyday tasks. It is when their stress starts to control their lives that it becomes a real problem.
Symptoms of stress
Stress can present itself in many different ways. For example;
- Feeling depressed
- Feelings of guilt and inadequacy
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Headaches and stomach pains
- Laughing or crying for no apparent reason
- Blaming others for bad things that happen to you
- Always seeing the negative side to everything
- Lack of satisfaction or fulfillment in things you used to enjoy doing
- Resenting others or your responsibilities
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy for stress relief
You cannot always foresee what stressful situations may arise in future, and you can’t always control what happens to you, but you can change how you react to it.
Stress can have a detrimental effect on your work, home and social life. It makes life so much more challenging when dealing with life’s normal ups and downs. Stress can cause tremendous amounts of apprehension, anxiety and worry not only to the sufferer but to the people around them as well.
The good news is that curative hypnotherapy has been helping people to not just cope with stress, but to resolve the issues behind it. At the City Hypnotherapy Centre we specialise in enabling people to find a permanent solution so they can gain control and perspective, regardless of what situations may occur in future.
How can you control stress?
The simple answer is, not very well. You can rationalise the need to remain calm and relaxed, but this will not determine how you will react. Trying to stop feeling stressed is like trying to stop blinking. You can try, but the unthinking, subconscious part of the mind will override your attempts and that physiological response will take over automatically once again.
Some people will try distraction or relaxation techniques. Some attempt to avoid certain situations that act as a trigger. Others may use direct hypnosis suggestion to feel more calm and in control. But unfortunately, none of these methods resolve what caused it in the first place, and so eventually the stress will just keep coming back.
Why, Why, Why?
The most effective way to treat stress and it’s symptoms completely and permanently, is to resolve what’s causing it; if there is no longer any cause, there can be no effect.
So why do you suffer from stress? You have probably puzzled over this many times before. Looked for reasons, triggers behind it. Perhaps you know why; pressures at work or home have increased. Perhaps it’s been triggered by a lack of confidence or depression. Maybe there’s a history of stress in your family. But knowing this doesn’t make the problem go away. Or maybe you can’t think of any reasons to explain it. But that doesn’t mean there is no cause, because for something to exist it has to have been created. It has to come from somewhere.
Beneath all the triggers and confirmation there is a single, root cause stored away in the subconscious mind. It’s something you can’t think of. Something small, easily forgotten, easily overlooked. It’s like that bit of grit in your eye. Once you find it, it can be hard to believe that something so small could have caused so much trouble.
It can take years for our problems, conditions and symptoms to get a good hold over us. Something that starts out as a minor irritation gets worse and worse until it causes us so much suffering that we eventually seek help to put it right.
Hypnotherapy as a method of curing stress
Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy is distinguished from all other forms of hypnotherapy primarily by its use of logic. The therapist approaches each person without theories or preconceptions – except for one – that the answer to your problem lies only within your subconscious mind. With Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy there is no need to suppress or manage your stress levels. By helping to resolve and correct the true cause, all your symptoms can automatically fade away until eventually your problem is nothing but a vague and distant memory.
With Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy you will not be required to relive any traumatic or upsetting situation. All you will feel is beautifully relaxed.
Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy Trademark
Over the years many practitioners have incorporated the word “Curative” when describing their treatment, despite providing more basic methods of hypnotherapy. Due to concern over the confusion that was being caused by this, the trademark “Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy ” was registered to mark the difference. The name “Lesserian™” Curative Hypnotherapy is therefore protected by law and denotes the method of treatment that requires the understanding of how people create their problems, which is the necessary first step on the path to correcting the cause of, and resolving, a symptom / condition. Only hypnotherapists licensed as Lesserian™ are qualified to use this technique.
Susannah Saunders is the longest practising Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapist in London.
At the City Hypnotherapy Centre, Susannah provides a safe and relaxing environment in which to explore your issues openly without judgment, and free from reliving unwanted emotions. Everything is treated in the strictest of confidence.