How many times have you been told by a friend or relative to relax, or chill out? In a world of increasing pressures, faster cars, mobile phones, a global economy and longer working hours we are all trying to fit more and more into each day it is no surprise that so many of us find ourselves frustrated, upset, and exhausted.
A certain amount of occasional stress is good for us, keeping us alert to danger, able to respond quickly and is needed for our survival to trigger our flight or fight response.
When stress becomes a regular part of our lives, causing feelings such as panic; shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, palpitations, loss of appetite, unexplained aches and pains, muscle tension, headaches, tiredness, irritability, inability to concentrate, insomnia, forgetfulness, indecision or increased reliance on alcohol, smoking, coffee etc. it has a detrimental effect on our health and our immune system.
This can lead to increased risks of developing certain illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers, heart attack, stroke or other many other physical ailments.
It can also cause low self esteem which can lead to changes in behaviour, which can sabotage our lives, our relationships and our work.
Hypnotherapy can help you find strategies for changing your response to those things that cause you stress. It can open up new options, altering your perception of those things that cause stress, allowing you to recognise what is really important and see unnecessary pressures for what they are.
You will discover new self esteem, energy and enthusiasm and be able to sleep well, relax completely and regain your focus and concentration. Regular practise of self hypnosis can produce long term benefits by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.