ANXIETY - THERE IS GOOD AND BAD
As humans, we have evolved to protect ourselves, one of the ways we do that is through the ‘fight, flight or freeze’ reaction, a natural response to stimuli.
If our brains perceive a threat or danger, it releases hormones to prepare us to run away, fight, or freeze. These hormones include adrenaline and cortisol, and they make us feel more vigilant of what’s happening. They also make our hearts beat faster, so blood is sent where it’s needed the most when we’re under attack.
Have you ever found yourself deeply absorbed in a movie, TV Show or book? If so, you may have already experienced forms hypnosis, it is a naturally occurring state of consciousness.
Hypnosis can be induced with help from a therapist or alone. In self-hypnosis, you listen to your own suggestions to achieve your goals. For people with anxiety, self-hypnosis can help them calm anxious nerves and soothe excessive worrying. You wil be taught various techniques in order to allow yourself an entry to self hypnosis and given many coping strategies when the effects of anxiety are felt, these coping strategies are proven clinically to work.
Hypnotherapy comes in when it is facilitated by a therapist, me, Wendy, with my help you will find the experience safe, pleasant and fulfilling, contact me for more information and a free consultation to see if my system is right for you.
Hypnotherapy is excellent to help alleviate related stress, Work, family, illness, or any general work/life balance issues. In addition to hypnotic intervention, you will also receive education around the fight & flight and rest & digest responses in the body.
Hypnotherapy will empower you with the tools needed to relax on cue through a variety of different techniques, in order to better self-manage stress and anxiety. You will also receive training in proper breathing techniques, self-hypnosis, mindfulness thought-stopping techniques, and instant de-stressing techniques.
STRESS - MANAGEMENT
Why use Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis, because it can be an effective method for coping with stress at all levels. In particular, hypnosis can reduce stress and anxiety before a medical procedure, such as a biopsy or other procedure you are worried about.
Hypnosis has been studied for other conditions, including:
- Pain control. Hypnosis may help with pain due to burns, cancer, childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporo-mandibular joint problems, dental procedures and headaches.
- Hot flashes. Hypnosis may relieve symptoms of hot flashes associated with menopause.
- Behavior change. Hypnosis has been used with some success in the treatment of insomnia, bed-wetting, smoking, and overeating.
- Cancer treatment side effects. Hypnosis has been used to ease side effects related to chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
- Mental health conditions. Hypnosis may help treat symptoms of anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress.
Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over many undesired behaviours or to help you cope better, It is important to know that although you're more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don't lose control over your behaviour, you are in control throughout.