Stress is one of the biggest challenges people face in their daily lives. It is more common than any disease or illness, and can worsen, or even cause, other illnesses. Unfortunately for all of us, as our fast paced world continues to move faster, the level of stress the average person suffers continues to go up.
Stress has been shown to worsen just about any health condition that affects the human body. Heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and anxiety are all examples of problems proven to get worse when a person is consistently stressed.
Many people wonder how something that seems to be all in their head can have such disastrous effects on their body. The challenge is that although stress might start in your head, it causes real physical responses in your body. Stress is a psychological response to a threat, and when you feel threatened, your body responds. Blood vessels constrict, the heart rate increases, and hormones like adrenaline and cortisol are released into the bloodstream. All of this can have a tremendous effect when stress is constantly present.
The very state of mind achieved through hypnosis is exactly what medical experts recommend for alleviating the symptoms of stress. In fact, most expert suggestions for dealing with stress in the moment are techniques often used in hypnosis. Recommendations include breathing deeply to calm the body, focusing on the moment to stop runaway thoughts, and consciously changing your perspective on whatever challenge is in front of you.
Hypnosis helps to quiet and focus the mind, relax the body, and allow a person to undo the effects of too much stress. Studies have shown that hypnosis has a greater effect on reducing stress than other management techniques, even for those suffering from diagnosed stress disorders.
No matter what is causing the stress in your life, hypnosis can provide you with a way to get it under control and relieve the symptoms it causes. You’ll increase your ability to focus on the moment, stop runaway thoughts that make your stress worse, and gain the confidence you need to remain that way.
About the Author: Dr. Steve G. JONES, Ed.D. is one of Your Monthly Mentors, a board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist who has been practicing hypnotherapy since the 1980’s. He is the author of 25 books on such topics as hypnosis, the law of attraction and weight loss. Dr. Steve has also created over 9,000 hypnosis audio recordings and 22 different online certification programs, which are sold in over 140 countries. Dr. Steve G. Jones works extensively with Hollywood actors, writers, directors, and producers, helping them achieve their very best. He has been featured on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker as both a hypnotherapist and a millionaire and has been interviewed on CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. Learn More…