4 Ways That Hypnosis Can Achieve Full Body/Mind Relaxation
STRESS!! Even reading the word I’m sure has elicited some memory or possibly something in life that stresses you out. Chronic stress is one of the main causes of serious health problems in modern society. It is thought to be a major contributing factor in illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other diseases. It can lower a person’s immunity, making them susceptible to infections and can slow down the healing process. For your body to heal you need to be in a relaxed state. Our bodies all require long periods of sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesize hormones.
Too much strain and tension in your life can be pretty damaging too, leading to, anxiety, depression, exhaustion and physical illness. Stress management using Hypnosis and NLP techniques provides you with a complete ‘toolkit’ for dealing with the pressures of life, both the avoidable and the unavoidable.
Life is so much more enjoyable when stress stops being a burden, the focus of your life and becomes the incentive to growth and development that it should be. So that you are living from a place of wellness, being present and managing your states and emotions along the way.
Stress is essential. If you didn’t have any, ever, you would never grow, never develop, never learn anything new and never change. I personally think I’d die of boredom if I never experienced some form of stress as for me it feeds me to strive to complete tasks and move through life.
Now I would like you to create a picture in your mind’s eye, an image of a beautiful woodland scene. Take your time as you allow the picture to form in your mind, until you can visualize perhaps sitting with your legs crossed or laying down by a gurgling stream that runs through this beautiful woodland scene. Feeling the earth supporting you, feel yourself relaxing and letting go, you have nowhere to go, just here, enjoying the beauty of nature.
Or maybe you would prefer to find yourself leaning against a special tree in those woods, feeling the texture of its rough bark against your back. Feeling the tree supporting you as you relax and let go, breathing in deeply the clean fresh air.
Listen carefully and you may hear the sound of those pleasant little birds up there in the branches of the tree. Listening to the beautiful songs those birds are creating so joyfully.
The sun shines down on the patches of grass and those delicate wildflowers in the clearing nearby. And you can see the sun glistening and sparkling like glittering diamonds on the gently flowing stream just over there. Perhaps you can recall the aroma of the earth beneath you as you listen to the sound of the wind’s gentle breeze in the upper branches of the trees. There may be an occasional creak as a branch touches another, and merged with the ripples of the stream and the birdsong you sense this as music to your soul. Every now and again you hear other little sounds in the distance, yet it is so peaceful here, and you feel very calm and relaxed.
You are not surprised to notice a baby rabbit which is playing nearby, nibbling on the grass in the leaves, its little tail bobbing up and down, nose twitching, and now and again it stands on its larger hind legs as if looking for something. You watch the rabbit for a few moments, mesmerized by this tiny animal. And then, without any warning at all, the little rabbit bolts away as if in fright, as though something startled it but yet you didn’t notice or hear anything yourself.
The rabbit swiftly disappears down into her burrow with a kick of her hind legs and a scuffle of leaves, to escape this perceived threat. Another rabbit in the same situation may have stood motionless, frozen in fear whether if it was a real threat or perceived. Of course, this rabbit that you saw was using her primitive fight or flight instinct as a response to help her to escape. Her heart was pounding as the blood flow to the muscles increased, the flow of blood to her digestive system was cut off as her body immediately released enough adrenaline to allow her to flee to safety and by escaping down into her burrow, she discharged all the energy from her body.
As humans, we sometimes also feel threatened, but rarely are these threats anything like those of the little rabbits. Rabbits are always on high alert from predators. Sometimes people who suffer from severe anxiety also feel like that they are on high alert, the responses and stress remain locked within us for a period of time, and we may even begin to fear our body’s own natural responses, always imagining the worst is about to happen, when it’s not.
So, by being aware of these responses we can immediately discharge them, freeing ourselves of the feelings of panic or anxiety whichever symptoms are generated. And every time you discharge one of those symptoms of anxiety you immediately feel very proud of yourself, this reinforces the positive cycle, you release those negative emotions, and all you need or want to do is to relax. You train your body and mind to respond in this manner when dealing with stress in an appropriate way.
The body cannot feel two conflicting emotions as once, so whenever you feel yourself tensing or anxiety rising, all you need to do is slow down, breathe in, breathe out, and allow your body to relax. Giving your unconscious mind the command to Relax and your body will respond. This takes time, as you build up this ability and control. What the mind believes the body achieves. The Mind/Body is in fact one not separate like we’ve been taught to believe.
Hypnosis can be the tool of choice in achieving full body/mind relaxation – a completely opposite state to that of stress. Hypnosis can provide deep level relaxation – so profound that it is not comparable with other methods of relaxation. Hypnotherapy is unique as it provides far more than simple relaxation techniques.
- Identifies sources of stress and addresses the root cause
- Changes and or eliminates old negative behaviours and limiting beliefs, making it far easier to deal with external factors and other people.
- Identifying your own resources and coping strategies, learning how to manage your states and emotions
- Overcoming and preventing possible recurrences of long lasting effects of stress, such as sleeping difficulties, migraines, dis-ease etc.
If you’d like to learn more about Hypnotherapy and Mindset Mastery I welcome you to book your Complimentary 30-minute Discovery Call with me at www.speakwithgillian.com.
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