Anxiety – how can hypnotherapy help?

Can Hypnosis be of help with Stress and Anxiety?

In your quest for optimum health and wellbeing it is imperative that you recognise the unhealthy impact stress and anxiety have on your daily life. You also need to find ways to safely release anxiety, stress and tension, be it mental or physical. Did you know that Hypnotherapy has been proven to be of help in releasing stress and anxiety?

Anxiety has a very negative impact on health; blocked emotions are like a traffic jam…

anxiety causes emotional traffic jam, how can hypnotherapy helpThese days we have a far greater awareness that stress, anxiety and unresolved emotions manifest in the body.  As a result, our body becomes the highway burdened by carrying our emotional turmoil. In other words, it can be said that our mind and body are involved in a constant two-way communication. Like traffic on a highway, messages are sent from the cells of our body to the brain and from the brain back to the body. Blocked emotions or unexpressed feelings create a traffic jam, resulting in stress, anxiety and emotional turmoil. Stress an anxiety of course, have a very negative impact on our overall health. Hypnotherapy can be of help to resolve emotional turmoil.

How can hypnotherapy be of help to release stress and anxiety?

In order to be healthy, we need to work with both, the body and the mind. To release anxiety and stress we need to communicate with the subconscious mind and this is where hypnotherapy can help. It has been proven through a vast amount of research that hypnosis can be of immense help to regulate stress and anxiety. Findings released by the US scientist, Dr. Candace Pert support the hypnosis theory. She was the first to discover “molecules of emotion” located in the body. In fact, she suggests that our whole body is our subconscious. Her pioneering research shows how the chemicals inside our body form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions. We know our conscious brain stores some memory, however the deeper, older messages are stored in the subconscious mind, as well as the body. Dr. Pert suggests that we cannot heal emotions by “talk” alone, for effective healing we need to work with the subconscious mind. The quickest and easiest method to do this is with hypnotherapy.

hypnotherapy and successIn conclusion, even successful people who seem to function well become aware of difficulty in dealing with certain areas of their lives. Some are depressed, others are anxious, stressed or have some specific issues that continue to bother them. But, very much like you and me, when they realise that emotions like stress and anxiety are at the root of their problems they seek hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a proven treatment for healing those aspects of ourselves that are outside of our conscious awareness.

A well trained hypnotherapist knows that optimum health and vitality depend on a healthy communication between the mind and body. Here is a guided self-hypnosis video I have prepared especially to help you manage stress and anxiety.

If you wish to discuss your personal situation please feel free to phone me on 02 9568 6801 or email me.

Written by: Katherine Ferris
Clinical Hypnotherapist

This article originally appeared in the Wellbeing column of the of the February 2005 issue of the The Glenorian Gazette.