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Creative Commons License photo credit: Ana Santos Hypnosis is a very effective treatment of stress. According to experts, stress develops when a person feels the task in front of him is greater than the resources he can summon. This imbalance triggers stress. Hypnosis, however, changes this. Through hypnosis, this person can feel that he has all the resources necessary to do the task efficiently.

Dr. Lipton has researched the topic and found that stress is an underlying factor in as much as 90% of diseases. This is astonishing and it seems that stress starves vital organs of oxygen and nutrients. This is not a problem on the odd occasion but when it is persistent, disease is likely to develop.

Stress is not caused by the situation you confront but by the way you perceive this situation and whether you feel you have the coping mechanisms to deal with it. Hypnosis works remarkably well in stress because it changes your perception, expectation and belief.

Things that created extreme stress can be converted to tasks you can easily do because, following hypnosis, you have the belief that you have the resources to handle what you confront with little effort on your part.

A hypnotist will use induction and deepening trance to put you into a deep relaxed sleep. In this state your brainwave pattern has changed from beta to theta. At this pattern of activity, the filters or barriers that block unwanted messages from reaching the Subconscious Mind are relaxed. The hypnotist is now able to replace negative attitude, belief and expectation with positive ones.

Hypnosis is without doubt a powerful and safe treatment of stress and anxiety. Meditation is an effective tool and recommended for stress. It is, however, very difficult to see how a stressed person can relax, and if he or she cannot relax, meditation becomes very difficult. It is better to have hypnosis as an immediate treatment and use meditation for the long term and overall life enhancement.

Anyone who has had stress will tell you it is a very unpleasant thing. Stress pushes aside all the fun things in your life. It steals enjoyment. Anxiety, rage, depression and anger are commonly associated with stress. You are also less creative and regularly make unnecessary mistakes. You lose your libido.

Worse of all, stress triggers the fight or flight reaction. This shuts off important nutrients to some organs of the body while at the same time stimulating the heart. This is why research has shown it is responsible for 90% of all diseases. In industry there are millions of days a year lost through stress and the cost to health services is enormous.

Hypnosis is not just a treatment for stress. By the way it works, it can change many aspects of our lives. It has changed the lives of numerous people and most of the time it is because it creates a positive attitude in peoples lives.

Once you are in a deep hypnotic trance, post hypnotic suggestions will be made. This is the most important part of hypnotherapy. These suggestions will decide how you cope with future stressful situations. Suggestions such as, you are calm and relaxed, are powerful and effective. In addition the hypnotist will suggest that you will not get stressed when confronted with a difficult task. Instead you will see it as a difficult task but it can be done and you will be looking at the best way to do it.

So instead of drugs, counselling, psychotherapy or CBT, have hypnotherapy for safe and outstanding results of all your stress problems. Remember hypnosis is nothing more than a state of heightened awareness where your right brain becomes very alert. It does not analyse or filter like the left brain. It simply accepts suggestions by the hypnotist while you remain in a calm relaxed altered sleep.

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Creative Commons License photo credit: auspices The worst thing in life is having a phobia or fear for something, which absolutely paralyzes you so much so, that you live a debilitated life. Luckily there is help on the horizon in the name of nlp rewind technique.

NLP or it’s full name; Neuro-Linguistic-Programming as been around for a long time, but has only been used productively in the past few years. Research has found that we tend to replay the problem in our minds over and over again until we cannot differentiate between past and present. What might have happened to us in the past has somehow jumped into our present in a very real and frightening way. Hence the anxiousness and sweaty palms and even heart palpitations manifest at the slightest recall.

Let’s briefly look at a case study recently brought to the fore:

Janet is a 40 year old mother of two and wonderfully happy. Her husband as a great job and her children are excelling at school. Janet has just one problem though, she cannot drive a car. You see her her little brother died in a car crash when she was also just a toddler, and seems to think that she will also die if she drives car.

She has made all kinds of excuses not to drive throughout her life and depended on her husband, family members and friends to fetch the children from school and drive her to do her errands.

At the beginning of the session she was asked to relax and do some breathing exercises. When she felt totally relaxed the therapist instructed her to visualize a cinema with a comfortable seats, a big screen, lots of popcorn and candy around her and that she is going to star in a fantastic movie. This movie is going to be about her trauma and it will be in lots of detail. She also had to make her movie in black and white so the mind can relate to the old problem. She was then asked to start the movie with her first memory of the accident.

Janet was asked to imagine herself in a cinema or big room where she was able to watch a movie playing on a big screen. She was then asked to leave her seat and stand somewhere where she could observe herself watching her movie. The movie would be about her fear or phobia. She was also asked to imagine her movie be in black and white to give it a dated look. She was then told to let her imagination play along and create the scene where she became horrified or scared. While she was watching her movie, she was also watching herself and noting her reactions.

Now that she is standing away from her movie and not playing in it, she was asked to slowly change aspects of the movie as it happened. It was suggested that she maybe change the black white into technicolor, and also to add her favorite song to it. Every time she would do this, she would rewind the movie and place an object in it. She could change anything in the movie as long as it is positive and rewind it has many times as she wished.

She ended up with a yellow beach buggy that blared a popular song by the Beach Boys. Her fear was eliminated and replaced with the nlp rewind technique and she is now confident behind the wheel, so much so that she is hardly home any more!

Check out more about the NLP rewind technique and find out how you can use it to cure phobias fast.

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Creative Commons License photo credit: suryatelMost people’s image of hypnosis involves a client sitting in their therapist’s office listening to suggestive commands. However, there are actually lots of self-hypnosis techniques that people can learn and apply to themselves. While one must be careful about what one chooses to program into one’s subconscious, with a little work you can truly become your own “mind manager.”

Emile Coue was one of the earliest proponents of self hypnosis. He believed that at least some problems could be cured or alleviated by a change in our unconscious thought, which could only be achieved by the use of one’s imagination. Coue did not consider himself a healer per se; rather he believed that he could train people to heal themselves by affecting organic changes in themselves through the use of auto suggestion.

Another popular form of self-hypnosis is known as Autogenic Training. It is a relaxation technique developed by Johannes Schultz, a German psychiatrist in the 1920s and 1930s. It involves the practice of 15 minute sessions 3 times a day at morning, noon, and in the evening. During each session the person is supposed to repeat to him or herself a series of visualizations that are designed to induce a state of relaxation, which in turn can alleviate many stress-related and psychosomatic disorders.

Once you establish that you’re going to learn how to hypnotize yourself, you’ll need the right information so as to proceed correctly. You can search through some online sources to get more information on being hypnotized. Informational article sites like www.helium.com and www.ehow.com will be able to give you some practical information on how to undergo every step of the process so that your hypnosis will be effective.

The first thing you need to decide is what goal or goals you are actually hoping to accomplish with the hypnosis. As soon as you have figured that out, you must also make sure that you only focus on one goal per self-hypnosis session. Try to do too much at once and you will not only not solve your problems but will likely create new ones. Once that is settled, you need to make sure that the suggestions that you are implanting in your subconscious mind are positive in nature. Don’t say things like “I’m going to quit smoking no matter how hard it is.” This will only remind you of the difficulty of quitting smoking. Substitute positive suggestions like “I’m going to quit smoking because it will be so much better for my health.”

One popular self hypnosis technique is to visualize yourself descending into your subconscious as if going down a staircase. With each step you have fewer and fewer worries and are becoming increasingly relaxed. When you get to the end of the staircase you should be sufficiently relaxed to start repeating your positive suggestions to your subconscious. Repeat each suggestion three times with a short break in between. When finished with all your suggestions, imagine yourself going back up the staircase you came down. When you are back at the top of the staircase, the session is over and you should be back to your normal state of mind.

Learning self hypnosis techniques provides you with a powerful tool that you can use to overcome a wide range of problems in your life. And it’s easier than you might think. Find out more at Learn Hypnosis.

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