Stress, anxiety and hypnotherapy
It is normal for our bodies and minds to react to a certain amount of change and fear. This is sometimes referred to as our fight or flight response and dates back to the beginning of human kind.
It is often overlooked that stress and anxiety can take on a positive role in some circumstances. For example, you have a project deadline coming up that spurs you on to get the necessary work done. This deadline can be motivating to get things done, resulting in feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction. However, there are different types of stresses and anxieties and those which endure in our lives can serve to bring about stress related illness.
We cannot always change the world around us but we can however, help ourselves with regards to our reactions and how we cope in our daily lives. This is where hypnotherapy can be a fantastic tool for many people, giving us the opportunity to examine the causes of our symptoms and helping us look at tools to help manage our coping mechanisms in order to limit undesirable feelings, not just immediately but also in the long term.
Stress can manifest in many ways such as:
Changes to appetite
Other physical symptoms
Anxiety can manifest in many ways such as:
These lists are not exhaustive or intended for diagnostic purposes but they give an idea of just some of the ways in which stress and anxiety can affect us.
How can hypnotherapy help with these or other symptoms of stress or anxiety?
Talk to your therapist and discuss your own individual circumstances in order to identify aspects such as:
- The trigger of your stress or anxiety
- Your current coping strategies
- Identify methods in which you can better lessen your symptoms
Your therapist will help equip you with tools to help you in the future.
At Sarah Neale Hypnotherapy our recommendation is that you discuss any symptoms of stress and/or anxiety with your doctor in order to rule out any potential underlying conditions prior to seeking hypnotherapy