With the holidays looming large, stress is a timely topic. With that in mind, I'd like to share a post from a colleague, Phillip Rosenbaum of The Self Esteem Academy. Phil is a Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor who uses his training in hypnosis to bring about rapid results with his clients. You can learn more about him by visiting http://self-esteemacademy.com
Prolonged Harmful Stress Takes a Toll On Almost Every Internal System
Many people deal with stress by eating. This may explain why it is so difficult for so many of us to lose weight. Others resort to smoking. Some individuals may even turn to drugs or alcohol if the stress becomes overwhelming.
Stress can also affect your concentration and memory. It can lead to gastrointestinal disorders and may cause pain. It can also contribute to health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Stress can lead to anxiety or depressive disorders. Even worse, stress can contribute to heart disease and stroke. There is even the possibility that stress may be a contributing factor in dementia.
Certainly stress must be taken seriously. We all have to deal with stress in our lives. The problem is when stress is prolonged or there are too many stressful events we are dealing with it can have a profound effect on our well being. While some people can handle stress better than others, there are things we can all do to lessen the effects of stress.
Stress Reduction with Hypnosis has been Proven Effective in Controlled studies
peer review studies have now been conducted which attest to the fact that hypnosis is effective and works very well in many different areas. Hypnosis can be extremely helpful in reducing the negative effects of stress on our bodies and our minds.
One very helpful element of hypnosis is that it is very relaxing. That alone is quite helpful when dealing with stress. In addition, hypnosis can help one to find out unhealthy patterns and beliefs which make the stress so much worse. There is another way hypnosis can help us to reduce the negative effects on stress. This is by learning self-hypnosis from a qualified hypnotist. The great advantage of learning self-hypnosis is that one can use it practically any time one needs to. In addition, the individual is totally in control of the session. He or she determines when to use it, and what to use it for. Just a few minutes of self-hypnosis is equivalent to a short nap. It totally refreshes you and helps you to deal much more effectively when confronted with stressful situations.
IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!