Relaxation can help to relieve the symptoms of stress. It can help you calm down and take a step back from a stressful situation. Combine this with new, rational perspectives on how you can deal with challenges and you stand a much better chance of getting through things effectively.
Hypnotherapy for stress management can be a very effective way of helping you through a short term period of high challenge. When we feel overwhelmed it's not a good idea to get too deep into self-awareness, just releasing the unnecessary tension is our aim. Dealing with the root of the anxiety can take a little more time, but as you learn to relax and view things differently in hypnosis you will probably feel more able to deal with it. Once you've released the tension in your body it is easier to clear your thoughts.
All hypnotherapy techniques combine suggestions for relaxation and new perspectives, breathing more deeply and relaxing the muscles. I use music specially designed for creating deeply relaxed mental and physical states and I also teach you relaxation techniques that you can use at home. As you integrate relaxation into your everyday life your ability to cope with life's problems tends to improve considerably.
Anxiety that keeps cropping-up responds well to looking at the underlying thoughts and beliefs that underpin the feelings. At its core, anxiety is the brain being unable to distinguish between future, past or present dangers. Very often we are unconsciously using thinking that served us well in the past but that we really don't need any more. In hypnotherapy we look at what these thoughts are and find new ways of thinking to help you to begin to reduce anxiety over the longer-term. There's no need to focus on the past for very long if at all ‐ the key thing is that your beliefs and habits change.