HYPNOTHERAPY FOR STRESS
I am currently offering my clients the choice of in-person or on-line sessions.
While most people prefer face-to-face sessions, hypnotherapy can be effectively provided via Zoom if you would prefer this mode of delivery.
If you are uncertain of how to proceed I also offer a free 30 minute online session so that you can chat with me about your individual needs, you can book this by ringing 0427 639 778
Either way, I look forward to connecting with you to help you make the changes you need to make.
The hypothalamus cannot distinguish between a real or an imagined threat. Even though the intruder was imaginary, your adrenaline and muscle tension are real. Your body responds to the perceived threat the same as it would have had an intruder actually break into your house.
Your body cannot distinguish between worry thoughts and the original catastrophe. Worry thoughts act as a repeat of the threat – a false alarm. This causes the body’s rapid response system to become its own undoing, because your worried mind keeps your body perpetually in high gear - muscles tense, ever ready to meet a challenge. Your body responds to repeated worrisome thoughts and emotions in essentially the same way as it responds to the original stressor. The internal emergency response system, to which we as a species undoubtedly owe our survival, breaks down.
People who experience repeated and unrelenting stress in their lives gradually lose the ability to downshift. The wear and tear on our system shows up in the form of cardiovascular illnesses, ulcers, tension headaches and panic attacks. Chronic irritability, impatience, depression and frustration lead to actual tissue changes and organ malfunctions. Over-secretion of gastric acid can lead to ulcers; sustained narrowing of the blood vessels can lead to hypertension; and colon hyperactivity can lead to spastic colon or colitis. Other common stress –related disorders include insomnia, migraine headaches, back pain and diabetes.
The mind influences the immune system via the nervous system. This means that psychological distress can suppress the immune system enough to increase the risk of physical illness. According to a landmark study at Carnegie Mellon University, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, your risk of getting a cold or respiratory infection is directly proportional to the amount of stress you experience (Consumer Reports, 1993).
The immune system – the first line of defence against infection, germs, bacteria and toxins in our bodies – is weakened by stress. Fear, depression, anger and other negative emotions depress the immune system. Bereavement, depression, loneliness and stress immobilize the natural killer cells within the immune system (O’ Hara, 1990).
On the other hand, mental messages of calm or joy have been shown to be biologically beneficial. Research at UCLA Medical Centre indicates that a peaceful or calm frame of mind frequently simulates production of interleukins, which are vital substances for the immune system that help activate cancer killing immune cells. Fortunately, an inhibited immune system can recover if the mind’s messages change distress to calmness.
Stress caused by work is the most common migraine trigger, a study has found. It shows people are more prone to a direct attack in the ‘let-down’ period after a stressful situation, such as at weekends or while on holiday.
Hypnotherapy by its very nature is relaxing, blood pressure is lowered during a cession as is brain activity.Repeated sessions can results in continued benefits to the mind and body