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How To Deal With Stress

Now we are coming out of lockdown and allowing us to do things that we were typical in the past; more people are now suffering from anxiety and depression. Most people suffer from stress at some point in their life; this can cause a person anxiety. Whether it is through home life or work, stress can affect you in different ways. Some people are better at dealing with stress than others. Some of us thrive off the pressure, while others can find it difficult to motivate themselves when stressed.

The people who can cope with stress have a natural way of letting go of these things, whether sharing, passing on problems or dealing with them face on. However, there is a point when sometimes a person feels overwhelmed. A client once described this feeling as leaking. They said I feel like I am leaking from my brain. I perfectly understood what they meant. They had reached their full capacity of stress, and they felt that they had no idea how to let go. They would feel in control in the morning, but the stress levels increased as soon as a problem arose, no matter how small, and the overwhelming feeling took over.

How can hypnotherapy help rather than go to a counsellor? Both complement each other, but it is the individuals choice. Counselling help with addressing the issues that affect you now, help self-understanding and self-acceptance. Hypnotherapy focuses on change behaviour solution-focused and allows you to feel deeply relaxed and in control. While in this relaxed state, your subconscious mind receives positive instructions allowing positive feelings in a calm, relaxed way. This allows you to let go of the stress and things you want to change that were causing your behaviour.

There are scientific studies that show that positive thinking can rewire the brain. It breaks the cycle of negative thinking. Your prefrontal cortex is responsible for decisions and emotions; this is split into two parts your left and right side. Your left is the part that has positive thoughts and emotions, where your right side feeds the negative thoughts and emotions. This is where hypnotherapy can help. Positive suggestions and new ideas are made to the subconscious mind, and new neural linkages are formed. Your mind likes what it sees and feels and wants to follow the positive good feelings pathway and exercises the left part of the prefrontal cortex to expand and focus.

If you take our emotions and words as energy only, positive energy will build more positive energy, whereas negative energy feeds negative ways. This is because our brain will follow the learned behaviour that we have established. So every word and thought is energy that follows the neural connections to parts of your brain, negative or positive.

Dr Fredrickson at the University of North Carolina has studied positive thinking. She has found that positive thinking makes neural connections to give joy, happiness, creativity good moods. Productivity in work increases, and relationships improve. People have more empathy and trust with others.

Now you understand how your brain sends the signals that allow the changes; you do not need to hold on to things that affect you negatively.

Some people know what the root cause of the problems is, and some don’t

Uplands Hypnotherapy Clinic can help either way. As long as you want to make the changes, changes will happen positively for you. Ask yourself would you like to be free from the stress and the anxious feeling, or am I happy carrying on with life as it is. Most people want to move on; if you don’t, you need to ask why you don’t.

Each session of hypnotherapy is tailored to your needs. You don’t need to ask yourself how do I make the changes to feel more positive in life. The question is, how long are you willing to wait?

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