Using hypnosis for stress relief is an effective and easy way to get long term relief.
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. By using relaxation and mental suggestion, this trance-like state can be achieved with the help of a professional or self induced.
In my own personal experience, it works in two ways:
The first benefit comes from being in a completely relaxed state. I visited a hypnotherapist for several months. After each visit, I felt more relaxed than I ever did at any other time. To actually get into a hypnotic state, you must be extremely relaxed, and that in itself was a huge benefit to me, as I was having a hard time relaxing on my own.
The second benefit comes from the suggestions given during the session. Depending on your circumstances, needs, and types of stress, you or your hypnotherapist will address the necessary issues during your session. In my situation, many times a new way of dealing with the different stressors in my life were introduced and I was able to release that stress, and learn to deal with them differently in the future.
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The only way to answer this question is by trying it for yourself. If you've never used hypnosis before, you might start with the help of a professional. Being able to effectively use self-hypnosis takes time and practice. Any professional you choose should not only perform the hypnosis, but also be willing to teach you how to accomplish self-hypnosis for you to use on your own in the future.
Hypnosis may not work for you if you are overly skeptical, unable to fully relax, or simply unwilling. If you decide to try hypnosis for stress relief, you will need to enter into this opportunity with an open mind. Otherwise, it'll be a waste of time and money.
However, if your only problem is that you are unable to fully relax, working on your relaxation skills may help. Practice relaxation on your own and attempt to become better at entering a relaxed state, then try hypnosis again.
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In my experience, the hypnosis that I did with the help of my hypnotherapist completely changed the way I handle stressful situations. It didn't just relieve my stress that day, it left a lasting impact on my mental state and allows me to completely manage certain situations on my own without any further hypnosis. However, occasionally you may need to do a "maintenance session". This is kind of like a refresher course if the benefits seem to be wearing off.
For me, using hypnosis for stress relief was the best decision I ever made. It changed my life, it changed the way I react to stressful situations... it even changed what I view as a stressful situation.
When looking for a hypnotherapist, look for someone you feel comfortable with... someone you believe you can trust. And when you call to make an appointment or to get more information, don't forget to ask if they accept health insurance. Depending on your circumstance, the hypnotherapist, and your insurance provider, your sessions may be covered.
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