Beneficial change is often seen within a relatively short time and therefore is generally a short term approach for many issues such as phobias, smoking cessation, exam fear, and interview stresses. It is often combined with counselling for issues such as self harm, stress, anxiety. For IBS clients are required to commit to the full protocol and details are listed in the appropriate area of the site.
- Hypnotherapy feels like deep relaxation – you are not asleep and still have control, eg if the fire alarm goes off you would get up and leave
- Everyone can relax but sometimes we need to learn this technique
- Busy lives lead to stress, the body reacts by producing stress hormones and this affects the immune system and blood pressure
- Hypnotherapy can be used as a treatment or a tool to increase relaxation, feeling calm increases memory and the ability to make clear decisions
Remember stress for the body is physical as well as emotional so being busy, in a high powered environment, having poor sleeping habits, missing meals, over exercising all cause the same reaction - the sympathetic nervous system increases the adrenaline to help the body. If you stay in the same ‘busy mode’ it doesn’t switch off and this raises metabolic rate, increases heart rate and among other things, increases blood sugar and intestinal motility. It can lead to headaches, anxiety and sleep disturbance. Break the cycle – use deep relaxation as a starting point.