Hypnosis for stress management: Does it really work?

Like it or not, today we all live in a society where huge demand and responsibilities are placed on our shoulders. According to figures published by mentalhealth.org.uk - 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. 81% of women said this compared to 67% of men. These are huge figures, so you are not alone in having these feelings and wanting to do something about it.

While some people appear to manage it well on the outside, more and more people are showing signs of over-anxiety, which leads to stress, and can make a significant impact on the quality of life to both your physical and mental wellbeing.

If you are reading this page, then you may be one of those people, but are now ready to explore ways of freeing yourself from stress and living a fulfilled and happy life.

Stress can manifest itself differently for everyone, but common physical signs of anxiety or stress are:

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Dry mouth
  • Butterflies in stomach
  • Nausea
  • Urge to pass urine/empty bowels
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia

Common psychological signs of stress and anxiety are:

  • Inner tension
  • Agitation
  • Fear of losing control
  • Irrational dread that something catastrophic is going to happen (such as blackout, seizure, heart attack or death)
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Phobias and fears

And these symptoms of stress or anxiety can be brought on by any number of situation such as exams, interviews, work pressures and deadlines, money concerns, dating, sex, flying…….the list is never-ending!

Anxiety can also manifest itself in different worries; it may be fear of being around other people, it may be anxiety in specific social situations, anxiety in your relationships with particular people at home, school or at work.

Anxiety is a fear or concern that is exaggerated and is out of proportion to the situation, although sometimes it may not feel like this. The symptoms of anxiety correlate with the stress response or “fight-or-flight”. This is a primal response that protects you against threats in your environment, so if danger is present your body triggers a rush of blood to your arms and legs so that you can fight or run away. It is an adrenaline response that causes your heart to beat faster, pumping oxygen around your body to those parts that need it to protect you. You may feel as if you are on high alert as well, unable to calm down or relax, your mind may race unable to focus or quieten down.

Why it’s important to reduce anxiety in your life?

Research shows that prolonged exposure to cortisol and other stress-related hormones can cause:

  • Memory problems
  • Weakened immune system
  • Weaker bones
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Reduce fertility
  • Mental health problems
  • Suicidal thoughts

How does hypnosis for stress management work?

Hypnotherapy aims to break negative thought patterns and responses to stress and instead provide you with a healthier reaction. This is done via the subconscious - the part of our mind that works automatically and without us realising.

Our course will help you enter a state of deep relaxation (hypnosis). When you’re in this state, your subconscious is more open to suggestion where our hypnotherapist will ‘suggest’ different ways of responding to stress, to your subconscious.

Some people will see instant results after just one session while others may need to replay the session a number of times.

With stress statistics only increasing, if you are ready to say goodbye to the stress you are feeling and make a positive change in your life then hypnosis is the tool to take the next step.

Here's how your hypnotherapy course will work

Once you’ve purchased your hypnotherapy courses, you’ll be sent a link via email or you can access your videos by logging into “my account” located on the menu bar.

Get yourself comfortable and make sure you won’t be disturbed. Turn off all mobile devices, radio and other distractions where possible. It’s important to set aside 1 hour of quiet time, this will allow you to immerse yourself into the session.

For maximum relaxation, we recommend you find somewhere quiet to lay down, but if you would rather sit in an armchair, it’s important to make sure your head and neck are properly supported.

Please try to use a speaker wherever possible rather than headphones, as these may distract you from the session if they become uncomfortable.

Need more information on hypnotherapy? Visit the NHS hypnotherapy treatment page.