Could Hypnosis Yield More Benefits Than Pills Against Depression?
Mind Can Overcome DNA
Many people struggle to cope with the pressures of work. Whether it is because the workload is too heavy or the workplace environment is too chaotic, stress from work can creep into your everyday life.
These stressors can contribute to depression and anxiety, which in turn can lead to physical symptoms like pain and headaches as well as poorer quality of life overall. When you have work-related stress, you can’t always change your environment and workload.
You can, however, find more effective coping strategies. Hypnotherapy is a treatment that many people are looking to as a way to alleviate some of the stress that they feel on a daily basis.
What Is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a somewhat misunderstood practice. There are many entertainers who use hypnosis for comedic relief or claim that it’s magic, but it has been proven that the practice of hypnosis can have psychological benefits. For a long time, practitioners were skeptical about its effectiveness, but there is currently much research that supports the belief that hypnotherapy is beneficial to reducing stress.
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It has been used for centuries as a technique to reduce pain, and it can be used to reduce the effects of work-related stress. In the hypnotic state, suggestions are given to help the hypnotized individual focus and reach a relaxed state in order to more easily accept and learn new ways of thinking.
Hypnotherapy for Stress Management
Almost everyone associates work with stress. But it does not have to be that way. Stress is a creativity killer. Good stress might boost productivity in the short term. But, in the long term, it dents an individual’s ability to innovate. Many workplaces have made stress management a priority. And some companies have already started offering hypnotherapy for stress management in the form of self-hypnosis interventions.
Stress manifests itself under various forms. When someone is under stress because of work, anxiety and depression are common forms in which the stress manifests itself.
Hypnotherapy has also become a trusted source of stress relief for many patients and clinicians. A hypnotherapist can help you uncover the source of your anxiety and depression. You may be asked to face these feelings on a subconscious level and, through suggestion, learn to associate real-life experiences with more positive emotions.
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Does Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Work?
Anxiety is a multifaceted disorder and one of the most common mental health conditions. Depending on the type, severity, and frequency of symptoms, you might be suffering from:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder (panic attacks)
- Social anxiety disorder (or social phobia)
- Situational anxiety (such as during public speaking)
In addition, the most common anxiety symptoms are:
- Worry about an impending danger
- Excessive perspiration
- Increasing heart rate (the sensation of a pounding heart)
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Lack of focus
- Avoidance behaviour
In addition to hypnotherapy, many types of counselling approaches are used in treatment to reduce anxiety and depression, including psychopharmacological approaches, cognitive behavior therapy, and interpersonal therapy.
Case studies have shown that hypnotherapy could alleviate anxiety symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life. The American Psychological Association lists anxiety disorders as one of the applications for hypnotherapy.
Treating anxiety with conventional methods can take time. Hypnotherapy is a brief therapy and with the help of a certified hypnotherapist skilled in hypnosis for social anxiety, you can experience long-lasting benefits.
Who Benefits From Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of treatment that can be beneficial to people in a diverse range of occupations. CEOs of major companies, teachers, finance professionals, or anyone else in a stressful profession might benefit from hypnotherapy. The process can relax and focus the mind so that you are better able to cope with the rigors that your job entails.
Everyone knows we do not leave our personal lives at the company door. Personal matters continue to affect us at work. For example, divorcees might go through social anxiety and seeing loved ones struggle with confidence might create unnecessary worry. Did you know that hypnosis can also help children develop self-confidence and alleviate stress and anxiety? The same hypnosis techniques can help divorcees release anxiety.
Once your mind is in a relaxed state, you are more likely to accept a positive outlook on the efficacy of your treatment, allowing you to be more engaged in your well-being and management of stress. You can even incorporate multiple approaches so that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs. You can also learn how to practice self hypnosis.
Self-Hypnosis for Stress Management with Renewed Edge
Work can surely be stressful, but you don’t have to let it run your life. If you have already exhausted traditional methods to treat anxiety, it is time to turn to hypnotherapy. Give Renewed Edge in Hong Kong a call for a consultation about clinical hypnosis near you or to enquire about its mental health workshops.