Women’s lives are stressful. From work to family and everything in between, we often feel as though we are pulled in more directions than ever before. You might even feel as though you simply do not have enough hours in a day to fulfill all of your responsibilities. Excess stress and overscheduling can put a strain on not just your emotions but also your physical health, leaving you overtired and overburdened. Hypnotherapy for health and wellbeing through the Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy Centre can help you better manage your life and your future.
Hypnotherapy for women’s health can help at all stages of your life whether you are trying to protect and maximize your fertility, recover from childbirth, or nurture yourself during menopause.
In Hong Kong, stress is taking a toll on people, according to the Wellbeing in the Workplace Survey. This survey, which was conducted by the City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong, revealed that more than one out of four employees was struggling with mental health problems in the previous 12 months. These struggles were commonly associated with fatigue, feeling mentally drained, and sleeping problems.
Acute or temporary stress prepares your body to combat immediate threats. Chronic stress is different, however, and the adaptations your body makes in response can lead to inflammation and other issues that increase your risk for serious health issues, including:
- Digestive disorders
- Cardiovascular disease
- Sleep disturbances
- Anger and irritability
- High blood pressure
- Depression and anxiety
Hypnotherapy can increase the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, which counterbalances the fight-or-flight response with rest and restoration. The parasympathetic nervous system restores homeostasis and decreases heart rate, promotes tissue building, stimulates healing, and is responsible for digestion and energy production. You can use hypnotherapy for health and wellbeing to combat stress and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
Pre- and Post-Natal Health
When you experience stressful events, you are in fight-or-flight mode. Your body is flooded with stress hormones, which activate various systems to protect you from perceived threats but also inhibit the reproductive system. This can trigger a variety of female reproductive issues, including stress-induced amenorrhea or period irregularity and baby blues after pregnancy.
Postnatal depression is not caused by stress alone but stress can exacerbate it. Risk factors for postpartum depression can also include:
- Complications during pregnancy or birth
- Low social support
- Poor marital or in-law relationships
- Domestic violence
- Financial difficulties
About 40 to 80 percent of women experience the baby blues, which can be described as mood swings, irritability, and difficulty sleeping. Symptoms tend to be mild and resolve within a few days or weeks. More serious symptoms that persist may be postnatal depression, which affects up to 19 percent of women who have given birth. Hypnotherapy for postpartum depression can help. Therapies that address both the mind and body, such as hypnotherapy for postpartum depression, can help women manage their stress and anxiety and alleviate their postpartum depression, according to research. In one study, women who used hypnotherapy for postpartum depression during and after pregnancy had significantly less postpartum anxiety compared to the control group. They also had fewer symptoms of postpartum depression.
Menopause and Hypnotherapy for Women’s Health
During menopause, women’s bodies often go through significant changes as menstruation ceases. During perimenopause or the period before the final menstrual period, women may have unpredictable cycles, vaginal dryness or atrophy, sore breasts, mood swings, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Poor sleep is among the most common symptoms, and it can significantly disrupt your life during this time, affecting not just your quality of life but also your menopause symptoms.
Hypnotherapy for women’s health can help promote healthier sleep in menopausal women. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health found that women who used hypnosis enjoyed a much higher quality of sleep and had an improvement in hot flashes, too. Another study showed that hypnosis can improve both the quality and quantity of sleep by extending the slow-wave sleep, which is the restorative sleep stage. At Renewed Edge, we offer hypnotherapy for health and wellbeing to help you combat common concerns and maximize your wellness. Contact us today to learn more about hypnotherapy for women’s health or schedule a consultation with our hypnotherapist.