* Can Hypnosis help stressed out buisness people?
The body’s response to stress is to go into ‘fight or flight’ mode. When this happens all the blood drains from your digestive systems and goes to your major muscles thus preparing you to ‘fight or flight’ Your awareness also changes and we tend to perceive everything in our environment as a possible threat to our survival.
When this happens we lose the ability to think rationally and logically. Our immune systems can become compromised. People can suffer digestive problems such as IBS. Also restful sleep can become difficult.
The fight or flight response is very primitive and hard-wired into our brains. It represents a genetic wisdom designed to protect us from bodily harm. To primitive man stress was running away from a sabre tooth tiger or a woolly mammoth and was an appropriate response.
Today stress is dealing with work colleagues, technology, deadlines and family. The fight or flight responses is not helpful in modern stress situations. Short bursts of adrenalin are ok if you are about to be hit by the number 5 bus however constant high levels of adrenalin caused by modern life can be very detrimental.
So how do you change the stress response? Clearly a bit of stress at appropriate times is a good thing to keep us out of harm’s way and to change that would be difficult and possibly foolhardy.
What we can do is change our perception of stress especially when the situation is not life threatening. The decision to mount the stress response comes from your subconscious mind and the most effective way of communicating with that part of your mind is through hypnosis.
Your subconscious mind is the seat of all your emotions and therefore directs nearly all of your behaviours. Hypnosis is a safe way of accessing this natural intelligence and issuing new instructions to create seemingly miraculous changes in you, your behaviour and your body.
Everyone can be hypnotised and it is something that happens naturally such as when you are daydreaming, driving or watching TV. You are in control at all times and cannot be made to do anything that you don’t want to do.
So if you want eliminate stress and restore some balance in yourself hypnosis is an obvious answer.