Hypnotherapy is a great modality for neutralizing anxiety and getting unstuck, which is often linked to repetitive thoughts.
The reason thoughts can be repetitive, is because they’ve become “attached” or “linked” to an event. The emotions from that event are often unconscious – below the surface of your day-to-day radar.
Give yourself a suggestion anytime you want!
I often recommend to my clients however, that they practice their hypnotic suggestions upon awakening and just prior to closing their eyes at bedtime, plus one other time. This is called self-hypnosis and I always teach my clients how to use this technique, known as 7th Path. It is a combination of affirmation, prayer and meditation and works with any belief system.
Everyone has access to infinite imagination and everyone has the capacity to dream.
In the dream state, whether it’s REM or NREM (non-REM, Slow-Wave, Delta or N3), your ability to navigate non-physical realms is unlimited. Ever dreamed that you were flying? Have you ever encountered a loved one or pet in your dreams who is no longer physically alive? Just about anything is possible in dreams, so whether you normally have a vivid imagination or not, the impossible seems possible.
Do You Use Self-Hypnosis?
I use it all the time and teach it to every client.
When you are in self-hypnosis, negative thoughts are replaced by positive suggestions.
This is an empowered state of being that conditions and retrains your brain to create new neural pathways, which support new behavioral patterns. Translation: It’s easier to form new habits and eliminate unwanted behaviors.
When you spend a few minutes a day focusing on self-hypnosis, you will feel calm, centered and relaxed. No need to spend an hour in meditation. Just trying to calm your mind can be irritating.
Self-hypnosis has the effect of neutralizing internal stress. It’s the internal or unconscious stress that often drives unwanted behaviors. Self-hypnosis refocuses the brain on positive thoughts, which immediately improves health factors such as blood pressure, sleep improvement and pain reduction.
Self-hypnosis does not “heal” anything, but due to its stress reduction properties, you may experience physical improvement in headaches, muscle pain, digestive issues and mood.
Best of all, self-hypnosis is portable – it goes wherever you go and when you practice this skill set for just a few minutes a day, the results will amaze you!
Hypnosis can help many with psychological symptoms, including trauma and anxiety.
Anxiety refers to a real or perceived threat. Our perception of being under threat causes stress hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol, to be released into the brain.