Letting go of tensions
Life comes at us from all angles and at no point in our childhood or schooling are we taken on one side and shown how to 'let go' of all the tensions.
Hypnotherapy can help deeply relax all the muscles in the body, tensions within our postures and stresses in the mind too, to give a total relaxation of body and mind. These feelings for most are completely wonderful and with a few sessions can begin to completely permeate the way we think, feel and approach our lives. We can develope the art of allowing these changes to occur, not just while we are sitting or lying down, but while we are up and about, active in the home or even in difficult situations at work.
The way we respond to life's everyday occurrences seems so ingrained in us that we don't even imagine they are changeable. It can just seem part of our 'nature'. But! Question: If it's genuinely part of your nature why do you feel so bad after you've just snapped at someone? Or vented your stress in a way you are not proud off? Answer: Because it isn't 'just part of you'. It's an automatic way of responding that has evolved un-noticed over the years. It doesn't feel like you when you do it because it isn't really you... not the 'real' you anyhow. Not the 'you' that appears after a couple of weeks on a relaxing holiday.
The real you
Hypnotherapy can take you on a holiday inside your head, to your most idyllic spot, thoroughly relax you while you are there (usually experiencing amazing detail), and then allow you to bring those feelings back with you into everyday life. The 'real you' - the 'holiday you' can then reign supreme, un-fazed, at home, at work, meeting family, etc,.. relaxed and calm through life's everyday challenges.
The following is a list of which you may have one or two, or many, symptoms. Obviously being unable to relax won't mean you are suffering from them all! And neither are you likely to develop all of them if you don't get treatment. It's just meant to be a fairly comprehensive list of symptoms you may have if you find it hard to relax throughout the day.
-high blood pressure
-reduced sex drive
*Required disclaimer: Results, symptoms and treatment may vary from person to person, all individual cases are taken on merit.
The following hypnotherapy techniques can be used (where appropriate) for relaxation:
Using hypnotic suggestion to learn to automatically relax all the muscle groups, joints and various parts of the body.
Using guided imagery to take you somewhere tranquil, peaceful, and relaxing.
Using suggestions and imagery to eject the thoughts and thought processes which create unnecessary tensions in the mind, and hence the body.
'Anchoring' those relaxing feelings so that you are able to bring them to the fore whenever you need to, whether active or resting.
Instil these patterns for long term behaviour changes inducing positive reaction to potentially stress-inducing situations.
Use 'self-hypnosis' (tapes, CDs, mp3s) can be used to continue the learning process.
Treatment length will depend on your own unique set of issues.