Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Control stress with hypnosis.

By Dr. Phil Hariram

Without doubt hypnosis is a very effective treatment of stress. Stress results when a person feels that the task ahead of him is greater than the resources he can muster. Once he feels he is not up to the task, stress begins. Hypnosis changes his belief and hence strengthens his ability to cope. He now feels he has the tools to do the task efficiently.

Dr. Lipton said that up to 90% of diseases are caused by stress. Persistent stress starves vital organs of nutrients and oxygen. This is fine on the odd occasion but when it becomes persistent, diseases are likely.

Stress develops when you feel you cannot cope with situations around you. It is not the problems you face that causes stress but your perception that it is difficult that results in stress. Stress follows when you feel you cannot cope. After hypnosis, you have a change in perception, belief and expectation. You now believe that you can cope very well and as a result stress disappears.

Things that created extreme stress can be converted to tasks you can easily do because, following hypnosis, you have the belief that you have the resources to handle what you confront with little effort on your part.

During treatment, the hypnotist takes you down into a very relaxed deep sleep. The brainwave changes from beta, left brain, to theta, right brain. When the brain is in theta brainwave pattern, the filters that prevent contrary messages reaching the Subconscious Mind, relaxes and allows some unfiltered messages through. The hypnotist is now able to change attitude, belief and expectation.

Hypnosis is without doubt a powerful and safe treatment of stress and anxiety. Meditation is an effective tool and recommended for stress. It is, however, very difficult to see how a stressed person can relax, and if he or she cannot relax, meditation becomes very difficult. It is better to have hypnosis as an immediate treatment and use meditation for the long term and overall life enhancement.

Anyone who has had stress will tell you it is a very unpleasant thing. Stress pushes aside all the fun things in your life. It steals enjoyment. Anxiety, rage, depression and anger are commonly associated with stress. You are also less creative and regularly make unnecessary mistakes. You lose your libido.

The most important concern about stress, is that it triggers the fight or flight reaction. This reaction prepares us for action when threatened with danger and shuts off oxygen and nutrients to some important organs while stimulating the heart. Continued stress could, therefore, affect these organs. This is the reason why researchers believe it is responsible for up to 90% of diseases.

Hypnosis is not just a treatment for stress. By the way it works, it can change many aspects of our lives. It has changed the lives of numerous people and most of the time it is because it creates a positive attitude in peoples lives.

During hypnosis, the hypnotist will give you very powerful and effective post hypnotic suggestions not just on how to cope with your current situation but generally on all aspects of your life. He is likely to say, you are calm and relaxed. You will confront any situation calmly and know that if it can be done, you are very capable and competent and you can do it. This type of post hypnotic suggestion will help you to approach your next task with the attitude that it can be done. All you have to do is find the best way rather than thinking you cannot do it.

When looking for the best long term treatment for stress, consider hypnotherapy for a safe and effective way forward. It can change how you view life in general by creating a state of heightened awareness during right brain activity. The right brain does not analyze or filter like the left brain. It accepts suggestions readily and once accepted, the beneficial results soon follow.

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