Hypnosis – How it Can Help Anxiety and Life’s Ups and Downs
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘hypnosis’? Do you imagine a stage with people doing crazy things like clucking like a chicken? I’m sure many of us have seen or heard of how this can happen with hypnosis. Although this can be entertaining, it can also put people off the idea of using hypnosis as a possible strategy to overcome things such as anxiety. The big question for many people like yourself is can hypnosis help with anxiety? As you will see, it can help you manage anxiety as well as a wide range of issues that you didn’t realise! Below we will be looking at what can hypnosis help with to see how it might improve and make you life easier to live.
Let’s differentiate between hypnosis for entertainment vs hypnosis for overcoming a wide range of issues. The entertainment hypnosis is purely for entertainment. The individuals are chosen before a show and given a pre-hypnosis meditation to help them overcome being in front of a crowd and be more susceptible to being hypnotised on the stage.
Whereas therapeutic hypnosis is a very powerful deep relaxation technique that can shift the way you think and respond to problems in your life.
‘If you want a different outer world you have to change your inner world’ ~ Steve G Jones Renowned Hypnotherapist
Subconscious limits are what holds us back in growth in many areas of our lives. These might come from our early childhood or events that shape us as we respond to our daily lives. Usually we aren’t even aware of many pf these subconscious thoughts, let alone how they are influencing our current situation.
There are a number of techniques that can help one shift these subconscious beliefs. They include Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique also known as Tapping, binaural beats and subliminal messages. For the purpose of this post the focus here is hypnosis.
Shift long held beliefs from the past and reset those to renewed and improved beliefs that will improve your world.
The brain never stops learning and changing as a response to that learning. Allows you to reprogram your brain. It’s not will power. but it’s about reprogramming how you think and apply what you think to change how things are for you.
Our brain is programmed to keep you in your comfort zone so as not to use the fight and flight system. This is where changing your mindset comes in so you can let go of your brain’s tendency to keep things safe and comfortable. When we do something different, and give our brains new information, this creates new neural pathways and keeps the brain’s plasticity. This is where hypnosis comes in. By giving the brain new information and changing the subconscious limiting beliefs, our brain’s neural pathways are created and enhanced.
Anxiety and Depression
If you’ve found yourself on this page, you may be struggling with depression or anxiety of some kind. Anxiety is an emotional response to a stimulus such as public speaking, spiders or more generalised such as worrying thoughts in an ongoing way. Anxiety is increasingly becoming a concern for approx 40 million US adults according to the American Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Of those who experience anxiety, only approx 36% seek out professional help. And that’s not taking into account the rest of the world. So with it’s incidence rising, it’s important to find ways to manage this condition. It can be overcome with active practice of a combination of strategies. Talk therapy is beneficial, but for those who find they either don’t have time, or the finances to receive therapy, it can help to incorporate self therapy including hypnosis. For online programs for extra support see this post.
You might be wondering how can hypnosis help increase one’s wealth creation. Many of our every actions contribute to our current life situation, including our financial status. Through messages and experiences that our parents may have had, this influences the choices we make now. Maybe your parents didn’t have much money so they taught you many beliefs about money which continue to influence your choices around money. Through the application of hypnosis, you can unblock these subconscious blocks to help release your beliefs around money and wealth.
We all have a set of ideas and perceptions of ourselves including stories and messages we’ve told ourselves as well as what we were told over the years. All of these messages culminate into programming our subconscious beliefs leading to your current financial state. If you need to shift these subconscious beliefs and change your mindset, do a hypnosis that can help you change your day to day activities allowing you to make wealth creating choices and overcome a negative image of yourself leading towards a more resilient can-do attitude.
Addictions can be all consuming and not only affects the individual but also affects family and friends. As well as feeling a low self esteem which is where the addiction stems from, it can also affect social connections and mental health. By working through the subconscious beliefs around the addiction, one may be able to recover from an addiction. Practising the hypnosis on a frequent basis can help the mindset and subconscious beliefs shift to making healthier choices.
Issues with Food
Hypnosis can also help to manage weight and various issues with food. Over time, many develop a connection between eating and their emotions, using food as a way of coping. Sometimes this can be taught by well meaning family members without realising this is the outcome. It might be that you’ve developed an addiction to sugar or carbs, so there is also hypnosis to help overcome these too.
Anorexia and Bulimia are also linked with anxiety and wanting to control aspects of one’s life when an individual feels out of control. Food becomes the one thing that can be controlled. This can be a very extreme and dangerous way of coping which needs to be addressed. If you know anyone with these issues, it can also help to incorporate hypnosis as part of the treatment to help shift underlying beliefs around food restriction and body image.
Find the Right Partner
Although this sounds like it might be unlikely, I’ll admit that when I was single after my first relationship ended, I decided to create a list with details of the type of person I wanted to attract into my life. This included a list with various details that I wasn’t willing to compromise on. I ensured I thought of all of the things I didn’t want in a partner and all of the things I wanted in a partner. I meditated on this and let it go to the universe. Within a few months, I met my soon to be husband and we have been together ever since. I truly believe that this is because I had created this list, meditated and allowed the universe to create this for my world.
For a little extra help with this, you might consider doing some hypnosis to help you reprogram how you think about yourself and what you want from a partner.
Sleep can be very difficult when thoughts are running all over the place. Or there may be other reasons for not being able to get to sleep. For whatever reason, insomnia can be very frustrating and can have a negative impact on how you feel as well as struggle to function in daily activities. So if you are struggling with getting a good night’s sleep or even simply getting to sleep, try a sleep hypnosis.
Phobias can hold us back and make us avoid situations due to the intense fear one has around the phobia. Phobias can develop from a wide variety of triggers. No matter what the phobia is, when it impacts one’s movements and makes one change what they do out of fear of the object or phobia being present, then it could be time to get help with overcoming that phobia.
Reach your Own Potential
Additionally, there are even more hypnosis options available in the list below.
Health & Wellbeing
It is my goal to show you that no matter what the issue, be it anxiety, phobias, depression, mindset, snoring or whatever, there could be a hypnosis to help you overcome the issue stemming from the subconscious beliefs.
If you’ve had any experience with hypnosis I would love to hear from you. Share your thoughts below in the comments.