Stress is an overload of mental or emotional information to the mind, triggering an escape into fight or flight mode in order to escape the intense input. There is a fine line between stress and anxiety. With stress we know what’s worrying us – an overwhelmed feeling of managing present demands. With anxiety one becomes less aware of what causes the anxiety – a fear of impending doom that may seem to have no apparent cause. One starts to feel anxious about being anxious. Despite their differences, the results will be the same in hypnosis.
Get a handle on stress and anxiety and become more in control of your thoughts, have more focus, more energy, more creativity, more joy and a more fulfilling life!
Anxiety affects the mind and body!
The body gathers ‘perceived threatening messages’ and with the speed of light responds with a fight or flight reaction and the physical symptoms of increased heart rate, dry mouth, sweating, muscle tension, narrowed vision and heightened hearing. In addition, the emotional symptoms include a hyper-suggestibility to the negative feelings which can spiral downwards. Repeated symptoms can lead to the suppression of the immune system which in can lead to auto-immune disease, inflammatory disease, cancer and depression.
Why does hypnosis for stress and anxiety work?
Anxiety cannot be controlled by willpower. Willpower is part of the conscious logical mind, yet stress and anxiety are learned automatic reactions imprinted in the subconscious mind. Access to with subconscious happens easily in hypnosis making hypnosis a natural partner for stress and anxiety. You may not be able to control what stresses you out, but you can learn to control your reaction to it. A stressed out person is guided by his own overly reactive negative state and suffers, yet a hypnotized person is guided to a calm and focused state, is receptive to thoughts of calm yet focused attention and feels pleasurable. The perceived threat is weakened while the calm state is enhanced and enjoyed. Anxiety and hypnosis are opposing emotions and cannot exist in the body at the same time. The subconscious learns to automatically choose the more powerful replacement. This pattern must be experienced and felt in hypnosis. Let’s teach your subconscious to choose calm over fear.
Hypnosis for anxiety with Joan
The mind and body connection works positively for fears: flying, driving, speaking in public, performance anxiety, creativity and procrastination or just plain over all life anxiety. The goal is to live your life comfortably, fulfilled and healthy. We start simply with the breath. By focusing on the breath, one cannot focus on the negative thought. You will learn to recognize how the mind affects the body and in turn how the emotions of the body affects the mind. Thoughts of anger, jealousy or hate towards others have a deeply negative affect on yourself. Hypnosis is becoming still and free from negativity is beneficial to self. We also incorporate a higher protein diet and initiate dream therapy, to allow for a venting and reframe of old patterns. Hypnosis will help smooth the path of challenges of a New York City life. Joan Also offers hypnosis for sleep and hypnosis for weight loss in NYC.