Stress and insomnia is a modern-day epidemic. However stress is not just being too busy all the time. It is characterised as being trapped in a difficult situation that one cannot change.
Chronic stress can be extremely damaging to a sufferers health. As well as weakening the body’s immune system, the frequent release of cortisol and adrenaline into the bloodstream may cause premature brain aging and damage the hippocampus.
Symptoms of stress include difficulty sleeping, feeling tired all the time, constipation or diarrhea, poor concentration, memory loss, mood swings, angry outbursts, aggression, feeling helpless, lack of motivation and often excessive substance abuse.
Clinical hypnotherapy is a stress management tool. The deeply relaxed trance state, characterised by hypnosis, is the perfect counter-measure to stress. It gives the body a chance to decompress and begin replenishing exhausted energy reserves, and through the use of direct suggestion by the hypnotherapist, a person can examine and reframe their reactions to stress and challenges to a much more healthy response.
Also, once a person has been hypnotised by a hypnotherapist, they will find it is relatively easy to practise self-hypnosis, and one of the most effective self-hypnosis applications is to overcome insomnia. After just a couple of sessions it will be possible to use self-hypnosis to fall asleep quickly, and stay asleep, for a full night’s rest.
If you would like to learn more about clinical hypnotherapy techniques for stress and insomnia, please contact me.