Managing Stress in Challenging Times: How can Hypnotherapy Help?

It is no surprise that levels of stress, anxiety and depression have all increased in the UK over recent months. The impact of Covid-19 has been far-reaching and we are constantly having to adapt during these challenging times. If you are finding the impact of the pandemic is taking an emotional toll on you, hypnotherapy can help.

Here are some of the benefits to be gained through hypnotherapy:

Lower Anxiety and Better Sleep

Sustained stress has a huge impact on the quality of our sleep. We may find we struggle to get off to sleep or wake up in the night and are unable to fall back to sleep or don’t feel at all refreshed from sleep. Unfortunately, we can find ourselves in a vicious cycle as lack of quality sleep can cause more anxiety and affect our ability to deal with stressful situations. Hypnotherapy helps you to feel less anxious, more relaxed and sleep better which in turn increases feelings of control and the ability to cope with the stresses of life.

Thinking More Clearly

Stress can impair our ability to concentrate or make decisions. Some people describe having “brain fog” or “not being able to see the wood for the trees”. By helping you to relax and sleep better (both essential for reducing stress) hypnotherapy can help to provide more clarity of thought and encourage more creative and problem-solving ways of thinking that help us to manage in the face of difficulties.

More Motivation

If you are struggling with low mood or depression it’s highly likely that your motivation and energy levels are also low. Consequently, you don’t feel any enthusiasm to do the very things that can help to lift mood and buffer the effects of stress, such as keeping physically active, eating more healthily and connecting with people you care about. Hypnotherapy works to improve mood and motivation by stimulating the positive chemicals in the brain (most notably serotonin) that encourage positive action and help you to enjoy life.

Strengthened Self-Esteem

If you are feeling stressed by adverse circumstances you may also be experiencing low self-esteem. You may find yourself being overly self-critical, comparing yourself to others or doubting your abilities. Hypnotherapy can help you to let go of unhelpful beliefs and ways of thinking. Through hypnosis and the power of trance we can promote more supportive and useful thoughts, thereby strengthening self-belief and self-esteem.

Ability to Let Go of Anger

One of the definite signs of stress is an increase in feelings of anger. It may be that things that use to bother you are now bothering you even more, or you’re getting upset and frustrated by things that are out of your control. Hypnotherapy can help you to feel calmer and more at peace, to let go of anger and frustration and create a more useful perspective on the quality of your life.

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist I help clients to identify their inner resources to enable them to build their levels of resilience, thereby reducing the impact of stress. Each hypnotherapy session consists of solution-focused talking therapy and hypnosis (a pleasant state of relaxation). It is a very empowering process that enables you to change the way you think in order to feel better, more confident and more in control. By refocusing your thoughts in a more useful and solution-focused way, hypnotherapy helps you to cultivate your inner resources so that you feel stronger and better able to adapt in the face of difficult and challenging circumstances.

To find out more about hypnotherapy or enquire about an appointment call 07514 931 096 or email me using the contact form.