Hypnosis Services // Houston, TX
Stress Reduction Services
Healthy Changes Hypnosis is committed to helping you improve your health, happiness and well-being through our Stress Reduction Services.
Individual hypnosis sessions can help you sort through the reasons you are stressed and we will teach you self-hypnosis techniques you can use at home to "de-stress."
What is Stress?
Stress involves the body's physical, mental and/or emotional response to change in the environment (internal, external or both).
Stress can be acute (of swift onset and short duration) or chronic (slower onset but of long duration). Chronic stress causes the most serious effects on the body.
Stress can be good or bad and is entirely perceptual. This means that what causes you to feel stressed is entirely personal.What stresses you out, might not bother someone else, and vice versa.It's all about perception and expectation! (i.e. "What's on your hard-drive?")
Gaining perspective is vital to coping with stress. So ask yourself:
1. Is this issue an irritation ?
2. Is this a major problem?
3. Is this a catastrophe?
4. What will it be in a year?
5. Is this even my problem? If it is, can I fix it?
While it is helpful to have a word to identify the stress response, sometimes emotions are involved that need to be acknowledged, so they can be dealt with appropriately... for example, anger, sadness, fear, anxiety ...so ask yourself,"What's really going on here?" "Why am I reacting like this?"
How Does Stress Affect Us?
Your body has an efficient emergency response mechanism to handle acute stress, which involves some very powerful stress hormones( eg.Adrenaline) to help you cope with the emergency. However, when stress becomes chronic it can actually make you sick!
Your body is not meant to deal with stress hormones (eg.Cortisol) constantly and it can affect every part of your body through the mind-body connection of the pituitary (Master) gland in the brain. Stress can make you sick physically, mentally and emotionally.
BTW...Kids get stressed too and have fewer ways to cope than adults do! Since children can't express that they're stressed, they may act out or become anxious, fearful and withdrawn. We can teach kids learn to use Self-Hypnosis to Tame Their Stress so they feel more in control and hopeful.
Hypnosis can help you
Tame Your Stress.
Using the technique of Self-Hypnosis, you can learn to access your subconscious mind and ask it to help you gain perspective on your stressors and begin to find ways to deal with them that will reduce your stress responses.
Self-Hypnosis is much like meditation in that you can relax your body and by slowing your brain waves down, relax your mind as well. A few minutes using Self-Hypnosis can help you feel empowered and hopeful that "the light at the end of the tunnel" is not always a train. Sometimes, it' just a light.
Common Effects of Stress on the Body
Breathing problems, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea/vomiting, headaches, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, skin disorders (many are made worse by stress),etc.
Depression, difficulty making decisions, feelings of panic/anxiety, memory problems, mood changes, aggression, irritability, crying "for no good reason"...
Compulsive actions, increased addictive behaviors, loss of self-esteem, loss of interest in things you once enjoyed, sleep problems,etc.