Stress Management

Hypnotherapy for Stress Management or Stress Reduction at New Dimension Vitality in Perth.

Here at New Dimension Vitality – Creatively Divine Hypnotherapy Perth, learning how to manage, reduce or eliminate your stress is simple and easy with hypnosis. Hypnosis for stress  is quickly becoming a respected technique used by hypnotherapists to help clients reduce, manage or eliminate stress and improve their lives. Hypnotherapy is safe, reliable, effective, relatively rapid and with our 2 clinics located in Joondalup and Fremantle it is also convenient.

Stress is a normal, natural human response to pressure when faced with challenging and sometimes dangerous situations, perceived threats and pressures. That pressure is not only about what is actually happening around us, but also it is quite often about the demands we place on ourselves or others and the demands and expectations others have of us. Experiencing stress is part of being alive and some stress helps increase our alertness and energy to meet challenging situations. It can sometimes help to motivate us to get a task finished, or perform well.

Stress is often described as a feeling of being overwhelmed, overloaded, wound up tight, tense, sick and worried. We all experience stress at times which is normal, however stress can also be harmful if we become over-stressed, if it lasts a long time, overwhelms our ability to cope and when it interferes with our ability to get on with our normal life for too long.  In this case it can have a negative effect on our health, wellbeing, relationships, work and general enjoyment of life.

When we face a stressful event or situation, our bodies respond by activating the nervous system and releasing hormones from the adrenal glands such as adrenalin (also known as epinephrine) and cortisol. These hormones cause physical changes in the body which help us to react quickly and effectively to get through the stressful situation. This is sometimes called the ‘fight or flight’ response. The hormones increase our heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, metabolism and muscle tension. Our pupils dilate and our perspiration rate increases. Non essential bodily functions such as digestion and elimination diminish or cease short term. While these physical changes attempt to assist us to meet the challenges of the stressful situation, they can cause other physical or psychological symptoms if the stress is ongoing and the physical changes don’t diminish. Our bodies can become stuck in the long term stress cycle which is a self perpetuating, never ending loop of stressor and stress response. These physical symptoms can include: • Headaches, other aches and pains • Sleep disturbance, insomnia • Upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhoea • Anxiety • Anger, irritability • Depression • Fatigue • Feeling overwhelmed and out of control • Feeling moody, tearful • Difficulty concentrating • Low self-esteem, lack of confidence • High blood pressure • Weakened immune system • Heart disease

A simple explanation or example of this stress cycle is the following:  A caveman is surprised by a sabre toothed tiger and his body immediately begins the fight or flight response flooding his body with adrenalin and cortisol. The caveman either runs away to safety or fights of his attacker.  Either response will allow the body to utilise the released adrenalin and cortisol and the body quickly returns to its former level of homeostasis.  However in modern times we rarely face similar situations of threat or attack but our body still responds to stressors such as deadlines, relationship breakdowns, financial issues etc in the same way by releasing these hormones.  However, as we generally lead relatively sedentary lives, we no longer provide our body with the physical exertion of running away or fighting that utilises the released hormones.  Therefore, these hormones are left to roam around our bodies and find alternative ways to be utilised. This then places more stress on our system which responds by releasing more of the hormones and thus we have a self perpetuating, never ending loop of long term stress.  This can lead to adrenal fatigue and other minor as well as major health problems.

How can hypnosis or hypnotherapy help with stress?  Easily!  Your hypnotherapist will talk to you about your stressors and other important factors including any medications you may be taking to assist with your stress.  After a discussion about your desired goal, ie reduce, eliminate or manage your stress, you will then relax into your hypnotherapy session.  Your hypnosis sessions will consist of relaxation, disconnecting your triggers or stressors and identifying with a new pattern or program.  Your session will also allow you to understand that stress is a normal part of life while offering you more suitable ways of dealing with, eliminating or coping with the stress.  Your hypnotherapy will focus on you and your desire for stress elimination, stress reduction or stress management.

If you wish to reduce stress, eliminate stress or manage your stress then call or email Sharon or Dave now, at the Joondalup or Fremantle clinics on 0404 927 350 to discuss how hypnosis can assist you to take control of your life and your stress.