Hypnosis Myth #4: “I’m always stressed – I can’t relax”
Have you ever heard yourself say “I’m an anxious person. I’m highly-strung”?
Did you know that the number one reason people go to see a hypnotist is to learn relaxation skills?
Why is it that some people seem to deal with stress, while others really have a hard time and let it wear them down?
Who don’t you know who could do with less stress in their life?
Isn’t it true in this day and age that stress and anxiety are rife? We are all expected to do much more, but in less time.
And if you knew how to relax, stop worrying and tap into a greater level of peace and confidence, then you probably wouldn’t be looking for help, would you?
If there’s one thing that clients say when they first come to see me, it’s, “I’m not very good at relaxing. I’m a worrier.”
Years ago, I wrote an article called “Ten Simple Steps That Can Bring More Calm To Your Life”. It got a lot of media coverage, and lead to a new course called The Stress Buster. I taught a series of simple self-hypnosis techniques that (as far I’m aware) anyone of average health and intelligence can begin to use in a few minutes. I made it available for free and I had a lot of great feedback. And I’ve decided to release it again…free of charge.
Hypnosis is a process of removing all the distractions and worries of your mind, by focusing on something else! So it’s very effective in relaxing your body. In fact, we can do “rapid inductions” or “progressive relaxation” both of which, well, relax you down!
Hypnosis is a powerful proven way to relax you down. In fact, studies with mothers-to-be who learn hypnosis show that labour time is reduced by a few hours.
That’s the power of trance.
Now let’s be real world here.
You are going to experience stress whether you are a hypnotist, client or anyone! Hypnosis is not going to be a push-button experience where the switch is flipped off. But once you learn how to use self-hypnosis, you can often significantly reduce the effects of stress.
So even if you perceive yourself as a “worrier” or “anxious,” you can change – if you are willing to learn a new skill. I encourage all my clients and subscribers to try self-hypnosis first and see what happens. I’ve made that recording that was featured available to download to iPhone or Android device. Not in my lifetime have I seen so many friends, colleagues and people who are stressed.
I’m not immune to the effects either, and when I make time to listen to hypnotherapy recordings, I emerge rested, less cranky and more focused. So will you.
If you could learn in a few minutes how to better manage stress or even feel it disappearing, wouldn’t you want to see that?
One word of caution: sometimes people are very addicted to the labels they have had for years. I like to ask clients, “Would you be OK to leave behind that old label and stop saying in every conversation you can, ‘I’m a worrier.’”
But you might be wondering if…you’ll cluck like a chicken. Discover the roots of this outrageous myth in the next article in the series of myths.Google+