Okay, so it may not be your usual “I want to lose weight this year”, or “I’m going to give up smoking this year”, but taking the time out and deciding that you want to relax more and have some more ‘me time’ is a great New Year’s resolution, and one that everyone should implement into their busy lives.
Relaxing isn’t just a waste of time either, if you don’t watch out stress from not relaxing can lead to all sorts of things that you may not even realise are stress related. Everything from tense muscles, difficulty sleeping and grinding your teeth to aches and pains, racing heartbeat and loss of appetite can be caused by stress, not to mention stomach upsets, persistent tiredness and difficulty concentrating.
Most people become accustomed to a low level of constant stress, and they actually get used to the feelings associated with it. So, whether it’s stress from work, at home or in our social lives, it’s now more important than ever to actually relax. It’s not just about having some down time in a quiet room either, real, true relaxation can be hard to achieve, and that’s where hypnotherapy comes in.
If you feel that you can’t achieve true relaxation by yourself, then hypnotherapy is a great way to teach yourself how to switch off and take some time for yourself. Not only is it important for your mind to relax, but for your body too!
Hypnotherapy involves putting you in a modified state of consciousness in order for the therapist to introduce new ideas and practices for you to embrace. If you have tried various meditation and relaxation techniques that haven’t worked, then hypnotherapy is definitely worth a try, and even the very process of hypnotherapy will put you into a deep state of relaxation, never mind teaching you how to relax and unwind whenever you aren’t in a session.
Over time, regular sessions will ease any built up pressure or tension that you are carrying around with you, and the benefits from finally relaxing will be clear to see such as a strengthened immune system; lowered blood pressure; the lessening of chronic pain, migraines and back pain; emotional release and improved concentration and energy levels; as well as better sleep quality. Depending on each individual person, your therapist may send you home with some self-hypnosis techniques that you can do yourself to bolster the effects.
A comfortable, safe and liberating experience, hypnotherapy is a great way for you to introduce yourself to the feelings associated with relaxation and to help you take your first steps towards becoming a happier, healthier and more relaxed person.