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Resolving Stress - Related Symptoms and Illnesses

Using Unique Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Techniques

Stress has always been a part of our daily lives, beginning with the fight or flight response we inherited from our early ancestors.  Many of our stresses are natural everyday responses to situations where are bodies react in a somewhat stimulated way.  This type of stress could be viewed as ‘positive’ or ‘necessary’ stress because without it we would probably lead quite inactive, dull and directionless lives.   As James Tighe (from BBC Health) points out:

Stress in itself isn't necessarily harmful. Everyone needs goals and challenges. But too much can be damaging.

In our current society, people are increasingly experiencing too much stress, or what could be called ‘negative’ stress.  This is the type of stress that can make you feel overwhelmed and jittery.  Stress is a well-known trigger for depression and it can also affect your physical health.

There are a limitless number of triggers for stress, however the following are generally accepted as being in the top dozen:  any sort of loss, from bereavement, divorce and separation to a child leaving home; long-term illness and disability; marriage; moving house; a new job; holidays and work.

The symptoms of negative stress are well known to us, and include:

  • Increased irritability
  • Heightened sensitivity to criticism
  • Signs of tension, such as nail-biting
  • Difficulty getting to sleep and early morning waking
  • Drinking and smoking more
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of concentration

We all have a level of stress, including negative stress, which is manageable for us.  This level will vary from person to person and is dependent upon a number of factors, for example, self-confidence and self-esteem, stability of lifestyle and relationships, unresolved issues from our past.  So, as long as we keep our stress levels below our individual limit, we are likely to be able to function effectively.  However, if we are operating at our individual limit all the time, any additional stress (even something very small) may tip the balance and move us from a position of experiencing a manageable level of stress, to a situation where we are feeling completely overloaded or out of control.

What is important when thinking about our stress levels is the degree to which our response to a certain trigger has been either appropriate or disproportionate.  Equally important to consider is the degree to which stress is beginning to seep into all aspects of our lives. 

How Hypnotherapy Can Help

If you are suffering with stress that is related to a specific event, for example, if you are due to make a long journey or perhaps you are in the middle of a particularly busy time, then hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy can enable you to reduce your stress levels and to feel more relaxed and in control.

It can provide you with a greater sense of self; it can boost self-confidence and self-esteem; it can help you build on your self-belief and you can have a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured.  Hypnosis is well documented as being wonderfully relaxing and effective at reducing stress levels.

IAPH therapists have substantial experience of helping people to reduce their worries and stress in relation to specific events, and you could need just one session a week or two before the event in question.

Ongoing and Pervasive Issues with Anxiety

Perhaps your issues are more long term or pervasive and you have found that your stress levels are having a limiting effect upon your life?  Perhaps you are not sleeping well at night?  Perhaps you are constantly having arguments with those around you?  Or perhaps you are beginning to take significant time away from work due to your high stress levels?  In these circumstances we believe it is likely that you would benefit most from a course of analytical hypnotherapy (pure-hypnoanalysis) to resolve the underlying issues that are aggravating your stress levels.

This type of therapy could provide you with all the benefits of hypnosis with suggestion therapy, whilst also helping you to fully resolve the issues which are affecting your ability to cope with your daily stressors, leaving you free to enjoy a more fulfilled and relaxed approach to life in the future. (For more info on pure-hypnoanalysis click here.)  

IAPH therapists have found that stress can be very effectively treated using pure hypnoanalysis and issues can usually be resolved within about 8 sessions.

Find a Specialist in Stress Related Problems near you:

Find a qualified IAPH Hypnotherapist and Pure Hypnoanalyst in: East Anglia
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Types of hypnotherapy offered by IAPH Hypnotherapists:

The are two main types of hypnosis and hypnotherapy practised by IAPH therapists:
1. Suggestion Therapy (sometimes called 'Clinical Hypnosis'),
2. 'Pure Hypnoanalysis' (a unique therapy only practised by the IAPH)

Suggestion Therapy

Suggestion Therapy is 'normal' hypnotherapy. When you hear the term 'hypnotherapy' used in the media, they are (most often) referring to this type of therapy. Basically, you will be relaxed into a lovely, calm light hypnotic state (where you will be wide awake and fully in control - but nice and relaxed) and you will be given suggestions that will effect your behaviour/feelings once you are out of the hypnotic state - hence the term 'post-hypnotic suggestion'.

Pure Hypnoanalysis

Pure Hypnoanalysis (sometimes called 'hypnoanalysis' or 'analytical hypnotherapy')
We believe that Pure Hypnoanalysis is the single most effective form of therapy available in the world today, for the resolution of anxiety, depression, phobias, fears, eating disorders and other psychological and emotional problems/symptoms.

Pure Hypnoanalysis is a highly developed form of hypnoanalysis (sometimes called hypno-analysis or analytical hypnotherapy) Hypnoanalysis, in its various forms, is practised all over the world, though only IAPH Members are trained to practice the amazing 'Pure' version. To understand why we believe that Pure Hypnoanalysis is SO effective... Read More...

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Seminars and Workshops:

The IAPH runs semiars and workshops all ove the Uk, and abroad. Some seminars running this year, include: smoking cessation, sexual abuse and sexual offending, Pure Hypnoanalysis, Pure Free Association, Hypnosis for pregnancy and childbirth, Medical hypnosis, search engine optimisation, personality profiling, Read More...

Our Unique Hypnotherapy Training Course:
The Successful Hypnotherapy Diploma Course has been producing professional hypnotherapists since 1981, and we have now trained over 7000 hypnotherapists and pure hypnoanalysts worldwide.

Follow a combined home-study/in-house training program, and receive full support and guidance - not just through your training, but throughout your entire career as a hypnotherapist and pure hypnoanalyst. Our remarkable training course is totally unique, and our therapists are amongst the most professional and successful in private practice. Be passionate about helping people to change their lives... Read More...

Symptoms and Problems Treated Using Pure Hypnoanalysis: