Stress shows up in our bodies and creates different physical ailments. Sometimes we have stress-related headaches or back pain or stomach issues and when we go to the MD to check this out, all our tests come out normal. It must be stress related, they say.
I have written extensively about neurolingustic (NLP) trainings and NLP coaching individual techniques and their immediate applications in many of my articles. Now let’s talk about hypnosis because one of the certifications we offer at The Tad James Co. in our NLP Coaching Trainings is Hypnosis.
Today I’d like to talk to you about hypnosis and how it can help you to manage stress.
One does not have to research a great deal to find a large number of websites, articles and blogs that talk about how much stress is present on our lives. Everybody feels its effects. You do too!
Daily life problems create stress.These problems could lead to continuous stress which in turn adversely affects our mental, emotional and physical health.
Job demands create stress.
A non-cooperative boss can be a daily source of stress.
Mortgage or insurance rates going up could be a continuous source of stress.
Insurance rates skyrocketing creates stress.
Financial worries create continuous stress.
Children’s performance in school could be source of continuous stress.
Attending to children’s needs at home creates stress – as any parent can attest.
Relationship disagreements create a great deal of continuous stress.
A postponed vacation creates stress.
Moving in or moving out gives birth to stress.
A wedding, a funeral, a divorce, a child leaving home to go to the college, they all are sources of stress.
And these are but a few example of what we’re all dealing with on a daily basis.Our lives have become faster and filled with much more than even 20 years ago – thanks to the new technology! Consequently we could safely assume then that we’re forced by circumstances to deal with stress continuously because stress seems to be omnipresent in our lives.And it slowly but surely shows up in our bodies by creating ailments, premature aging, lack of motivation, tiredness, lack of drive, and left unattended it wears us out.
Then what can we do?
We can learn to use hypnosis as a method of dealing effectively and by ourselves with the stressful life we’re all confronted with. Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, we don’t teach the hocus-pocus I-have-the-power-over-you hypnosis.
There has always been a great controversy about hypnosis. The Hollywood movie industry has done its best to present hypnosis as more than it really is. There are stories and legends about how hypnosis can put people in a state where they lose consciousness and be compelled to act in ways otherwise not acceptable. Project MK Ultra anybody?
However if you stop buying into the story-that-sells and bother to research you will soon find out that hypnosis alone has never been proven to make anybody do anything against their will.
Notice that I said hypnosis alone because hypnosis has been used in conjunction with drugs like sodium pentothal also known as the “truth serum”, sleep deprivation and also in conjunction with other methods in the mind control experiments from the 50s and 60’s.
Now, here is what Wikipedia says about Hypnosis:
“Contrary to a popular misconceptionâ€”that hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness resembling sleepâ€”contemporary research suggests that hypnotic subjects are fully awake and are focusing attention, with a corresponding decrease in their peripheral awareness.