Hypnotherapy for Stress

Hypnotherapy for stress is the way forward


Stress can have a negative impact on your mind and body as well as your life. It can cause many health problems which can be psychological imbalances. My hypnotherapy for stress treatment can help significantly reduce the impact of external and internal stressors.

Do you get that sinking feeling when thinking about something, or perhaps you are unable to cope with everyday situations? Have you found yourself becoming angry or confrontational with the wrong person? If so, you may be experiencing stress.

Hypnotherapy for stress

Many situations can lead to the development of the symptoms of excess stress, including fear, being overworked, money problems, moving house, losing a loved one, changing jobs, lack of fulfilment, family problems, exams and tests. All of these can be stress triggers and they can affect everyone differently. Each person is triggered by different stressful situations. Something that may bother one person, may not have an effect on another.

Stress can affect everyday life, including things such as sleep, it can cause you to become more anxious, a lack of interest in things you enjoyed, poor appetite, digestive problems, excessive eating, excessive drinking, unable to focus, taking it out on loved ones, as well as impacting your health. 

Hypnotherapy for stress is a way to relax and manage thoughts and emotions that affect us on a physical, mental, and emotional level in our everyday life. It will teach your subconscious mind to remain calm and in control when encountering stressful situations.

Learning to control your stress levels, not only leads to a healthy mind but also a healthy body.

This is where hypnotherapy for stress can help. By dealing with the behaviours caused by stress, I can help you gain control of your situation and adopt a more positive outlook.

Does hypnotherapy for stress reduction work?

If you are someone struggling with stress. You may have considered trying hypnotherapy, but are wondering does it actually work? The good news is, there is a growing body of research that suggests that hypnotherapy can be highly effective in reducing stress and improving mental well-being. Studies have found that using hypnotherapy for stress can help you relax, reduce anxiety and improve your overall mood. 

What is the success rate of hypnotherapy?

The success rate of hypnotherapy for stress varies from person to person.  However many people who have used hypnotherapy for stress have had significant improvements in their symptoms. A review of several studies found that hypnotherapy is effective in reducing stress and anxiety levels in up to 75% of people. It’s important to have an open mind and trust the process.

An estimated 1 in 10 people suffer from work-related stress. According to The American Institute Of Stress – over 90% of all disease is caused or complicated by stress.

Stress has been predicted to be the most dangerous risk to global business in the early part of the 21st century. Half a million people in the UK are having work-related stress at a level they believe is making them become ill. In the UK, twelve million adults see their doctor with mental health problems every year, much of it is stress-related.


One study, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psyhology, found that hypnotherapy was effective in reducing stress and anxiety levels in up to 75% of individuals (Barabasz, Barabasz, & Barabasz, 1999). Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, found that hypnotherapy was effective in reducing symptoms of stress and improving overall well-being in individuals with stress-related disorders (Hoffman & Erhard, 2001)

So how does hypnotherapy for stress work?

hypnotherapy for stress

Some of the positive effects of learning relaxation techniques for stress 

  • Slows your heart rate
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduction in muscle tension
  • Slows breathing rate
  • Reduces frustration
  • Lowers chronic pain
  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Boosts confidence to handle problems.

When using hypnotherapy for stress there are different methods that can be used. Some common methods used are:

Guided imagery – In this dreamlike state of hypnosis, you will use mental images to help you visualise yourself calm and peaceful in the situations that trigger stressful feelings  you may have struggled in.

Progressive muscle relaxation – This involves tensing and the relaxing different muscles in your body to help you relax and release tension.

Self hypnosis – Another technique to help you reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

Deep breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation can all help. It is helpful to identify what triggers stress responses in your body and mind, clearly noting any physical and emotional symptoms that come up during stress. These include: mental images that might come up, looping thoughts and physical sensations. It is also important to have an idea of what you want to achieve from your sessions with me, for example being able to relax more or feel less stressed in certain situations.

Mind what you eat and drink

It is important to note that hypnotherapy is not a magic solution. It should be used in combination with other stress management techniques. Exercise, going for a walk, riding a bike & just getting out in nature can also be very beneficial. Good nutrition is also key; it’s important to have healthy eating habits and to watch how much alcohol you consume. When stressed it is very easy to have a couple of glasses of wine a night, but that can turn into a few bottles a week. Additionally, if you’re not getting a good night’s sleep this can leave you feeling tired, and grumpy which can add to your stress. It is recommended that you work with a licensed hypnotherapist who has had the proper training and education to give you the best possible outcome.

What happens in a hypnotherapy for stress session?

During a hypnotherapy session I will guide you into a deeply relaxed state of focused awareness; this is known as hypnosis. Through mindfulness, focused awareness and soothing suggestions, I will help you reduce tension and stress. Once physically relaxed, mental relaxation comes more easily. Through this process, the symptoms of stress are greatly reduced allowing therapeutic work to begin. In this state your subconscious mind is more open to suggestions. I will give you more positive suggestions to help you manage stress and reduce anxiety. By giving you these more positive suggestions, it can help you change your thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that are causing you to feel stressed.

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses the power of hypnosis. By using hypnotherapy for stress, I can help you overcome various health problems, physical and mental, including stress. I have found that it is a highly effective way to manage this condition and improve overall well-being.

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