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Use HYPNOSIS For Stress Management

It seems like everyone is “stressed” these days.

So much to do and not enough time to do it…

A little STRESS can be a good thing. It can even motivate us to take action and get things done, but TOO MUCH stress has a negative impact on our health and well-being.

“STRESS” can often be the underlying cause of mood swings, irritability, sleep disturbances, difficulty with focus and concentration, aches and pains, digestive issues, just to name a few…

Chronic stress has been linked to conditions such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. When not addressed, stress may lead to anxiety and it can affect all aspects of life.

Since we can’t eliminate stress, what can we do???

We can LEARN TO MANAGE IT!

How HYPNOSIS helps with STRESS MANAGEMENT

HYPNOSIS reprograms your brain. As soon as you acknowledge a problem, (in this case stress) your brain starts looking for a solution. If you choose to ignore a problem and simply hope that it goes away, nothing will change. The first step in using hypnosis is to identify the problem. Next, we discuss it and make a plan. Now we can get to the root of the problem by accessing the subconscious mind. In hypnosis, we bypass the critical, conscious mind in order to interrupt the old, non-productive thinking patterns. During hypnosis, positive thoughts are “suggested” by the hypnotist and these new thoughts become part of your conscious mind. Productive behaviors follow productive thoughts. This is how lasting change occurs. Now you have established a new and improved way to deal with stress. When a stressful situation arises, you now automatically handle it more successfully.

BENEFITS of using HYPNOSIS for stress management include:

-Hypnosis is completely NATURAL and SAFE
-No side effects
-Complements other stress reduction techniques
-No needles or drugs
-Use it as often and as much as needed
-Encourages self-care and self-improvement
-It is a relaxing and enjoyable experience

HYPNOSIS is an amazing tool that can be used to help with many issues. Please visit the “Hypnosis for Health” section of my website for more information. You can also contact me by phone or email with any questions.
I am always happy to share more about the BENEFITS of HYPNOSIS with you!

Hypnosis for health article in Warwick Beacon

Check out this fantastic article about ASPIRE FITNESS and WELLNESS published in the Warwick Beacon last week…part of my mission is to educate people on the POWER of HYPNOSIS and how it can help you to reach your health goals.

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Use Deep Breathing To Decrease Stress

Did you know that simple DEEP BREATHING can help you MANAGE STRESS?

Scientific research is showing that a natural, potent source of stress relief is right under our noses!
Dr. Andrew Weil, a physician and founder of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona says, ” I think breath is the only function through which you can influence the involuntary nervous system.”
This is possible because slow, deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system and turns down the sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for the “fight or flight” stress response. Although this response is necessary in times of trouble, it can become an issue when we are in this state for prolonged periods of time. We are not designed to remain in this heightened state of arousal and this often leads to health issues if not addressed.

We are able to access this stress relieving tool at any time, in any place by simply FOCUSING on our BREATHING. Here is a simple technique you can use to de-stress and unwind quickly…

1. Choose a COLOR that represents PEACE and TRANQUILITY to you.

2. Choose a different COLOR that represents STRESS, TENSION, ANXIETY and anything else you no longer want to hold onto.

3. Close your eyes, and take in a slow, deep breath. Notice how your lungs and abdomen expand. Imagine that you are inhaling the color of peace and tranquility and very slowly exhaling the color of stress, tension and anxiety. Feel your body relaxing as you exhale and let go of any negative energy.

4. Repeat this breath at least 3 times in a row.

Some other wonderful benefits of DEEP BREATHING include:
HAPPIER MOOD
DEEPER SLEEP
LESS ANXIETY
HEALTHIER HEART
BETTER AIR INTAKE

Practice this daily and you will find that you feel calmer, happier, more focused and less stressed throughout the day. This is a quick, easy way to give yourself a break, especially during the holiday season.

RELAX and REJUVENATE!

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The top 11 TRUTHS About HYPNOSIS

I believe that it is my responsibility as a hypnotist to clarify the misconceptions surrounding hypnosis. If more people understand how it works and the amazing benefits it has, it can become a first thought rather than a “last resort” to resolve many issues. Here are some interesting and important TRUTHS about hypnosis…

#11- EVERYONE CAN BE HYPNOTIZED!
Anyone who is able and willing to follow instruction can be hypnotized and you cannot be hypnotized against your will. It is a consensual state. It works best when you really want to make changes in your life but you are having a hard time doing so or a hard time following through.

#10- HYPNOSIS IS VERY POWERFUL AND HELPS YOU BE YOUR BEST SELF!
Hypnosis helps you to tap into YOUR BEST SELF-your inherent power. Practice self-hypnosis daily to increase focus, concentration and the ability to relax and recharge quickly.

#9-HYPNOSIS IS NOT SLEEP, NOR IS IT RELAXATION
Hypnosis is focused awareness where you are highly receptive to positive suggestion. It is not sleep, nor relaxation. We often have you focus on relaxation in the hypnosis office to help you focus, but there are many times you feel excited or have lots of energy.

#8- HYPNOSIS IS A STATE OF MIND- NOT A FEELING
Hypnosis is not a feeling-it’s a state of mind. Some people feel light like they are floating while some feel grounded and heavy. Others feel nothing at all or a light buzzing feeling. They’re all correct-but it is different for every person.

#7- HYPNOSIS WORKS REALLY FAST
Just as our brain can learn a phobia quickly-which is a learned fear, our brain can learn a new response to an old situation very quickly. The brain is lightning fast and can change using neuroplasticity.

#6- HYPNOSIS WORKS FOR NEARLY EVERY ISSUE
Hypnosis can help you change habits, reduce the sensation of pain, increase motivation, help you to heal from past experiences, help you to find lost items, eliminate fear, and help with spiritual growth-plus many other everyday issues.

#5- HYPNOSIS WORKS BELOW THE LEVEL OF CONSCIOUS THINKING
This means you become aware of things that you have not been aware of before-leading to powerful insight!

#4- YOU WILL BE CONSCIOUS AND AWARE THE WHOLE TIME IN HYPNOSIS
We want you to remember all the insight that you gain from the hypnosis session. Unless you are using hypnosis for medical purposes, including surgery, you will be conscious and alert the whole time.

#3- YOU ARE ALWAYS IN CONTROL DURING HYPNOSIS
Your hypnotist has no control over you. Hypnosis stage shows where people do crazy things are for entertainment. That is not what happens in a hypnosis office. Your hypnotist serves as a guide, or coach. It is a consensual state. Your hypnotist will work with you to understand your needs and goals. That will be an important part of the hypnosis process and determine what suggestions they give you while in hypnosis.

#2- HYPNOSIS IS A NORMAL AND NATURAL STATE OF MIND
You have likely been in a state of hypnosis hundreds of times in your life. Every day states of hypnosis include listening to great music, reading a good book, or watching an interesting movie. A light state of hypnosis is achieved anytime you lose track of time.

#1- HYPNOSIS WORKS- EVEN WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE HAS FAILED!
Even if you’ve tried other methods to resolve your issue, hypnosis can still work because it works differently. It taps into the power of the subconscious mind where our memories and emotions are stored.

I hope this clarifies some of the misconceptions that exist about hypnosis. It is such a powerful tool that is available to just about anyone. Self-hypnosis is an amazing way to keep your motivation and newly established behaviors intact. I teach self-hypnosis as part of my hypnosis sessions so that you are able to continue on your journey to becoming YOUR BEST SELF!

If you have any questions, I can be reached at lorimbernard@gmail.com or 401-258-7507.