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Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety


In a perfect world there would be a lot less stress and anxiety. This is not our world, at least not at the current time, and not for most of us.  The chemicals associated with stress and anxiety are adrenalin and cortisal.  These chemicals are also called the fight or flight chemicals.  They were never meant to be produced and flowing through our bodies 24/7.  The label "fight or flight" was given to these chemicals because when we are in a situation of imminent danger we can think, assimilate facts, and move faster than under normal circumstances.  We can also become stronger physically when our safety or a loved ones safety is threatened.  As soon as the emergency is passed these chemicals are no longer produced and our bodies can go back to their normal state.


Here's the catch------Our way of life has become so frenetic and fast paced that we seem to spend most of our day tense, stressed, and loaded with anxiety.  This leads to all kinds of problems.  Stress can cause heart attacks, strokes, ulcers, weight loss, weight gain, depression, sleeplessness, lack of energy and motivation, inability to think, social and relationship problems,  infertility, and many other distressing consequences.


This is where hypnotherapy comes in. There are 2 parts to our brain.  The conscious, and, the subconscious. The conscious part is about 10%.  This is the critical thinking part.  It is here that we evaluate, judge, and  make decisions.  This is also the part of the brain that can drive us nuts.  This is where we think willpower resides. Willpower for most people, is a nice sounding word, but, people with bad habits and addictions, do not have any of it.


Repetitive, negative thinking takes place in our conscious minds. Thoughts like: why can't I quit smoking, why can't I stick to a diet, why can't I just get up and go to the gym, why don't I have any Willpower. Well, guess what!!!!!!!!.  Positive changes will not happen in this part of our brain.  We must access the subconscious mind.  We can access the subconscious part of our brain through the skillful use of hypnosis, applied by a well trained, highly skilled hypnotherapist.  It is important that the hypnotherapist that you finally decide upon has the ability to build rapport quickly, and has the necessary counseling skills to ask the right questions and get the answers needed from you to develop a program that is specifically designed for you.  Bonnie Page of HYPNOSIS INSTITUTE OF CHARLOTTE, has those skills.