Life can be absolutely wonderful but it can be extremely stressful as well. Today we live in a time of high speed technology, incessant pressure and constant change. Our new world of a fast paced, 24/7 mentality can result in feelings of tension, stress and anxiety whether self-imposed or related to outside influences. Our seemingly insatiable thirst for information, news and connectedness has many glued to computer screens, smart phones and tablets from the moment we awaken until the time we go to sleep. Adults, teens and even children are exposed to the positive and often very negative side of social media which can cause stress and emotional turmoil. Breaking news and the barrage of fear-provoking headlines about terrorism and other world events can cause one to experience a sense of worry, uncertainty and apprehension. Family responsibilities, deadlines, finances and daily life in today’s hectic and often worrisome world may cause us, our children and loved ones to be filled with stress and anxiety, unable to create a sense of safety, harmony or peace.
“Stress In America – Paying With Our Health”
The American Psychological Organization’s press release on stress, February 4, 2015, entitled “Stress in America – Paying with Our Health” states “The results of the survey draw attention to the serious physical and emotional implications of stress and the inextricable link between the mind and body… stress about money and finances is prevalent nationwide”. Money issues along with work, family responsibilities and health concerns were the top stressors. However, the unhealthy stress management techniques used could lead to significant health issues in the future. People were engaged in activities such as watching television for two or more hours each day, surfing the Internet, napping, sleeping, drinking, eating or smoking to reduce their stress. Research from Emory University and other studies suggest that holding onto negative feelings such as guilt, anger, aggression or resentment and not finding a healthy way to manage depression and anxiety can create a greater risk for heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure, stomach and intestinal issues, fertility problems, weight issues, arthritis, asthma and skin problems could develop as well. The best option would be to find a healthy way to change the way we react and respond to stressful or negative situations in life.
Hypnosis and Thought Field Therapy Reduce Stress Quickly
Thankfully today there is a wonderful way to quickly help reduce stress, fear and anxiety. Utilizing Hypnosis and Thought Field Therapytm , the Callahan Techniques © can be a natural and very effective method to rapidly and organically reduce the severity of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions. The utilization of these gentle yet powerful therapies is the perfect combination of two natural stress reducing techniques which can create almost instantaneous life-changing experiences and result in feelings of deep peace and relaxation.
It is a well-established fact that Hypnosis, also known as Therapeutic Hypnosis, is widely recognized by researchers and in the medical field as a very safe, natural and enjoyable state of deep physical and emotional relaxation. Hypnosis may possibly be as old as mankind itself. And yet, to those still uninformed and unfamiliar with therapeutic hypnosis, the very word may mistakenly conjure up visions of stage hypnosis and someone barking like a dog or thoughts of scary movies and helpless victims in a zombie-like trance. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The misconceptions and old myths about hypnosis have provided proven, scientifically, sound applications for health and healing. Hypnosis today is considered to be a rather conventional method for personal improvement and change. Over the years millions of people world-wide have benefited from its use. Men, women and children are using hypnosis regularly and their doctors are recommending it for help with many problems from arthritis to childbirth to stress reduction. Major hospitals across the U.S. are using hypnosis to speed surgical recovery, heal fractures weeks faster and assist in reducing pain and improve healing of burns. It can help to alleviate negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs as well eliminate the emotional blockages preventing one from accomplishing personal goals.
Hypnosis can be used as an effective tool for everything from self-esteem to behavior modification. Traditional therapeutic hypnosis has been a very successful tool for weight loss. Now many who prefer to avoid gastric band surgery can use the new Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis program as well. Smoking cessation, sleep issues, success, memory, fear, sports improvement, motivation and healing are commonly helped through the use of Hypnosis.
2. Thought Field Therapy – Tapping Away Stress
Thought Field Therapy TM, the Callahan Techniques ©, (TFT™) may be one of the most powerful, dramatic, rapid and effective therapies we know of. TFT™ is a natural and distinctive protocol of healing that works with the body’s energy system. Dr. Roger Callahan, noted clinical psychologist, began exploring alternative therapies in the early 1980’s, searching for a faster and better way to help those suffering from emotional distress. After years of research he developed Thought Field Therapy™, a unique therapeutic process that has a remarkably high rate of effectiveness and can elicit immediate, lasting, measurable and unparalleled results for those suffering from a wide variety of problems such as fears, phobias, anxiety, stress and even PTSD, often within minutes.
The use and discovery of the TFT™ system has been at the forefront of the new field of energy psychology and brief therapy. This powerful method integrates the sciences of acupuncture, the meridian system and applied kinesiology with the associated emotional problem to successfully eliminate negative and often debilitating emotional and physical responses. While stimulating specific meridian points in a precise order and thinking about the upsetting issue, one utilizes the power of the body’s own bio-energy system to release the unwanted negative response. TFT™ techniques can help to rapidly alleviate emotional distress with profound and measurable results.
The TFT Foundation has provided free trauma relief missions and PTSD studies around the world from Africa and Kosovo following wars and genocide to disasters in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after the earthquake. Thought Field Therapy Foundation has completed many studies demonstrating TFT’s effectiveness. Thousands of disaster sufferers and victims of war have been helped using the TFT™ technique and the outcomes are recognized in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health in recent Rwandan genocide recovery studies. A new film, “From Trauma to Peace” is a documentary of how Rwandans are healing themselves from 1994 genocide. Statistically significant results were obtained with all problems and symptoms treated with TFT™ in a 1999 study at Kaiser Behavioral Health Services. These problems included anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse, anger, anxiety due to medical condition, bereavement, and chronic pain along with others.
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHA) within the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ searchable-online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions has added Thought Field Therapy as an effective evidence-based practice for improving personal resilience/self-concept, self-regulation, reducing trauma and stressor-related disorders and symptoms and phobia, panic and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms.
Hypnosis and Thought Field Therapy can naturally help people overcome the emotional or mental obstacles preventing them from living life to its fullest. They empower people to set and accomplish goals, focus the mind’s power of concentration to enhance the medicine of the mind while developing an enjoyable sense of peace and wellbeing. Hypnosis and Thought Field Therapy have proven to be effective, safe and affordable methods to create desired physical and emotional change, positive results and implement self-healing where traditional medicine has often failed.
Diane Bahr-Groth, CH, TFT-Adv, Director of Mind-Body Transformation Hypnosis Center in Stamford, CT, with more than 24 years of experience in Mind -Body Therapy, has clients from all over the world. She is a registered Consulting Hypnotist, certified by and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and certified in the Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Program, Thought Field Therapy™, Advanced Thought Field Therapy Optimal Health – Voice Technology™, Time Line Therapy™, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Complementary Medical Hypnosis and Advanced Hypnosis Certification training. Established in Fairfield County since 1989, her office is located at 1177 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Call 203.595.0110 for an appointment or visit: www.mindbodytransformation.com.