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Hypnosis Can Help Reduce Stress

Hypnosis Can Help Reduce Stress

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Many of us experience some form of daily emotional stress that often results in physical stress, which can result in serious health conditions. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to effectively manage stress, such as diet, massage therapy, regular exercise, and hypnosis.

Hypnosis and Stress
Hypnosis has a high success rate not only for smoking cessation and weight loss but can also be an effective way to manage stress. In 1958, the American Medical Association accepted hypnotherapy as an appropriate therapeutic technique. Many doctors, nurses, and dentists have been trained in hypnosis to help reduce pain in their patients, and in some cases in place of anesthesia. Patients can easily be taught by a trained practitioner to perform self-hypnosis.

Hypnosis is a highly relaxed state of focused concentration. It is a natural, enjoyable state that we enter into every day. Some examples of light hypnosis are when we daydream or when we are so focused on watching a movie or reading a novel that we don’t hear someone talking to us.

During the session, the client is awake the entire time and will remember everything that was said. While in this safe, blissful state, the hypnotist offers positive suggestions, which the subconscious mind will retain, so that the client can make positive changes in his or her everyday life.

Setting the Record Straight
However, there are some common misconceptions concerning what hypnosis is and is not. Unfortunately, hypnosis has been inaccurately depicted on TV, in movies, and on stage. During hypnosis, you are in total control and cannot be made to do anything against your will. If you no longer wanted to remain in hypnosis, you would simply open your eyes and emerge from it. And unlike in the movies, it is impossible to become stuck in hypnosis. Hypothetically, if the hypnotist became totally silent for a few minutes during the session, you would become bored and wake up on your own, so fears of getting stuck in hypnosis are unfounded.

Most people are capable of being hypnotized. Exceptions would be if a client is resistant to the idea of hypnosis or does not really want to make a positive change in their life. Undergoing hypnosis is often sought as a last resort, after trying other modalities that may not have worked in the past for the client. However, hypnosis is safe, natural, and effective, and can be a long-term solution in as little as a few sessions.

Kristina Mozzicato is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork by the NCBTMB. A 2009 graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, she is also certified in Cupping and ACE MediCupping™. Kristina is the owner of Abundant Health Massage Therapy & Wellness in Farmington, CT, and was named a 2020 and 2021 Natural Nutmeg Magazine 10Best Award recipient in the category of Massage and Bodywork. For more information and convenient online booking, please visit: www.abundanthealthct.com.