Coping with Stress and Anxiety

The survey “Working in Asia”, by Roffey Park, has found that not only do Singapore workers spend more hours at work relative to their Hong Kong and China peers, more than half (52 per cent of Singapore workers surveyed) say their stress level has gone up over the last six months.
— quote from S’pore workplace stress on the rise: survey

In a recent global survey of 1,000 corporations across 15 countries, commissioned by The Regus Group it was found that the levels of workplace stress have risen over the last two years. The survey found 6 in 10 workers in significant global economies experienced increased workplace stress.
— quote from STRESS LEVELS ARE RISING WORLDWIDE

Emotional Health Issues Worldwide
— source from Huge Rise in Global Employee Depression, Stress, and Anxiety Since 2012

Stress and Anxiety

These are alarming facts. Everyday great demands and responsibilities are upon us. Some people manage, but many did not, which lead to stress, thus significantly affect their wellbeing. You may be one of those people. Are you looking for ways of freeing yourself from anxiety?

Anxiety and stress can manifest differently for different people but here are the common physical signs of anxiety or stress. (source)
– Racing heartbeat
– Shortness of breath
– Chest tightness
– Dry mouth
– Butterflies in stomach
– Nausea
– Urge to pass urine/empty bowels
– Tremors
– Sweating
– Panic attacks
– Insomnia

Here are the common psychological signs of anxiety or stress. (source)
– Inner tension
– Agitation
– Fear of losing control
– Irrational dread that something catastrophic is going to happen (such as blackout, seizure, heart attack or death)
– Irritability
– Feelings of detachment
– Phobias and fears

Here are some worries that cause anxiety or stress. (source)
– fear of being around other people
– anxiety in specific social situations,
– anxiety in your relationships with particular people at home, at school or at work.

When fear is over exaggerated and out of proportion, fear becomes anxiety.
When you body/mind encountered danger, you either fight, flight or freeze.

It is a normal part of the human protection system to experience this fight-or-flight response, but only when there is real and present danger. To experience prolonged flight-or-flight creates feelings of anxiety. It is often rooted in a previous experience that triggered fear or in a general anxiety and worry about your situation at home or at work. There can also be anxiety without knowing what is causing it, a general feeling of anxiety known as “free floating” anxiety. (source)

Research shows that prolonged exposure to cortisol and other stress related hormones can cause:(source)
– Memory problems
– Weakened immune system
– Weaker bones
– Increased blood pressure
– Reduce fertility

So, how can hypnotherapy help?

Working with us, we will be using hypnosis to help you identify the root of stress or anxiety. You will gain clarity about your issues and learn to handle them more effectively, break free of negative thought patterns, and to react more positively and more confidently. As a result, you will begin to feel calmer, more balanced, and regain your ability to handle your life in a more effective manner.

Talk to us if you would like us to help you deal with your stress and anxiety issues, we can help you.
Call or whatsapp us @ +65 9856 4998 for a free initial consultation.

If you would like to know how you could help people dealing with stress and anxiety and more, come join us in our Certified Hypnotherapy Course.

 

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Treat Depression with Hypnotherapy

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Simply being sad is not depression, but in addition to being sad, there is a sense of emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, things and activities that once interest you no longer interesting …

Depression is very often triggered by a traumatic event. One example of a traumatic event is when an individual loses their love ones through death or divorce. He or she has to deal with the belongings and the responsibilities left behind. And in the process if the individual did not have enough or proper time to grieve and manage the loss, depression may set in.

Another example of depression is losing a job, or any major financial changes. The sudden lost of a main income, the not knowing of what tomorrow will become.

THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
Here are some of the typical signs of depression. (source)

Symptom #1
“Now, I can’t get out of bed in the morning. I just don’t have the same interest in things that I used to.”

Symptom #2
“I have body pains and I’m worried that I may have (fibromyalgia, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, etc.).”

Symptom #3
“I can’t seem to stop overeating and I gained 40 pounds.” Or “I have gone back to drinking, smoking cigarettes or pot, etc.”

Symptom #4
“I’m having trouble sleeping at night and I’m exhausted.”

Symptom #5
“I cry at the drop of a pin, but mostly I feel numb.”

Medically, the doctor could help with the above symptoms with some drugs like anti-depressants, sleep medication, etc, but they are only a temporary relief, they are not fixing the underlying root cause.

HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY TREAT DEPRESSION? (source)
1. It helps you enter the subconscious:
First, we drop down from the conscious mind, which is only 10% of the mind into the subconscious mind. Now we are addressing the whole person, 100% of the mind rather than just treating the symptoms.

2. It helps you identify the “unfinished business”.
People often have what Dr. Fritz Perls called “unfinished business” with whatever has been lost, be it a loved one, a job, or a home. These unresolved feelings, such as resentments, regrets, blame, anger, guilt, jealousy, and fear are stored in the body and must be released as soon after the triggering event as possible. Otherwise they become deeply buried beneath the numbness created by the anti-depressant drugs, the addictive behavior, and the concurrent repression that occurs when trauma and grief go untreated. Clinical hypnotherapy works for depression because it removes the underlying basis of depression and completes the unfinished business that otherwise continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors.

3. It helps you “finish” the “unfinished business” and release the stored emotions/experiences.
With hypnotherapy, we can go down to the deepest level of these traumatic experiences, memories and stored emotions to release them from the mind and body. When this hypnotherapy process is completed, the client reports that their depression has lifted, that they have stopped the compulsive thoughts or behavior, and that they are ready to resume living their lives again.

4. It helps you replace the trauma with positivity.
With each healing session of clinical hypnotherapy, we can replace the fearful repetitive thoughts that often haunt people following a traumatic experience. Positive affirmations now work because the underlying emotional release has been accomplished.

5. It helps you use the power of hypnotic suggestion to create long-term improvement.
Hypnotherapy provides an effective way to access the individual’s ability to affect the physical body. Once self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors have been resolved, the individual can begin to use hypnotic suggestibility to improve the body’s functioning. Hypnotherapy can be very helpful in correcting patterns of restless sleep, low energy or libido, headaches or chronic pain. And one can use hypnotherapy to increase motivation to exercise and eat properly.

Consistent research and methodology refinement has allowed hypnotherapy to progress as an advanced form of therapy to the point where clinical hypnotherapy is now regularly considered as a treatment option for depression. Working in tandem with a group of powerful psychotherapy techniques, hypnotherapy can be a highly successful form of treatment for individuals with depression.

 

Talk to us if you are want to overcome depression, we can help you.
Call or whatsapp us @ +65 9856 4998 for a free initial consultation.

If you would like to know how you could help people dealing with depression and more, come join us in our Certified Hypnotherapy Course.

 

 

 

Source from http://web.wellness-institute.org/blog/bid/266024/five-ways-to-treat-depression-with-hypnotherapy
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