Have you ever felt so stressed that you wanted to strangle everyone who crossed your path? If so, you’re not alone. As I am sure you know, life is filled with stress. We can't always alter the outside events that cause stress but we can change how we respond to those events. Robert Silva, M.D. uttered a profoundly simple truth with these words: “If you can’t change the event that is causing your stress, you need to change your attitude about that event.”
One of the most effective tools for changing your attitude and thereby altering your stress response is self hypnosis. With it you can experience an incredible feeling of deep mental and physical relaxation. It’s a feeling of deep sense of inner peace and tranquility.
Once you realize that you carry a feeling of peace inside, you can more easily access it during stressful events. It starts with learning self hypnosis, which, by the way, is much easier than learning to meditate.
The rewards of making this one small lifestyle change were enormous. You will have more energy to start your day and you will be able to stay calm and relaxed even when those around you are busy reacting to their stressful jobs/family situations.
Once you have practiced on a regular basis you will forget how stressed you used to feel. You may then think that you can skip a few days of practice. That’s when you will realize the impact it has made in your life because you may suddenly want to choke everyone who crosses your path. It is an excellent way to remind yourself that you need to continue forever with this daily practice. It is really a small amount of time – just 15 minutes a day – to devote to lower the stress in your life. This one small change will make an enormous difference in your life and you will reap more benefits than you can imagine.
To find a hypnotherapist in your area who may offer self hypnosis training look for a practitioner who attended a live training with a minimum of 200 hours and has several years of experience seeing clients. The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, with their high educational standards, would be happy to refer you to a well trained hypnotherapist in your area. They can be reached at 818-242-1159 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.