November 1st is National Stress Awareness Day. Stress Awareness is of growing importance in today's world. Whilst stress alarm systems may have been essential in antiquity - motivating us to run away from a wild animal, etc - in modern times it can just linger and lead to serious health problems.
Excessive cortisol in the bloodstream - which might once have motivated us to escape - can lead to insomnia, and reduced functioning. Other problems may be - increased blood pressure, susceptibility to heart disease, and a decline in our immune system.
But the good news is that our learned reponses to stressors can be unlearned - and new positive programs can be installed. Hypnotherapy can help here, making us into highly functioning people rather than shivering victims of stress.
The state of hypnosis is very like the state between waking and sleeping. There are various methods of getting you to this state. But once you are there - you are highly suggestible to positive suggestions....