Whether your stress is due to a change in your personal life, your relationships, work or job-related, or a combination, hypnotherapy can help.

Stress affects everyone, young and old and is a completely normal reaction that all human beings will experience from time to time when faced with different situations. Stress is the basic cause of 60% of all human illness and disease and can increase the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes.

Stress can be defined as the way you feel when you’re under too much pressure. Pressure can be caused from work, home or our personal lives, and each individual will cope differently with these levels of stress. What one person may regard as highly stressful, another person may only regard as mildly stressful or not stressful at all. Problems occur when individuals perceive themselves as unable to cope with the level of stress they face and feel they are not capable to combat their stress.

Contrary to popular belief, stress can be both positive and negative. As a positive influence, it can motivate individuals to perform at their optimum level and boost energy, however as a negative influence, stress can lead to adverse physical effects and be detrimental to health. Stress is caused by the body’s natural reaction to defend itself, so in an emergency, stress will force us to exert maximum effort to protect ourselves. However when our body is prepared to face an emergency and no emergency happens, all the extra energy has nowhere to go, and negative stress is caused. Feelings of anger, depression, distrust and rejection, ultimately leading to headaches, insomnia, and high blood pressure can all be caused by negative stress.

As it is not the situation itself that causes stress (or everyone would be stressed by the same situation), but our reaction to the situation, hypnotherapy can be effective for managing stress. By altering our reaction to a particular situation during hypnosis to a more positive one, the feelings about that situation can also become more positive. When an individual then experiences that situation in real life, their reaction will often be much different. In addition, hypnotherapy can help you put strategies in place to address and resolve the causes of your stress.

Hypnotherapy can help you take control of stress, anxiety, and worry. You can read more about generalised anxiety disorder here.  You can also read more about tips and techniques to help with stress and anxiety in my blog posts such as the Stress-Busting Power of Camping.

When: Appointments are available in Lowestoft and Norwich between 9 am to 6 pm. Other appointment times may be available by prior arrangement.

Where: Sessions are available at The Crystal Cabin, 76 The Avenue, Lowestoft, NR33 7LN and Suite 14, (1st Floor), St Francis House, 141-147 Queen’s Road, Norwich, NR1 3PN

Programme: Initial consultation followed by 5-6 sessions. Some people require additional support and further sessions can be arranged after session 5 if needed.

To book: Call Katina on 01502 587 341 or email.