Is Your Mind in the Game?

Repeated studies have proven conclusively that stress releases a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol inhibits cognitive abilities, preventing you from thinking clearly.

So the more stressed you get, the worse decisions you could make. It’s an ugly cycle that can only be stopped by handling the stress differently.

While just about everyone deals with some level of stress in their lives, business owners, athletes, politicians and others in high-end jobs can be more susceptible to it.

One proven way to deal with stress is through hypnosis. Hypnosis is a treatment that trained professionals use to communicate to the unconscious mind. It is considered to be a safe and effective treatment, and has been used to treat conditions like smoking, overeating, alcohol addiction, and more.

Unlike some treatments, hypnosis requires no prescription medication. It’s available to anyone who seeks an inventive yet effective path to a solution to their problems.

What Can Hypnosis Help With?

Hypnosis can be used to help with myriad of situations. Some professional sports players have employed hypnotherapists to help them get their head back in the game. When sports professionals rise to the top of their sport, they sometimes suffer performance anxiety, which can affect their playing.

Hypnosis can also be used for therapeutic purposes to teach people how to relax in stressful situations. For example, those who are in stressful jobs like firefighting might find hypnosis helpful to keep them calm in calamitous situations.

Fighting fires and saving lives can induce nightmares and anxious feelings in even the calmest individuals. Hypnosis is a way for them to relax and center themselves after a particularly eventful day.

Do Hypnosis Patients Lose Control?

Hypnotherapists help patients to connect with their unconscious selves. There is never a time when patients lose control of themselves, and they can never be forced to do something they don’t want to do.

As the following article looks at, hypnosis can be a way of mastering your mental game through mindfulness, but it can never take the place of conscious decision-making and free will.

Will Hypnosis Tire You Out?

Most hypnosis patients feel invigorated after a hypnosis session. Rather than feeling fatigued, they usually feel refreshed and vibrant. Hypnosis can make a person feel as if they haven’t a care in the world; as if they can see the world in a whole new light.

While stress can make people feel depressed and tired, hypnosis can make a person feel happy and energetic.

How Long Does Hypnosis Last?

A hypnosis session generally lasts between half an hour and an hour, depending on the therapist. When the session is over, the patient is no longer under hypnosis and they will be fully conscious.

If you are visiting a hypnotherapist for the treatment of a specific condition, such as an addiction or stress management, several sessions might be necessary to fully treat the issue. Your hypnosis provider will be able to tell you how many sessions you might need to consider.

Hypnosis is a safe and time-tested method of treating anxiety and other disorders.

For much less than many medicinal treatments, a hypnotherapist may be able to help you put an end to whatever is ailing you.

About the Author: Kate Supino writes extensively about personal success and business matters.