HARBOR CITY HYPNOSIS
Barbara Banes, CCHT
Turn OFF Your Alarm!
Did you know that you can train your own brain to go
from a habitual stress reaction to a habitual relaxation response?
The first step is to know how, where, or what it is that precipitates your anxiety; to be able to identify the fear/alarm thoughts or situation that makes you anxious, then while in that state of consciousness known as hypnosis, visualize the situation the way you would ideally like to experience it. As you mentally rehearse your relaxed and calm responses in your mind ahead of time, you'll notice that your 'alarm/fear' response is dramatically decreasing over time. This takes a daily practice of self-hypnosis and is well worth your time to imprint habitual thoughts of well-being and peace inside of your own mind.
The second step is using purposeful deep breathing in combination with the tools of Hypnosis, Supportive Self Talk and Goal Setting to create and promote Mind/Body relaxation and calm. Deliberate slow breathing helps transform the effects of thinking chronic fear/alarm thoughts. Long exhales in particular help mimic the body's relaxation response which is the opposite of an anxiety reaction. Getting into the habit of being a more relaxed person inside of your own skin is not so simple after all, but it is certainly an achievable goal.
SUPPORTIVE SELF TALK
Using supportive, positive self-talk is the third step. The average person talks to themselves between 300 and 1,000 words per minute. If your words to yourself are supportive and positive instead of critical and negative, this helps override the strong physiological responses to chronic 'alarm' thinking. When you replace fear thoughts with thoughts of peace and safety you flood your brain with positive images and over time, you will see irrefutable evidence that as you change your thoughts, you change your world.
The fourth step to promote a calming response as an intervention to the stress/anxiety habit is to set a short-term reachable goal. Setting goals helps keep you focused on the task at hand. The focus on a goal helps to create structure out of chaos and keeps your mind focused on what you intend to create out into your everyday life. It is important to develop small attainable goals that build on the reality that you are the boss of your own mind.
PANIC ATTACKS AND ANXIETY LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN B AND IRON LEVELS
You can read the full study, which was distributed in the Japanese journal Acta Medica Okayama, here:
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