How Psychiatrists View Hypnotherapy For Relaxation 


If you have a busy life, it is quite hard to manage it if you don’t know how to create a state of calmness.  Calmness aids in restoring the equilibrium in the nervous system.  Some form of relaxation like hypnotherapy helps us attain this calmness, freeing us from tension, anxiety, and stress.   



Why Is It Important To Fight Stress? 

A professor of psychology, Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., who is researching about stress, found out that chronic stress which continues for more than one month but less than six months increases a person’s risk of having a cold.  In finding out why this is so, his study points to inflammation as the culprit.  Stress blocks the body’s capability to resist inflammation. According to Aarti Gupta, PsyD, “Negative stress, or ‘distress,’ is more chronic, hinders optimal functioning, and can be detrimental to your health.”


Stress according to some studies boost Alzheimer’s protein in our brain.  According to Dr. James Huysman, PsyD, “Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the brain. As the disease progresses to later stages and the changes in brain move from the memory and thinking centers, it creates “memory loss” in some of the physical parts of the body as well.” Only three days of feeling stressed increases brain proteins by 42%, which explains why people who are suffering from a lot of stress and anxiety appear to be more prone to developing the illness, say some experts.  


A study done in 2011 revealed that work-related stress caused about 10 percent cases of strokes among middle and upperclassmen.   


Relaxation On Physical And Mental Health 

Besides reducing stress, relaxation also lessens symptoms of depression and schizophrenia – According to Simon Rego, PsyD, “Schizophrenia is a thought disorder.”  It is also linked to lower heart rate, blood pressure stability, chronic pain, and muscle tension, and promotes a healthy immune system.     




Relaxation may have many benefits both for your mental and physical health, but not all relaxation techniques provide you a state of both emotional and physical calmness.   


Hypnotherapy is acknowledged as a form of relaxation therapy that can deliver you to a state of calmness.   It is said to lessen your stress chemicals and put the body back to a state of equilibrium.  Doing regular hypnotherapy allows you to free yourself from stress and tension.   Having a clear mind will enable you to make a sound decision and encourages you to look after yourself better.   


How Does Hypnotherapy Works?  

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as an effective psychotherapeutic method for treating pain, anxiety, and stress.  It can be performed by a hypnotherapist, a counselor, a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, and some physicians who are trained to communicate with the subconscious mind.    


The psychiatrist performing hypnotherapy first speaks with his client to get to know him and have an understanding of the goals the patient wants to achieve in doing hypnotherapy. The psychiatrist then looks for things that hinder him from accomplishing these goals.  Mostly, it is the stress, anxiety, and depression that blocks a person from achieving his goals.  The mind is then directed away from the stress of everyday life and is brought into a place of calmness and peace.   While doing this process, the psychiatrist will then offer therapeutic suggestions encouraging the patient to do some changes in attitude and behavior to relieve him from the stress-related symptoms he is experiencing.    


This method of relaxation is safe and is indeed a liberating experience, benefitting both the mind and body.   


Hypnotherapy Proven Effective 

Entrepreneurs and executives use hypnotherapy for them to stay focused and come to be ahead of their opponents.  According to a hypnotherapist in Savannah, Georgia, a two-hour session of hypnotherapy is the secret weapon of top executives, actors, directors, and producers in achieving success.   



Even people seeking answers for weight problems, smoking, sleeping issues, and many more come to hypnotherapy experts for help.   


The ability to relax and achieve a sense of calmness through hypnotherapy doesn’t come handy to everyone.   But since psychiatrists view hypnotherapy as an effective way of relaxation to ease stress, some are encouraging those suffering from mental and physical issues to try hypnotherapy.  It might give them the balance they have been looking for to achieve their life goals.