Effects of Relaxing
Every person alive needs to have some down-time. Even when everything is going well, it is important that each of us find the time and make it a priority to kick back and relax from time to time.
Relaxation is one of the most well-known combatants of stress, anxiety, and chronic health problems. Simply by unplugging from our daily grind, if even for just 10-15 minutes a day, we are improving our physical and mental well-being. By doing so, we are actually assisting and increasing the amount of blood flow to our organs and muscles, recharging our energy reserves, and even improving our memory and the clarity of our minds.
Do you know how to relax?
There are many ways to relax; however, for some, relaxing is not as easy as it sounds. For those of us who maintain a very busy, or even a hectic lifestyle, or for those who are or who have recently experienced some life-altering changes, it can even be difficult to be able to achieve even a light state of relaxation.
MY STORY: For me, personally, I fit in both of the above categories. For the sake of site space, I will just say that I wear a whole lot of hats on a regular basis and I’ve experienced more tragedy than most do in a full life-time. Just to give you a couple examples of what I’m talking about…during my senior year of high school, when most 18yr old kids are focused on future plans, I had experienced the loss (deaths) of 19 close friends and/or family members. The following year, I was in an auto accident in which a Fiero pulled out in front of me at an intersection and when I swerved to miss him, I slammed head-on into a semi-truck and had severe facial injuries. Later in life, when my father passed away, he actually fell over on top of me and I was trapped under him as he took his last breath. These things, as I am certain that you can imagine, really wore me down, to the point of being continuously, physically and emotionally drained. I was wound up so tight that I couldn’t relax if my life depended on it; and yes, it very nearly did come to that. Those days are behind me now, thankfully. Now, in the drop of a hat, I am able to use the mindfulness techniques, that I can teach to you, to go from “100 down to 1” in a matter of minutes, regardless of where I am, or what the situation is demanding of me.
Whether you fit in the first or the second category, hypnosis can provide you with one of the deepest, most profound forms of relaxation possible. Just 30-minutes of hypnosis can be the equivalent of a 6-7 hours of restful sleep. This is because while you are in a state of hypnosis, what really is going on is that you are giving your mind and body the permission to enter the deepest points of relaxation possible.
Hypnosis actually permits and assists you with shutting down all of the mind-clutter; it allows peace and serenity to envelope you, in a safe and controlled environment, where you have nothing to do, no demands to be met, and the assurance that you are always in control of the sessions we are doing together. Plus, you are given the ability to ‘wake up’ feeling completely refreshed, revived, recharged, and energized.