Hypnosis For Relaxation

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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By now, most of us have read or heard about the power of relaxation and the dangers of tension. Stress and tension lead to stomach ulcers, insomnia, migraine headaches and compromised immune systems. Compromised immune systems, of course, open the door to all kinds of viruses, bacteria and other germs. Relaxation reduces stress and tension, allowing every system of the body to work more effectively.

What most of us have not read or heard about is a sensible method for achieving relaxation. Although it might be nice to take a two-week vacation every time you felt stressed, it's a less than practical solution to an everyday problem. To battle stress, many people take the easy road of overeating, smoking or excessive drinking. These "solutions," of course, are just new problems in disguise.

Hypnosis and Relaxation

More and more, smart people are turning to hypnosis for relaxation. Hypnosis is a type of trance, or an altered state of consciousness. Although the thought of purposefully falling into a trance may trouble some people, it really shouldn't. Chances are they fall into a mild trance whenever they drive, wash dishes or watch a movie. In fact, each of these activities is a recognized form of self-hypnosis.

There are basically two different ways to try hypnosis. You can visit an experienced, caring hypnotist for a private appointment, or you can listen to hypnosis MP3s or cassette tapes at home. The first method is considered more effective; the second method is more affordable. Like many other health regimens, hypnosis is best done regularly. Like meditation, creative visualization or deep breathing, hypnosis is most effective when performed on a regular basis.


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