How to Relax – Stop Thinking and Switch Off
Relaxation refers to a state of the body and mind that is free from tension, stress and anxiety. It is often associated with a feeling of wellbeing, restfulness and mindfulness.
Signs of Stress and Over-Thinking
With so many demands in modern life it’s not uncommon for people to come to me and talk about how they can’t control the thoughts and stresses going round in their heads. Sometimes we need to be able to clear our minds and shut off from these in order to relax and focus more clearly.
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you know you’d like to be able to switch off and relax more. Some signs that you may be stressed or in need of help include tense muscles, tiredness, difficulty sleeping, teeth grinding, difficulty concentrating or a sense of panic.
Recognising your feeling stressed is the first step. Next, you will want to consider what you can do to relieve it.
How to Relax
If you want to be able to switch off, stop those thoughts racing and regain control of your body and mind there are a few easy actions you can try yourself.
Relax the body
- Physical activity – swimming, walking a dog and running are all good ways to distract and calm the mind.
- Pampering yourself with a hot bath or shower.
- Maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of sleep.
- Enjoying time with pets.
Relax the mind
- Listening to calming music.
- Writing things down – create a task list or mind map so you don’t feel you have to constantly hold everything in your head.
- Be more mindful – meditate or focus on your breathing. Pay attention to the world around you rather than what’s inside your head.
- Enjoying a stress free hobby.
- Smiling and laughing more.
Whilst these techniques might prove useful distractions, if your problem continues you will want to delve deeper into what causes these issues for you. What are the things keeping you awake at night? Can you learn some techniques to relax your mind or do you need to confront some underlying cause?
Hypnotherapy for Relaxation
Hypnotherapy for relaxation can help you answer all these questions. It can resolve underlying issues and teach you techniques to relax and enjoy some release from stress and tensions.
This professionally recognised form of therapy can also help reduce stress chemicals and maintain a healthy balance in your body and mind. We can ease built up pressure and tension making you happier, healthier and more resilient to stress. I can also help you to remain relaxed even when encountering stressful people or situations in future.
Hypnotherapy can teach you:
- How to slow your thoughts
- How to switch off mind chatter
- How to focus on constructive purposes
- How to discipline your mind
- How to avoid over analysing
Through hypnotherapy the mind is guided away from the troubles of everyday life and into a place of tranquillity and peace. During this process, I can offer therapeutic suggestions to encourage changes in your attitude and behaviour, or relief from stress-related symptoms. This therapy is comfortable, safe and powerful and you remain in full control at all times. It’s beneficial for both the mind and body.
The benefits of this type of hypnosis are:
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Stress relief and the lessening of stress symptoms
- Unlocking emotional issues or events that may be contributing to stress
- Aiding concentration
- Improved energy levels
- More restful sleep
I can also give you some valuable tools to empower you to take control of your stress levels and relaxation outside of our sessions. This can be a constant source of relief for you in your everyday life.