Hypnosis Can Help You Relax and De-Stress From the Holidays
Have you recovered from the Thanksgiving Holiday? It can be a lot of fun to see family and friends, eat, drink and travel, but let’s face it, it can also be very stressful.
Hypnosis may be able to help you release the stress and get back on track.
They always say – Everything in moderation. For whatever reason, sometimes this can be difficult to manage during the holiday season. Stress is the leading cause of disease and unhappiness in our lives and during this busy time of year, it can creep up on us as we attempt to work our jobs, fulfill all of our obligations, visit friends and family, shop, cook and create a festive and joyful atmosphere.
I encourage you to STOP, take a time out and just breathe. Truth is, by taking time for yourself, a hot bubble bath, stretching, yoga, exercise and especially important, meditation or self-hypnosis, you will get more done in less time. You can feel joyful and relaxed and still get everything done. When you take this much needed time out, your mind will be clearer, and there is a “flow” of energy that makes everything easier. It doesn’t have to take a long time either.
Sit quietly with your feet on the floor and your back in a straight and upright position. Face your palms upwards on your lap and take a slow deep breath into your center, somewhere around or above your belly button. Hold the breath for a count of 1, 2 and release by blowing the air out in an even, steady stream. Hold the breath again after exhaling for a count of 1, 2 and start the process over. You may close your eyes and bring all your awareness to your breath and the center of your body. Take 6-10 of these deep breaths and then relax and just observe your normal natural breathing rhythm for a few moments.
You may take this a step further and observe how your body feels. Just be with your body, fully present in the moment. If any thoughts arise, just gently bring your awareness back to your breath. Pay attention to any sensations, tingling, warmth, or discomfort. If you experience any discomfort in your body, breathe deeply into that area and as you exhale, imagine you are blowing the discomfort or tension away from you. It’s likely, you are holding onto stress in your body due to overthinking, too much to do and unhealthy foods.
Additionally, in between holidays and parties, go back to a healthy eating regimen. Avoid caffeine, sugar and alcohol, eat small light meals and you’ll be feeling much better and more rested in a short time.
Hope these tips are helpful in getting you through this Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Wishing you and you’re a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!