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Stress, anxiety, phobias, panic

    If you are looking for a faster way to winnow away your piled-up stres s, anxiety and other unpleasant feelings, you are in the right place!

There is nothing wrong with experiencing strong emotions, as long as your emotions are well anchored in reality. When you face a real danger in real time, whether you react with courage or fear, as long as it is proportional to the danger, your reaction is legitimate.

However, when there is an obvious discrepancy between your emotional responses and the objective reality, the strong feelings that result will have a powerful grip on you, and, most likely, they will end up controlling your thoughts and your behaviour. Disproportionate or time-shifted emotional responses are very difficult to handle by the rational mind alone because they arise from patterns stored in your subconscious and not from your intentional thoughts.

The common perception is that stress and anxiety are caused by external factors, processes and events, such as: health issues, aging, family, career, financial issues, social ties, loneliness, life’s purpose, self-esteem, etc. Yet, you are not passively undergoing any of these. You are the one who makes sense of these everyday life facts and perceive them as stressful, emotionally neutral, or joyful events. Thus, stress is not necessarily a direct reaction to what happens to you. Stress is about how you react to what you perceive it happens in your environment.

Induced by the projection into the future of the piled-up stress, anxiety is an anticipated fear of future negative outcomes. Anxiety is the perception of a future potential or imaginary threat to well-being or survival. Social anxiety, phobias and panic attacks are particular types of anxiety. Whether you call your disproportionate or time-shifted emotional reaction stress, trauma, anxiety or any other name describing negative feelings, as long as they are lasting, unpleasant and overwhelming, they are toxic. Since toxic emotions drain your vitality, the fatigue, insomnia and pain are often their early outcomes.

Experiencing stress or anxiety is considered a normal part of life when its occurrence is occasional and temporary. Occasional stress or anxiety are not disorders in themselves, nor are they normative concepts. There is neither a clear barrier nor an objective system of metrics that can be used to make a net difference between the so-called “normal” and the pathological stress in terms of persistence or intensity. Stress and anxiety are very personal experiences and you are the best positioned to set the limits of what is or not suitable, acceptable or tolerable as stress. As a rule of thumb, whatever the nature of your stress, as soon as you perceive it as a negative emotion or an unpleasant feeling, that is definitely a clue that it is a bad stress experience for you with huge potential to causing harm and life-quality damage.

Stress and anxiety always have a cumulative effect and if you do not find an effective way to dispel them, your stress and anxiety will begin to accumulate. Thus, the lasting stress (which accumulates during the day and doesn’t evacuate overnight) becomes your next day morning stress, over which you will continue to accumulate fresh stress and anxieties. Your ability to cope with stress and anxiety is limited and, unless you find an effective way to avoid or evacuate them effectively, the accumulated stress and anxiety will ultimately affect your well-being. In the long run, the cumulative effect of stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on your mind and body.

My approach is based on the contemporary physiological and neurological behavioral response models. From this updated perspective, when they occur, emotions cause a change in the state of your mind, your body and your physiology. Since these changes are always coherent, you can regulate an unpleasant emotion by regulating any of its manifestations. This explains how, despite the complex nature of emotions, psychiatric treatments can control unwanted emotions by controlling the physiology of the brain by using psychoactive drugs, psychological treatments by focusing on mental and thoughts, while hypnotherapy controls undesirable emotions by controlling their perception.

What really has the potential to accomplish or haunt your life is the perception of events, not the events themselves. Perception occurs in sensory systems that convert physical manifestations into mental representations. When they manifest, you feel as if your emotions were a kind of a physical sensations in your body. You fell them as heart palpitations, sweating, dizziness, shortness of breath, knots in your stomach, chest pressure, body tightness, body pains, smothering sensations, restlessness or a sense of impending doom. You might feel flushed or chilled, you may feel weak, faint, or dizzy, you might feel a sense of unreality or loss of control. If the causes of these feelings are not addressed in a timely manner, your feelings will gradually detach from the initial causal root and will become persistent and part of your daily life. You will work, sleep and live with these feelings on a daily basis. 

Once there, if you want to regain control over your life, you have the option of investing in the long process of educating your rational brain on how to better negotiate your decisions with your emotional brain, or to take the somatic hypnotherapy shortcut, with instantaneous good results. Unlike conventional hypnotherapy approaches that focus on adding a fresh layer of positive emotions on top of your lasting fears and traumas, the somatic hypnotherapy is all about releasing the past by rearranging the emotional reading of the past stressful or traumatic experiences. This therapy works with your world model and actively involves you in your change process so that changes are more easily accepted and sustainable.

With my approach, you won't undergo a passive script therapy; instead you’ll be in charge and in control of your therapy. You’ll be the one who will  identify and clear out your negative feelings. Your overwhelming negative or painful emotions that you identify, quantify and body-map at the beginning of your therapy session, will gradually cease following my therapy. Once you release the negative emotional feelings you piled up during your past experiences, you can change your perception of those experiences, which in turn will re-adjust your behaviour.*

Right after your session you will feel that your heart has significantly decreased if not completely forgotten the stressful, anxious, traumatic or painful component of the unpleasant events we have worked in somatic hypnosis, while your cognitive memory keeps intact the factual details. At the end of your therapy you will be able to review images and thoughts associated with your former unpleasant feelings, and, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that neither the images nor the thoughts can no longer awaken your once unpleasant feelings that we have worked in somatic hypnosis. Because, as if by magic, your once intrusive thoughts have become thoughts that you can control as you wish.*

You can forget about the lump in your throat, your stomach knots, muscular tension, hesitant voice and confused ideas when you speak in public, and many other things. As soon as the unpleasant body feelings associated with your negative emotions have been eliminated through therapy, your anxiety, grief, stress, sorrow, jealousy, pity, guilt, rage or other negative emotions will be eased or cleared, as if by magic!*

Somatic hypnotherapy won’t overwrite or change your thoughts or your pattern of thinking. This approach can help you to think, feel and live the way you want, by helping you to ease or get rid of whatever negative emotions that keeps you from not thinking, feeling or living the way you want. Following your therapy in somatic hypnosis, you could think of everything you want, your thoughts will no longer have the power to awaken your old feelings which were formerly painful or unpleasant.*

Right after your therapy session you'll feel different. You'll feel that inside of you something has already changed, or is about to change the way you asked for. You'll feel like the stress, anxiety, traumas and whatever other unpleasant feelings  you've come to ease in therapy, are gone!*

Free yourself from the burden that prevents you from revealing your talents, and allow yourself to be more charismatic and confident. Whatever your stress, anxiety, phobia, or other issue may be, don't allow it to cripple your life.

The "No Results - No Pay" principle applies to all my therapies.

Contact me and book your appointment today! Let this be the most exciting experience of your life, and I will be happy to help you on your journey.

Disclaimer: The above content is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute any psychological or other medical professional advice. I don't diagnose medical conditions, nor do I interfere with any treatments given by your medical professional.

If you are already under the care of a doctor or under medical treatment, follow the advice and treatment recommended by your doctor. For any medical emergency, call the Info-Santé service by dialing 8-1-1

*The results may vary from person to person.

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