Local Solution Focused Hypnotherapist Isma Karin Kumar is helping to mark Mental Health Awareness Week by highlighting how the therapy can help clients cope with stress by generating positive images of the future. A recent survey shows that 3 million people in the UK suffer with an anxiety disorder.* The good news is that recent research into the relationship between what we think and how we feel could help clients think themselves happier. |
It seems that worrying thoughts and imagining unpleasant situations can produce physical stress in the body. A study in 2007 (1) found that performing guided imagery of moderately unpleasant situations results in physical responses such as accelerated heart rate, faster breathing and sweating. It seems that imagining unpleasant events can activate the brain’s fear network and result in an activation of the sympathetic nervous system.(2)
Isma explains: “If we ever needed proof that worrying is not good for us, well here it is! Simply by thinking worrying thoughts we can generate the same physical reactions involved in the fight or flight response. The good news is that the converse also seems to be true; imagining positive events can make us feel better. A large part of my role is helping clients imagine their preferred future, which as well as helping them feel happier, enables them to make the changes necessary to make that future a reality.” The validity of this approach would seem to be supported by research which demonstrates that the benefit of generating images about positive future outcomes may not be limited to mood but extend to subsequent behaviour.(3)
Isma concludes “I use Solution Focused techniques to help clients replace unhelpful, negative thinking patterns with more beneficial thought processes. By thinking more positively, their anxiety levels reduce enabling them to cope better with life’s challenges”. So there you have it, combat stress, think happy thoughts.
Isma from Way of Joy works with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which is much more than just hypnosis. It is a powerful combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) techniques and hypnosis. SFBT is a modern form of psychotherapy that encourages clients to work towards their preferred future, focusing on how they want things to be. Unlike some forms of psychotherapy it does not involve analysing the past or examining problems; instead it helps clients visualise and achieve a more enjoyable and fulfilled future. Do you want to know more ? Book your free initial consultation with a free mp3 now via www.wayofjoy.co.uk . Also able to offer the service for your convenience via skype from anywhere on this planet .
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