Physical Exercise – A Mental Bonus
Most people accept the logic of exercise in whatever form, being an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether that exercise is salsa dancing, pilates, yoga, a regular game of football or a gym membership, you know that exercise is necessary part of staying well and agile.
Although exercise is mainly about physical health, it does have a positive knock-on effect on your state of mind. Through exercise the heart rate increases, the feel-good hormones, endorphins, are released and you generally feel good and motivated after exercise because of all this.
You might say that physical exercise has a useful side-effect of helping us to mentally feel better too.
Self Hypnosis – For Physical Relaxation
Likewise, a mental practice such as self-hypnosis may help by tackling matters from the opposite direction. Self hypnosis helps to calm the mind leading to physical relaxation. Indeed, with sleep being the ideal time and place where the body heals itself effectively, self hypnosis can provide an ideal healing opportunity. Of course, whether you have a physical ailment or not, the body is constantly renewing cells and re-growing all parts of the body particularly during times of rest.
Benefits of Self Hypnosis
Self hypnosis is an easy art which anyone can be proficient at. Once learnt it can be a life-long skill and used to help you with virtually any issue. Indeed some of the issues typically eased or resolved by self-hypnosis are :-
Low self confidence, stress, anxiety, nerves, depression, lack of motivation, numerous phobias including arachnophobia – fear of spiders, aviaphobia – fear of flying, public speaking, fear of heights, claustrophobia – fear of enclosed spaces, agoraphobia – fear of open spaces, and social phobia – anxiety around other people.
Mothers-to-be who choose to have a natural childbirth experience may use self-hypnosis to reduce and even eliminate any labour pains.
Self Hypnosis – What Options Are There?
Self-hypnosis can be practised with a hypnosis cd or mp3 recording or can be original each time by using the power of your imagination. Self hypnosis can be a very simple process or depending on the individual, quite intricate and multi-faceted.
There is no doubt that regular practice of self-hypnosis brings with it a calmer state of being and an ability to handle those sometimes tricky and taxing and unexpected life events.
Once you have honed your self-hypnosis skills, and this does not take long, you can use this amazing form of self help anywhere you choose to within reason. Some enlightened individuals practice self-hypnosis for 5 to 10 minutes on their train journey to work morning. Others may take 5 minutes out of their busy day to regain a sense of balance and harmony.
Usually it is recommended, at least initially, to spend 20 minutes each day on your self-hypnosis and to start off with, in the comfort of your home. After a few weeks this time duration of 20 minutes can be shortened or increased according to taste, time available and your needs.
So now you can look after your physical body and mind too. Just imagine how empowering it will feel to be fit, healthy and mentally strong and able. There is no doubt that those who are prone to nervous disorders such as ulcers and hypertension will benefit from regular use of self-hypnosis.
Want To Learn Self Hypnosis?
With the help of an experienced hypnotherapist, it only taking 60 minutes to learn the basics of self-hypnosis. Would you like to find out how self hypnosis can help you today?
Article Posted – 13th September 2007. Copyright Steven A. Harold