Whether you realized it or not being relaxed or tense is a habit we acquire. If you’re not relaxed your tense. If you frequently see yourself fidgeting, holding your neck, or your shoulders are up, you’re definitely not relaxed.
So what is the big deal about being relaxed or tense? Well, relaxation has so many health benefits and to mention just a few of the most important ones; lower blood pressure, less harmful hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, less headaches, better memory, less negative thinking. Being tense makes aches more painful, making unhealthy choices, insomnia and low moods.
If you have any of the symptoms of being tense most of the time, you would benefit from training your body how to relax. And yes you can! How you may ask? Well, by practicing every day. (Just like anything you want to be successful at, practice is the key) Practicing deep breathing, quiet moments of going within, meditating is an excellent way to quiet your mind and body. And yes, hypnosis is a wonderful tool to help you relax. It is that state of consciousness right before sleep.
That being said about how important it is to learn how to be relaxed, it is also the first step in allowing yourself to be calm. My definition of a person being calm is the absence of negative emotions. Letting our thoughts turn negative causes negative emotions. Because your subconscious mind, where you hold your habits and memories, does not know what is real or imagined. So you can have a fear, worry or negative thought and then your subconscious mind creates a negative emotion and that negative emotion releases the hormones: adrenaline (anxiety) and cortisol (stress) . Then you get yourself all worked up and emotional, which can have negative side effects.
So being relaxed and calm is a conscious choice you can create with a conscious effort and practice. By knowing and understanding how the mind works and taking responsibility for what you are thinking and creating, you can have a more peaceful, calmer life. When you are in control of your emotions and choices, you build positive self worth. So many benefits!!!
This is the year to take charge of your life and create calmness! If you have any questions or wish to schedule your appointment to begin your journey for personal empowerment and calm, give me a call.
Darryl McCullagh Dip Hyp/ CHypB