Feeling stressed? You're not alone.
According to the American Psychological Association, 76% of adults reported they had experienced at least one symptom in the last month as a result of stress with some of the most common symptoms irritability and anger, fatigue or low energy, and lack of motivation or interest in things.
But did you know that there’s an easy and effective way to quickly manage your stress levels? That’s right—hypnosis anchoring!
In this blog post, I’ll explain how hypnosis anchoring works and why it’s the #1 way to relieve stress quickly.
What is an Anchor?
Hypnosis anchoring is just one of the 149 things that hypnosis can help with.
Hypnosis anchoring is a technique used in hypnotherapy to help people achieve a state of relaxation or calm. An anchor is a mental or emotional shortcut that can take you from feeling stressed to feeling relaxed.
The basic idea behind hypnosis anchoring is that when something is associated with relaxation or calmness, it can act as an “anchor” for the client in their future moments of distress. For example, if someone suffering from anxiety associates the sound of ocean waves with feelings of calmness, they can use the sound of ocean waves as an anchor for relaxation when they are feeling overwhelmed by their anxiety.
It works like this: when you experience a particular emotion—whether it's stress, joy, anger, or anything else—your body responds with physical sensations. These physical sensations are then associated with the emotional state you’re in. When you use an anchor created in hypnosis, these physical sensations become linked to a relaxed state of mind and body. So every time you access that anchor in the future, your body instantly relaxes and relieves stress quickly. This can be incredibly helpful if you're feeling overwhelmed by life events or experiencing anxiety due to uncertainty.
Hypnosis anchors are great for reducing stress because they allow us to easily access whatever emotion we want in the moment. When feeling stressed out, it can be hard to think clearly and come up with solutions when emotions take over. By using an anchor created in hypnosis associated to calm or relaxation, you can quickly bring yourself back into a more balanced state of mind and start dealing with your stress in manageable chunks.
Why is Hypnosis Anchoring the #1 Way to Relieve Stress Quickly?
Hypnosis anchoring is such an effective way to manage stress because it enables people to take control over their own emotions and reactions in any given situation. Rather than just feeling overwhelmed by stressful situations and allowing negative emotions to take over, clients can use their anchors to pause and re-focus on feelings of relaxation or calmness instead. Additionally, since hypnosis anchors are completely tailored for each individual client based on what works best for them personally, they are highly effective at helping people manage their own unique triggers for stress and anxiety.
Creating Your Anchor
Creating an anchor is fairly simple and only takes a few minutes of your time, however is best to do it with a hypnotherapist in session. This ensures that the anchor is properly created and tailored to your needs.
During a hypnotherapy session, I will guide you into a relaxed state of mind. You'll close your eyes and begin to focus on your breathing—slowly inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth until your breathing starts to feel natural and regular again.
Once this happens, I will guide you to imagine yourself in a calm place such as lying on a beach or walking through a forest—whatever helps relaxes you the most.
As soon as this image appears in your mind, I'll guide you to start to notice any physical sensations such as warmth or tingling on the surface of your skin. Once these sensations appear, you will press two of your fingers together. While doing this, you will stay focused on the physical sensations in your body for 20-30 seconds until they become more intense and spread throughout your entire body before fading away completely within 5 minutes. We will repeat this several times to strengthen it and solidify the anchor in your subconscious mind.
That’s it! You will have successfully created an anchor that associates the pressing of two fingers together to the physical feelings of calmness and relaxation in the body!
Using Your Anchor
Now that you've created an anchor associated with calmness/relaxation all that's left is for you to use it whenever necessary!
Whenever life starts getting too overwhelming for comfort and you want to relieve stress quickly; simply close your eyes, press the same two fingers together and focus on accessing those same images, words, and physical sensations that were associated with relaxation during the creation process (e.g., warmth/tingling sensation) while continuing to breathe deeply through the nose until they become more intense and spread throughout the entire body before fading away completely within 5 minutes (again practice makes perfect!). Doing this will help reduce feelings of stress almost instantaneously while also providing longer-term benefits such as improved sleep quality, increased confidence levels & better overall moods each day!
Using an anchor will become easier over time if practiced regularly. When life gets stressful try repeating your anchor phrase throughout the day as often as possible until it becomes second nature. You might even find yourself naturally reaching for this phrase whenever challenging situations arise!
Additionally, if needed add other techniques such as hypnosis audio recordings, visualization exercises or aromatherapy into the mix in order to further increase feelings of relaxation and well-being.
When life gets tough and stressful situations arise - hypnosis anchoring is definitely worth trying out! Not only will it help you relieve stress quickly, but also take control over your emotions in stressful situations. So next time life throws something difficult at ya - don't forget about using your anchor and watch your stress melt away!
And remember: practice makes perfect – the more you use your anchor, the easier it will be for you to access those feelings of relaxation when you need it most.
If this method of relaxation and stress relief appeals to you, book a hypnotherapy session today! Together we'll work one-on-one to customize an anchor that works best for your needs and help you learn how to use it effectively. You'll be surprised at how quickly the anchor comes into play when faced with difficult situations and how much better you'll feel after. So don't wait - book your hypnotherapy session today!