Stress and Anxiety

Erika Slater headshot photo 300x300Stress and anxiety are at the core of many health and habit issues these days. The demands placed on our daily lives in this fast-paced stressful world creates a negative impact on our immune system, which eventually leads to its breakdown and health problems.

Hypnosis provides a therapy that helps with the stress of habits and addictions, creates calm for self-improvement and personal growth which leads to better overall health and wellness.

In this selection of materials, we cover topics such as mindfulness with a four-part series, relaxation techniques, insomnia and other sleep problems, panic attacks, coming back from burnout, and much more.

While we may not be able to eliminate stress completely from our lives our articles can get you on the road to better coping with it.

Enjoy the articles.

Coronavirus COVID-19 FREE Hypnosis Online Resources

By Erika Slater
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In this special post about Coronavirus COVID-19 you’ll find some FREE practical hypnosis resources you can use immediately to cope better with any stress or anxiety you feel about the uncertainty of this time.

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Discover the Amazing Healing Power of Fun Hypnosis to Overcome Stress and Achieve Happiness

By Erika Slater
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In this article you’ll discover: 1) What fun hypnosis is all about and how it can bring back that childhood happiness you had growing up, 2) How escaping from reality is as “real as it comes” using hypnosis and how anybody can do it at any hour of the day to restore their life balance, 3) 9 amazing journeys you can take using hypnosis to get you started, and 4) Further reading and hypnosis resources for help in understanding the benefits of fun hypnosis. Hypno-therapy then is use of hypnosis for therapeutic reason… but who said this can’t be fun? After all, as we know, anything that gives us fun… is therapeutic! So let’s agree to define fun hypnosis as just an extension of therapeutic hypnosis, and dive deeper into it here and, as they say… have some fun. Find out how here…

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Why is it So Darn Hard to Cope with Stress? Ways to Reduce It

By Erika Slater
Business person under stress from colleagues

In today’s world it seems stress is at an all-time high! We live in an extremely fast-paced technologically-advanced time period when most people are living their lives expecting things to happen at the drop of a hat, or this is how others expect them to live. Stress comes from all sides as we live an “overloaded life”: our family commitments, our job commitments, and even our friend commitments. Our plate or cup “runneth over.” So many people live their lives based on ‘quantity’, trying to achieve the most they can, while putting in the least amount of effort, instead of getting the truest ‘quality’ from living their lives. This way of living will stress you out! Time for a change? Read this…

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Stop Smiling Nervously – Why You Do It and How to Overcome It

By Erika Slater
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They say it’s difficult for most people to hide what they’re feeling when it comes to their facial expressions and body language. Your spoken words may say one thing, but your facial expressions may mean and say something altogether entirely different. Often times, when people become nervous or apprehensive in certain situations, or when around certain kinds of individuals, they start to smile nervously. It’s a forced smile to hide the fact your uncomfortable inside. It’s aimed at conveying everything is fine when in fact you have a “knotted stomach.” In this example we all do it at times and to a certain extent its not inappropriate even if in fact we are hiding our true feelings. The fact is, it’s unlikely to get us in trouble. But what are instances where a nervous smile can get us in trouble and what’s going on? Read more…

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The Benefits of Laughing More as an Antidote to Stress and Feeling Better About Your Life

By Erika Slater
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Why is it as children, we couldn’t get enough laughter? It seemed we were so quick to laugh at the drop of a hat. Everything seemed to possess some element of humor, we used it for the chance to laugh out loud, and laugh without ceasing. We laughed at the antics of others and watching TV or just playing outside. We saw the “funny side” of everything. Even of our friends… and they didn’t mind but joined in with us! Unfortunately, somewhere down the line, perhaps in our early adult lives, we dismissed laughter as being superfluous and not worthy of our time. There are many theories around this from modelling other adults, to life is serious now and having “fun” and laughing is akin to wasting time. But this just isn’t true. Laughter is a wonderful medicine to things that ail us and its time to start getting back that fun of laughter we had in our childhood. Here’s how…

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Overcoming and Dealing with Guilt and Shame So You Can Get On with Life

By Erika Slater
Woman feeling guilt or shame

Are you an individual who carries around the burden of feeling guilt or perhaps even shame from something that happened to you recently, or even long ago? Do you believe you need to keep this guilt and shame as a scar, perhaps serving as a reminder to never let anything like this experience happen to you ever again? Moreover, the question you truly need to ask yourself is, “What is hanging on to this guilt or shame getting you in your life?” I’m guessing there’s really nothing good coming from it other than your internal torment. Ready to give it up and move on with your life? Find out how here…

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Overcoming Panic Attacks with the 7-11 Breathing Technique

By Erika Slater
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Do you have anxiety issues or the onset of panic attacks where you feel like things are growing out of control, including your breathing? Do you have a difficult time catching your breath, or calming yourself down? Then perhaps the time has come for you to learn a good breathing technique which will help you next time you feel anxious and totally stressed out! Whenever you enter into a heightened state of stress, anxiety or panic, your body’s general inclination is to begin to take in more oxygen via breathing. For individuals, it can take form in short, rapid shallow breaths, or conversely gasping for air. Here’s where this technique can be used…

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The Benefits of Deep Forest Relaxation and Forest Therapy

By Peter Sacco
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Are you someone who has a hard time seeing the forest from the trees literally? That is, you’re not too in tune with nature and don’t do the ‘nature walk‘ thingy often, or ever? Are you more of an iron jungle and technology type of person, whereby everything that surrounds you is usually of a 9 to 5 mentality? Then perhaps you’re someone who could benefit from starting to see both the forest and the trees together and start connecting with your natural roots! Or maybe you remember those days when you did spend time in your favorite forest but haven’t had the chance for many years, and long to experience the peace and connection once again. When was the last time you went on a nature walk? Want to know how to one in your home? Read more…

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Simple Ways to Overcome the Fear of Growing Old Alone

By Erika Slater
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As the population of “X” and “Y” generations start to get older, more and more people today are single, perhaps more than ever before. Divorce rates have never been higher than over the last ten to fifteen years, and more individuals are choosing to remain single after divorce, or not even getting married in the first place. This has many thinking and fearing growing old alone. This mindset is literally a major concern for people who worry they’ll be alone for the rest of their life, with no one to turn to when they’re much older and when they’ll need support and help the most. If you’re still young enough and in the work force or have a career, this may cushion the blow for now. But what happens when you retire and get older? Read more…

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How to Stop Cheek Biting or Morsicatio Buccarum

By Erika Slater
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Are you an individual who gnaws on their cheek(s) intentionally? Most likely this habit started out of anxiety, or due to an accidental bite, that most likely you saw stars from the pain. As the wound was healing in your mouth and forming a scab, you probably got into the habit of checking it with your tongue and teeth. Soon, you likely started ‘teething’ on it not only as a reminder it was there, but also as a pacifier. This is how ‘cheek biting’ usually starts and persists in someone’s life as a habit. Let’s look at other ways issues in your mouth can start and ways to overcome them… Read more here…

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DISCOVER HOW TO START CHANGING HABITS TODAY.

In this free audio hypnosis session, you’ll experience the power of your subconscious mind to begin to change your habits. If you've never experienced hypnosis before then this is a great introduction...