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.

Overcoming Performance Anxiety and Stage Fright

By Erika Slater
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When it comes to phobias, did you know two of the worst fears people have are visiting the dentist and public speaking? Don’t worry, we’re not going to talk about dentists in this article, but we are going to talk about public speaking and performance anxiety which really go hand in hand. In fact, when you ask most people to speak in front of an audience, sing or perform for a crowd, they get stage fright, which often times evolves into performance anxiety. Getting some people to entertain a crowd is figuratively like ‘pulling teeth’. So what is performance anxiety, and what actually causes it? Read more here…

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Causes and Cures for Sleep Walking and Somnambulism

By Erika Slater
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Have you ever walked in your sleep, or do you live with or know someone who walks in their sleep? In the movies and television sleep walking is often poked at in a fun and quirky light. It’s even conveyed in horror or mystery movies as a dark and unnatural act being induced by something sinister or controlling. In reality however, sleep walking is serious business and not tied to anything evil or theatrical! Since an individual who is sleep walking is for all intents and purposes ‘asleep’, they don’t know what they’re doing. Add to the fact they’re walking around in the dark with their eyes closed or seemingly open but unaware of surroundings, and this can be a recipe for disaster! It’s easy to get injured, even severely hurt if you continue to sleep walk. Think about how accidents can happen when your eyes are open and you’re wide awake and alert? Well, sleep walking can compound injuries. Discover more here…

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Overcoming the Fear of Being Late and Getting to Punctual

By Erika Slater
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How are you with your time management and getting to appointments, or places, on time? Are you one that’s always ‘running late’, or as folks call it today… fashionably late? How’s that working out for you? Does this tend to get under the skin of others who’re waiting for you, or perhaps it has even gotten to the point of you being annoyed with yourself for letting others down? Perhaps it’s time to learn to develop better coping and planning skills when it comes to setting yourself up for arriving on time. So what is this thing called “time” and how can you obtain a level of control over it to being punctual? Read on to discover here >>>

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Ways to Handle and Diffuse Aggressive Behavior Safely

By Erika Slater
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Have you ever found yourself in an uncomfortable situation where another person’s emotions were getting out of control – potentially violent towards you? What likely started out as an innocent, or even a minor conflicting incident quickly turned into a volcano about to erupt. Even though you were able to keep your own emotions in check, the other person just seems to be sitting on a keg of dynamite, apparently about to explode at any moment. Just to be clear here I’m not talking about some salesperson that went to a training class where the guru told them you need to be aggressive in order to get the sale. I’m talking about a person who has it in for you personally at that point in time! What the heck can you do to prevent this from escalating into a major verbal, even potential physical attack on you? Read more…

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Summertime SAD – Summer Depression and What to Do About it!

By Erika Slater
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Most people have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D. It affects about 4%-6% of the U.S. population and is usually attributed to the onset of shorter and colder days. However, about 10% of people suffering with SAD get the depression in the warmer summertime months. Summer depression, really? “Come on!”, you must be exclaiming. Well, seasonal affective disorder is actually ‘seasonal’ but it’s not the same kind of depression that one might have in the summer time. Then what does cause this depression? Read on to discover here…

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Insomnia – Why You Can’t Sleep and What to Do About It…

By Erika Slater
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Are you someone who’s struggled with, or currently struggles with insomnia? Well, you’re not alone! There are many people who suffer with sleep issues, so don’t lose even more sleep over worrying about whether or not you’re going crazy! According to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 30-35% percent of Americans struggle with brief symptoms of insomnia, 15-20% of people have short term insomnia which lasts up to three months, and 10% of Americans have chronic insomnia, which affects them at least 3 times a week and this can last up to three months. So see! There are a lot of people not getting enough Zzzzzz’s! When insomnia begins to affect both your physical and mental health, then perhaps it’s time to do something about it and start getting the help for the sleep you’re so desperately need. Read on to discover more…

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Getting Free from Feeling Trapped

By Peter Sacco
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If you ask anyone what they believe to be their greatest satisfaction, most will respond by saying they are happiest when they feel most in control of things including their own lives. In fact, having control over one’s life feels awesome, unfortunately so many people feel like puppets on a string to life, believing that their outcomes are based on a universal or cosmic roll of the dice. Of course there are many situations in life that can happen that feel like they were brought on by chance or by accident, which sometimes doesn’t seem fair, however at the end of the day what is more important than what happens to you is your attitude and how you choose to respond moving forward. Read more…

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How to Come Back from Burnout

By Peter Sacco

Have you ever felt like you are at the end of your rope when it comes to having energy and stamina? What about when you feel like you are “just losing it” when it comes to your emotions? Perhaps you are feeling so stressed out that your emotions are going up and down like a crazy roller coaster, or they have gotten to the point where you just feel completely numb. Do you have problems remembering things that the simplest tasks seem like dreadful chores, or trying to remember a name seems like a major skill testing question? Has it gotten to the point where you literally feel like you are going insane and just want to run away and be left completely alone? If you have answered “yes” to most or all of these questions, you may definitely be at the stage of burnout. Read more…

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Coping with an Asperger’s Partner

By Peter Sacco
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Are you married to someone who has Aspergers Syndrome? Whether or not your partner was diagnosed with it, you may still see all of the signs and symptoms, sometimes feeling like you are fighting a losing battle. It’s no secret that living with someone who has Aspergers Syndrome! For those of you who are not too familiar with Aspergers syndrome, here is a quick rundown on some of the more prevalent symptoms and behaviors. Learn here…

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Creating a Permanent and Mindful Change – Part IV

By Peter Sacco
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This is the final part of our introductory series to mindfulness. So you’ve read this far and want to know more about mindfulness, do you? Great then! That means that your conscious mind is truly seeking something for you, a state of being in the moment where your mind is in control. You’ve realized that you are dissatisfied with the way you think and doing things so that change is in order. Congratulations on taking that first step! Here’s more…

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