Hypertension is a condition that claims many lives.
Stress management is a life skill that adds to the quality
and quantity of the lives of many people diagnosed with hypertension.
Stress comes in many forms and we all have different ways of coping with
it. Not all stress is bad and without the presence of some stress we
would not grow. Guided meditation teaches people to release the effects
of past upsets and mistakes. Health is about living in the present and
maintaining a healthy sense of optimism.
Hypertension is a medical condition caused by
Severe hypertension should be monitored by a physician but
can be supported by a stress management program that includes group
meditation, exercise, dietary shifts and daily self-hypnosis practice.
It is estimated that over fifty percent of all people are
experiencing some sort of psychosomatic symptom on a regular basis.
Some of the fairly common stress-related illnesses are asthma,
allergies, gastro-intestinal difficulties, ulcers, insomnia, migraines
Under stress, the body initiates the fight or flight response and
releases adrenalin to prepare the body for action. This chemical
causes the heart rate to increase and the blood vessels to narrow.
Narrowed vessels result in increased blood pressure. Illness
occurs when clients are constantly encountering stressful situations and
the blood pressure is rarely allowed to return to normal. Hypnosis and
guided imagery can help clients lower their pressures to specific
numbers that meet their physician’s guidelines for preventing the
occurrence of heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Hans Selye was a pioneer in introducing autogenic methods in the US
to help people better handle stress through non-pharmacological means.
Our goal is to help each client to easily make lifestyle changes that
improve the quality and duration of life.
Primary changes involve a modification of diet by eliminating salt,
adding healthier food choices and eating smaller portions. Beyond these
shifts, new holistic ways of dealing with stress are introduced. Anger
and impatience are two of the characteristics of the Type A personality
exhibits that put them at risk for heart disease. Medical hypnotherapy
can help clients to put stressful people, places and things into the
proper perspective and can help clients with hypertension to live longer
The Benefits of Hypnosis for Hypertension:
• Create an island of serenity
• Eliminate arterial plaque
• Address resentments
• Improve self-image
• Improve sleep
• Restore normal blood flow
• Enhance effectiveness of pressure medication
• Reduce the amount of pressure medication
• Avoid the side effects of pressure medication
• Lower cholesterol
• Reduce unhealthy cravings
• Take on empowering beliefs
• Slow down and maintain productivity at home and on the job
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