A person experiencing
continuing stress may well become subject to frenzy, and develop
any or several forms of stress-related illness. Stresses that produce
debilitation, depression, excessive smoking, overeating, anger,
grief, and similar reactions need attention and usually professional
help. While the world, or the past if it is a factor in the condition,
cannot be changed, it is possible to alter the client's perception
of and reaction to them.
Every individual is
different in tolerance levels, coping abilities, reactions and therapeutic
needs. Dealing with depression is best accomplished through a trained,
experienced and sensitive professional who can determine causes and evaluate
reactions. Sheer willpower is not the remedy in stress cases. Effective
and permanent relief can be brought about through hypnotherapy.
It is important to
analyze the stress stimuli and the physical and/or emotional responses
which they bring about. Through hypnosis, positive new responses can be
created to replace devastating reactions. Buried feelings can be brought
to the surface and released. Outside pressures can be relieved. And finally,
new responses to old disturbances can be encouraged with major changes
in attitudes and reactions through changes in perceptions.