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Hypnosis regulates your nervous system

Everyone gets dis-regulated from time to time. You know those times when anger, sadness, overwhelm, and/or pressure seem to take over your mind? Well, that state actually comes from a healthy place in our nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for the body's "fight ,flight or fawn" response, and it helps us respond and stay alive in times of threat. But when we are not mindful of the why that system is activating, or when we act from that state inordinately that we get misuse the system. Due to various forces of fear upon our mind, our system can mistakenly think it needs to be in survival mode more often than it really does. Hypnosis is a practice that can help regulate the nervous system and access a different part of the nervous system: the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for the body's "rest and digest" response.

Regular self hypnosis practice has been shown to help regulate the sympathetic nervous system, allowing individuals to respond to stress in a more balanced way, rather than getting stuck in a constant state of heightened arousal.

Additionally, when we learn and practice activating the parasympathetic nervous system, it helps individuals feel more calm and centered. In this state, we even find more access to complex thinking and more wisdom to act upon rather than reflexive reactions informed by the sympathetic nervous system.

By practicing self hypnosis regularly, we can also train our bodies to respond to stress in a more balanced and regulated way, resulting in decreased anxiety and stress levels, and an overall sense of wisdom, peace and balance in our lives.

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