Stress reduction with hypnotherapy

Discover how relaxation and hypnosis can reduce anxiety and stress

You have probably heard that meditation and relaxation can help you de-stress and unwind. What is less well known is that hypnotherapy and hypnosis also helps you to reduce anxiety and psoriasis conditions, and even free chronic suffers with longer term treatment.

Regularly being in a relaxed state creates physiological changes that reduce stress,  include a lowering of blood pressure, a decrease in heart rate and reduced production of stress hormones (cortisol).

Common conditions caused by high levels of stress include:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Psoriasis
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Amenorrhea

Research on the benefits of hypnosis to reduce anxiety

A 2012 study on stress and psoriasis[1] found “a significant decrease was noted in anxiety and stress” and that  “relaxation therapy combined with hypnosis significantly increased subjects levels of self-esteem”.

Additionally subjects reported that on follow-up, their treatment gains were maintained.

Research on stress and psoriasis

Most clinicians and researchers agree that stress affects the course, frequency and nature of psoriasis.

A Psoriasis Research Institute study[2] reported that “adjuncts to traditional medical treatment (eg biofeedback training, psychotherapy and hypnosis) that can reduce stress levels and have been shown to have a positive effect on the course of psoriasis. Consideration should therefore be given to advocating adjunctive therapies aimed at reducing psycho-physiological stress (eg. hypnosis)”.   


Looking for a natural stress reduction solution?

Contact Aspire Hypnotherapy, located in Mango Hill, Brisbane.

To make an appointment now phone 07 3491 6533 or book online now.



[1] (PsycINFO Database (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (Sapp, Vol 13(2), Sep 1992, 39-55.)

[2] Study by Psoriasis Research Institute. (SD, [1990, 46(4):321-322])

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