Hypnosis is a proven technique used to relieve stress and anxiety. While most people associate hypnosis with a trance-like state, hypnosis actually helps participants enter a deep state of relaxation. During hypnotherapy sessions, patients experience this state of relaxation in both their mind and their body. Not only is hypnotherapy helpful for achieving a calmer mind, but the latest research indicates that hypnosis has an impact on different regions of the brain.

Let’s take a look at the impact of hypnotherapy for stress reduction in the workplace.


Scientific Proof

Research conducted at Stanford University Medical provides scientific evidence that while under hypnosis, something happens in the brain that does not ordinarily happen. In fact, in scanning the brains of patients while they were hypnotized, scientists were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis.

During the study, researchers scanned the brains of 57 people during guided hypnosis sessions similar to those that might be used clinically to treat anxiety, stress, trauma, or pain. The images revealed that distinct areas of the brain experience altered connectivity and activity while someone is hypnotized.

“Now that we know which brain regions are involved, we may be able to use this knowledge to alter someone’s capacity to be hypnotized or the effectiveness of hypnosis for problems like pain control,” said the study’s senior author, David Spiegel, MD, professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.


The Prolonged Impact of Stress & Anxiety

According to recent surveys conducted by the Global Organization for Stress, stress levels significantly impact the work place:

– 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year

– 50% of adults admit they need help to cope with stress

– 75% of adults think work is more stressful than a generation ago


Stress affects people in different ways. Some thrive on it, while others find it impossible to cope. While stress is common in daily life, when left unchecked it can wreak havoc on our health, as well as our personal and professional lives. Too much stress can lead to a large variety of psychological, physical, behavioral and emotional problems. Common symptoms of stress and anxiety include:

– Mood swings

– Problems with concentration

– Insomnia

– Depression

– Low self-esteem

– Loss of sex drive

– Chronic pain

– Upset stomach

– Feeling on edge

– Diarrhea

– Heart palpitations

– Loss of energy

– And more

How does Anxiety Hypnotherapy Work?

Anxiety Hypnotherapy addresses the underlying emotions that fuel anxiety. Hypnotherapy is designed to quickly determine the source of the individual’s anxiety through regression work.

Together with your hypnotherapist, you’ll determine the causes of your anxiety and stress. You’ll learn how to change the way you respond to daily triggers. Anxiety Hypnotherapy will teach you various methods to relax quickly and respond calmly. Your hypnotherapist will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis to aid your anxiety between sessions.


AB Mindworks Corporate Stress Hypnotherapy Sessions

When combined, Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP is emerging as a highly effective method for helping individuals change their unwanted behaviors with more positive, healthier ones. More and more companies are investing in improving the health and wellness of their employees. Benefits include:

– Improved productivity

– Increased bottom line

– Enhanced performance

– Improved morale

– Improved employee retention

– Reduced absenteeism

– Fewer medical claims

– Reduced insurance costs

– Happier and healthier employees


AB Mindworks offers a series of corporate hypnotherapy sessions designed to improve the well-being, healthy, and happiness of your employees. Fun and informative, each 1 hour corporate session is designed to treat up to 25 people. Attendees will experience the immediate benefits of relaxation hypnotherapy. In addition to our Dial it Down workshop, which is designed to reduce and eliminate stress and anxiety, other corporate hypnotherapy workshops include:

– Dial it upconfidence and positivity

Dial it down – stress and anxiety

Kick it – eliminate unwanted habits

Feel better about you – self-worth / self esteem

Sleep – How to get a great night sleep

Stop obsessing about the negative – negative thought release

F.E.A.R – Don’t let fear hold you back

Cool it – Anger management

Relationships – Getting along with other people

Ditch the diet – Reframe the way you think about food and lose weight at the same time

Do it – Find and keep the motivation


If you are interested in learning more about how hypnotherapy workshops can improve the health, wellness, and bottom line of your organization, contact a member of our team to schedule your free consultation.