What happens when you learn to relax?

  freedownloaddominoThe Domino Effect

Whilst not everyone we see has Hypnosis as part of their therapy (some don’t want it, others have contraindications), many of our clients benefit from using Hypnosis as part of their recovery.

If you have a lot on your mind, focusing on one thing that you want to change can be difficult. Modern life is full of distractions, responsibilities and many people lead such hectic lives that they rarely get to simply relax.

Taking time out to unwind can feel like a guilty pleasure, so when you have a recording to listen to as part of your therapy it’s a perfect opportunity to let go of the outside world & escape, after all – your therapist has prescribed it and therefore you’re allowed to do it!

Whether you choose to meditate, practise mindful breathing or use Hypnosis, just about any safe type of relaxation is proven to have beneficial effects on you both physically & psychologically. Relaxing slows your breathing & heart rates slightly, can lower your blood pressure & aid restful sleep, reduce stress & even increase energy levels for some.

How would you react to someone who caused you to brake suddenly while driving? That varies of course, but what kind of day you’re having will make a difference.

Our clients often report that they feel calmer, more in control & relaxed in their day to day life. The ‘domino effect’ we see in people happens because they are dealing with their daily responsibilities in a more positive way, so they feel better about things when they are coping well. This positive frame of mind can help them to deal with any issues that arise more easily than if they were stressed & something happened.

An example I’ve heard from several group members for example, is that their families or colleagues have commented on how relaxed they seem since they started listening to a Hypnosis recording 3 times a week, for 20 minutes at bedtime.

They tell me that they have a fantastic nights sleep, don’t let peoples negativity affect them so much & one woman even said she no longer suffered from road rage. All of these people were attending a Hypnosis Weight Management Group, so these were simply the pleasant side effects of learning to relax.

I don’t claim that Hypnosis is for everyone, but I do claim that finding a way to relax, a few times a week is a fantastic investment in your physical & mental health. You can do it anytime that suits you; a lunch break, before bed or a time in your day when you can fit it in.

So try it out, find a way to relax and notice your own domino effect!


I hope you enjoyed this post. I would love to hear your point of view and am more than happy to answer any questions. I reply to all comments.

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