We typically associate the Holiday season with the happiest time of year, spent with friends and family surrounded by good stories and even better food. However, it can also be a time that dredges up long-lost memories and deeply buried traumas. As the memory train starts chugging around the room, some of us bring our emotional baggage on board, and we don’t know how to deal with it. Hypnotherapy is a great way to ground yourself during the holiday blues and stress.
The upside of the holidays is that it brings us all together, which can be the downside, too. Many of us have difficult relationships with certain people in our lives, and the idea of spending the holiday season with them can be very stressful. Which makes it even more important to work on ourselves ahead of time, so we have the tools to deal with the holiday woes when we least expect them. Here are some of the ways you might deal with the holiday blues and stress.
Conscious Breathing Exercises – Concentrating on slowing your breathing, pulling deeply from the diaphragm, and counting your exhaled breaths can be highly effective in mitigating anxiety-related stress. It will help you slow down and relax your heart, pulling you into a calming state and removing the tension from your body as the emotions wash over you.
Practice Mindful Awareness – This can be difficult for people, but it is tremendously therapeutic for the mind, body, and soul. Everyone is experiencing their own emotions and life circumstances, and it can help ground us when we actively consider their perspective and the emotions driving their actions. Too often, we feel a lack of control over our lives because of other people’s actions; mindful awareness can help you take back some agency by understanding the reasoning behind some of our circumstances.
There is no better time to actively work on ourselves and our relationships with others than the holiday season. Taking control of our emotional state by practicing active and conscious exercises can make a world of difference when it comes to holiday blues and stress. Science-Based hypnotherapy is a way for you to make those active changes in your life, and PRO Thrive Science-Based Hypnotherapy can guide you on that journey.
If you need some extra support this holiday season and you want to start your path towards conscious revitalization, contact PRO Thrive Science-Based Hypnotherapy in Oceanside, CA. Our Science-based Hypnotherapy (SBH) helps countless people realize their fully formed selves. Contact me at maureen@ProThriveSBH.com, and let’s start your path towards your new future in the New Year. We believe that your conscious success starts with your unconscious mindset!