How important is it to look after yourself? It’s crucial. A seemingly logical notion is often neglected because of daily life. There are so many other aspects of our day that we prioritise above self-care. We’re not talking about the cosmetics you use, or the level of hygiene you maintain. This runs deeper. This is about spiritual well-being. State of mind. The upliftment of one’s self. You can’t be there for another if you’re troubled.
If your spiritual happiness has taken a back seat, then how much of yourself can you possibly give? Hypnosis forms part of self-care. A well-balanced lifestyle is made up of a healthy mind, body, and spirit. This can be acquired through hypnosis, of which we’ll get to later, but first let’s take a closer at the importance of looking after yourself.
What is radical self-care?
Radical self-care is when you take the responsibility to look after yourself before you worry about taking care of someone else. Sounds a little harsh, but it’s entirely necessary. Simply put, you can only give what you yourself, have inside.
So how do we ensure that our capacity to love and nurture is full? Through self-adoration and appreciation. Not in a conceited way, but in a more conscious and positive way. Basically, we need to be more self-aware. Here are a few simple ways you can get started:
- Take time for yourself. Even if it’s just 10 minutes a day to collect your thoughts and reflect upon certain aspects of your life.
- Get enough sleep and rest. When you’re running on fumes there’s no chance of being your best self. Sleep is a highly important part of maintaining a healthy mind, spirit, and body.
- Take power naps (find the time, you deserve it!)
- Get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night – this is what we need to function properly.
- Set aside some time, at least three times a week, to read, meditate, or listen to music. Whatever it is, do something to take your mind off things.
- Handle your stress. There are some things we can’t control. Lower your stress levels by realising what you can and cannot change.
- You don’t have to hit the gym or go for a run every day, but take some time for a jog or a walk a few times a week. It may be a struggle at first but in time it revitalizes you.
- Appreciate what you have.
- Look out for the joy in your life and take a moment each day to appreciate them.
- Try starting your day by thinking about what makes you happy; recall moments that make you smile.
Hypnosis as self-care
Everyone is different, that’s what makes us individuals. We all have unique processes of going about self-care. Some people go to the gym, some go to day spas, and some climb mountains or run for miles at a time. Another way of maintaining balance and taking the time for self-care is through hypnosis. It is an effective tool for amplifying self-worthiness and wellbeing.
Hypnosis can help with:
- Grief through the loss of loved ones
- Post Trauma Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sleep disorders like insomnia, Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Narcolepsy
- Phobias, fears and common anxiety
Hypnosis is a form of consciousness. When in a hypnotherapy session, the individual has direct access to their emotions and body because they are essentially in a subconscious state. Within this state, we reveal more and release emotions, and this is effectively how the process of healing can be achieved – through acceptance and openness.
If you want to know more about the mind-body connection and how hypnosis can heal, book a free consultation with me today.