Stress

Stress Specialist
Individuals struggling with the effects of stress should consider hypnotherapy as an alternative treatment method. Here in Austin, Texas, psychotherapist George P. Glaser, LCSW offers stress management and treatment via hypnosis. He provides a well-rounded approach to treating stress that revolves around the needs of the patient.

Stress Q & A

by George P. Glaser, LCSW

What is stress and why should it be treated?

Psychological stress is the result of unplanned and often undesirable events in life, such as sickness, death, or financial crises. However, certain types of stress, such as the stress of moving or associated with finishing a major work project, are invited and can even be beneficial. The problem with having too much stress stems from the physical symptoms of stress. Treating stress is entirely possible even without having to avoid the pressures of life. Through hypnotherapy, individuals can learn how to cope with life’s stressors as they arise.

What are the physical symptoms of stress?

Stress is a physical and emotional reaction to an event. This reaction is perceived as a physical reality due to stress hormones in the body. These hormones are cortisol and adrenaline, and if stress is chronic, the individual can suffer from constant flooding of these hormones. For example, having too much cortisol can lead to obesity due to weight gain in the abdomen. Those individuals with highly reactive bodies may experience frequent adrenaline rushes, producing what is called the fight or flight syndrome, can be prone to anxiety, heart attacks, and stroke.

Can hypnotherapy be used to manage stress?

Mr. Glaser provides stress management for adults and teenagers who are struggling to keep their lives under control, through hypnotherapy. If the sources of stress can’t be resolved or overcome, the next step is to learn different techniques to cope with stress. Hypnosis involves focused concentration, dedicated attention, and self-control. By learning how to hone these practices, the individual can better handle stressful situations so they don’t constantly experience the fight or flight reaction to stress. This allows a person to better manage stress, whether it’s anticipated stress or unexpected circumstances. The individual is less likely to suffer the negative effects of stress, including the physical symptoms of excessive adrenaline or cortisol.

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