Given how prevalent stress and anxiety is today, I was curious about how anxiety could be treated with hypnotherapy in a lasting way. I had the opportunity to speak with Dr David James, licensed therapist, author and speaker who has a passion to see his clients make amazing life changes. David has real life experience of stress having been a police officer in Los Angeles so his perspective on how we can transform our relationship to stress is beyond purely an academic one.
Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Dr David James
Note: Apologies for the clicking sound from my guests microphone
We spoke about
- David’s journey of discovery
- Stress and the impact on our body and creativity
- Changing our response to stress
- Differences between talk therapy and hypnotherapy
- Retraining the nervous system
- Changing our view of stress
- Making an ally of stress
- David’s book ‘Discovering your magnificent mind’
- The value of understanding the power of your mind
“Rather than have an on off switch if you would with stress and anxiety… they’re much more like a pilot light on a hot water heater, they’re just constantly going and people are constantly in a state of low grade anxiety”
“For many people what is really helpful is to simply relax and that sounds too good to be true”
“As a hypnotherapist I am a sub-conscious behaviourist”
“The biological purpose of the anxiety mechanism of stress is to alert us, to warn us and so we can make an ally of that”
“Become best friends with your breath and your attention”
“It is a matter of training your mind and your body to work in unison to bring the changes and the kind of relaxation you need”
“Whatever the mind creates it can recreate”
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