Coping with Chronic Illness – How hypnosis can reduce the impact of chronic illness
Coping with chronic illness must figure as one of the greatest challenges anyone can face in their lifetime. Of course, other disasters may befall you, but most will have either a built-in time limit, or be limited by other events in your life.
Chronic illness, on the other hand, is there to stay. No matter what else happens to you, this condition will always have to be taken into account, and will influence every decision you make.
Long term sickness can seriously change your life
It’s not surprising that many people find themselves struggling when they first realize that their illness is chronic and is not going to go away. It’s not just a matter of everyday coping with the symptoms – though these can be quite challenging in themselves.
It’s dealing with the shattering of the world as you know it. And with the way it sometimes seems that other people don’t even notice what you’re going through.
Your range of activities may become severely restricted. Things you once did for work, or exercise, or fun, or even just taking care of yourself, can become a huge struggle, even impossible. You may feel very anxious about the future.
And as you relinquish responsibilities and tasks you once relished, you may start to question your worth as a person. Painful experiences of envy and regret may make you feel depressed, or bitter.
The importance of going easy on yourself
All these feelings and struggles are part of a normal, natural response to this hard blow of fate. And nobody becomes good at coping with chronic illness overnight. It may take you quite a long time to adjust, and you may need to practice a good deal of what the Buddhists call ‘loving kindness’ to yourself in the process.
This means accepting your ‘imperfect’ way of coping as being the best you can manage, at present.
But the good news is that you are far from helpless to influence how things pan out for you. When you are truly ‘kind’ to yourself, when you spend time deeply relaxing, your body becomes measurably healthier and less stressed, your immune system gets stronger, your mood improves and you become less sensitive to pain.
In other words, true deep rest, all by itself, will improve how you deal with your condition.
Getting started with getting on better with your illness
In addition, as you gradually let go of what you can no longer have, you can become more open to appreciating and developing what you have now. And even though you may not yet feel as if you have anything, the truth is that life is always more than we can imagine, offering opportunities to grow and develop (and have fun!) in unanticipated ways to anyone who is ready to take them up.
But it can feel hard to take the first steps to pull yourself out of the pit and get going on the road to adjustment and it’s good to have some help to get yourself started.
How hypnosis can help you in coping with chronic illness
Coping With Chronic Illness is an audio hypnosis session based on a profound understanding of the challenges facing the chronically ill and will help you find the courage, inspiration, and determination to make something wonderful out of your life even in the most difficult circumstances.
As you listen to the powerful hypnotic suggestions you will find yourself relaxing more profoundly than you may have ever done before – and this relaxation alone will bring you relief and comfort any time you need it. You’ll find yourself effortlessly creating a powerful new vision of what your life can be and acknowledging that, in your own time and in your own way, you can live successfully with whatever life brings you.
Download Coping With Chronic Illness and give yourself a real helping hand. You can listen on your computer or device or via our free app which you can access when you have completed your purchase.
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