It might seem like everywhere we turn, there is new information about COVID-19. As researchers learn more information about the novel coronavirus, they share it, expanding on the knowledge we already have. This can help us make better decisions for our own health, but for some of us, it can lead to feelings of information overload. The fear and anxiety surrounding the virus can leave you feeling helpless and overwhelmed. Whether you are still sheltering in place or starting to take your first tentative steps out into the wider world, taking control of those emotions can empower you to make better choices for your health. UpNow’s self-hypnosis audio can give you the tools to do that.
Dealing with the Stress of COVID
When you experience a stressful event, your amygdala sends a distress signal to the brain’s command center, which uses the nervous system to send signals to the rest of the body. Your body responds with a cascade of symptoms, including an increased heart rate, faster breathing, and sweating. All of these physiologic changes are needed to prepare your body to fight or flee potential threats.
In a situation with an acute threat, you deal with the stressor, and your body returns to the baseline fairly quickly. Chronic stress is different. During a pandemic, chronic stress keeps your body in a heightened state of arousal. The cortisol levels remain high, and over time, your hippocampus, which help you learn and remember new information, can start to shrink. Stress can even kill brain cells, trigger anxiety, and disrupt synapse regulation.
Over time, your amygdala can grow accustomed to the stressed-out state, creating an unhealthy cycle. In other words, you are constantly stressed, but you cannot turn off the stress that is essentially hardwired into the neural pathways of your brain.
A self-hypnosis app can help you get control over COVID stress so that you can calm the inner storm.
Using an Online Hypnotherapy App
Modern life is undeniably stressful, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put the stressors many of us face into a pressure cooker and turned the dial higher. We are dealing with unimaginable and unprecedented amounts of stress. Many of us are dealing with financial worries, housing crises, job woes, family concerns, and health issues. The 24/7 news cycle never ceases, bringing an endless flood of bad or deeply concerning news.
Online self-hypnosis can give you a few moments of peace in the midst of the chaos. When you use our online hypnotherapy app, you experience a deeply relaxing and focused state of awareness that enables you to get recentered and renewed. Hypnosis has a long history of use in psychology and is a powerful tool for addressing depression, anxiety, and stress. It can help you combat COVID-related stress and worry, too.
Each time you use UpNow’s self-hypnosis app, you will learn to breathe away your stress and worries. You can learn to take your focus off worrying news stories and instead spend more time doing the things that bring you peace of mind and inner joy. With our self-hypnosis app, you can take time for self-care and healing every day.
Online self-hypnosis can also give you the confidence to reach out to friends, loved ones, and your social support system. Social distancing does not mean social isolation, and you can use creative ways to stay in touch, such as FaceTime, Skype, texting, or calling to stay in touch. Finally, hypnosis can help you be more conscious of how much time you spend mindlessly scrolling social media feeds and news. You can learn to channel that energy into productive and more emotionally satisfying hobbies.
The Healing Power of Hypnosis
Uncontrolled chronic stress can increase the risk of heart disease, headaches, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and anxiety. It can lead to changes in the structure of your brain over time. While we cannot always change our circumstances, we can change the way we exist in those circumstances. Our online hypnotherapy app can help you reframe your thoughts and see your situation in a new light. Visit UpNow.com today to learn more about the power of online self-hypnosis for dealing with COVID or to get our self-hypnosis audio app.