Hypnosis is of enormous help in reducing stress, fear and/or worry, though there are two distinctly
different methods of treatment. Whether you need help for a situation like a driving test, for example,
or for a more persistent and possibly deeper rooted problem, hypnosis can help you. The best method
for any individuals can really only be determined by consultation, many people finding that two or
three sessions, spread over a month or so, are sufficient.

Stress is not just a frame of mind however it can be caused by our attitude or outlook and can be
reflexed externally in the way we view the world and the people around us as well as internally all the
way down to the cellular level of our physical being. Stress left unchecked can create health challenges
like high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, just to name a few. There
are those who prescribe various forms of relaxation directed both externally and internally to relieve
the symptoms of stress.

The Fear Response
As we understand the many aspects of fear and the response it has on the body and our
actions in life, we can breathe a little easier knowing that it is in some respects their
working in our best interest. Fear and anxiety are part of our mind and body survival
mechanisms and when working correctly help us in adapting and creating healthy
responses to threat through defensive pattern reflexes.  

Fear is said by many cognitive therapists to be a symptom or action from our body’s alarm
system to automatic thoughts creating the reactions of mobilization, inhibition and
demobilization better known as the fight, flight or freeze response. We recognize the
difference between normal versus pathological anxiety when for some reason the defensive
pattern reflexes stay activated beyond the scope of the present danger or threat.  These
automatic thoughts are our cognitive picture or expectation consciously and or
unconsciously of how that event will unfold and our ability to react or adapt to it in a
favorable way.  The fear response affects almost every system of the body: the
physiological system is activated producing sweating, increased heart rate and dizziness;
the cognitive system in the anticipation of disgrace, rejection or injury; the motivational
system wanting to remove yourself from the traumatic situation, to get away; and the
behavioral body reactions trembling, inhibited speaking and or thinking.
Informational credits to Aaron T Beck M.D. and Gary Emery, PH.D.
Thanks for the telephone hypnotherapy session
today Scott. It flowed every bit as smoothly as the
in-person work we’ve done. The great thing was
how you helped me focus on what I want to
achieve instead of on my fears about not realizing
it. Getting grounded in body, heart and spirit and
visualizing meeting my client with creative vision
put that to work with yet another prospective client
and I can definitely feel the strength that gives you
on an unconscious level. It was a big help. I
understand the power in your work.
S.   Cinematographer
Everyone knows that having confidence and a healthy self esteem is a intricate and necessary tool to
realizing their full potential and so can you. To reach the pinnacles of life we want to cultivate and
exercise trust in ourselves and our minds. To create a clear vision of our target we need to define
what  confidence and self esteem really is, In my research I have found the simple and accurate
definition of a healthy self esteem is the ability to be happy, the feeling of being worthy, deserving,
entitled to assert our needs and wants and to enjoy the fruits of our efforts. As confidence is our
ability to think and cope with the challenges of life, the experience that we are appropriate to life and
to the requirements of it.

The purpose of this program is to guide you to your own intuitive resources that will give you
confidence and healthy self esteem, the state of being that I call core or spiritual confidence. By
strengthening your core confidence you will enjoy experiencing the ability to trust yourself, to trust in
your own mind, your mental processes. You can have the confidence to trust in your ability to learn,
to judge, to decide. You can find it easy, natural, automatic to handle all the challenges of life.
Hypnosis for Reducing Stress and Habitual Fear Portland Oregon
Building Confidence and Self Esteem
call us at 503 238-4428.

Scott Duvall is a certified hypnotist and NLP practitioner, member of the National Guild of
Hypnotists Inc., and is a board member or the Oregon Hypnotherapy Assoc.
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The symptoms of stress, fear are the body’s physical reaction involving the sympathetic and
parasympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.  Left unattended the
over stimulation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system can result in numerous
negative consequences to your physical and mental health.  Balancing the body’s sympathetic and
parasympathetic nervous system through hypnosis and healthy cognitive thought management can
balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activation.  By utilizing hypnosis
many people have quickly found the recipe for a long, healthy and happy life which is a baseline of
mainly parasympathetic arousal with mild sympathetic activation for vitality, combined with
occasional sympathetic nervous system spikes to act upon major opportunities or threats. Reducing
the fear and stress in your body and mind will enhance your life and skills and is used by many of
my clients to improve their sports performance, sales and business skills, as well as creating the
positive mind set and daily habits to reach and maintain the healthy body they desire.  
Thanks so much for your help.  It’s probably a
stretch to claim that hypnosis alone can get you a
job.  With the economy depressed and fierce still,
after good coaching and preparation, being in the
top two or three candidates for a job, and getting
more rejections than I care to admit to, I started to
ask myself if there’s anything I’m doing
unconsciously to take myself out of the running.  
Not only that; the constant rejection can take its
toll, and can also come across unconsciously in
interviews.  That’s when I decided to contact you.

After two sessions together, and 4 good interviews
for different positions, I had a great offer from a
great company.  Again, I know there’s more to it
than hypnosis, but after two years of failure, and
then those two sessions, I was successful.  I’m
absolutely convinced it would not have happened
without the two sessions with you.  Thanks again.
H.A.
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