Stress and Stress Relief with Relaxation Music,

Positive Affirmations and Hypnosis  




Stress.  What is stress?  What are the symptoms of stress?  What are the effects of stress?  What causes stress?  How do we reduce stress?  How do we relieve stress?  What is Stress Management.  These are very important questions to ask and seek answers to, especially for anyone living in today's world.

What is stress?  "Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way.  When you sense danger - whether it is real or imagined - the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the "fight or flight" reaction or the stress response.

The stress response is the body's way of protecting you.  When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert.  In emergency situations, stress can save your life - giving you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, or spurring you to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident.

The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges.  Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work, sharpens your concentration when when your attempting the game-winning free throw, or drives you to study for an exam when you would rather be watching TV.

But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damages to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life."


Consequences of Stress

What are the symptoms of Stress?  What are the effects of stress?  What are the consequences of stress?  Stress has been linked to many serous and devastating problems that now affect us in society.  The serious consequences of stress can be psychological, physical, behavioral and vocational in nature.  Some of the psychological consequences of stress are anxiety, boredom, low self esteem, forgetfulness, depression, anger, apathy and worry.  Some physical consequences of stress are headaches, diabetes, fatigue, chest and back pain, hypertension and ulcers.  Behavioral consequences of stress can be overeating, loss of appetite, smoking, insomnia, alcohol and drug abuse, sleep problems, emotional outbursts and violence and aggression.  Some vocational or work related consequences of stress are absenteeism, accident, reduced productivity, job turnover, poor work relations and low morale.  Relieving stress will most likely bring happiness into your life, improve mental health and promote your physical health and well being.  Developing an effective stress management plan is essential to you being able to deal with the negative stress in your life.


Causes of Stress

What are the causes of stress?  "The situations and pressures that cause stress are known as stressors.  We usually think of stressors as being negative, such as an exhausting work schedule or a rocky relationship.  However, anything that puts high demands on you or forces you to adjust can be stressful.  This includes positive events such as getting married, buying a house, going to college, or receiving a promotion.

What causes stress depends on, at least in part, on your perception of it.  Something that is stressful to you may not faze someone else; they may even enjoy it.  For example, your morning commute may make your anxious and tense because you worry that traffic will make you late.  Others, however, may find the trip relaxing because they allow more than enough time and enjoy listening to music while they drive."  Stress and our experience of it, is very much dependent upon our perception, upon our thinking, on how we think about the people, places and things in our life.


To Reduce Stress

How to reduce stress?  How to relieve stress?  These may be the most important of all the questions about stress.  Enhanced Healing has three alternative techniques for reducing and relieving the stress that you may experience on a daily basis.  Using these three alternative therapies as part of your stress management plan will help you to experience a sense of relaxation and ease, reduce stress, improve health and begin to develop effective stress reduction skills.  The first technique for stress relief is Dr. Harry Henshaw's relaxation music, relaxing music and sleep music.  The second holistic treatment technique for relieving stress has to do with using positive affirmations and relaxation music.  The third holistic treatment technique for stress relief involves the use of hypnosis or hypnotherapy recordings.  All three techniques are proven alternative therapies that have repeatedly worked to help people live life in a more positive, healthy manner and as a result relieve stress.


Relaxation Music for Stress Relief 

Listening to relaxation music, relaxing music or sleep music helps to relieve stress almost immediately.  Listening to relaxation music, especially the music created by Dr Harry Henshaw, helps you to experience a sense of deep relaxation and ease and provides stress relief as soon as you begin to listen.  With repeated, continuous use of Dr. Henshaw's relaxation music and sleep music the beneficial effects can be profound and are cumulative over time.  Listening to relaxing music and sleep music can have immediate physical and psychological effects on the body and mind.  Some of the measurable effects on the body of using relaxation music and sleep music are lowering blood pressure, regulating heart rate and breathing, improving health.  Some of the psychological effects of using relaxation music and relaxing music are feeling calmer and serene, more peaceful and much more relaxed.   


Positive Affirmations Reduce Stress  

Using positive affirmations will help you to begin to change your thoughts and beliefs, especially those thoughts and beliefs that you have about yourself that are negative,  thoughts and beliefs that tend to cause the negative stress that you experience.  Much of the negative effects that stress has upon us is caused by our perceptions, by our thoughts and beliefs about what is happening to us and especially about ourselves, about our worth and value as human beings.  Much of our experiences, especially those that are very stressful, are caused by our negative self talk, by the thoughts and beliefs that we continue to think and believe on a daily basis.  Using positive affirmations on a consistent basis will let you begin to replace the negative self talk that is causing your stress with positive thoughts and beliefs that will not only reduce stress but help you to begin to think about yourself and life differently, in a more positive, healthy manner.  Instead of stress you will then begin to experience harmony and peace of mind.     


Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis for Stress Reduction

Hypnotherapy and hypnosis will help to provide a sense of ease to your life and stress relief in two very important ways.  First is the stress relief that can be gained by using guided imagery, a hypnotic techniques that helps you to feel more relaxed by directing your thoughts and thinking away from your stressors and thereby helping your body and mind to become more relaxed and tranquil.  When you learn and practice guided imagery that is designed to direct your thoughts in a more positive manner you will feel more relaxed and harmonious and as a result gain stress relief.  The second way that hypnosis can assist you in relieving stress is though using various hypnotic techniques that alter the very structure or foundation of your thinking, of your experience, the very context from which we think about ourselves, others and the world.  When we change the foundation, context or structure of our experiences not only does the experience change but we create the possibility of feeling better and as a result more relaxed, less stress.


Stress Management with Relaxation Music, Positive Affirmations and Hypnosis 

A good stress management plan could be developed using relaxing music, positive affirmations and hypnotherapy.  While listening to any of the relaxation music recordings on this site will help to relax you immediately, a more comprehensive stress management plan would be to begin learning how to relax and reduce anxiety and stress with the music.  Listening to the relaxing music with a guided introduction will help you learn how to relax.  Suggestions are given about breathing and listening to the music that will help you to relax even more effectively.  Once you learn how to relax, to reduce your anxiety and stress, then it would be time to start to changing your thoughts and beliefs about yourself, that which I believe is at the core of your perspective or attitude.  This can be accomplished by using positive affirmations to change or transform your thoughts about yourself.  The same music recording should be used when learning how to relax as that which would be used with the positive affirmations.  This allows you an easy transition from being relaxed to the acceptance of the positive affirmations.

Currently I have four audio products that help to promote relaxation and changes in ones self esteem.  The audio products are Deep Relaxation and Confidence, Deep Relaxation and Self Esteem, Deep Relaxation and Self Worth and Deep Relaxation and a Positive Future.  

I am also available every morning from 5 am to 8 am Eastern Standard Time to talk with you about how the audio products can help you reduce your anxiety and stress and improve your self esteem. 


Relaxation Music, Relaxing Music, Sleep Music, Healing Music

Dr. Harry Henshaw

Mission of Enhanced Healing: To provide Mp3 download of relaxing music, relaxation music, sleep music, meditation music, positive affirmations, hypnotherapy, hypnosis recordings for relaxation, meditation, sleep, insomnia, self esteem, stress management, stress reduction, reducing stress, health, anxiety and stress relief and counseling by Dr. Harry Henshaw