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How Hypnosis Regulates Your Nervous System

Updated: Jan 31























In this fast paced, technologically based world it’s easy for our nervous systems to get out of alignment. Depression and anxiety are at an all time high. If you don’t currently experience depression or anxiety, chances are that you have and understand how it feels, or know people that do. Perhaps you're currently dealing with one or both, and would like a holistic solution. I’m here to tell you that there is a natural, powerful tool that has an abundance of scientific data backing its effect on the nervous system- low and behold, it is HYPNOSIS!


For the sake of our overall well-being, it’s crucial that we keep our nervous system regulated. It not only affects our mental health, but our physical health as well. What happens in our minds manifests in our bodies. Having a regulated nervous system allows us to go through life with a greater sense of well-being. We’re living in a state of love, not fear. And speaking of fear, let me explain how hypnosis is the answer to your ailments.


There are two components to the nervous system- the sympathetic system and the parasympathetic system. 


The sympathetic system is our fight, flight, freeze or please response. We’re all born with this for our survival, and this system resides in the subconscious mind. This is a state of stress on our mind and body. And though it has good intentions, when overactive, it can wreak havoc. This has been a part of the human mind since our ancestors had to fight off saber tooth tigers to survive. But in our modern world, since our lives are typically not at risk day and night, it manifests as anxiety and depression. 


The parasympathetic state is just the opposite- it promotes relaxation and recovery. It’s a feeling of peace. It’s how you feel after a massage, a long embrace with a loved one or when you have a sense that all is good in the world. This is a healing state and it balances out the negative effects of the sympathetic system.


It’s important to note that both states are crucial to us. If we never felt stress, we may not be here right now for the sake of not caring as much for our survival. It has good intentions, but when overactive it causes anxiety and/or depression.


Hypnosis promotes the parasympathetic state, therefore it promotes healing. The most common side effect of hypnosis is a deep sense of calm and peace. Under hypnosis, you can learn more effective ways to deal with stress- ways that aren’t detrimental to your health. It can give you more control over your emotions and the way that you cope. 


It’s a common misconception that hypnosis is mind control, that you have no control over yourself while in this state. And that’s pure fiction. You have to want to be hypnotized for it to work, and the point of it in a therapeutic setting is to give you more control over your life. If you’ve read my past blog posts, you know that the subconscious mind is running the show the majority of the time. 


If we can utilize the powerful tool of hypnosis to gain control over ourselves and our lives, our responses to stress and our ability to feel at peace- we can change the course of our lives in a positive way. 


By using hypnosis to induce the parasympathetic state, you can reduce and even eliminate your depression and anxiety. Although the same as all other tools, like diet and exercise, it has to be used regularly to maintain its effect. You can do this by working with a hypnotherapist, using self hypnosis, utilizing hypnosis recordings, or a combination- all powerful ways to maintain its efficacy. 


If you’re interested in trying a hypnosis recording as a way to begin to regulate your nervous system, below is a link to my first fully mastered ‘Manifestation Hypnosis Recording’. 



Remember, the most common side effect of hypnosis is a deep sense of peace and calm (a.k.a. the parasympathetic state), so any hypnosis you use will bring your nervous system into alignment. 




I wish you peace, calm and a magickal life. 



Love & Light,


Julia Viola Sokol, CHt

@ BlackCatHypnosis


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