Virtually any hypnosis session will assist in reducing stress, regardless of the topic. It is a natural byproduct of relaxation. However, there are many times where it is advantageous to dedicate an entire session to stress reduction.
Stress Reduction Script
The following session is completely self-contained and does not need to be inserted into any of the templates. Simply read the entire session onto your recording device, or read it to yourself depending on how you want to proceed.
Take a deep breath … and hold it for a few seconds … exhale and relax … Now take a second deep breath, as deep as you can … and as you exhale just allow any stress to let go … Take a third deep breath … as deep as you can … hold it … and exhale … just think to yourself the words “relax now.”
This is your new solution for stress … Whenever you become stressed in the future … you'll simply relax … take three deep breaths … and on your third one, as you exhale … you will simply say to yourself the words
You are now developing a new way to relax … you are letting go of the stress of the past … You wish to no longer have depression or anger in your life … From now on you choose to be relaxed … You choose to be calm … and you choose to be in control in all that you do … because your health is important to you … You are changing the way that you used to act and you are replacing it with the new, positive suggestions I am about to give you …
By following these few simple suggestions … you'll find yourself being stress free in all that you do … You'll find yourself being relaxed in situations that you may not have been relaxed in before … and with your new relaxed lifestyle … you'll find yourself being happier … more positive minded … and enjoying all that you do.
The first suggestion is that whenever you find yourself having negative, unproductive thoughts, you'll immediately say to yourself the word
The next technique is the art of acceptance … accepting things as they are … rather than allowing them to escalate out of control … From this moment on … anytime you find yourself getting stressed, because of a situation that seems to be going out of control … You will stop worrying about what could happen … all the negative scenarios … and instead … you will accept … what has happened for exactly what it is … You can use your thought process to think the situation through to see what reasonable outcomes may be there … realizing that once you have worked them through, they are always better than if you let your mind run free and worry … Worry is a thing of the past … it is now replaced … with relaxation.
You are now in control … of your thoughts … your feelings … and your emotions … you have become an actor … rather than a reactor … which simply means that in any given situation … you … and only you … choose … how you are going to react … or to act … and now you choose to act … calmly … positively … and in control.
Just for a moment I would like you to concentrate on your breathing … take a breath in … and exhale, and as soon as you feel all the breath leave your body and you are prepared to take another breath, count to yourself quietly, twenty-five … take a second breath, not necessarily a deep breath, just a normal one, and exhale … and when that breath is finished count to yourself, twenty-four … then take another normal breath, whatever length seems comfortable to you … and exhale … then count to yourself, twenty-three … and continue doing this on your own, with another breath, counting twenty-two, and twenty-one, all the way down to one … and as soon as you take your last deep breath, exhale, and say the number one, you will open your eyes … feeling calm … and relaxed … in every way … in fact, you will find yourself more relaxed than you have ever been before.
So continue counting even as I speak … each one of your breaths … concentrating on your breathing … noticing the flow of the air … as it enters your body … fills you up … and then leaves once again … study the sensations you feel … with every breath you take you relax more and more, with every breath you take you feel more peaceful and more serene as you go down deeper and deeper into the relaxed state … and as soon as you count to the number one, you will open your eyes once again feeling wonderful in every way.