Therapist Class Plan
Deep Relaxation for Stress
This course is designed to offer a 1 hour course either live or online.
Initial welcome onto course 5 minutes
What is stress and how does it affect us
Clenched Fist Technique
Hypnosis & Self Hypnosis
Recording for client to listen to after the course
A great place to start this is with an explanation of how the brain works during stress.
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he mere act of clenching, for example, can enhance memory: balling up your right hand activates the left side of your brain, associated with encoding information, while clenching your left triggers your right hemisphere’s recall function.
Making a left fist also focuses your mind when under stress. In a German study, athletes significantly improved their performance in high-pressure situations when they did so. In a process called “hemisphere-specific priming”, the gesture kick-starts regions of your brain linked to mechanical actions, discouraging the kind of over-thinking that can lead to panic.Another paper reported that you can boost your ability to “withstand immediate pain, overcome food temptation, consume unpleasant medicines and attend to… essential information” – all by hacking cognitive processes through the action of clenching your hand muscles. So, when you’re against the ropes, do as the Greatest did and make a good fist of it