The current economic recession has affected nearly every person in this country, some more directly than others. The country’s unemployment rate currently stands at 9.4%, with analysts arguing daily on the 24-hour news networks whether this number might pass the even scarier 10% mark. Some cities and regions of our nation are already struggling with a much greater percentage of the population that is out of work. These painful statistics represent much more than a difficulty in keeping up with the monthly bills. The stress and arguments associated with finances are placing more marriages in jeopardy. High school students are reevaluating their dreams for furthering their education at a top-tier, expensive college. Business owners put their heads on their pillows at night thinking about how they are going to explain to the loyal employee with four kids at home that there is no longer a job for him. Tough economic times have serious effects on us not only financially, but also physically and psychologically. You really could not blame our entire country if we fell into a collective depression together! However, we know that this attitude is not going to improve the situation. What, then, can we do as individuals to make our lives better both on a daily basis and over time?

Breathe. The answer starts with an idea that simple. I know this suggestion may at first seem ridiculous when there are so many pressures and doubts that are swirling through your head morning, noon, and night. But, learning how to breathe correctly and allowing yourself to reach a deeper level of relaxation will promote a perspective that you may never have experienced before. I have read news stories about some of the other approaches that people are taking in relieving themselves from the negative influence of the poor economy. Alcohol sales are up, lottery ticket sales have increased, and even department store counters are reporting more sales of perfume. We are looking for a variety of outlets either to numb our emotions or make ourselves feel better. Why not consider an approach that heightens our self-awareness and has a much smaller impact on an already stretched budget? Just breathe.

Through the safe and effective practice of clinical hypnotherapy, you can learn some important relaxation techniques that will open your unconscious mind to act as a great healing agent. You will be able to recognize the key sources of the tension in your life, be they the monthly bills or the growing number of pink slips in your office or the strained conversations with your spouse, and teach your mind to rethink its approach to the situation. You really can learn to relax and take each challenge of life as it comes. Can you imagine that, even in these difficult times, you can greatly reduce the level of anxiety that is currently keeping you awake at night and preventing you from functioning during the day? My entire professional life has been devoted to teaching others how to enhance their lives and achieve positive health. I truly enjoy working with people and I know hypnosis can work for you. Please consider this option and find peace and happiness in your life no matter what circumstances may come.

Author's Bio: 

Shayn Cutino is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Her new book, The Anja Technique, teaches a step-by-step technique towards achieving self-love and a more positive life. For more information, please visit