White coat syndrome (or white coat hypertension) is a relatively common phenomenon wherein a patient’s blood pressure can skyrocket at the doctor’s office, even if it is otherwise just fine at home.
Over the years I have helped multiple clients to overcome white coat syndrome, but to be honest I never gave much thought as to what a significant impact it can have on someone’s life. Recently however, at a neighborhood social gathering, I was talking to a neighbor about his experience with white coat syndrome. For him, this relatively common form of anxiety was putting his very livelihood at risk in a way I had never considered.
His profession requires regular heath checks. One of the metrics tracked by his employer is his blood pressure. If it gets too high… then he simply can’t work. I had no idea that such a situation existed, but I’ve discovered that it’s much more common than I ever would have imagined.
For my neighbor, this creates a doubly difficult situation. Going to the doctor causes his blood pressure to spike, but if the doctor says it’s too high then he may lose his job. They feed into each other causing an anxiety feedback loop which sends his BP soaring.
That sounds terrible!
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I’ve found that there’s quite a bit of scientific research regarding the ability of hypnosis to reduce acute blood pressure. Read more and find links to some scientific research.
But, here’s the good news. Hypnosis can help. Not only can hypnosis help, but it’s quick, easy and completely natural. In fact, when hypnosis helps you overcome white coat syndrome you probably won’t even recognize that it’s worked until you get home from your doctor’s and realize that your blood pressure was fine.
That’s really the joy of hypnosis. It doesn’t ask you to think different or behave different or try to be different. It just allows the changes to flow naturally from within.
If you’re ready to overcome white coat syndrome in your life then these recordings can help.