Updated: Mar 22
WHY DOES MY STOMACH GROWL DURING MY HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION?
Our bodies have two nervous system responses, the fight or flight, which is governed by our sympathetic nervous system, and the rest and digest, which is governed by our parasympathetic nervous system.
Unfortunately, our stress-inducing lifestyles encourage us to spend more time hi on our sympathetic and fight or flight responses than is healthy, causing dis-ease within our mind and body. Although this response is helpful for our immediate survival, it is unhealthy to spend long periods of time in this state.
One of the main goals of any stress-reducing modality, hypnotherapy, meditation, massage therapy, etc., is to help you into your parasympathetic response, where your body can make healing changes within. One of the first signs that you are “shifting” into your rest and digest mode is the “Rumbly in the Tumbly,” as Winnie the Pooh would say!
Now, your immune system has received a boost, and blood flows to areas of your body like your stomach, intestines, and your reproductive organs. The stress-induced cortisol hormone level is lowered, and your body and mind can begin to function in a normal state.
So, when you hear those grizzly bear-like growling noises, it is a good indication you have released any blocks or barriers to a happy and healthy parasympathetic nervous system response!