A study of more than 2,600 Hispanic seniors (Psychosomatic Medicine September-October 2006; 68(5): 727-733) showed that the higher a person scored on a questionnaire measuring positive emotions, the lower his or her blood pressure was. The effect was strongest among people who were not taking any drugs to lower their blood pressure.
All of the subjects completed a questionnaire that ranked their degree of positive emotions on a scale of 0 to 12. Higher scores directly translated into lower blood pressure readings.
Studies show that positive emotions can help keep a person's responses in balance, and that people then handle stress better. We as hypnotherapists can help our clients learn how to percieve things differently and enhance ones positive emotions.Improving people's emotional well-being is an effective way to help control their blood pressure as well.