HYPNOTHERAPY & ANXIETY
CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP?
Hypnotherapy for anxiety can raise your self-confidence and self-belief, while reducing feelings of fear or intense worry or inadequacy. The therapy will aim to access your unconscious and use the power of suggestion and promote positive change. Suggestions can be tailored to help you learn what triggers your anxiety and why, as well as changing the way you react towards them. You will begin to understand what causes your anxiety, how to cope when you start to feel anxious and eliminating the anxiety.
Anxiety is feeling apprehensive and fearful with regards to an approaching life event, or a real sense of fear and deep worry in relation to a presenting situation or an anticipated subjective outcome. In other words: the ‘fear of fear’. You can create one fear after another, once one fear is eliminated, another will present itself and this can paralyse you from making a decision, which might be crucial in your work place or personal life.
It could be that you’ve had past experiences that have been distressing, and you feel anxious about facing similar situations again. Or, you may have learned your anxious feeling from early on in life, where your family or main carers saw the world as confrontational or threatening.
Types of anxiety will include:
- Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder,
- OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder,
- Fears and phobias,
- PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Anxiety can be experienced at different levels. In a mild form, common in everyday life, this may be due to the fact that you are lost in an unfamiliar area and you are looking for somewhere/someone who appears safe in order to ask for directions. Once you get your bearings and you know where you are going, your anxiety quickly disappears. This is described as situational anxiety.
Moderate anxiety, may be a situation where you are focusing on a stressful situation and ignoring everything else around you.
Severe anxiety, where your symptoms intensify and physical changes present themselves; such as heart palpitations, raised blood pressure, faster breathing, trembling, headaches, sweating and hot flushes. Psychological symptoms can present themselves as, tense, nervous, feeling on edge, fearing the worst, feeling like the world is speeding up or slowing down, your mind is busy with thoughts.
Some people find it hard to control their worries and the feeling of an anxiety disorder can disrupt your day to day life, preventing you from achieving your true potential in your work life. Additionally, impeding in your personal relationships. Anxiety can be experienced at different levels. It can become exhausting and overwhelming.