For up to one in ten people living in Britain today, anxiety has become such a disempowering feeling that it interferes with daily life, interrupting work, social life, travel and everyday existence.
Anxiety can take many forms. People can be anxious about upcoming events, anxious about their performance, anxious about something they are about to do, or anxious about a particular situation or occurrence within their life, such as flying, driving or seeing a spider.
Some people even suffer from free-floating anxiety, where the symptoms of anxiety move and reattach themselves to a growing number of specific situations and contexts.
However, as human beings we are not born with anxiety, and the symptoms tend to develop as a response to a stressful life situation, such as the witnessing of a traumatic or painful accident, or the ingestion of mind altering drugs, and can even form as a 'way of being' during our formative childhood years.
The truth is; anxiety is a completely natural psychological and physiological response to fear, and for most people naturally fades after the stressful or painful event has disappeared.
However when the symptoms of anxiety continue to bother a person long after the stressful event has passed, it becomes a real problem.
For many who suffer from long-term anxiety, their symptoms can be triggered by all sorts of events; it might be the sight of something, or the sound of something, yet for others the triggering event remains unknown.
People can even begin to worry about the anxiety itself, and it’s at this stage that their anxiety goes into freefall, amplifying and building, becoming stronger and even more disempowering.
The symptoms themselves can vary from person to person and have been known to manifest as:
A racing heart, tightening muscles, nausea, hypersensitivity to danger and external triggers, raised adrenalin, anxious thoughts, headaches, sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, hyperventilation, dry mouth, indigestion, difficulty swallowing, muscular aches and pains, dizziness, shaking, skin irritations, repetitive minor illnesses, poor concentration, irritability, mood swings, inability to relax, detachment from surroundings, insomnia, procrastination, obsessions...
And the list goes on.
And as the anxiety symptoms begin to take hold, and grow stronger, a person can even reach the point where they lose control completely and experience a panic attack.
Fortunately hypnotherapy for anxiety provides one of the most effective treatments available for reducing and eliminating the anxiety symptoms.
One of the reasons why hypnotherapy can be so effective; is because as well as giving you effective strategies for controlling your emotional & physiological state, it also treats the cause of the anxiety with regression therapy, and other effective techniques.
The truth is; most people who have suffered from anxiety have tried at some point to control their feelings with positive thoughts, or tried to feel more relaxed, or attempted to ignore it completely by thinking of something else, but unfortunately their anxiety always seems to take hold.
However the problem isn’t that these positive thinking strategies don’t work. They really do...
The problem is; by the time you’re telling yourself to calm down, you’re already feeling anxious, and even with the best intentions in the world, the difference between what you tell yourself and what is actually happening means the anxiety is bound to win.
Using hypnotherapy for treating anxiety, we first slow everything right down, and identify the exact point where the anxious feelings start, and then take a step backwards to identify the underlying thoughts and triggers that accompany the anxious feelings.
This in itself can be difficult for some people, but is made a lot easier with the help of hypnosis, plus the help of someone sensitive enough to the signs of anxiety to help guide you through.
Often there will be an even earlier set of events that sensitise the person to the thoughts or triggers for the anxious feelings.
Sometimes there will be a set of restrictive ideas that in combination trigger the anxious feelings.
The point here, is that it's important to identify the contributing triggers for the anxiety, and then to disrupt and neutralise the response to those triggers, by learning to take a completely different course of action at that point.
Once neutralised, the anxiety simply doesn’t get a chance to develop. You simply feel comfortable and free to get on with the rest of your day.
And within a very short time, the habitual thinking patterns that used to accompany your anxiety will have changed, the anxiety fades, leaving you to continue with your life, feeling relaxed and free.
Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll be taught methods for profound relaxation that bring about an even greater sense of relief and self determination.
Combined these twin strategies of neutralisation plus self induced relaxation, ensure that the anxiety and panic that used to play such a negative part of your life, naturally becomes a thing of the past, leaving you ready to face life with renewed confidence.
Contact Paul Jerome today for a free chat about reducing your anxiety with hypnotherapy...
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Registered Hypnotherapist with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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