Why hypnosis is an effective natural treatment for anxiety

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How hypnotherapy can help with anxiety
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If you suffer from anxiety you’re not alone. Anxiety is a very common problem. More than 8 million people in the UK suffer from anxiety. Emotional problems such as anxiety and depression are so common that they affect around one in four people every year. This article explains why hypnosis is an effective treatment for anxiety.

The truth is anxiety is the symptom, not the cause. Most drugs tend to treat the symptom but not the cause. Hypnotherapy, which uses hypnosis, can help you to identify the unique set of triggers for your anxiety. I use a natural and flexible approach to follow your emotions to uncover the cause of your anxiety and help you respond to your triggers in a more positive way.

What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?

Everyone needs a little bit of stress in their lives. When stress comes in and out of our lives it has a positive effect. Our bodies are designed to handle low to moderate levels of stress. In fact, it can be good for us. Stress helps us raise our game. An adrenaline rush sharpens our aim and helps us deliver on time. But it is when the intensity and frequency of the stress become too much for our bodies to handle when it has a negative effect on us. This is when stress becomes anxiety.

One of the primary role’s of the unconscious mind is to keep us safe from danger by controlling our fight or flight response. The stress of modern life is putting more and more pressure on our ‘fight or flight’ responses. Your body is not designed to deal with the 24/7 constant bombardment of emails, social media and instant messages. The pressures at work and home have replaced the natural predators we once had to deal with. Our ancestors might have been able to run away from a bear but that is not really an effective way for you to handle your angry boss or demanding partner. And it’s certainly not appropriate to ‘fight’ them either!

hypnotherapy is a natural treatment for anxiety

Learn to listen to your body

Some people cope with anxiety by sweeping the causes under the carpet, hoping that the causes will just go away. Others turn to alcohol or drugs to numb their feelings. This might work in the short-term but it just suppresses your negative emotions, which eventually surface again.

But you cannot silence your emotions. Suppressed emotions will be expressed in a variety of unwanted ways. Eventually, your unconscious mind will get your attention. You might have migraines or get the virus. All of these stop you in your tracks and give your body a rest. The trouble is you haven’t given your unconscious mind a rest or dealt with the negation feelings and emotions.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

The definition is anxiety is when you are worried or nervous about an uncertain outcome. People who suffer from anxiety often say that the physical and emotional feelings are so overwhelming, they feel they are ‘going mad’.

Anxiety can manifest itself, both physically and emotionally, in a wide range of symptoms such as:

Physical symptoms
  • racing heartbeat
  • shaking
  • shortage of breath
  • feeling sick
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • IBS
Emotional symptoms
  • excessive worry
  • irrational negative thoughts
  • dreading the worst
  • constantly feeling on edge
  • irritable
  • feeling detached
  • avoiding situations

Not everyone that suffers from anxiety will have all of these symptoms. Some people find that exercise, such as swimming, can help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety or even depression. Some may have only a few of them but the impact on their life can be just as devastating.

What are the different types of anxiety disorders?

There are six different types of anxiety disorders, where anxiety is the core symptom:

  • Phobias – fear of heights, spiders, flying etc.
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – extreme fear in response to abuse, assault, military conflict etc.
  • Social anxiety disorder (S.A.D) – excessively self-conscious and fear of being judged by others.
  • General anxiety disorder – overwhelming fear without a definable source.
  • Panic disorder – recurring panic attacks with extreme chest pains and palpation, sometimes mistaken for a heart attack.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder – need to carry out obsessive routines and rituals.

These six anxiety disorders can overlap, for example, someone with social anxiety can also have an obsessive compulsive disorder.

Hypnotherapy is a natural treatment for anxiety

How can hypnosis help me with my anxiety?

Hypnosis is a natural treatment for anxiety that can help you view and respond to the triggers of your anxiety in a positive way and help you live your life to the full. You will be able to find your happy place and discover what calm means to you.

Research has shown that about 95% of our behaviour is determined by our unconscious mind. Most of our decisions are made by our unconscious mind and are served up to our conscious mind for it to take the credit for the decision making the process. You think you are making a conscious decision but you are not aware that your unconscious mind and already played a major part in your decision-making process.

Your anxiety is caused when your unconscious mind works too hard to keep you safe by responding inappropriately to everyday normal situations in a negative way.

Retrain your unconscious mind

Hypnotherapy helps retrain your unconscious mind to respond appropriately to normal events and not perceive them as a threat. There are no drugs or chemicals whatsoever. Using a combination of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, NLP Time-Line Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), I help you find the cause of your anxiety. In doing so I help you face your fears and give you more confidence so you can start to feel more relaxed and calm in those situations that trigger your anxiety.
My goal is to help you readjust your perception of the triggers that cause your anxiety so you can live a normal and happy life. If you would like to find out more about why hypnosis is an effective natural treatment for anxiety, please get in touch to book your free consultation.

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