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CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY FOR ANXIETY

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another. The difference between them is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation. Anxiety is a reaction to the stress. Whether in good times or bad, most people say that stress interferes at least moderately with their lives. Chronic stress can affect your health, causing symptoms from headaches, high blood pressure, and chest pain to heart palpitations, skin rashes, and loss of sleep.

 

Anxiety symptoms are stressful because you fear that you are going ‘crazy’, you don't know what is happening to you, you feel so emotionally out of control, and this maybe accompanied by a fear of death.

Anxiety and fear are different. Fear is generally related to a particular external scenario, a fear of flying may be related to the plane crashing for example - causing a panic attack.

 

The focus with anxiety is internal, and you often don't know what the anxiety is about - it is out of control, subjective. Anxiety effects your whole being. It is an emotional, physiological, mental and behavioural reaction all at once.

A surprisingly large number of people died in the 1940 blitz from the sounds of the bombing, not from a direct hit. This shows that anxiety can arise from your thoughts about potential danger rather than the actual danger itself. And once you have experienced an anxiety attack you have a tendency to develop fearful anticipation for the next one, resulting in a cycle of negative conditioning.

Hypnotherapy treats the mind, body and emotions as one complete package, and we can do that all at the same time. We go to the root of the anxiety. If you want to get the weeds out of your garden you don't cut the upper part of the weed down to the soil. Without getting the root out it will certainly grown back very soon! Find the roots of the anxiety in your life today and together we can re-balance it.

It is worth noting that:

  • Anxiety or depression comprises over 80% of all mental or addictive disorders

  • One in every four adults suffers from anxiety or depression

  • Less than 30% of those with anxiety disorders received professional help

  • Only 50% of those experiencing major depression received professional help

  • Only 40% of those who have chronic or mild depression for more than two years received professional help