does hypnosis work for anxiety

Does Hypnosis Work For Anxiety?

Mark Bowden Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Blog 1 Comment

Hypnosis for Anxiety

Everybody feels anxious from time to time. That emotion is connected to our fight or flight response and is meant to help warn us of danger, so that we can take the appropriate action to defend ourselves. While speaking in front of people isn’t a life or death situation, the fear of it can make you feel anxious because of our prehistoric needs to protect ourselves from perceived danger. Everyday anxiety typically passes quickly once you’re out of the situation that caused it, and while it can be troublesome, it doesn’t have a major impact on your well-being.anxiety disorder hypnosis

Anxiety means something very different though for the millions of people who suffer from anxiety disorders. If you’re one of these individuals, feelings of anxiety can occur at any time and persist through all types of activity. In the case of the most common type of anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder or GAD, you may not even know what it is that you feel anxious about; you simply become anxious and stay that way despite what’s going on around you.

People who suffer from generalised anxiety disorder often struggle to complete everyday tasks and may develop a host of unpleasant symptoms like headaches, nausea, insomnia and addiction as well as health problems like psoriasis and irritable bowel syndrome. Medications are available to help control anxiety disorders; however, some people are unable to use them due to side effects or find that they don’t fully relieve their symptoms.

Hypnotherapy is now being used as an alternative treatment for anxiety for people who cannot or do not want to use medicine or as a complementary intervention for those still experiencing anxiety symptoms despite other interventions. Based on research and anecdotal evidence, hypnosis has been shown to to be beneficial at easing symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder and other types of anxiety disorders.

 

So How Exactly Does Hypnotherapy Work For Anxiety?

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The answer lies in the nature of anxiety itself. As previously explained, anxiety is triggered by a fear. In the case of generalised anxiety disorder, that fear resides in the subconscious mind, so the person experiencing it doesn’t know what it is. They only feel the effects of that fear in the form of the symptoms of the condition.

Hypnotherapy places the body in an altered state of consciousness in which it’s possible to speak directly to the subconscious mind, the part of your mind that is responsible for automatic feelings, thoughts and behaviours. As you are under hypnosis we can start to condition your natural thought patterns to help to put a stop to the negative, fearful messages that contribute to anxiety symptoms. The hypnotherapist can then input suggestions to over ride those negative messages with positive, affirming ones that promote feelings of peace and calm. When anxiety is related to a specific stimulus, like social situations, the hypnotherapist can target that fear and provide positive affirmations that counter it.

While it may take several sessions and ongoing therapy to achieve desired response, hypnotherapy can be highly beneficial for people with anxiety disorders, and unlike medications, hypnosis is side effect free. If you have any worries with regards to anxiety your doctor should always be your first point of call.

My hypnosis download for overcoming anxiety and panic attacks can be listened to in the comfort of your own home and as often as you wish, so we can start conditioning your thoughts to be more productive.

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