Hypnosis for Stress and Anxiety
We live in a society in which great demands and responsibilities are inevitably placed upon us. Stress is a normal part of everyday life. In small quantities, stress can actually be beneficial as it can motivate you and help you to be more productive. However, when you experience too much stress or experience a strong response to stress, it becomes harmful and it moves into the realm of anxiety.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia.
On average, 1 in 4 people (1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men) will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians will experience anxiety.
(Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS)
Anxiety is common, though the sooner people receive support for this common condition, the more likely they are to recover.
Anxiety which is commonly known of as ‘stress’, is predominately fear.
Excess F.E.A.R. (False – Evidence – Appearing- Real) of a situation can often result in anxiety. Most sufferers of anxiety have high levels of adrenal and cortisol stress chemicals in their bloodstream, which is why learning “thought stopping” techniques to interrupt negative thinking patterns is one of the most effective techniques to combat anxiety.
Learning self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques and practicing these strategies on a regular basis will help to reset your autonomic nervous system imbalance, further assisting you to gain control over your stress levels and anxiety. Anxiety can manifest itself in a number of ways; whether it may be the fear of being around other people, anxiety within specific social situations, and anxiety in relationships with particular people at home, school or work.
Physical signs of anxiety may include:
- Digestive problems -IBSc
- Racing heartbeat (heart palpitations)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Muscle aches and tension
- Dry mouth
- Butterflies in stomach
- Nausea and dizziness
- Urge to pass urine/empty bowels
- Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
- Panic attacks
- Dry mouth and sometimes numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Trouble remaining still and calm
- Dry mouth and sometimes numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
If you are feeling anxious, you may be thinking:
- “Everything’s going to go wrong”
- “I can’t handle the way I feel”
- “I can’t focus on anything but my worries”
- “I don’t want to go out today”
- “I can’t calm myself down”
Common psychological signs of anxiety may include:
- Obsessive thoughts
- Low self esteem
- Inner tension
- Fear of losing control
- Irrational dread that something catastrophic is going to happen
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feelings of detachment
- Phobias and fears
Research shows that prolonged exposure to cortisol and other stress related hormones may cause a number of issues. These include, but are not limited to:
- Memory problems
- Weakened immune system
- Weaker bones
- Increased blood pressure
- Reduce fertility
Put simply, anxiety is misuse of the imagination. These conditions are NOT the result of personal weakness, or even character flaws. Anxiety may be caused by a combination of factors including; environmental stressors, chemical changes within the brain, and often autonomic nervous system imbalances within the body.
By understanding how the brain responds to anxiety, individuals can take control of their mind and cope with life situations more appropriately. Hypnosis for anxiety has proven to be very helpful to replace anxious thoughts and feelings with calmness, confidence and rationality.
By accessing the subconscious mind with unique combination of Hypnosis, NLP and Energy Medicine, we are able to:
- Identify the true cause of the anxiety
- Work through the cause of the anxiety
- Eliminate any unhealthy coping method mechanisms for dealing with anxiety
- Minimise the “fight or flight” response through NLP ‘thought stopping’ techniques
- Develop relaxation techniques and strategies
- Learn powerful breathing exercises that help to reduce anxiety
- Instil belief in your ability to handle whatever challenges occur in your life
- Learn how to “Be Present” and “Live in the Moment.”
Research has shown that hypnosis is particularly beneficial in treating anxiety, as well as the subsequent issues that people develop in response to their anxiety and stress.
You do not need to simply cope with these levels of stress and anxiety.
The path to transformation is a journey and it begins with one small step. Whether your next step is to contact me to talk about your stress and anxiety or how you can increase relaxation in the turmoil of your present life, it really does not matter.
Anxiety Hypnotherapy can help you to transform your life for good. So take that first step now towards living a more peaceful and relaxed life. Please click below in order to arrange your complimentary phone consultation.