Hypnosis for Anxiety
Anxiety and stress is part of everyday life and always has been. It is just the way that it is experienced in modern society today is different from what happened in the past. Now we do not tend to burn off the excess adrenaline that courses through our veins when we get stressed and this is partly what leads to anxiety and even to panic attacks. In the past, as far back as the Stone Age and until quite recently in historical terms, we had real reason to secrete extra adrenaline to get away from the physical threats in our environment. Then we had to flee to save our lives. This is called the “flight or fight syndrome”. Of course “freezing” is another response to perceived threat such as the “rabbit in the headlight” response. Hypnosis for anxiety could help you to deal with these problems.
Benefits of hypnotherapy for anxiety
- Help to bring your reactions under your control.
- Improves your approach to life.
- Reinforces that all the things you do will be calm, relaxed and confident.
- Reinforce the belief that what happens in life is less important than how you think about it react to it.
Hypnotherapy for Panic Attacks
Panic attacks involve stronger feelings than anxiety. It can be a physical feeling that you could even die as the heart accelerates and the perspiration increases and breathing becomes laboured or uncomfortable. But it is a fact that panic attacks are not fatal even when the person thinks they are.
We still have the mind and body of the Stone Age man but the circumstances in which they operate have changed radically. Panic was a normal response to a wild beast or invading enemies and then the function of those feelings was to make us run as fast as possible from the threat. Now the reason for the panic may even be unknown as it just seems to come from nowhere.
Hypnosis for Anxiety and Worry
Worry too has changed since the days when it was lack of food through bad harvests that was the main problem even in the West. Now many of our worries are about “non-essential” things.
- We worry about where the money is going to come from to afford that new or a better car.
- Can we pay the mortgage?
- Is our pension fund safe?
This sort of worry simply could not have existed in more distant times and even the most anxious person would have to admit that these worries do not begin to compare with the threat of starvation or malnutrition.
Does hypnotherapy work for anxiety?
The main task when using hypnosis for anxiety is to help you gain a sense of perspective on what anxiety and panic are and to dissociate away from these feelings. This can be done through the thoughts you have. Positive thoughts could be encouraged and reinforced with hypnotherapy for anxiety. The body is involved too so it is important to get exercise to get rid of the excess adrenaline which contributes to the feelings of anxiety and panic. These two things together could go a long way to alleviating anxiety and panic. Self hypnosis for anxiety can also be taught so that you may be able to continue to dissociate from feelings of panic and anxiety in your own time.
It is clear too that the more things which are done that promote mental and physical health, the less stressed the body and mind are going to be.