Anxiety disorders affect 2 million Australians each year, which makes anxiety the most common mental illness in the Australia and many people aren’t aware the hypnotherapy for anxiety can help!
What is anxiety and how do we experience it?
For many people, anxiety is an huge part of their lives. Most people experience anxiety while attending an interview or a first date but that anxiety will often go away after the experience is over. For many people though, the persistent state of anxiety can stay around for a long time and have a great impact on daily life stopping people from achieving their full potential. Anxiety disorders can also be devastating to physical and mental health.
What causes anxiety?
An anxiety disorder can occur at any stage of life, and according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) women are more prone to suffering from an anxiety disorder than men, Stressful situations including having a serious medical condition can increase the risk of anxiety disorders. Childhood trauma and being surrounded with caregivers who were very anxious may be a cause of anxiety.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy for anxiety?
Hypnotherapy for anxiety can have the same effects as meditation, taking you into a deeply relaxed state of mind and body.
In 2016, researchers scanned the human brain undergoing hypnosis and they found hypnotherapy impacts the brain by
- Increasing focused attention
- More Physical and emotional control
- Less self-consciousness
In the state of hypnosis, the human mind is more focused and open for suggestions. Because of this, therapists are able to suggest how easily you can face your fears and worries and see yourself confidently overcoming them, giving you a sense of confidence and control next time you need to face your fears.
What anxiety symptoms can hypnotherapy help with?
In the relaxed state of hypnosis, you can get control over many anxiety symptoms including-
- Excessive fear
- Persistent worry
- Unable to relax
- Socially withdrawn
- Difficulty concentrating
- Poor sleep
- Family, work and social problems
- Panic attacks
How Hypnotherapy Works with Anxiety?
Hypnotherapy is therapy in the state of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a technique used to create a relaxed and focused state of mind and body. Hypnotherapy helps to heal and understand our deeper issues, habits and why we experience anxiety. Although there are many ways to work with hypnotherapy for anxiety, a few include-
Relaxation: The Hypnotherapist guides you to relax deeply, visualizing and feeling yourself becoming more peaceful. They’ll assist you to create a safe place in your mind and body which will provide you a feeling of safety and calm that you will always have access to.
Suggestion: The Hypnotherapist gives you suggestions for changes in behavior to help you deal with the issue causing anxiety. Remembering times you felt confidence, and bringing that feeling of confidence to the issue you’re currently dealing with. Suggesting that you are strong enough to work through the problem instead of avoiding it. Seeing yourself handling your challenging situations, free from fear.
Coping Skills: In this process, a hypnotherapist will teach you some coping skills like guided imagery, deep breathing and the STOP technique to deal with the anxieties and fears.
Exploration of Past Experiences: Hypnotherapists encourage you to talk about the experiences you are going through and how they relate back to your past. For example, trust issues from past relationship, or abandonment when you were a child may still be impacting you today. In a regression, we can go back to that original issue and reframe the experience and heal the feelings around which can help to heal the issue that’s occurring right now.
A qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapist will be able to work out the best method for you.
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