Although anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their life, anxiety disorders can interfere with a person’s ability to lead a normal life.
Anxiety disorders can be categorized in four general categories: generalized anxiety disorders (GAD), panic disorders, specific phobias and social anxiety disorders.
Generalized anxiety disorders generally presents itself in excessive unrealistic worry and tension. This can occur with little or no reason.
Panic disorders typically start with feelings of terror that strike suddenly, with no warning. Sweating, chest pain, palpitations, the feeling of having a heart attack are all symptoms that can be attributed to someone suffering from a panic attack.
Specific phobias can be described as having a specific and intense fear that is inappropriate to the situation causing the person to avoid common everyday situations.
Social anxiety disorder (aka social phobia) presents with an overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about social situations. This usually leads to avoidance of social settings.
Hypnosis can help people who suffer with anxiety disorders by supplying the tools necessary to diminish the feelings and emotions that usually are overwhelming, allowing rational thoughts to prevail.
How Hypnotherapy can Help
- Learn to overcome irrational and self-defeating thoughts.
- Learn relaxation techniques to control your body responses to stimuli.
- Learn to recognize your triggers and how to respond to them.
- Build a healthier self (self-esteem, confidence, self-awareness).
- Learn positive coping mechanisms.
- Releasing emotional attachments.
- Develop resiliency to stressors.
- Experience elevated positive affect.
- Develop tolerances to difficult emotions.
- Learn to handle a juxtaposition of different emotions.
- Control impulses and provide alternate ways of responding.