Can hypnotherapy help you overcome anxiety?
Anxiety is a condition affecting a growing number of people every year. A quarter of all Australians will experience an anxiety disorder in a lifetime, and approximately 6% are currently experiencing this. Anxiety is often created or heightened by situations and environments, such as relationships, work, and finances. Symptoms can vary from person to person. Common symptoms include laboured or intense breathing, fear, sweating excessively and racing thoughts. The symptoms can feel so intense and real that anxiety and panic attacks are often mistaken for heart attacks by those experiencing or witnessing them.
If you suffer from anxiety, then you will understand how disabling and debilitating it can be. Anxiety can affect all aspects of life, from your social to your personal life and your career. It can hold you back and make you feel unworthy and deficient. If you have tried pharmaceutical treatments without success, it may be time to consider other treatment options such as hypnotherapy.
How can hypnosis help manage anxiety?
Hypnosis allows you to peel back the layers of distress, process them in an effective way and take back your emotional freedom. It is sometimes used to release distress around the root cause of the problem.
During a hypnosis session, the hypnotherapist can help you alter the automatic responses that you experience by replacing them with more positive thoughts and reactions. This can greatly reduce the panic and anxiety we would normally feel in trigger situations. You may also learn new stress management tools, such as controlled breathing to regulate your feelings
More and more medical professionals are acknowledging hypnosis as a valuable method of treatment for various mental conditions. Anxiety is no different, and those that suffer from anxiety can experience the benefits that hypnotherapy has to offer.
What can expect if I undergo Anxiety Hypnotherapy?
Firstly, make an appointment with a registered, experienced hypnotherapist. He or she will interview you about your anxiety to formulate a treatment. You will benefit most if you keep an open mind. During a hypnosis session, you will be guided into a relaxed mindset in which your imagination will be engaged; suggestions and visualisations are often used. In this way, that deeper part of your mind responsible for many of the things you do without conscious thought (i.e. breathing) will be regulated to change your thoughts, feelings and responses in appropriate ways.
Hypnotherapy is a long-standing treatment for many mental conditions. It is recognised in many parts of the world and is growing in its acceptance as a mainstream treatment. Through hypnosis, an individual can enjoy enhanced self-control and greater mental (and sometimes physical) well-being. The suggestable state of hypnosis makes it possible to regulate your thoughts and reactions in a controlled and safe setting.
If you have unsuccessfully tried various other means of overcoming your anxiety, then consider hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is empowering therapy than can get to the crux of anxiety. Get in touch with us at Evolution Hypnotherapy and let us help you start your journey of change.