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Stress / Anxiety / Panic
Hypnotherapy to Help with Stress
Understanding stress and pain
Stress is a normal response, called "fight or flight", which happens when someone is faced with a tension-filled situation.
This becomes a problem when the stress is unrelenting. The body eventually has no way to "recuperate" in order to assist you when you face challenges like illness. Stress and pain feed each other in a vicious circle. Pain causes stress, the stress causes pain, the pain causes a reaction, which in turn causes stress, which causes more pain, and so the cycle continues.
Causes of stress
Some of the main causes of stress include:
- Stressful times at work
- Loss of a loved one
- Money worries
How can hypnosis help with stress?
Using hypnosis we can teach you techniques to enable you to relax and give yourself a “Time Out”. Hypnosis helps you break the stress/pain cycle. Stress eats away at your physical and psychological health, but using simple self hypnosis techniques we can help you reduce stress and improve your health.
Hypnotherapy to Help with Anxiety
Anxiety or panic attacks can strike completely unexpected and this starts to cause problems in every day life. The most common form of this is social anxiety or social phobia. This causes considerable distress and impaired ability to function in at least some areas of daily life. This affects around 13.3% of the population with a male to female ratio of 1:1.5
Anxiety disorders are very common, affecting as many as 13% of the adult population. They can start at any time, either in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood and fall into five main types:
Types of Anxiety
- Generalised anxiety disorder
Those suffering from generalised anxiety experience non-specific persistent fear and worry and become overly concerned with every day matters. Generalised anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder to affect older adults
- Panic disorder
In a panic disorder, a person suffers from brief attacks of intense terror and apprehension, often marked by trembling, shaking, confusion, dizziness, nausea, difficulty breathing. These panic attacks can last for several hours and can be triggered by stress, fear, or even exercise.
The largest category of anxiety disorders is that of Phobia, which includes all cases in which fear and anxiety is triggered by a specific stimulus or situation. Sufferers typically anticipate terrifying consequences from encountering the object of their fear, which can be anything from an animal to a location to a bodily fluid.
Specific anxiety about being in a place or situation where escape is difficult or embarrassing. People suffering tend to have a need to be in constant view of a door or other escape route. In severe cases one can even be confined to one's home.
- Social anxiety disorder
This is also known as social phobia and normally describes a fear of public embarrassment, scrutiny and humiliation. A typical situation would be public speaking and manifests many physical symptoms, including sweating and blushing.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety consisting of repetitive obsessions with urges to perform specific acts or rituals. It is almost like a superstition and often entirely illogical. Some sufferers may only experience obsessions, while others experience only compulsions.
How can hypnosis help with anxiety?
By using hypnosis we can eliminate the things that trigger anxiety. Hypnosis can help you cope with anxiety and stress by building up your confidence, by accessing the subconscious to consider the root of the anxious feelings, and by allowing you to release some of the power of these emotions.
Hypnotherapy to Help with Panic Attacks
When a panic attack strikes, it feels anything but normal. A panic attack can happen completely 'out of the blue', and occurs sometimes for no apparent reason. It starts very quickly and will last usually between 20 and 30 minutes.
The symptoms of a panic attack:
- Tension and apprehension
- Chest tightness
- Chest pain
- Difficulty in breathing, or shortness of breath
- Excessive sweating
- Increased heart rate
- The feeling that something “really bad” is going to happen
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