Anxiety can strike anyone at any time in a person’s life. It is thought that over 2 million people in the UK alone suffer from some kind of anxiety or stress response to normal everyday life situations. It is therefore critical to take the correct approach in the treatment of anxiety, otherwise you could end up suffering much longer than needed. The fact is, most people do not know how to treat anxiety effectively.
Anxiety is triggered from specific events in an individual’s life, from traumatic events like a car accident, bullying, being a soldier in a war zone, wedding day stress or a broken relationship. Job related issues like unhappiness at work or worrying about a job interview can also lead to anxiety. If unresolved, the subconscious mind can sometimes generalise unconnected events and create additional stress and anxiety that is not linked to the original source of the anxiety. For example, the subconscious may expand the original fear of travelling on buses to walking to a shop if there is residue stress from travelling on a bus when an individual then walks to a shop.
The human mind can go to extreme lengths to avoid situations it thinks will cause the anxiety or stress response. These may manifest as real physical symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, palpitations, OCD and IBS. Psychological symptoms like fear and worrying may also exist alongside these physical symptoms. However, if the correct steps are taken, these symptoms can be dealt with and left in the past, otherwise they can have a major knock-on effect in a person’s life socially, at home or in the work environment. This has to be taken in to account when you are thinking about how to treat anxiety properly.
Not everyone with anxiety will experience all of these symptoms to the same degree of discomfort; different people will have different symptoms at varying levels. It is therefore very important to find the triggers for the anxiety or stress responses.
You may find that you’re worrying about your future or upcoming or past events. A phobia or a fear is the trigger that usually causes a panic attack, anxiety or stress response. These responses are not to be overlooked as it can be terrifying for the individual experiencing the effects, which can take a physical nature like rapid heartbeat, chest pain, shaking, sweating, nausea and shortness of breath. These symptoms can unfortunately exacerbate the original phobia or fear, therefore creating a vicious circle of fear and anxiety.
How to treat anxiety and stress
To treat anxiety and stress effectively it is vitally important to identify the cues that trigger a hidden issue that will express itself as anxiety or stress. If these issues are correctly identified then a rapid and permanent transformation can occur. Using hypnotherapy to do this is a fast, effective and relaxed way to achieve these goals and treat anxiety at the most basic level.
During the session, the hypnotherapist will identify and replace any negatives with positives to give the client a new and positive outlook on his or her life, so anxiety will not occur again when they encounter the old triggers.
As mentioned previously, the human mind has a way of navigating through our world of physical and emotional challenges. We as human beings are fantastic at recognising patterns and this makes our brain respond in specific ways to certain situations or conditions. This, however, can be our downfall when we generalise certain situations and take the wrong meaning from them. The feedback we then get may be negative and the brain may respond as such. By going through hypnotherapy it is possible to turn these negative thought patterns into positive thought loops, enabling us to treat anxiety properly and live a much happier life with plenty of confidence.
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Self-hypnosis is easy and can be done in the comfort of your own home. More and more studies are concluding that hypnosis is a serious complementary therapy that can change behaviour, including stress and anxiety.
Meditation has been used to quieten the mind for thousands of years and practising meditation can give a person more control over mind and body.
Using breathing techniques can help calm the mind and lower Cortisol levels in the body which in turn lead to lower levels of stress and anxiety.
Exercising has a rapid impact on the body by releasing endorphins that can change a person’s mind set.
Music can initiate biochemical changes within the body.