Medical Hypnosis Works for Many Forms of Anxiousness, Fears & Phobias
Stress and panic attacks can be overwhelming and debilitating. The overpowering feelings of stress and anxiety can physically and emotionally stop you from living the life you want—stress and anxiety stops you from being the healthy and happy person you want to be. That’s because uncontrolled panic attacks, generalized anxiety and social anxiety will always override rational mind, leaving you to feel as though you have lost control of your life.
Occasional agitation and nervousness is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But this disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with these disorders, the anxiousness does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.
If however you have noticed continuously experiencing apprehension, your rational mind starts anticipating it more of the same — so much so that the initial experience becomes intensified. But, unfortunately, the more you expect something bad happening, the more you bring on the possibility of experiencing more stress and anxiety, and if it gets really bad a panic attack could happen. These events often cause your self-confidence and self-esteem to vanish making an already bad situation worse. You can however overcome your fears and phobias with hypnosis but first let’s identify common manifestations of anxiousness.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
According to the American National Institute of Mental health people with (GAD) display excessive concern or worry for at least 6 months. Stress and fear can be about about personal health, work, social interactions, and everyday routine life circumstances. Fear, unease and panic attacks can cause significant problems in many areas of life, including social interactions, education, and work.
GAD symptoms include:
- Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
- Being easily fatigued
- Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
- Feeling and being irritable
- Having muscle tension
- Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
- Having sleep problems and insomnia such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep
People with panic disorder have recurrent unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that come on quickly and reach their peak within minutes. Attacks can occur unexpectedly or can be brought on by a trigger, such as a feared object or situation.
During a panic attack, people may experience:
- Heart palpitations, a pounding heartbeat, or an accelerated heartrate
- Trembling or shaking
- Sensations of shortness of breath, smothering, or choking
- Feelings of impending doom
- Feelings of being out of control
People with panic disorder often worry about when the next attack will happen and actively try to prevent future attacks by avoiding places, situations, or behaviors they associate with panic attacks. This impacts normal behavior and can even descend into pathological behavior. The effort spent trying to avoid attacks, causes significant problems including the development of agoraphobia.
A phobia is an intense fear of—or aversion to—specific objects or situations. Although fear is an important feeling to avoid potentially dangerous situations, if it is out of proportion to the actual danger caused by the situation it turns into a phobia.
People with a phobias:
- May have an irrational or excessive worry about encountering the feared object or situation
- Take active steps to avoid the feared object or situation
- Experience immediate intense anxiety upon encountering the feared object or situation
- Endure unavoidable objects and situations with intense anxiety
There are several types of phobias and phobia-related disorders:
Specific Phobias (sometimes called simple phobias): As the name suggests, people who have a specific phobia have an intense fear of, or feel intense anxiety about, specific types of objects or situations. Some examples of specific phobias include the fear of:
- Specific animals, such as spiders, dogs, or snakes
- Receiving injections
- Medical Phobias including Dental Anxiety
Social anxiety disorder (previously called social phobia): People with social anxiety disorder have a general intense fear of, or anxiety toward, social or performance situations especially test anxiety. They worry that actions or behaviors associated with their anxiety will be negatively evaluated by others, leading them to feel embarrassed. Social anxiety disorder can manifest in a range of situations, such as within the workplace or the school environment.
Agoraphobia: People with agoraphobia have an intense fear of two or more of the following situations:
- Using public transportation
- Being in open spaces
- Being in enclosed spaces
- Standing in line or being in a crowd
- Being outside of the home alone
People with agoraphobia often avoid these situations, in part, because they think being able to leave might be difficult or impossible in the event they have panic-like reactions or other embarrassing symptoms. In the most severe form of agoraphobia, an individual can become housebound.
Separation anxiety disorder: Separation anxiety is often thought of as something that only children deal with; however, adults can also be diagnosed with separation anxiety disorder especially when a relationship break-up occurs or during separation and divorce proceedings. People who have separation anxiety disorder have fears about being parted from people to whom they are attached. They often worry that some sort of harm or something untoward will happen to their attachment figures while they are separated. This fear leads them to avoid being separated from their attachment figures and to avoid being alone. People with separation anxiety may have nightmares about being separated from attachment figures or experience physical symptoms when separation occurs or is anticipated.
Anxiety, phobias or any symptom described above does does not define who you are, because anxiety is a mental state — it is an irrational fear that does not correspond to the actual situation. Therefore this can be control through medical hypnotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy. Hypnosis therapy gives you the power to take back control of your life by reframing your thinking, attitudes and behaviors so that the stressful triggers, such as feeling abandoned, no longer call for negative responses.
One of the most remarkable outcomes of successful hypnotherapy for the treatment of stress and anxiety is that you are able to use the authority of your own mind to positively change how you’ve been feeling. This is the amazing secret of reframing a Spiritual Psychology technique and when combined with hypnosis therapy you will once again become confident in your professional and personal relationships.