Hypnotherapy For Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, fear or unease. It can affect both our emotional and physical state, when we are anxious about something. Although anxiety is unpleasant it is related to the fight or flight response which is our bodies natural response to danger.

During the fight or flight response our bodies release hormones such as adrenaline to enable our bodies to deal with the physical aspects of fighting or running away from danger. These hormones make you feel more alert so you can react faster to a situation. Adrenaline can make your heart beat faster in order to carry blood to where it’s needed quickly. The body also releases other hormones when the danger has passed that reverse the effects.

Anxiety is common when dealing with the following experiences;

In situations like these above, it is understandable to have worries about what the outcome will be or how you will perform. You may experience difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite or even difficulty concentrating. Most people will experience this for a short period of time, then after a while when things have settled or the situation has passed the feelings of worry will stop.

If the feelings of anxiety are very strong or they seem to last a long time, it could be a sign that your anxiety is more of a problem for you. This can be difficult to determine because anxiety is a natural reaction.

The following would be a cause for concern;

  • Attending an interview
  • Having a baby
  • Being diagnosed with an illness
  • Deciding to get married or divorced
  • Sitting an exam

Depending on your kind of problems you may be diagnosed with anxiety disorder, so it’s important that you consult your doctor.

  • Panic attacks
  • Fear of people judging you
  • Difficulty leaving the house
  • Worrying all of the time about things that are part of your regular everyday life

How Can Hypnotherapy Help With Anxiety

Hypnotherapy for anxiety isn’t widely known as a treatment available to help deal with its effects. Solution focused hypnotherapy is a combination of hypnosis and NLP. The hypnosis helps to relax you, which in turn reduces the effects of anxiety.