If you use hypnosis to treat your anxiety it could have effects similar to those of medication. The benefit is that Hypnosis is completely natural and drug-free. Hypnosis helps you relax, find peace and relief just the way medication would.
Hypnotherapy addresses the underlying issues that cause anxiety. It has a clear role as an anti-anxiety agent.
During the session we will evaluate the condition of the anxiety and a list of questions will be asked to rule out any medical conditions and to see if the condition is organically determined. We want to make sure major medical and psychiatric syndromes are not the cause. When these are eliminated we are left with more of an ability to find the cause and treat the condition.
Did you know that anxiety is both a physical and a mental state? Anxiety is a learned maladaptive response that needs to be unlearned.
Two forms of anxiety are:
- Static Anxiety
- Free Floating Anxiety
This form of anxiety is related to the fear of success. It is always there and does not come or go. There is always a logical reason for the anxiety.
Free Floating Anxiety:
This form of anxiety is related to the phobic process. It is intermittent. You may feel worried and fearful for no apparent reason. You may feel overly sensitive which in turn leads to hyper suggestibility. You may not be able to explain a logical cause, because it is not always real. A lot of expectation is involved.
The main purpose for these sessions is relaxation training and reprogramming. Hypnotherapy can help to pinpoint and change underlying patterns of thought and behavior that are contributing to this state. You will learn strategies to help eliminate these unwanted feelings and bring back balance and calm.
Phobias unlike Fear are irrational in nature. They can appear when no real danger is present. Unlike fears, phobias serve no real useful purpose. Phobias, on the other hand, are very different, being out of all proportion to the situation or object which elicits the fear. People can have a phobia towards almost anything. There are more than 500 phobias recognized to date.
Another way to explain a phobia is a feeling that is uncontrollable, excessive, unrealistic and or illogical. It can be elicited by an object, situation, or activity.
It usually involves strong physiological and emotional responses.
A general rule to follow when questioning whether it is a fear or a phobia:
- When did it start? It is more common for a phobia to develop in adulthood.
- You feel vague about the onset of the problem
- You are aware that your reactions are irrational in nature.
- It has developed from an unknown primary cause.
- You were triggered by an event and now every time you do this thing or relive it, you have the same reaction.
There are many reasons for phobic behaviors that will be explored in these sessions. In extreme and more serious cases, the phobic stimuli will trigger highly irrational and uncontrollable responses, which, over time can escalate the situation into extreme coping, or compensatory behavior.
Once example of this is agoraphobia, where the individual becomes unable to leave the house as a result of continual anxiety about open spaces. The individual, as a result of this extreme behavior, ceases to be able to lead a normal life. All this can be addressed through hypnotherapy sessions by using the following three main tools.
- Symptomatic Approach
- Dream Therapy
Phobias stop you from fulfilling your purpose here on earth. To remove them we must go deep to within so they can be wiped away from the surface. Let’s reach in deep within your subconscious were the ideas were created. Down to the deep soul level. Hypnotherapy for dealing with phobias has a 93% success rate over other traditional therapies.