What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal, healthy response to situations that appear threatening. It tells us when to be cautious and vigilant, preparing us for action if necessary.
However, sometimes this natural emotion can become severe and overwhelming. When this happens it can cause us to become hyper-vigilant, panicked and overly-concerned about living our lives. Anxiety sufferers may develop phobias, to objects or situations, their thinking and behaviours can become obsessive, leading to social withdrawal and possibly sexual dysfunction.
Long term it can severely affect both your psychological and physical well-being. Sufferers may find themselves locked in a loop of anxiety and depression, with what seems like little respite. Whatever the reason you may have first become highly anxious, it is the underlying thinking, behaviours, that help to maintain and worsen its presence.
How can hypnotherapy help?
Using hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural techniques it is possible to challenge the unhelpful and often rigid ways of thinking/acting, that reinforce anxiety. Hypnotherapy allows the client to open their mind to more flexible ways of thinking and learn therapeutic approaches to combat unwanted feelings and rationalise hindering thoughts. Hypnotherapy allows a sufferer of anxiety the opportunity to live a more productive life.
Are you are suffering from anxiety? Are caring for someone that does? Would you like more information on hypnotherapy and how it can help?
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