Hypnosis for Anxiety & Phobia
From time to time, many people face obstacles in their lives, and many of these can be easily overcome with hypnosis. Here are some of the more common ones...
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a chronic disorder
characterized by excessive, long-lasting anxiety and worry about
nonspecific life events, objects, and situations. GAD sufferers often
feel afraid and worry about health, money, family, work, or school, but
they have trouble both identifying the specific fear and controlling the
worries. Their fear is usually unrealistic or out of proportion with
what may be expected in their situation. Sufferers expect failure and
disaster to the point that it interferes with daily functions like work,
school, social activities, and relationships. Symptoms will include restlessness, fatigue, irritability, muscle tension, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty concentrating. Hypnosis is extraordinarily effective in reducing and eliminating anxiety, so you can get on with living your life to the full.
Panic Disorder is a type of anxiety characterized by brief or
sudden attacks of intense terror and apprehension that lead to shaking,
confusion, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty breathing. Panic attacks
tend to arise abruptly and peak after a few minutes, but they then may last
for hours. Panic disorders usually occur after frightening experiences
or prolonged stress, but they can be spontaneous as well. A panic attack
may lead an individual to be acutely aware of any change in normal body
function, interpreting it as a life threatening illness -
hypervigiliance followed by hypochondriasis. In addition, panic attacks
lead a sufferer to expect future attacks, which may cause drastic
behavioural changes in order to avoid these attacks. Skilled hypnotists are trained in multiple approaches to Panic Disorder and success rates are excellent.
A Phobia is an irrational fear and avoidance of an object or
situation. Phobias are different from generalized anxiety disorders
because a phobia has a fear response identified with a specific cause.
The fear may be acknowledged as irrational or unnecessary, but the
person is still unable to control the anxiety that results. Stimuli for
phobia may be as varied as situations, animals, or everyday objects. For
example, agoraphobia occurs when one avoids a place or situation to
avoid an anxiety or panic attack. Agoraphobics will situate themselves
so that escape will not be difficult or embarrassing, and they will
change their behavior to reduce anxiety about being able to escape. Even severe phobias can usually be rectified in hypnosis, often in just a single session.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder is a type of social phobia characterized
by a fear of being negatively judged by others or a fear of public
embarrassment due to impulsive actions. This includes feelings such as
stage fright, a fear of intimacy, and a fear of humiliation. This
disorder can cause people to avoid public situations and human contact
to the point that normal life is rendered impossible. Hypnosis is a well-known technique to overcome this kind of anxiety, with numerous well-documented positive outcomes.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder
characterized by thoughts or actions that are repetitive, distressing,
and intrusive. OCD sufferers usually know that their compulsions are
unreasonable or irrational, but they serve to alleviate their anxiety.
Often, the logic of someone with OCD will appear superstitious, such as
an insistence in walking in a certain pattern. OCD sufferers may
obsessively clean personal items or hands or constantly check locks,
stoves, or light switches. Hypnosis has been shown to be consistently useful in reducing and even eliminating the negative aspects of OCD.