Panic Attacks and Hypnosis

Hypnosis for Panic Attacks Panic attacks and panic disorders are a debilitating mental health issue for many people. They can strike unexpectedly and can affect your personal life, work life and relationships. However, you don’t need to be held captive by the issue, if you work on tackling the root cause of the problem. Here are some tips. Speak to Your Doctor The first step if you are having issues with panic attacks is to speak to your doctor. Many of the symptoms of a panic attack including shortness of breath and a racing heart can also be symptoms of physical issues such as asthma or heart disease, as well as a side effect of some medications. It is a good idea to make sure that your feelings of panic are not caused by any underlying issues before you start specific treatments for panic. Consider using Hypnotherapy Panic attacks stem from the body incorrectly sending the body into a ‘fight or flight’ mode, where it sends large amounts of adrenalin pulsing through the body. This creates the physical sensations of a racing heart, shorter breaths and sweating hands as the body prepares for an imminent threat. However, in modern life, this feeling can arise for other reasons, including stresses at work or simply the over stimulation of modern life. After a while, the body can become almost desensitised to this adrenalin and the patient can simply feel overwhelmed by any issues. Hypnosis for Panic Attacks Using hypnosis can be very useful for people in this situation. It can allow users to connect which situations or stimuli in their life...

Workplace Stress Affects Your Sleep and Diet

Wouldn’t it be great if we could leave workplace stress at in the office? Unfortunately, a study by an Auburn University has found that workplace stress affects our life far beyond our 9-5 work day. As a matter of fact, the study has found that workplace stress may be the cause of our unhealthy eating habits, which could, in turn, lead to long-term health problems. Luckily, Jaclyn Koopman, an assistant professor of management in Auburn’s Harbert College of Business, has found a remedy for both workplace stress and unhealthy eating habits: sleep. Sleeping Alleviates Workplace Stress The paper “Eating your Feelings? Testing a Model of Employees’ Work-Related Stressors, Sleep Quality, and Unhealthy Eating”, is the result of two and a half years of study. It was made in collaboration with the University of Illinois, Michigan State and Sun Yat-sen University in China. Koopman studied 235 workers in China and examined the relationship between the amount of sleep a person had and the correlation between workplace stress and unhealthy eating habits. Unsurprisingly, the study found that those who had stressful mornings at work were more likely to eat unhealthy foods both during the workday and during the evening. When the same workers had an adequate amount of sleep, the amount of unhealthy eating decreased dramatically. Unhealthy Eating Koopman studied two groups of workers: those in information technology and those in customer service. She found that both groups of workers suffered from less workplace stress and unhealthy eating if they had an adequate amount of sleep. She concluded that sleep provided a ‘buffer’ against unhealthy eating. Koopman admitted that the results...

Hypnosis for Panic Attacks & Anxiety

Anxiety is a mental health disorder in which the sufferer is overcome with worry, anxiety or fear that can sometimes impact their day to day activities. There are many forms of anxiety, including generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety and phobias. Many sufferers of anxiety find that they have a panic or anxiety attack for no discernible reason at all and these attacks are often accompanied by debilitating physical sensations. This is a common symptom of a generalised anxiety disorder and has been shown to respond exceptionally well to hypnotherapy treatment. A Physiological Response Although it may not feel like it at the time, a panic or anxiety attack is often caused by a physiological response, rather than a psychological one. Feelings of anxiety or panic attacks are caused by our evolutionary ‘fight or flight’ response that is hardwired into our DNA. This flight or fight response needs to be powerful as it is necessary to keep us alive in certain situations, but in the case of an anxiety sufferer, it can act as a roadblock to rationality. One of the main reasons why hypnotherapy is successful when it comes to treating anxiety and panic attacks is that it triggers a relaxation response, which is the opposite of the fight or flight response. Even though we may not be aware of any specific causes, panic attacks are caused by our heightened fight or flight response. This response can sometimes be so powerful that, sometimes, even thinking about a panic attack can result in all of your anxiety inducing feelings and worries returning to cause yet another panic attack....

Chemicals in Cigarettes Cause Stress and Anxiety

Chemicals in cigarettes Smokers, you probably already know the following facts and just ignore them, you may think they are never going to damage you. These are just a few or the chemicals in cigarettes, many of them are poisonous.  This is what you are constantly inflicting into your body. This is obviously creating stress and anxiety.  You may not show it outwardly, it’s still deep down in your subconscious mind. TAR refers to particles in the smoke that are measured in   machine test methods.  These partials are made up of many constituents including some that public health authorities believe are the likely cause of smoking related diseases like lung cancer. NICOTINE When tobacco is burned , nicotine transfers into the  smoke nicotine had been identifies as the addictive substance in tobacco smile. CARBON MONOXIDE is a gas that is formed in tobacco smoke.  It has been identified  as a leading cause of cardiovascular disease (heat disease) in smokers. AMBERGRIS is more commonly known as whale vomit. It is a waxy fatty substance that develops in the intestines of sperm whales.  It is believed that ambergris is vomited up by the whale in order to help  expel indigestible food from the whales stomach.  Lumps of ambergris are known to wash up on shorelines with indigestible parts of cuttlefish and squid deep inside ARSENIC exposure affects the structure and function of the cardiovascular system. It may cause arrhythmia and chronic exposure could induce cardiovascular pathogenesis BENZENE: The content of benzene in cigarettes accounts for half of the total exposure to this dangerous chemical that humans are to subject to during their...

The Power of Positive Thought Takes Away Stress and Anxiety

The Power of Positive Thought Takes Away Stress and Anxiety All we are, are thoughts and beliefs.  Thoughts are more powerful than words.  Some of my blog readers may have difficulty in agreeing with that statement.  In my therapy room I tell my   clients there is more happening than we can see, feel, taste, smell and hear.  I call it the ‘universal energies’.  In one of my previous blogs I told the story of the lady who had not seen her son for over two years and had a grandchild that she had never seen.  When she was in a hypnotic state she talked to him and he talked back.  The son came to see her the following week.  That is not an isolated incident.  This helped her to take away the stress and anxiety which was having an effect on her general health. Thought forms travel.  The last session of the Richards Process is putting positive thought out into the universe.  Positive thoughts: positive things happen, taking away the stress and anxiety.   Negative thoughts: negative things happen, creating stress and anxiety The Power of Positive Thought Takes Away Stress and Anxiety All we are, are thoughts and beliefs.  Thoughts are more powerful than words.  Some of my blog readers may have difficulty in agreeing with that statement.  In my therapy room I tell my   clients there is more happening than we can see, feel, taste, smell and hear.  I call it the ‘universal energies’.  In one of my previous blogs I told the story of the lady who had not seen her son for over two years and...

A Rigid, Moral Society Creates Stress, Anxiety and Trauma

How Our Busy Lifestyles Can Cause Stress, Anxiety and Trauma The regular reader of my blogs will have picked up the theme of many of them that they are based on my past experience in life. I am not claiming to have had a good life or a perfect life.  I have had many lessons and experiences.  Remembering the first tractor on the farm, right up to high tech machinery loaded with computers.  The farm worker doing mainly manual work, up to being trained to operate high tech and expensive machinery. What I am now writing about is the English class society and how it creates stress and anxiety and can lead to trauma. Over the years – mainly since the end of World War II – it has changed but it is still there.  The upper class or gentry – there are many ways to describe them – are born into a rigid way of life.  I am probably quoting the extreme.  When they are born, especially the boys, they are booked into a public school.  It is really a private school but known as a ‘public’ school.  The father has been to that school, the grandfather has been to that school and also the great-grandfather.  Prior to that predetermined school, they go to a preparatory school known as a ‘prep’.  All this creates stress and anxiety, as they are obliged to keep up a certain standard: it is expected of them.  They then move on to the main school where they have these rigid, high standards.  Not all of them can cope and the stress builds up. They...