What is Anxiety?

AnxietyThe dictionary defines anxiety as a felling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome with associated words of worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness, fear, disquiet, agitation, angst, nervousness, nerves, tension.  A more Clinical term describes anxiety as a nervous disorder characterised by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behaviour or panic attacks.

Feeling anxious and alone are common-day afflictions that besiege many of us. Life can present a lot of extra pressures and it can be easy to feel over-whelmed sending us into anxiousness and even depression.

Pretty much those descriptions sum up how many of us feel from time to time when facing life challenges such as a test, job interview, changes in our home and relationships or career.

Quick Anxiety Test

  1. Inability to relax
  2. A focus on upsetting situations or events that have happened in your life
  3. Suddenly fearful for no reason
  4. Physical disturbances such as a dry mouth, sweaty or cold, clammy hands, shortness of breath or choking feelings, muscles are tense and aching, trembling or shaky feelings, feeling faint, headaches, frequent urination
  5. Digestive problems such as nausea, cramping, diarrhoea, constipation, or other digestive problems
  6. Constant circling in the mind about problems or a problem
  7. Easily startled, alarmed, or frightened
  8. Fear of crowds, being left alone, the dark, strangers etc.
  9. Easily irritated or snap easily
  10. Feeling hopeless or futile
  11. Worry over past regrets or what will become of you
  12. Trouble falling or staying asleep
  13. Excessive tiredness
  14. Anxiousness interferes with work, school, or family responsibilities
  15. You imagine that something bad will happen if certain things aren’t done a certain way
  16. You avoid everyday situations or activities because they cause you anxiety
  17. You have a sense of foreboding, like danger are around every corner
  18. Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
  19. Unexplained palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  20. Constant feeling of tenseness or being on edge
  21. A feeling that you are losing control
  22. Nightmares, grinding teeth in sleep, sleep-walking
  23. Feeling unable to  cope and overwhelmed by daily life
  24. Feeling your life is devoid of joy

If you answer yes to more than 5 of the questions you could have mild anxiety/stress, more than 5 then there is an element of severity to your anxiety.

Getting Help

A brief self-analysis or help from a qualified wellbeing/health professional can assist in determining if the anxiety is related to hormones, lifestyle, trauma or genetic predispositions.

There is help without drugs and lengthy counselling sessions in a safe and non-invasive way and hypnosis can help. Roland James is an experienced Hypnotherapist and he has helped people work through and overcome, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety attack. In short, Roland helps people manage anxiety and depression the natural bringing the sunshine back into your life.

Hypnotherapy can help with:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Anxiety attacks (Panic disorder)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

 

Find out more about the hypnotherapy for anxiousness/anxiety attacks and receive your FREE 15 minute consultation. You will be amazed at the difference hypnosis will make to your life!

Disclaimer:

Information in this article is for educational purpose only, and should not be used in place of medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are concerned about your health, mental and emotional well-being.

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