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.
This then seems to lead to some kind of unbreakable cycle in which the more you think about your anxiety the more it will manifest itself.
Effective Hypnotherapy Treatment
That being said, if you suffer from anxiety you should understand that there is a way to change this negative cycle of mental responses.
Hypnotherapy can give you a new method of thinking that will change the way your mind and body responds to certain situations, allowing you to break your cycle of anxiety.
In addition to this, you can also learn methods of self hypnosis for anxiety in order to give you the skills necessary to regain control over your body’s anxiety response. Understanding how any problem operates is key to solving it and it is the same for anxiety.
Using hypnotherapy, you can understand anxiety and from this you can then learn how to successfully master the feelings it invokes in you so that you can permanently overcome your anxiety and panic attacks.
If you suffer from panic attacks or anxiety then you should visit a hypnotherapist to help you understand and control your anxiety.
Most clients learn to gain control over their anxiety in as little as three or four sessions, allowing you to finally find that stress relief you’ve needed from your anxiety.