global pandemic anxietyBetween work, running errands, driving the children to their activities, and everything in between, even the best of days can prove stressful. Throw in political unrest, a global pandemic virus, mass climate changes, and any number of other global circumstances, it’s easy to go from a stressful day to a full-blown anxiety attack.

While anxiety is a normal part of daily life, dealing with recurrent stress can be detrimental to your mental well-being and physical health. In fact, when left untreated, symptoms of stress can affect your concentration and focus, sleep, ability to fight infections, and seriously affect your body and health.

Fortunately, you are not alone. Together with the help of the professionals at AB Mindworks, you can leverage the proven power of hypnotherapy as a method to reduce your feelings of anxiety and stress. Hypnotherapy for anxiety is designed to reduce feelings of fear and constant worry while simultaneously boosting self-confidence. Hypnotherapy helps individuals develop the ability to access the calm state of mind needed to overcome the often-overwhelming emotions and stressors in your daily life.

 

What is Hypnotherapy

corona stress and anxiety hypnotherapyA natural state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness, hypnotherapy was officially recognised in 1955 as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association and 10 years later by the American Medical Association. Over the course of the past 65 years, hypnotherapy has become a reputable and celebrated component of traditional health treatment. 

Stress and Anxiety Hypnotherapy concentrates on understanding and changing the patterns of behaviour that trigger stress and anxiety. When left untreated, stress and anxiety can lead to a host of psychological, physical, behavioral, and emotional problems. Common symptoms of untreated stress and anxiety include:

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Problems with attention and concentration
  • Decreased self-esteem
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Loss of energy
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Stomach complications (i.e., stomach ulcers)
  • Heart palpitations
  • And more

 

Anxiety – You are Not Alone

hypnotherapy for anxiety

If you experience anxiety, you are not alone. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders wo

rldwide. In fact, as of their 2018 report, 3.4% of the world’s population suffers from anxiety (284 million people). Despite these numbers, less than one-third actually seek treatment. If you’re looking for a way to deal with your mental health during the world’s pandemic, read the article of our colleagues on how to manage anxiety.

Hypnotherapy for anxiety is based on the premise that anxiety is a learned behaviour. In other words, our minds have natural defense mechanisms that typically manifest as emotions, such as panic or fear. Over time, our subconscious mind has learned to amplify these defense mechanisms to the point that they become irrational. As a result, we may irrationally feel fear or panic due to public speaking, social settings, or in our day to day lives.

 

 

symptoms of anxietyWhat are the symptoms of anxiety?

In many cases, anxiety is a subconscious reaction to the many aspects of life we cannot control. Over time, we train ourselves to react to stressful situations in a distinct way. The symptoms of anxiety can include the following:

  • Feeling tense, restless, or nervous
  • Holding a sense of impending panic, doom, or danger
  • Increased heart rate
  • Hyperventilation (rapidly breathing)
  • Trembling or sweating
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Difficulties thinking or concentrating beyond your source of present worry
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Difficulties controlling your thoughts of worry
  • Having the urge to avoid circumstances that trigger anxiety

 

How can hypnotherapy help anxiety?

how can hypnotherapy help anxiety

Hypnotherapy allows us to retrain our automatic responses to anxiety, replacing them with more constructive thoughts and reactions. When we release these automatic reactions to how we cope with stress, we can learn to reduce anxiety and stress instantaneously. Working together with your hypnotherapist, you can begin to gain greater control over your response to stressful circumstances and 

their triggers. 

 

 

AB Mindworks

Hypnotherapy provides an effective method for coping with stress and anxiety, as well as managing chronic pain. Aside from proving beneficial for relationships, hypnosis has also proven beneficial for other conditions, including anxiety, phobias, sleep disorders, and much more.

If you are hoping to enhance your health and wellness, both mentally and physically hypnotherapy can help. At AB Mindworks, Annie Browne and her team leverage their experience and expertise to successfully treat a variety of mental health concerns, ranging from stress and anxiety to eating disorders, depression, sleep deprivation and more. 

 

Contact a member of our team to learn more.