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Hypnosis and Anxiety

Updated: Apr 24, 2022



“….the hardest victory of all is over one’s self.”

– Aristotle Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, the way your body automatically responds that is triggered when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, exam, or first date. In moderation, anxiety isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can help you to stay alert and focused, spur you to action, and motivate you to solve problems. Anxiety becomes a mental health problem when someone finds they are feeling anxious all or most of the time. They feel stuck and those feelings don’t go away. When anxiety is severe or there all the time, it makes it hard to cope with daily life. Symptoms may vary from person to person, but despite their different forms, all anxiety disorders illicit an intense fear or worry out of proportion to the situation at hand. “We may be living in an anxious nation.” Mental health issues are increasing rapidly worldwide. Suicidal cases crop up in the news almost everyday. It is something that we can no longer take lightly, almost as if the situation requires our responsibility to do something to help the situation. It’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost 75% of people with mental disorders remain untreated in developing countries with almost 1 million people taking their lives each year. How Hypnosis Helps Alleviate Anxiousness Anxiety disorders are treatable, and the vast majority of people can be helped with professional care. Anxiety respond very well to therapy—often in a relatively short amount of time. And most anxiety disorders are treated with therapy, medication, or some combination of the two. The American Psychological Association describes a person with anxiety disorder as “having recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns.” One common approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which focus on behavior rather than on underlying psychological conflicts or issues from the past. CBT is often enhanced when combined with clinical hypnosis. Clinical Hypnotherapy can help relieve stress, fear, and anxiety. During clinical hypnosis, a person with a panic disorder or anxiety may be guided on how to cope with specific symptoms or limiting behaviors. Through clinical hypnosis, you can begin to gain greater control over your response to Hypnotherapy can allow a person to learn how to remain relaxed while facing their fears. It also provides you with an effective tool to help yourself and others in their time of trouble.

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