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Hypnosis for Anxiety

Hypnosis is a very effective tool for treating anxiety problems. Anxiety is a central feature of most psychological disorders and psychiatric illnesses. Correcting, healing, and transcending anxiety is a significant breakthrough for those that suffer from it.

People with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) go through the day filled with exaggerated worry and tension, even though there is little or nothing to provoke it. They anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work. Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day produces anxiety. GAD is diagnosed when a person worries excessively about a variety of everyday problems for at least 6 months.

People with GAD can’t seem to get rid of their concerns, even though they usually realize that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants. They can’t relax, startle easily, and have difficulty concentrating. Often they have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Physical symptoms that often accompany the anxiety include fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, nausea, lightheadedness, having to go to the bathroom frequently, feeling out of breath, and hot flashes.”

Sometimes, there are greater symptoms that keep people from living a normal life. These are such things as shortness of breath, dizziness, heart palpitations, trembling, sweating, feeling of choking, nausea/abdominal distress, depersonalization, numbness and tingling, flushes, chills, chest pain, fear of dying, and fear of going crazy or fear of doing something uncontrolled.

My hypnotherapeutic approach to treating anxiety disorders incorporates two aspects, treating the symptoms and uncovering the root causes. I address the symptoms by teaching you cognitive, behavioral and relaxation coping skills. Self-hypnosis for relaxation and cognitive control of anxious thoughts and worries is routinely taught as a coping skill.

I also teach instant relaxation skills to help you cope with stress, tension, and anxiety episodes on the fly, wherever they occur. Hypnotherapy puts you in control You can learn to control your anxiety through Hypnosis. Treatment usually takes two to five visits.

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