Can Hypnotherapy Really Help To Overcome Anxiety?
It is estimated that around 45 percent of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Anxiety is now the most common Mental Health condition in Australia. With so many people experiencing this condition, it is important that we treat it. However, working out how to get rid of anxiety disorders is kind of like a game of “Whac-A-Mole”. Everytime you hit a mole, another pops up. Similarly, every effort you make to fight your anxiety only seems to invite more of it.
The good news is you can overcome anxiety disorders naturally. By better understanding anxiety, what causes it, and its symptoms you can discover how to get rid of anxiety for good, and why treatments such as hypnosis for anxiety work. Ultimately, we all are able to live more enriched and fulfilled lives, sometimes we just need a little help.
What Is Anxiety Disorder
Everyone has anxiety, in fact, it is a normal part of human life. For example, it is quite normal for people to feel worried or nervous about new or challenging situations such as public speaking, job interviews, or a first date.
However, anxiety becomes problematic when the level of distress is extreme and your day-to-day functioning is affected. When these feelings of nervousness, worry and fear reoccur or are prolonged following a stressful event or just persist, it’s important to recognise and seek support. If left untreated anxiety can intensify and its symptoms worsen. Severe instances of problematic anxiety are commonly referred to as anxiety attacks or panic attacks.
What Causes Anxiety
Our subconscious mind creates anxiety as a protective instinct to the fear response to immediate danger. When facing a real threat, our mind activates physical and mental processes to meet the demands of the situation to promote coping and survival. Similarly, when faced with an imagined or future threat our mind can trigger the same responses. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for our mind to make the distinction between what’s real and what’s imaginary. As a result, it is possible for a person to conjure thoughts that trick the mind into generating worry, fear and panic responses to things that aren’t really happening.
Problematic anxiety is like an alarm that’s operating extremely well, however, it’s in the wrong place at the wrong time, sort of like a smoke detector positioned directly on top of a toaster – making false alarms.
Everything is a program from our past experiences, beliefs and events which our subconscious mind uses to protect us. However, often we need to update these programs to ensure we function well.
Anxiety Symptoms And Signs
Anxiety can present itself in many different forms, but generally, the Symptoms of Anxiety fall into one of three categories as follows:
- Emotional anxiety symptoms – such as feeling apprehensive, powerless or worried about the past present or future.
- Physical anxiety Symptoms – include sweating, trembling, dizziness, choking, increased heart rate, hot cold sweats, etc.
- Behavioural symptoms – trying to avoid situations that make you feel anxious.
How To Get Rid Of Anxiety Naturally
Research demonstrates the significant benefits of diaphragmatic breathing as it helps to induce a state of relaxation (parasympathetic response). This form of deep breathing helps dial down stress hormones, lower your heart rate, blood pressure, promote calmness and relaxation in your muscles. Similarly, hypnosis is the simplest way to achieve inner stillness, deep relaxation and is a great way to relieve anxiety. With the point of focus being the sound of the therapist’s voice, hypnosis allows you to experience a deep, relaxed and tranquil state of mind so you immediately feel calmer, more energetic and experience a sense of positive wellbeing.
Treatment Of Anxiety
As we progress in life, we have the choice to let go of the things that are holding us back. Things that if we keep going in the same direction, can manifest into something even bigger. The only thing we can change is ourselves – our reactions, our awareness and tapping into our own power.
Eternal Balance Mind and Body Wellbeing provides Anxiety Treatment on the Gold Coast. Our sessions use hypnotherapy and psychotherapy along with other healing modalities to help you gain control over your anxiety.
Finally, our treatments are centred on implementing new ways of thinking, letting go and becoming unstuck from whatever is holding you back. Essentially, to get rid of anxiety you’re going to need to learn how to change your thoughts, let go and think with far more positive energy. This can be extremely difficult to do, which is why many people choose to use hypnotherapy.
Benefits of treating anxiety with hypnosis
Hypnotherapy is not only the perfect solution for how to get rid of anxiety, for good. It also provides the added benefits of:
- Immediate relaxation
- Calms the nervous system
- Clarity of the mind and enhanced capability of making better decisions for yourself
- Improved quality of sleep
- Clearing and balancing of emotions
- Releasing negative thoughts
Are you ready to move forward with ways to change thoughts so that your future looks more anxiety free? The moment you make different choices, your life starts changing.
Contact our Gold Coast Wellbeing Clinic today to make an appointment or find out more information on our treatments for anxiety.