The short answer is absolutely.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool for many issues, such as anxiety, stress, phobias and illnesses that have emotional roots. Did you know? Hypnosis for anxiety is one of the most widely accepted, effective uses of hypnosis. Let’s discuss anxiety first. What is anxiety, and what is making you anxious? Is it a new feeling or something that occurs sporadically?
First, realize that you’re not alone. Almost 4 million Americans suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD), which results in physical symptoms like muscle tension, restlessness, excessive worry, trembling, frequent urination, nausea, trouble falling (or staying) asleep and trouble concentrating. Anxiety causes people to dread every day life as they worry about everything from money and work to friends, family and health. It can be a major disruption to getting daily things accomplishment.
It’s hard to live to fulfilling life if you’re struggling with excessive worry or anxiety.
The good news is there is help. One of the most effective ways to treat anxiety is through hypnosis. In fact, until the late 1950’s, early 1960’s, hypnosis was the most prescribed treatment for anxiety and panic, prior to the development of pyschotropic drugs. Many healthcare professionals are now returning to hypnosis as a first approach to anxiety issues due to the efficacy and the lack of negative side effects.
If you’ve never used it before, hypnosis is easy and powerful. It is a natural method with no known side effects. Of course, it’s advisable to contact your doctor first and discuss your treatment options. Your doctor can write a referral to a trained hypnotherapist to help treat anxiety.
If you’re already suffering from anxiety and worry about using hypnosis, you may feel like you are in a catch-22 situation. You may start to be concerned about its effectiveness or how you’ll feel. First, remember, it is a medically recognized treatment option. Second, it’s good to discuss any concerns or fears with your hypnotherapist. He or she wants you to be comfortable and confident about hypnosis. You should develop a trusting relationship with your therapist.
During hypnosis, you will be guided into a state of complete relaxation. Your hypnotherapist will decide on the best methods to use during your sessions. During this state of relaxation, you’ll be able to let go of negative beliefs and calm your mind and body.
It’s difficult to pinpoint how many times you’ll need to visit your hypnotherapist, but studies have shown that hypnosis treatments are far less than traditional therapies. Most people leave their session with greater calm, relaxation and focus than they’ve ever experienced before.
While the session itself is calming, your therapist will help you address negative thoughts or limiting beliefs that may be contributing to your anxiety. You’ll feel an increase of self confidence and self worth. Your therapist will probably give you self help tools to relieve any tension you feel between appointments.
With any unknown venture, there can be worry or concern. If anxiety is destroying your life, take the opportunity to find relief. You’re worth it. You can reduce or eliminate your anxiety. You can live a happy, fulfilling life. Call me, and I’ll be happy to discuss how hypnosis can reach success.
Looking for more? Check out the page on Stress, Anxiety and Fears or listen to the Hypnosis Today Radio broadcast on the use of hypnosis for anxiety by clicking the links.