Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Anxiety is a normal response when you are dealing with an overwhelming situation, such as a big decision or a major work issue. When your anxiety becomes constant or worsens with time or when it begins to affect your normal day-to-day routine, you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder can keep you from accomplishing everything you want. Take back control through hypnosis treatment for anxiety.
Anxiety is related to the physiological “fight-or-flight” response. When your fight-or-flight response kicks in, your body prepares to protect you from perceived threats. A flood of hormones triggers an increase in blood pressure and heart rate and sends oxygen and nutrient racing through your system. After the threat is gone, your parasympathetic nervous system engages and calms your body back down.
When you have anxiety, your body and mind are in a constant state of alert. You feel as though you are keyed up for a fight because, physiologically speaking, you are. The world becomes a frightening or stressful place. You struggle with a wide range of symptoms, such as:
Panic attacks add another level of stress and worry to your experience. Panic or anxiety attacks are sudden and intense periods of fear or anxiety that occur quickly and without warning. They may develop with no warning or as a result of a trigger, bringing a rapid heartbeat, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, and feeling out of control.
Anxiety does not need to control your life. With hypnosis for anxiety disorder, you can shed your worries and embrace new experiences fearlessly and confidently.
Chronic stress and anxiety can damage blood vessels over time, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. High cortisol levels can change the way the body manages energy and can contribute to fat stores.
The roots of anxiety often extend deep in our subconscious minds, and our day-to-day habits help cultivate them to keep them strong. Your subconscious mind works to protect you, and anxiety can play a role in that protection. Just like you yank your hand away from a hot fire before it can burn you, your anxiety kicks in and pulls you away from a situation that the subconscious mind deems scary or potentially dangerous. Unfortunately, these efforts can be counterproductive as they lead to increasingly restrictive behaviors and confining you to a smaller and more constrained life.
To really overcome your anxiety, you must move past the automatic responses of anxiety. That means not merely managing your symptoms but truly identifying them, exploring them, and eliminating them. You cannot change subconscious behavior and automatic thought patterns through willpower alone, but hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic attacks can help you access and alter the way your subconscious works.
Hypnosis treatment for anxiety has a powerful effect on your parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system acts as a “brake” on your fight-or-flight response. Using hypnosis can help calm the stress response in the heat of the moment, but it can also help you make changes that can help you in the long-term, essentially “resetting” your baseline function and developing healthier habits overall.
By incorporating hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic attacks into your daily routine, you can:
If anxiety is interrupting your life, holding you back, and keeping you from doing everything you want to do, then it is time to take control using hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic attacks. Visit Renewed Edge today to learn more about our hypnosis treatment for anxiety or to schedule an appointment with our hypnotherapist.