Anxiety has been diagnosed as a mental and medical disorder more frequently in recent years. While there are a large number of drugs available today to treat people with anxiety, these medications could become addictive after being used for a while.
Also, anxiety medications can prevent you from being fully aware and functional when you very much want to feel well and excel in your endeavors. However, you can use hypnosis as an alternative for treating this disorder as a single treatment option or in conjunction with cognitive therapy for remarkable results.
You stay in control of your actions during a hypnosis therapy session. While you are relaxed, you also know what’s going on. During the meeting, your therapist will explain the process of being hypnotized. You and your therapist will review your goals for the session. When the session begins, your therapist will speak in a calming way and describe images that can help you relax, feel secure, and give you an impression of well-being.
When you are in this calm state, your hypnotherapist will suggest various ways for you to feel relaxed instead of anxious by assisting you in visualizing both soothing and successful images. Then, when you next begin to feel anxious in your daily life, these concepts and feelings will recur and help you in staying calm. At the end of the session, your hypnotherapist will aid you in coming out of your state of relaxation.
During hypnosis, changes in the autonomic nervous system, or ANS, occur, causing the hypnotic effect. In one study done by the Society for Psychophysiological Research, scientists discovered that hypnosis reduces activity in the tonic sympathetic nervous system, which may explain why this therapy works so well for so many with pain, hot flashes, anxiety, and high blood pressure. More research was suggested to assist scientists and the medical community in better understanding exactly how hypnosis works to relieve pain and stress in the body. The studies show, though, that this meditative process does work well for many individuals.
Not much preparation is needed to get ready for a hypnotherapy session to treat anxiety issues. However, you should ensure you get a good night’s sleep before your session. If you are well-rested, you won’t fall asleep during your hypnosis therapy session.
Many people feel stressed out before they go through a medical procedure, have surgery, or receive treatments for cancer and other physical health problems. People also become stressed and anxious about seeing the dentist as well as being involved in normal life situations. Hypnosis can relieve you from these sources of stress and anxiety.
If you routinely have problems with anxiety, you should try using hypnotherapy to deal with it. Contact us today to see how we can help you deal with your anxiety symptoms. Or sign up for our newsletter to keep abreast of the latest news on hypnosis, wellbeing and performance.