Globally, anxiety disorders are believed to affect between 1 and 28 percent of people. While prevalence varies depending on location, culture, age, and sex, anxiety can affect anyone, anywhere, and at any time. If you are struggling with anxiety, hypnotherapy for social anxiety can help you manage it.
What You Need to Know about Anxiety
Most people feel anxious from time to time as a normal response to stress or upsetting events. Anxiety is a common and normal reaction to temporary upheavals or big events. For those with anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, their feelings of anxiety are chronic and can be severe enough to interfere with responsibilities and activities, such as school work, employment, and personal life. Hypnosis for social anxiety can help alleviate your discomfort and ease your symptoms when they occur.
Symptoms of social anxiety include:
- Fearing social interactions
- Worrying that you may blush or show your fear or discomfort
- Feeling anxious or uncomfortable in social situations
- Ruminating after social interactions
- Avoiding social situations
Other symptoms of anxiety disorders can include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Panic attacks are related to anxiety. They can occur with little or no warning, or you may suffer one in response to a phobia. Panic attacks are associated with:
- Heart palpitations
- Trembling or shaking
- Shortness of breath
- Panicky sensations
- Feeling out of control
You can use hypnosis treatment for anxiety to overcome your negative feelings and recover your sense of control in situations that make you feel anxious.
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Hypnotherapy for social anxiety can help you put a stop to your automatic responses and replace them with more beneficial strategies that enable you to release anxiety and panic naturally. Through hypnosis, you can take control of the automatic responses and empower yourself with confidence in any scenario.
Anxiety is often deeply rooted in the subconscious mind, leading to automatic thoughts that you cannot control. You may have developed anxiety early in life. The rational, critical part of your brain focuses on immediate concerns, but your subconscious mind works on a different, deeper level. Your subconscious mind influences and informs not just your emotions and feelings but also your thoughts and actions based on previous experiences. While you might have conscious control of some of your choices, your subconscious mind controls your feelings and emotions.
Your conscious mind cannot control your subconscious mind, which makes it difficult to stop the automatic thoughts and feelings associated with anxiety. This is where hypnosis comes into play. When you use hypnosis for social anxiety, you can weed out the deeply rooted fears, worries, and phobias underlying your anxiety and panic attacks. You can address and mold your subconscious issues in a variety of ways, including:
- Reframing past experiences
- Identifying and exploring your emotions
- Developing more positive coping mechanisms
You may feel more relaxed and at ease with your life after your first hypnotherapy session, but continuing with therapy will help you develop the tools you need to the cycle of anxiety and unhappiness. You can take control, rid yourself of triggers, and reprogram your subconscious to work for rather than against you.
Using Hypnosis for Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Major medical associations around the world support the use of hypnosis, and hypnosis treatment for anxiety is highly effective, according to research. One study found that study participants who used hypnosis enjoyed a greater sense of treatment efficacy and more cognitive change. A literature review has demonstrated similarly positive results, with hypnosis offering relief from anxiety, especially situational anxiety.
Visit Renewed Edge to learn about using hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic attacks or to schedule an appointment with our certified hypnotherapist.