Studies indicate that anxiety disorders can have both a physical and psychological component, and they can be hereditary. Symptoms are apparent, but the causes may be unknown. The condition which creates the fear is a threat to the victim because it is unresolved. Exposing the cause can diminish the anxiety associated with the fear by taking it out of the unknown so that rational suggestions can be used to alleviate symptoms.
Nearly 1 in 10 Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are chronic, irrational, and can intensify if untreated. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) identifies five anxiety disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Panic disorder, and
The Advantages of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Hypnotherapy can facilitate:
- The replacement of catastrophic thoughts with truthful statements.
- The realization that the physical sensations can cause no harm.
- The slowing down of a rapid heartbeat
- The achievement of a sense of balance
- The generation of deep relaxation
- Freeing the throat to swallow
- Overcoming intense sensations of heat and cold
- The promotion of clear-headedness.
Confronting Your Fears in Hypnosis
Once the causes are revealed, the technique of systematic desensitization may be the treatment of choice. Systematic desensitization is a well organized procedure to bring the psyche back into balance, eliminating the fears by hypnotic confrontation. The fears are met and faced through the subconscious mind. Repeated confrontation causes deterioration of the fear symptoms and increases the ability to face and deal with past traumatic experiences without apprehension, which the conscious mind then accepts. Age regression can also be a highly effective technique for uncovering causes.
Testimonial from a client with a former Fear of Flying
I am writing to thank you for the fine work you did with me surrounding my inability to board an airplane after a lifetime of horrific, fearful flights. Over four sessions you were able to help me understand that I had misdiagnosed my problem for over forty years. You were also able to lead me right to the doorstep of the real demon.
On January 30th, 2008 I boarded a plane in Hartford, flew to Charlotte, boarded another and flew to Grand Cayman. I returned in the same pattern. These four legs of the trip were unlike any previous flying experiences. I actually held conversations with my wife, something I had heretofore been unable to do. While flying will never be my favorite thing to do, I feel I can now schedule a trip and get to my destination without an inordinate amount of trepidation.*
We will use the power of hypnotherapy to neutralize any erroneous beliefs or emotions that may be standing in your way of success. Together we will transform your anxiety into achieving the life and the health you really want.* On average two to five sessions should have you feeling much better about yourself.Serving Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden counties in western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley, southern Vermont, New Hampshire, the Berkshires and northern Connecticut.
Blue Moon Hypnotherapy is a firmly established business and has been since 1999.
Call today for your confidential, free 20 minute phone consultation so that we may begin the process of helping you to achieve the health and lifestyle you really want.
*Results may vary