Anxiety is a common problem, often found in families. Feelings of uneasiness, restless, muscular tension, a sense of something is going to go wrong, or danger. Anxiety is normally persistent and severity depends on how badly individuals expect they will do in a situation, how much control they may have in a particular situation or event, and how critically they will be judged afterwards, often part of social anxiety. They frequently evaluate themselves, or create an image that is negative, which causes further or persistent anxiousness. Nearly all those suffering from anxiety will complain of not being able to concentrate, or have a poor memory. There is nothing wrong with their concentration, or memory, just the underlying anxiety that creates the person not to think with logic and reason. They can also be irritable and experience sleep disturbances.
It is estimated that 70% of people with depression will have some form of anxiety or GAD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Hypnotherapy is valuable in anxiety disorders to resolve and work through these old outdated habits. Hypnosis is utilized to significantly reduce anxiety disorders through the use of CBT, (cognitive behavoral therapy), relaxation, desensitizating and using visualization techniques to overcome exaggerated fearful thought processes which greatly improves the quality of their life.
The underlying cause of panic disorder is not clear. Some may be caused by a learned response from members of the family, or others. Panic is the raw freeze / flight / fight / response.
This sudden feeling of doom can cause hyperventilation, an imbalance of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
People with panic disorder experience feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no apparent warning. They are unable to predict when the next attack will occur, such as time or place, and many develop intense anxiety between episodes, worrying when and where the next panic attack will occur. Women are twice as likely as men to develop panic disorder.
Panic Disorder can continue for months or even years, depending on if and when they seek therapy. If left untreated, the condition may deteriorate to the point where the person's life is seriously affected by panic attacks and agoraphobia, they often attempt to avoid, or conceal this mental health problem. There are some individuals whose symptoms may occur frequently for a period of months or years, only to find that the symptoms disappear for months, possibly years, then returning at a later stage.
Panic disorder is often accompanied by other mental health conditions such as depression, anorexia, OCD, or phobias. On occasion it can be linked to stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol, certain medications, illicit substances, such as ecstasy, or cocaine.
Use of amphetamines and amphetamine based substances such as Ecstasy, can mimic panic, creating an increase in heart and breathe rate, often with tingling and a feeling of loosing control, going mad, or having a heart attack. Other symptoms include shaking, a feeling of choking, dizziness, nausea, butterflies, sweating, everything seems unreal, numbness or tingling in the peripheries, hands feet, and jelly legs.
Hypnotherapy is valuable in panic disorders to resolve and eliminate or modify thought patterns to the symptoms of the patient. A person does not have to put up with these problems, with a good clinician’s help, they will dissipate, where the client feels more in control, significantly reducing panic and alleviating it.
A referral by a physician is required for these therapies.