Stop Anxiety

Everyone has felt anxiety at one time or another: You get nervous before a speech or a big test, and your palms begin to sweat. Or, perhaps you just feel a general unease about your health, finances or family life.A sense of uneasiness about the future is generally known as anxiety. These feelings affect both the body and the mind. When you become anxious, your body releases a hormone called adrenaline. It is nature’s way of warning you that danger (both real and imagined) is imminent.

As anxiety increases, you may experience symptoms such as a pounding heart, quickened breathing and perspiration. The more you worry about something, the stronger these symptoms are likely to become.Many people experience mild to moderate episodes of anxiety. For some, such nervousness may interfere with their ability to enjoy life fully. However, there are steps you can take to reduce or even eliminate your anxious feelings.

Hypnosis, self hypnosis, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques really do enable you to stop your anxiety. You can’t be hot and cold at the same time, and you can’t be hungry and full – and in the same way, it’s impossible to be relaxed and anxious. They are mutually exclusive – you can be in one state at any one time, but not both. When you are anxious, your thoughts seem to race around your head, one thought popping up after another, and it is impossible to think straight. When you panic, it can feel like your thoughts are speeding up. Even if you resolve one problem in your mind, another one immediately appears to takes its place. When you are calm and relaxed, by contrast, your mind is quiet and still.

Hypnotherapy will enable you to switch off anxious, worrying thoughts – thinking instead about relaxing, calm, pleasant images. It almost feels as if your thoughts themselves are slowing down as the mind and the body become more and more comfortable.

 

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