Anxiety and related disorders are one of the most common psychological afflictions being suffered by people today. An estimated 5% of the population suffers from anxiety related stress, whether acute, moderate or chronic. The proportion of female patients tends to be higher by two to one. Anxiety and anxiety-related conditions make up most of the initial complaints to psychiatrists as well as to general practitioners.
What is it that has makes us so prone to this disorder? Mostly it is our lifestyle. The hectic schedules of modern day city life can leave very little time for anyone to relax. Everyone needs some time when they can take stock of their lives, contemplate how things are now and make plans for a better future. However finding this time can be very difficult with the kind of lives we are currently living. We can end up with many unanswered questions, an unsatisfactory life and eventually anxiousness as to whether things will ever improve.
Because anxiety is usually triggered by specific circumstances, we often tend to avoid those situations in an attempt to prevent us entering into that state. However shying away never really solves the problem. It usually only makes it worse, especially if those situations involve work, socialising or travel. Consciously trying to control anxiety can be extremely difficult and not always advisable. What we focus on we tend to amplify, so trying to think our way out of anxiety can lead to the further creation of evermore anxiety provoking thoughts, which only serve to increase the symptoms.
The frustration keeps building up leading to even more stress and eventually one can fall into a deep pit of depression. So how can we find our way back to a peaceful state of mind? Many choose to self-medicate by drinking alcohol but in the long run alcohol creates more strees than it cures. What is needed is a true mental peace and relaxation and hypnotherapy for anxiety can help you find that.
Hypnosis uses powerful imagery and suggestive techniques to bring the patient in a state of calm. A hypnotist can help induce a state of deep relaxation and implant positive thoughts in the mind of a patient. With strong suggestions, the brain can be taught to have a better outlook towards life and to keep the negative thoughts and fears at bay. Hypnotherapy for anxiety can be a very effective solution for all stress related issues because it tackles the problem at its core and that is the mind.
While medication and pills come with a plethora of side effects, this is a relatively risk free way to break out of the vicious cycle of anxiety. Hypnotherapy for anxiety is successful is because this technique focuses on effecting change simultaneously in both the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind. It helps bring about stable, long lasting relief for a patient.
About The Author
Dr Bruce Alexander has devoted his life to the improvement of physical and psychological health. He began his career as a medical research scientist, where he and coworkers were able to identify a crucial gene in the development of leukemia.