Hypnosis and how it can help deal with anxiety disorders
Did You Know that in 2017, Anxiety disorders were the most common mental illness affecting 40 million adults in the United States ages 18 and up? That would be approximately 18.1% of our population! Although Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only roughly 36% of those suffering receive treatment.
Anxiety disorders can stem from a complicated set of risk factors, including life events, trauma, genetics, and personality, to name a few.
Of course there are the traditional ways of coping with anxiety: therapy and medication. However, these options really only serve as a Band-Aid in most cases, covering the issue rather than treating anxiety at its core. More and more people are looking into Hypnosis in order to try and find relief. The intriguing draw of hypnotherapy is that it allows a bridge that takes us through the life of a patient and right to the origins of maladjusted behavioral patterns and anxiety. Hypnosis can treat anxiety disorders within the subconscious mind and has the ability to calm thoughts whether it be of a specific phobia, trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD or general day-to-day anxiety which at times can be crippling.
In using hypnotherapy, we address the underlying emotions that promote feelings of anxiety by relaxing the patient into a twilight state (much like how you feel when meditating or daydreaming). Once that is achieved, we help you with “regression”: guiding you back to a traumatic experience and allowing you to process and clear out the negative experiences and replace them with positive and empowering messages. The subconscious mind is very powerful, and thus digging to the core of your issues while relaxed and receptive, and under professional guidance of a hypnotherapist, can be instrumental in releasing the root cause of your anxiety. You will learn how to manage your thoughts … on your own volition. Hypnosis is not about mind control or going into a trance. The patient is always the one in control of their mind and thoughts. The Hypnotherapist is there as a guide and facilitator.
In order for treatment to be successful, you need to create a trusting partnership with your Hypnotherapist that will nurture your motivation. Keep an open mind and with patience and commitment, you will see the beauty of feeling like your true self again and you can join a quickly growing number of fellow anxiety sufferers who have found a new lease on life thanks to the healing brought about by hypnotherapy.