Why Are So Many People Experiencing Anxiety these days? I have had a large number of new clients coming in with Anxiety issues and Panic Attacks. The question is: Can Hypnosis Help You Overcome Anxiety?
Let's talk about that.
First off, I want to say: YES! Hypnosis is extremely effective in managing and even overcoming anxiety. Anxiety is caused by worrying about the future. It is a product of our mind-set.
"All of a sudden, you can't breathe....."It feels hot in here," you think to yourself! You start sweating, your hands feel clammy, head begins to pound, fingers start to tingle and a major knot starts churning in the pit of your belly. Heart beating fast, afraid you're going to pass out in front of all these people....you can't think and all you want to do is "GET OUT OF HERE!"
My friend, you are experiencing massive anxiety....a "panic attack."
Anxiety...How does this happen? Your thoughts and what you imagine create a response in your body. Your mind and body are one consciousness. While in a comfortable and relaxed environment, hypnosis can be extremely effective in getting to the root cause of anxiety and powerful suggestions may assist in making changes in the addictive, fearful thinking. However, you can change it yourself, by being aware.
Your Breath is the Key: I always share how powerful your breath is. When you notice the beginning of anxiety, stop, be still, breathe, and focus your awareness on your breath. Follow your breath in and out. Observe your thoughts and what you are or were imagining. Was it the worst possible scenario? Probably so. Your thoughts are causing the feelings.
In working with many clients with all sorts of anxiety about different things, I have found one thing in common, a powerful imagination.
This is actually a great thing, because you may use your imagination to create a positive experience. The problem, when it relates to an anxious response, is that you are imagining what you do not want! That powerful imagination of yours can imagine a way out as well, or imagine a scenario that is relaxed and pleasant.
Imagination is everything and your subconscious mind does not know the difference between what is real and what you imagine.
If you are imaging the worst case scenario, you are going to have a reaction, your body will respond, just as it responds emotionally and physically, for example, when you’re watching a movie.
With anxiety, the movie is in your own mind. It isn’t real!!!
Of course, anxiety can manifests its’ ugly little head in a variety of ways: Random Panic Attacks, Fear of Driving on the Freeway, going over bridges, social anxiety, claustrophobia, fear of elevators or closed-in spaces, etc.
According to an article on Psychology Today Website Blog by Author Jeff Wise, (Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind In Danger,) Most anxiety is caused by the belief you lack control of the situation.
Driving on the FREEWAY is the Safest Route: Truth is, with much data to back it up, driving on the freeway is the safest sort of driving. You may already know this, but still cannot get your imagination and emotions to agree.
Flying, for example, is the same. It’s statistically proven to be the safest mode of travel, yet, I get numbers of clients who cannot get on a plane. Those facts and figures will not be registered or make a hill of beans to the powerful thinking mind. And, even claustrophobia, people who fear closed in spaces, again “control” or lack thereof is at the heart of the issue.
Mark Twain said it Best: "I've dealt with some terrible things in my life, some of them actually happened!"
You see, our imagination becomes real...well, at least the feelings, feel real.
Solution: Relinquish control. Truth is, we really have no control over many things. It’s best to focus on what we do have control of…that is our own thoughts and feelings. I have experienced anxiety myself, especially when I am not taking good care of my health and
wellness, taking much needed time out to meditate and quiet my mind.
Question Is: What are YOU Thinking about? Where is your focus?
Your 65,000 Thoughts Per Day Are Yours! Remember, those 65,000 thoughts per day are yours, no matter what....choose the good ones.
Learning how to quiet your mind with hypnosis is the most powerful and effective thing you can do. While in the relaxed state of hypnosis, you may use powerful suggestions and instructions which will register in the subconscious mind. Only in the subconscious part of your mind do you have the ability to make changes in automatic reactions. Hypnosis with a Certified Hypnotherapist is extremely effective in overcoming habitual negative response.
Can Hypnosis really work for you? Please give me a call to discuss your options and how Hypnosis can work for you. Get your life back!
With Love and Light,
Suzie Bowers, Certified Hypnotherapist, Soul-Discovery Coach, Author of "Ten Keys to Living a Soul Life", available on Amazon.
Since 1995, Suzie Bowers has been helping people overcome limiting beliefs and subconscious blocks, propelling them forward into the life they desire. Chances are she can help you too. California Hypnosis Center & Academy, located in Stockton, California.