Anxiety is different from that of panic and fear, in that anxiety is a chronic state
of arousal, where panic and fear is sudden and an acute state.
The most common complaints by an anxious person are, sweating, nausea or ‘butterfly's’
in the stomach, palpitations or chest pain, shallow or constricted breathing, including
shortness of breath, muscle tension and headaches are often found. Not all these
different symptoms may be experienced, as everyone is an individual
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. They frequently evaluate
themselves or create an image that is negative, which causes further or persistent
anxiousness. They frequently worry about anything and everything, which may cause
insomnia, or an inability to go to work.
Nearly all those suffering from anxiety will complain of not being able to concentrate
or they have a poor memory. There is nothing wrong with their concentration or memory,
just the underlying anxiety that creates them not to think with logic and reason.
Hypnotherapy is valuable in anxiety disorders to resolve and work through these anxieties.
Hypnosis is utilized to significantly reduce anxiety disorders through the use of
relaxation, and using visualization techniques to overcome exaggerated fearful thought
processes. It is important to understand that a person can get out of these anxious
states, with the assistance from a good clinician.
A referral by a physician is required for this therapy.