Millions of people are affected by anxiety every year. Quite a few sufferers live with this problem in silence and attempt to cope without trying to find help. Anxiety is an innate part of us all.
In its normal form, it will help us recognise danger, keep us alert and help with general performance. Anxiety affects us on an emotional level and physically.
Anxiety produces adrenaline that can really feel a lot like panic and fear. This adrenaline is the thing that kept our ancestors one step ahead of their potential predators and is referred to as ‘fight or flight’ response. Mercifully, we don’t face the same dangers as our ancestors’ but this adrenaline still has a purpose today. Although, if we have too much anxiety it can cause us be scared and worry even though there is actually little or nothing to be scared of.
Beliefs and feelings like this can have a severe result on a person’s life and be long lasting. Anxiety like this is as a general rule called GAD (generalised anxiety disorder)
Common symptoms of GAD are a constant sensation of worry, panic and fear, sleeping problems, nausea, heart palpitations, light-headedness, trembling, an inability to maintain calm and in severe cases anxiety and panic attacks. A lot of sufferers find it difficult just to get through the day and battle to stop the feelings of panic and fear. GAD may affect anyone at any time of their life although it is reported to be more usual between childhood and middle age.
Countless people with this condition report they genuinely feel like they’re ‘going mad’. They believe that no one could understand them and actually feel embarrassed and ashamed. They suffer alone and conceal their condition from the people close to them. They hide behind a psychological and behavioural mask having lost all faith in their mind and body
Hiding this problem and believing there is no hope is common practice for lots of sufferers. Hiding this problem and not addressing the issues can actually worsen and prolong the anxiousness.
Discovering and dealing with the root cause of the matter is the most successful way of eradicating the anxiety. If the cause of the issue is addressed there cannot be the same effect.
A very worthwhile treatment for GAD is hypnotherapy. Under hypnotherapy, an individual may achieve a greater knowledge of their problems and find new ways of feeling, thinking and behaving.
A hypnotherapist will as a general rule try to reduce a person’s undesirable ideas by suggesting positive ideas to the sub-conscious. The mind is a very powerful thing and hypnotherapy uses the resources of our subconscious to regain power over our emotions.
Sally Moore, a specialist hypnotherapist from Hypnotherapy Lincolnshire based in Woodhall Spa and Lincoln, Lincolnshire has successfully helped numerous clients to deal with fear, for a free, no obligation, half an hour consultation please contact Sally on 01526 351153.