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Fears, Phobias, Anxieties, and Stress

Hypnotherapy for anxiety can be very effective. Anxiety is an emotion born out of fear.  Certain things may have triggered us when we were young to become anxious.  We all get anxious at various times of our lives.  However, if the anxiety becomes debilitating and we are unable to move forward in our life then hypnosis can help.

The anxiety hypnosis session will explore and release your fears.  You will be provided with tools to enable you to move forward with your life. 

For most folks, anxiety is usually a normal part of life.  The symptoms, problems, and degree of difficulty associated with anxiety  differs from person to person… and as such, it can be difficult to recognize  that it might be a problem area in an individual’s life.

However, anxiety might be a problem area if a person experiences feelings of strong anxiety, or long periods of anxiety, or frequent bouts with anxiety. This can often become overwhelming and can cause physical and psychological symptoms to occur.  These are often called anxiety attacks, and negatively disrupt day to day life.

A person might even be diagnosed with a specific type of anxiety disorder. Some of the more common anxiety disorders are generalized anxiety disorders (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and other phobias.

When a person experiences an anxiety attack, it sometimes causes them to avoid certain activities or situations.  They may feel these situations are triggering the attack.  This causes them to miss out on some life opportunities and therefore, reduces their quality of life.  Their lives become harder as a result of this.  

Hypnotherapy for General Anxiety 

Hypnosis has been found to be an effective treatment for reducing anxiety.  Hypnotherapy targets the root cause of the problem and strives to change a person’s feelings, thoughts, and views regarding those root causes.

​​Hypnotherapy is becoming more and more recognized as a viable treatment method for reducing feelings of anxiety. Hypnotherapy for anxiety attempts to access the sub-conscious mind. Positive change is brought about by utilizing the power of suggestion… and these suggestions are individually tailored to help the client discover the “triggers” of their anxiety, and how to better cope when they feel an anxiety attack coming on.

This can help boost confidence and self-belief, while lowering a client’s feelings of worry or fear. Hypnotherapy can help a person achieve a relaxed and calm state of mind…  often  needed to overcome the negative and overwhelming emotions of their life’s circumstances. Hypnosis helps a person to regain “control” over their situations and return to a feeling of normalcy in their life.

Panic Attacks

In some cases, panic attacks can appear from “out of nowhere” and the causes may be varied or unknown. If this is the case, an individual might find hypnosis to be beneficial. In fact, hypnotherapy could help a person to uncover subconscious,  deep-seated issues that might be causing the attacks.

Hypnotherapy has proven to be very effective in dealing with stress, fear, and anxieties. It therefore lends itself well towards the treatment of panic attacks. This is because hypnotherapy assists a person using the power of suggestion, along with helping them overcome insecure and limiting beliefs.

Hypnosis can also be used to help overcome poor self esteem and negative thinking . . . characteristics that can contribute to someone having panic attacks. Often times the hypnotherapist will teach their clients self-hypnosis techniques, allowing them to continue their treatment from home.

This is similar to anxiety but is more specific.  People develop irrational fears about certain things, such as spiders, flying, going outdoors, performing etc..  Hypnosis has been successful in treating phobias, by exploring how they were developed and gentle exposure during hypnosis.  The client often is able to walk away from the session without the fear and if they are triggered, then the tools that they acquired during the session will be used.

Childhood Traumas

We often go through life with the emotional baggage carried from childhood. This could be neglect, abuse, fear or hardships endured during our formative years. For example, if our own parents rejected us and allowed someone else to raise us while then continuing to have children that they raised themselves. This could seriously impact our world. We would experience feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness. If this issue is not addressed, then as an adult, it could manifest as sudden anger issues, also the inability to take criticism. Similarly, if a child is sexually abused at an early age, then it could also manifest as hyper sexuality at an early age, also the inability to form stable relationships.


Stress is a natural emotional and/or physiological response to real or perceived threats or danger. You could say that it is Mother Nature’s way of protecting us.

Unfortunately, for some folks, it has become a chronic lifestyle, rather than a very temporary condition —  like it is supposed  to be. We are talking about unhealthy stress in this case.

But sometimes, stress can actually be a good thing. It can produce hormones that help with performance (sports, etc.) or protect us from danger (fight or flight Adrenalin). Most of us can live with that kind of stress.

However, chronic stress can be very unhealthy. It can lead to a number of psychological or physical symptoms including a sense of unease, feeling overwhelmed, fearful, depressed, or phobic. As the body reacts to  these conditions, debilitating conditions can occur — and may need to be medically treated. In fact, most folks don’t even realize the effects negative stress can have on their overall health!

Controlling Stress

How do we control stress? Hypnosis can be a very good way to control stress. Self hypnosis is particularly effective in reducing stress. Why hypnosis? Because 90 to 93% of your daily activity is controlled by your subconscious mind ( or the Boss). Hypnosis can create a relaxed and responsive state of mind that allows you to go around your conscious thinking (the gate keeper) —  and get right to the real root of the problem (by going to see the Boss directly).

Hypnosis is a perfect vehicle to manage and reduce stress since it is based on getting the client into a deeply relaxed state of mind. Regardless the degree or type of stress, the more relaxed a person can be the easier it becomes to reduce and manage stress.  Relaxation can help reduce the release of hormones and chemicals that can be harmful to the body.

In addition to relaxation techniques, hypnotherapy for stress management can also use suggestions and affirmations that will allow a person to perform self-hypnosis and lower their stress levels. Once learned, these combo techniques can be used anytime the person feels a need for them.  Imagery can also be very effective with this.

Everybody deals with stress in a different way. Most of us realize that a certain amount of stress will be present in our day to day lives. But, the trick is to learn how to control the stress, and not let the stress control us.  The level of stress present is a result of 1) how we deal with pressure, 2) our emotional resilience, and 3) our perception of an occurrence or event.

Hypnotherapy can help you control your stress and anxiety levels. And with the help of a hypnotherapist, a person can begin to identify the causes of their stress. This could be any number of things such as past situations or experiences, psychological or physical issues, self worth issues, or relationship issues from the past.

After finding the true root of the problem, the hypnotherapist can then work with a person to develop an agreed upon goal — such as how you will  feel once the stress has been controlled. The hypnotherapist can then use a variety of techniques to aid in achieving success. Stress hypnotherapy can begin to work in as little as one or two sessions.

All these issues can benefit from hypnosis. Hypnosis can help individuals to continue living a happier life.

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