We know that feelings of Anxiety can strike almost anyone at almost any time, and that a normal person can anticipate experiencing Anxiety at some point in their lives.
Experience shows that there are many factors that contribute to these feelings of worry and stress, for example you may have financial troubles, problems in your personal or professional relationships, or even fears about an impending job interview (or job loss). Quite simply, the typical day to day stresses can add up to too much for a lot of people.
It's normal for a person to feel like this, isn't it?
It's a natural reaction to stress, worry and fear, however when these factors become so excessive that they impact your ability to carry on a "normal" life, that is when help should be sought.
Perhaps unsurprising in modern society, Social Anxiety Disorder [link] is the most common Anxiety problem experienced. This is the constant fear of being judged by other people. The NHS suggest that this disorder (often categorised as a General Anxiety Disorder) is most likely to develop when you are in your twenties, and that approximately 2% of people will experience it at least once in their lifetime.
According to recent research, women are more likely to suffer from Anxiety disorders than men. This is, again, unsurprising considering the pressure that the media places on women (and men) to comply with stereotypical images. When suffering, a person can lose perspective on all aspects of their life and fall into an out-of-control spiral with feelings of anxiety spreading to everything that is happening in life. Our experience suggests that sufferers of this condition feel as though they can never relax.
A short video on Anxiety
Anxiety Disorders: Typical Signs and Symptoms
Being short tempered with friends, family and colleagues
Feelings of constantly living on the edge
Inability to rest deeply
Minor issues become irritating
Prickly sensations like pins and needles
An impending sense of fear or dread
Feelings of dizziness
Lack of motivation
Dry and Sticky mouth
Migraines and Headaches
Missing your period
Anxiety Disorders helped at TranceformedPerceptions
This may not be relevant to you, but some people's anxiety can become so powerful that it leads to a "panic attack" which is a very frightening experience, and can lead on to a deepening of the underlying anxiety condition, creating a very vicious circle!
Some other conditions where anxiety sits at the core are as follows:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [LINK]
Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks [LINK]
Most Phobias create anxiety and panic [LINK]
A person might not know that they have a condition where anxiety is a dominant factor. If you are in any doubt as to the cause of your condition, we would urge you to come for a consultation, or a discovery session, to discuss your personal experiences and how our therapies can benefit you.
Types of Anxiety Disorder
FEARS & PHOBIAS
Fear IS the mindkiller … it stops you from becoming the wonderful, fulfilled person that you deserve to be. Our psycho- and hypno- therapies can help to release even the deepest, darkest fears within.
OBSESSION & OCD
Our psychology drives all aspects of life, including our sexual activities. Problems in this respect are often the symptom of a deeper psychological cause that can be overcome with hypnosis.
Also known as Social Phobia or the Fear of Being Judged (usually negatively) by others, this is probably the most common form of Anxiety we treat. Commonly occurs, e.g. when making a public speech.
It is a phrase thrown around a lot, but being called a “control freak” is no laughing matter! Repeating, intrusive thoughts and resulting compulsive behaviours can damage your lifestyle … so let’s fix them.
Depression can be mild or severe, and is suffered by too many people nowadays. It’s good to know that, with the right help, most people can make a complete and lasting recovery.
It may surprise you, but Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be significantly helped with the relaxation benefits of hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is excellent for reducing your general levels of stress.
Compulsive Behaviour, e.g. might include smoking a cigarette, biting your nails, or buying yet another pair of shoes. The difference between this and an obsession is the guilt that is felt afterwards.
Persistent feelings of anxiety caused by something outside of our consciousness are known as Panic Attacks, or Panic Disorders. Such constant, intolerable anxiety leads to the panic reaction.
All conditions that we can treat with hypnotic techniques require two critical elements for success: your desire to make the change, and your maximum effort. If you have these, nothing can stop you!
The material included herein is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician, psychotherapist, or other healthcare professional, whom you should always consult about your circumstances before starting or stopping any medication or any other course of treatment, exercise regimen, or diet.
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