Hypnosis For Anxiety And Stress Management
Anxiety disorders come in many forms and affect people from all walks of life. Sadly, many people choose to neglect their symptoms due to a lack of understanding. Ultimately, when symptoms are left untreated, a person’s overall quality of life diminishes making it more challenging to overcome.
Pasadena Hypnosis provides safe and effective clinical hypnotherapy to individuals who suffer from anxiety and chronic stress — as well as other health conditions that affect someone’s daily life.
Our hypnotherapy services include:
- Hypnosis for anxiety
- Hypnosis for weight loss
- Stop smoking hypnosis
- Hypnosis to improve athletic performance
- Relaxation hypnosis for personal spiritual exploration
- Pain management
- Work success
- Hypnosis for depression
- And more!
If there are areas in your life that you wish to improve or problems you would like to get over, then contact Pasadena Hypnosis. We’re available for our clinical hypnotherapy services in our Pasadena office or anywhere in the world via video calling or by phone.
The Truth About Anxiety Disorders
If you suffer from anxiety, rest assured knowing that you are not alone. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness for adults living in the United States. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only 37% of sufferers seek medical attention or treatment for their symptoms.
Pasadena Hypnosis is proud to offer an effective and affordable solution for people who are choosing to take back control of their life. Your hypnotherapist can work in cooperation with your doctor and therapist.
Before we dive into the science of hypnosis for anxiety, we want our readers to understand the facts about anxiety and how they can benefit from our clinical hypnotherapy services. Continue reading to learn more about anxiety disorders.
Did You Know?
- ⅔ of adults with anxiety do not receive medical treatment.
- Biological factors contribute to the onset of anxiety as well as chemical imbalances in the brain.
- Anxiety affects more than just the brain. Physical symptoms can occur including rapid heartbeat, nausea, headache, shaking, shortness of breath, dizzy spells, and more.
- Those who suffer from an anxiety disorder are prone to suffering from depression simultaneously.
- There are several forms of anxiety that affect people in different ways.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
Before a Lawyer goes into court, an executive enters an important meeting, or even if someone has a big date, they usually experience a big rush of anxiety. While that rush is a normal response, with symptoms of anxiety even daily stresses can become debilitating both physically and mentally. Anxiety comes in many different forms, causing a variety of symptoms affecting millions of people’s lives everyday. Read on to learn more about the different types of anxiety.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is usually diagnosed and characterized after six months or more of chronic, exaggerated worry that is more severe than normal anxiety levels. People with GAD usually expect the worst in situations and will feel constantly worried about money, health, family, or work, even when there is no indication to worry. While the brain puts up with a lot of symptoms, physical symptoms such as fatigue, muscle tension, headaches, irritability, trembling, and hot flashes can occur.
The cause of GAD is difficult to prove, but research suggests that the disorder is hereditary and symptoms begin at an early age. As the individual gets older leaving the condition untreated, the symptoms manifest slowly and are ultimately triggered by stress. Treating GAD is relatively simple if the patient is willing to cooperate. Doctors can prescribe an anti-anxiety medication and suggest behavioral or cognitive-behavioral therapy to relieve sufferers of their symptoms.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD sufferers struggle with intense, recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or rituals (compulsions). Common rituals among OCD sufferers is excessive hand washing, counting, checking, and cleaning. The rituals are performed in hopes of preventing an obsessive thought or fear. These rituals only provide a temporary relief and if the ritual is not performed, it increases anxiety. OCD is a chronic, relapsing illness, and a form of anxiety that can completely take over one’s life.
In previous years, OCD was thought to have been caused by the individual’s surroundings such as attitudes and behaviors learned in childhood. However, there is growing evidence that OCD has a biological basis. Research today is more focused on the interaction of biological factors and environmental influences. Prescription medication may be considered in an effort to manage the anxiety that co-occurs alongside OCD as well as cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.
Panic Disorder is very similar to Generalized Anxiety Disorder, except it is characterized by repeated and unexpected episodes of intense fear. Physical symptoms include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, and abdominal stress. People who suffer from panic attacks will often describe the symptoms to mimic the symptoms of a heart attack. As you can imagine, the possibility of experiencing a heart attack will initiate even more fear. People with panic disorder will typically develop anxiety in between episodes because they are constantly worrying about when and where the next panic attack will strike.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
As if living through a traumatic experience was bad enough, living with PTSD is nothing short of living life with a constant reminder of that trauma. It’s normal for people to feel emotions of distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, anger, and sadness after a traumatic event occurs. Depending on the trauma, it can take days, weeks, or months to overcome the trauma but for some, those distressed feelings don’t go away which is a tell-tale sign of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Over 14 million American adults are living with PTSD and know that it is a very real, and very common mental disorder that can happen to anyone at any age. Anyone who was a victim witnessed, or exposed to a serious, life-threatening situation can develop PTSD. Situations such as domestic violence, rape, sexual, physical, and verbal attacks are more likely to lead to the debilitating symptoms of PTSD that impact everyday life.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Commonly referred to as social phobia, social anxiety disorder is a form of anxiety that presents extreme fear in social settings. A small gathering, party, or even one-on-one conversations can trigger increased heart rate, sweating, and overactive thoughts. For some people, social anxiety can become so intense that they will begin to isolate themselves, making their anxiety a significant challenge to overcome.
Overcoming Anxiety Disorder
Someone who suffers from anxiety faces a lot of challenges every single day. Fortunately, there are several different ways anxiety disorders can be treated. For most people, one treatment option isn’t enough to keep their anxiety under control and learning what works best could take a little bit of trial and error.
If you’re seeking relief from your anxiety symptoms, in more ways than a prescription medication, keep reading for different methods you should consider trying.
Hypnosis For Anxiety
Hypnosis has been proven to be an effective tool for people to use in many areas of their lives, including control over anxiety and stress management. The professional hypnosis at our clinic in Pasadena has an extensive educational background from The Hypnosis And Motivation Institute, College of Hypnotherapy and offers clients the best clinical hypnotherapy sessions available.
As more research is conducted about hypnosis, more people are opening their minds to hypnotherapy as an effective treatment option to overcome anxiety and other disruptive behaviors. See the infographic below for hypnotherapy studies and their results. People who struggle with anxiety are always searching for ways to relieve the feelings of worry and stress. While many patients have turned to prescription medication and counseling sessions, hypnosis for anxiety is showing to be an effective method to relieve the frustrating and distracting symptoms.
Pasadena Hypnosis provides safe and effective clinical hypnotherapy services for anxiety sufferers. We work closely with our patients to establish a treatment plan designed to fit their specific needs. Whether you are are seeking hypnosis for anxiety, smoking cessation, weight loss, or anything to help improve your lifestyle and live a healthier, Pasadena Hypnosis can help. Our priority is to help as many patients as possible and as often as they need, which is why we are proud to offer clinical and audio hypnosis session in our Pasadena clinic, as well as in the comfort of our patients’ homes and on-the-go by phone, Facetime, or Skype.
If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to improve your life and free yourself from the burdens of anxiety symptoms, don’t wait any longer and contact Pasadena Hypnosis today! Ask us about our in-home sessions and discount packages.