Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Whether you have a big presentation at work, an important job interview, or an upcoming wedding, you may have a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, making you afraid or apprehensive about what happens next, even when the outcomes are positive. This feeling is perfectly normal. However, this might be more intense or more constant for some people that it sometimes feels it never goes away.
Anxiety can severely affect all aspects of your life when left untreated. It can make regular activities, like answering the phone, riding a plane, or speaking in front of people, more difficult. This condition has become more common than ever before because of the pandemic. If you are one of those people suffering from this, you are not alone. Thankfully, hypnosis for anxiety can help you take back control over your life.
How Do I Know If I Am Experiencing Anxiety?
Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. It can help you survive and even thrive because it lets you become more aware of your surroundings and the danger you could be in, which can alert you about the potential threats you might face ahead of time.
On the other hand, anxiety can manifest as an intense, persistent, and excessive worry and fear. Struggling with it on a long-term basis can impact your brain function. Here are some signs you might be experiencing it:
- Recurring negative thoughts
- Trouble concentrating
- Rapid breathing
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty falling asleep
How Does Anxiety Affect My Brain?
Anxiety floods your brains with stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, which tell your body something scary or dangerous is about to happen, and you should be equipped to overcome it. After the release of these hormones, it can actually trigger more stress hormones, which continues until you get overwhelmed.
Dealing with anxiety on a long-term basis makes your amygdala enlarged. This is the part of your brain that is responsible for dealing with moods and emotions. Once it notices a potential threat, it sends signals to the hypothalamus to trigger your fight, flight or freeze response. Since the amygdala is hypersensitive among people with anxiety, it sends false alarms, even in non-threatening circumstances.
How Can Hypnosis Help Me Deal With Anxiety?
The symptoms of anxiety can be managed with medical hypnosis. It is your body’s natural mechanism to relieve stress. It brings you to a relaxed trance state, making you feel relaxed and calm by starting a natural shift in brainwave patterns. This state is the perfect time to retrain your brain and keep anxious thoughts away. Eventually, it will be easier for you to recognise those worrisome ideas and manage them every time they are on your mind.
Struggling with anxiety makes you feel that you are in the middle of dangerous situations all the time. On a long-term basis, it can seem like fear and worry take over your life. The good news is you can treat your condition at the root cause rather than its symptoms through hypnosis. Just make sure to reach out to a trusted hypnotherapist like us to get quick, positive results.
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Live a life free of anxiety, stress, and fear by getting hypnosis therapy in Leeds. I am Paul Ramsden, a hypnotherapist at Leeds Hypnotherapist, and I can help you deal with any trigger so you can finally enjoy being happy, calm, and worry-free. Book a consultation today!