Good and bad Anxiety
Some anxiety is considered normal before tests, exams or interviews etc, this anxiety can give us an “edge” and be useful, but when the symptoms interfere with your sleep or other daily functions then anxiety can start to cause stress or panic attacks and become a big problem.
Some of the more common symptoms of anxiety are nervousness, fear, depression, apprehension, social anxiety and excessive worrying. Anxiety comes in many shapes and forms and for more information about the many classifications, causes and examples of anxiety, simply follow this link to the excellent and informative Medical News Today site.
Anxiety can be treated in a variety of ways, the most common being medication like Vallium etc. Of course there are many side effects of using drugs to control the symptoms of anxiety, some are not very pleasant, others are tolerable. Many people who suffer from excessive worrying are using medication for long periods of time, some in excess of ten years or more. This can lead to addiction, and stopping using the medication can be a process that is long and sometimes painful. Often taking a long time to completely come off the drugs.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and NLP (Neuro Lingiustic Programming) are also both very effective alternative stress and anxiety treatments. The main advantage with these therapies is there is no medication required. Another benefit is that if a sufferer is on medication then they can still benefit from the therapy whilst still taking the drugs. Many sufferers of anxiety can find the therapy a beneficial way to help them start to wean themselves off the medication that they have been prescribed for their treatment of anxiety. NLP and CBT can help alleviate the cravings and withdrawal systems.
Hypnotherapy and Anxiety
The most well known and popular effective therapy for all types of anxiety is hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a very effective therapy for treating anxiety, even teaching a client some simple relaxation techniques can bring some instant relief. Getting to the bottom of the causes of the anxiety is a much shorter process with hypnotherapy, and can often bring a permanent solution to the anxiety, something which does not happen very often with medication therapy.
Hypnotherapy Petersfield treats all types of anxiety, stress, anger issues and phobias and offers a free initial consultation, to book call Graham Parish on 07810 877158 or email here
Anxiety is very treatable and suffers should not need to suffer needlessly, try hypnotherapy to help anxiety and enjoy your life again.