Generalized Anxiety, Other Anxiety, and What to Do
Generalized Anxiety is quite common, affecting an estimated 3 to 4% of the population. This type of anxiety fills a person’s life with worry, anxiety, and fear. People who have generalized anxiety are always thinking and dwelling on the “what ifs” of every situation. It feels like there is no way out of the vicious cycle of anxiety and worry. The person often becomes depressed about life and their inability to stop worrying.
People who have generalized anxiety usually do not avoid situations, and they don’t generally have panic attacks. They can become incapacitated by an inability to shut the mind off, and are overcome with feelings of worry, dread, fatigue, and a loss of interest in life. The person usually realizes these feelings are irrational, but the feelings are also very real. The person’s mood can change from day to day, or even hour to hour. Feelings of anxiety and mood swings become a pattern that severely disrupts the quality of life.
People with generalized anxiety disorder often have physical symptoms including headaches, irritability, frustration, trembling, inability to concentrate, and sleep disturbances. They may also have symptoms of social phobia and panic disorder.
Other types of anxiety include:
Phobia, fearing a specific object or situation. Humans can develop a phobia about almost anything! A phobia is an overwhelming fear that makes it impossible to go near the feared situation. For example, someone who has a phobia of flying will not just be afraid to fly, they will absolutely be unable to get on an airplane.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a system of ritualized behaviors or obsessions that are driven by anxious thoughts.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe anxiety that is triggered by memories of a past traumatic experience.
Agoraphobia, disabling fear that prevents one from leaving home or another safe place.
My approach to helping clients with anxiety:
Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming
It is my experience that a combination of hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic-programming techniques can be the most rapid and effective approach to overcome anxiety issues. As a client experiences hypnosis, they learn to relax deeply, perhaps more deeply than ever before. With repeated experience, that relaxation starts to spill over into day-to-day life, and the client becomes more generally relaxed. Worry, tension, stress, fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, etc. become less and less.
As clients learn and apply skills from neuro-linguistic-programming, they become empowered to take control of the (unconscious) thoughts that underlie the anxiety issues, so that deep and lasting relief is experienced.
When hypnosis and NLP are combined with other skills that I teach, deep and lasting relief can be enjoyed in a fairly short time frame.
I am always happy to answer any questions you might have, and I always offer a free consultation to prospective clients.
I work with English speaking people anywhere in the world.