Who isn’t familiar with fear? How can solution focused Hypnotherapy help you manage anxiety?
Fear has as many faces as there are humans on earth and each of these fears has their own individual characteristics.
We are either able to deal with fear and cope with difficult situations or we lose control and our emotional mind hijacks our thought process and we find ourselves in the grips of anxiety. Levels of anxiety can vary and will have different physical symptoms. These can range from heart palpitations and shortness of breath to severe panic attacks; IBS, Insomnia, Migraines, hypertension are just some of the conditions that can be linked to anxiety.
We learn about fear from the very early stages of our lives. Fear means a threat and potential loss of control, coping ability and happiness. Fear always feels negative. We learn that we need to manage fear otherwise fear will manage us. We learn to respond to fear in a variety of ways because it triggers a survival response in our brain. Fear engages our primitive brain because it signals a potentially life-threatening situation; and it doesn’t matter if this is real or imaginary. A thought is often enough to trigger a fear response in our mind and body. Anxiety, as well as anger and depression, are all primitive behaviours set into action by switching on a survival mode in our brain. The basic human instincts will override any intellectual response of our brain if we don’t take care of our conscious processing of life situations in general. Anxiety can be created as a gradual negative thought process; it doesn’t have to be created by one traumatic experience. In fact we can take years building up our anxiety levels and bit by bit we lose control. Often we are influenced by the negative behaviours of other people because of our interactions with them. We are biologically pre-programmed to learn from our parents when young and we respond to the emotions and behaviour of people that we come into contact with during our life. This is a source of learning and understanding of the world around us; it is a continuous life-long process and creates our unique life experience. When we combine our life experience with our personality we can understand that each individual will have his or her unique emotional and behavioural response to fear.
The good news is that we can change our response to fear and we can learn new ways of thinking about situations, re-gaining control over anxiety. How? Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy I can help you to learn to relax and encourage you to change the way you think about situations past, present or future. You will re-discover your strengths and by using these you will be able to change the way you think about situations and have control over the way you think and behave.
Pascal-Leone, a leading neuroscientist, says, ‘The brain is more like play-dough than porcelain’.
A positive change is a real possibility. Why not call me today to arrange a consultation at our Hypnotherapy Clinic in Sevenoaks in Kent.