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Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event. Although feelings of anxiety at certain times are completely normal, people with GAD feel anxious most days. The psychological (mental) and physical symptoms vary from person to person, but can include:
- feeling restless or worried
- having trouble concentrating or sleeping
- dizziness or heart palpitations
Anxiety in your life is caused by internal and external factors. External factors include your job, personal situations, and relationships with others. Internal factors that affect your anxiety levels include how you handle stressful situations. Also, the way you eat, sleep, and the amount of leisure activity you get has a major effect on your stress levels.
There are many things you can do yourself to help reduce your anxiety, such as:
- exercising regularly
- stopping smoking
- cutting down on the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink
- use a self-help or self-improvement technique
Overcoming anxiety has to do with overcoming your fears and building your confidence in your abilities.
How can hypnosis help with anxiety?
You can live a life of reduced anxiety. You are strong and you are in control of your panic attacks. Hypnosis is a great tool for you to use in freeing yourself from anxiety because it works on your subconscious mind to reprogram it and make positive changes. Your anxieties are caused by fears. Hypnosis will relax you so that powerful suggestions will flood your subconscious mind, telling you how to deal with anxiety before they happen, help you take advantage of your skills and talent and eliminate all fears and anxieties.
Hypnotherapy can help you better manage the anxiety in your life because as you continue to reprogram your subconscious mind, the suggestions you hear will have a long-term affect in relieving your stress.
In some cases, you may need see your GP if anxiety is affecting your daily life or causing you distress.