PRLog - Feb. 27, 2012 - Anxiety comes in all forms, shapes and sizes. Many may only experience anxiety in a particular area of their lives and as we all have something in life that we dislike doing or are not as good at, mild anxiety disorders can go relatively unnoticed. It’s now estimated that one in 20 people suffer from an anxiety-related disorder.
Anxiety is something that develops over time and can grow in the sub-conscious to the extent of becoming extremely controlling over the conscious mind. Such inhibition can be detrimentally influential in a person’s life and while clinical medicine is able to treat common anxiety symptoms such as interrupted sleep patterns, cold sweats and palpitations, it does not treat the root cause of why an anxiety attack has come to surface. Dolphin Hypnotherapy, the Bournemouth hypnotherapy experts with clinics in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset, offers a range of treatments such as counselling, hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to alleviate anxiety symptoms at the deepest of levels.
Techniques such as hypnotherapy may date back to the ancient Egyptians but it is only really in the last decade that its practice has become more widely recognized as an accepted form of treatment. Senior Dolphin Hypnotherapy counsellor Mr Roberts explains, “Many people have in the past shied away from treatment such as hypnosis for fear of social stigma or just through a fear of the unknown but it is becoming more and more widely understood – we now provide over 1000 hours of Bournemouth hypnotherapy treatments per annum, which suggests that more and more are willing to seek help for their fears and anxieties rather than suffer in silence.”
Not to be confused with the hypnotherapy stage performances the use of hypnosis as an anxiety treatment is very different.
Hypnosis taps into the sub-conscious mind by giving it powerful suggestions to rebuild the negative connotations and associative emotions we have developed. Undoing these powerful connections and re-building them with the help of hypnosis is a very calm, non-invasive form of treatment. Where some patients may find that their anxiety is more deeply-routed and require a number of additional sessions, others may only require a couple of sessions to restore their confidence and set them back onto a path where they know they can reach their full potential.
Anxiety can surface in any number of ways with the common symptoms being nerves, panic attacks, ill-health and stress. The great advantage of hypnotherapy is, however, that you do not have to suffer from severe anxiety disorder to reap the benefits. Many patients have attended hypnotherapy sessions with Dolphin Hypnotherapy to improve on an area of their lives where they know that their lack of confidence is holding them back.
Severe anxiety is much more deeply-routed and can intrude on all areas of a person’s life. Tending to focus on a negative outcome rather than the positive, anxiety sufferers continuously focus on and fear worse case scenarios. Such negative thoughts and feelings can be extremely harmful and impact drastically on relationships, friendships, schooling, health, jobs and other family members. The anxiety of constantly fearing a negative outcome is controlling and debilitating in the way it ultimately dictates the what, how and why of day-to-day living. Alleviating this burden of daily stress is undeniably uplifting and a massive relief for both the patient and their families.
Anxiety can set in at any stage of life and there is no set rule to how we, as individuals, deal with the hurdles life throws our way. Mr Roberts added, “We have helped thousands of local people to free themselves from the control anxiety disorders can exert. The power of hypnotherapy is limitless and by using the body’s own sub-conscious mind as the treatment, we can help to free our patients from worry.”
To book a free initial consultation or for more information, visit http://www.bournemouthhypnotherapy.co.uk/