Clearing anxiety with hypnotherapy
17th February, 20150 Comments
Written by: Troy Robins - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
To understand why people find hypnotherapy so valuable for clearing anxiety, it’s helpful to know a little bit about how the mind works.
There are two parts to the mind; the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is all the information we are aware of in our consciousness. It’s the rational, thinking part of our mind. The subconscious mind is all the information in our consciousness that we are not aware of and this is the emotional, creative part of the mind.
Anxiety is not a physical thing - it’s a feeling. Anxiety is an emotion, and as we have already seen, emotions live in the subconscious mind. If we want to change any ongoing emotions, working anywhere else other than the subconscious mind can’t work. To make changes to festering emotions we need to go to their source which is the subconscious mind.
Anxiety does not create itself. Anxiety is an emotion and emotions are created in response to events. Events create emotions and the events that create anxiety are never pleasant events. Because the events are unpleasant they are are tucked away in the subconscious mind where we are unaware of them and so they are forgotten. Unfortunately the anxiety associated with the event is not forgotten.
Anxiety is the subconscious mind’s voice, reminding us that there is an old event that has been buried in the subconscious mind that needs to be dealt with. Unfortunately, memory of this event is also suppressed which leads to ongoing anxiety without reason which leads to even more anxiety. It would be beneficial if we could identify the offending event and release it and in so doing, release the attached emotion of anxiety.
This is why so many people are turning to hypnotherapy for help in clearing anxiety. Using clinical hypnotherapy we are able to rapidly identify the event associated with the anxiety. Once identified, it’s possible to retrain the subconscious mind so it no longer identifies the event as an ongoing threat. As the event is no longer considered a threat by the subconscious mind there is no need for the ongoing anxiety and so the anxiety subsides.
About the author
Troy Robins is a certified clinical hypnotherapist working at the Oxford Hypnotherapy Clinic in Oxford.
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