How hypnotherapy can release your anxiety

Your right hand clutches your chest, and you can feel your heart pounding against the palm of your hand. As the intensity increases, you can hear your heart’s palpitations ringing in your ears. Your eyes begin to twitch uncontrollably, and you can feel the perspiration oozing from your forehead. Your breathing rate increases, so quickly that you lose control of your breathing, and you are gasping for air.

Your conscious mind and your emotions are out of control.

Hypnotherapy can help the process of regaining control of an anxiety or phobia induced episode.

What is hypnotherapy?

Altering your thought process, feelings and behaviors by relaxing the conscious mind, and refocusing the subconscious mind, elevating your mind’s awareness.

Your anxiety and fears are limiting your ability to live.

Your fear of flying, fear of spiders or test anxiety is driven by a powerful memory stored in your subconscious. This memory exists because you were unable to process the situation in a rational manner, instead, your haunting memory is driven by emotion.

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom estimates that over 10 million people suffer from phobias induced by fear.

You may have several physical reactions, which are triggered by your anxiety or phobias.

  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Sweating and increased heart rate
  • Shallow breathing and trembling

The subconscious stores your memories, specifically, the memories that invoke a frightening emotional response. This fear is triggered by specific situations, which remind you of the emotion that you experienced in the past. For example, encountering a spider, taking a test or anticipating a flight will trigger an episode because the associated fearful emotion is not resolved.

By implementing hypnotherapy techniques through muscle relaxation and controlled breathing with a trained hypnotherapist, the emotion associated with the fear can be resolved. Keep in mind, you are completely conscious during this process, however, you are in a deep relaxed state.

  • Relax the subconscious mind, so it is completely aware of the situation.
  • Revisit the emotional experience and process it with your rational mind.
  • Re-frame your negative mental image with a positive outcome.

These techniques need to be practiced with a trained hypnotherapist.

During child birth, when your body begins to feel sharp pains induced by contractions, your mind automatically activates a fight or flight mode, and your cervix tightens quickly.

With hypnotherapy techniques, you can focus the subconscious mind to be aware of the situation in a relaxed state, which will ease the mother’s anxiety.

  • Reduces labor time duration
  • Reduces the need for pain relievers
  • Increases the mother’s oxygen intake
  • Reduces the mother’s fatigue level

In a hypnotic state you can reduce the ache, the pain receptors located between the cortex and limbic system are severely limited to register emotional pain due to the subconscious mind being in a heightened state of awareness. 

The British Journal of Anaesthesia summarises that exercising hypnotherapy allows the mother to feel in control while in a relaxed state, resulting in minimal pain relievers, in comparison to mothers that did not engage in hypnotherapy.

Trust & believe your subconscious mind.

Hypnotherapy activates the power of the subconscious mind, which contains an untapped resource to your intelligence and creativity. This process unlocks your ability to achieve relaxation and complete mental awareness. Ultimately, you will defeat the anguish that haunts you and resume a productive life.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Brian Turner, (BA Hons, MHS Acc, Prof. Dip PsyC, Dip Hyp CS, Cert. Supervision.)
Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 2DB

I am Brian Turner and I am a therapist that uses different therapies and techniques to promote an active well-being in all of my clients. I have had success with resolving unwanted habits, and thought patterns.

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