Anxiety is mostly caused by a person’s interpretation of an event or situation which is based on their beliefs and thoughts.
There are different types of anxiety. To name a few, we could say Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety or even Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Anxiety can affect a person’s behaviour, body, career, love life and even the way people perceive them.
So where does Hypnotherapy come into the equation? Well, if a person has chosen not to take medications for the anxiety they are experiencing, then hypnotherapy can help change the way a person perceives or sees situations in their daily life.
In other words, through hypnosis a person can be taught to stop over-estimating how badly an event or situation might go and help them stop imagining unbearable consequences.
A great little exercise an anxious person can do on their own is to start noticing their thoughts when they start to become anxious. The individual should then stop, take a deep breath and ask themselves if what they are thinking is realistic.