Anxiety is something that we all have to deal with from time to time. It seems woven into the fabric of existence.
Indeed, a certain amount of anxiety may even be necessary now and then, in order to keep us on our toes and ensure we do our very best.
A degree of anxiety is a natural part of living and nothing to be really worried about; something to be factored into the experience of life itself. Most of us can cope with average amounts of anxiety and still lead perfectly healthy, normal lives.
General Anxiety Disorder
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When anxiety increases in intensity and frequency, becoming overwhelming and chronic, then something really does need to be done about it. It may have become a general anxiety disorder.
If you're experiencing anxiety and those panicky feelings that fill you with dread, then you are by no means alone. According to the U.K. Office of National Statistics, the awful fact is that 1 in 6 adults suffer from such difficulties.
This is a statistic that does not surprise me. In fact, symptoms of anxiety disorder bring people to my clinic practically every day of the week.
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
Let's take a quick look at some of the symptoms of general anxiety disorder.
When we are anxious we worry. When we have an anxiety disorder we find it almost impossible to control this worry. This may be classified as a 'disorder' when associated with at least 3 of the following anxiety symptoms:
Nervous restlessness and feeling on edge
Feeling tired and worn out
Finding it hard to focus or concentrate
Sleep difficulties—either falling or remaining asleep or awaking feeling tired
This kind of anxiety is often termed generalized anxiety disorder (or general anxiety disorder) and when taken to the extreme may result in what is called panic attacks or anxiety attacks.
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Symptoms of Panic Attacks
A panic attack or anxiety attack may happen suddenly, with little or no warning, causing a fear that is out of all proportion to the actual situation. The person may know that it is irrational to feel this way, but feels powerless to stop it. It just seems to gallop away with them. Panic attack symptoms include 4 or more of the following:
Pounding of the heart; palpitations
Sweating or chills
Shortness of breath
Shaking or tremors
Dizzy, light-headed or faint
Feelings of loss of control
Feeling of being about to die
In some ways, panic attack symptoms may be similar to anxiety symptoms, but are much more pronounced and terrifying. Those heart pounding, breathless awful feelings can send the even breavest person to the A&E department. Needless to say, such sensations can be extremely frightening, often causing major rearrangement of the person's life and lifestyle as he or she attempts to cope.
What Causes GAD & Panic Attacks Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The simple answer is: Fear. Or, to be more exact: the fear of fear, or the fear of losing control, of being overwhelmed by circumstances or by life itself.
Panic and anxiety come after fear, but unlike fear, they last long after any rational cause is gone. Often, of course, the fear is unfounded and your mind is working against you, leading you into eventualities that exist mainly in your imagination, telling you that something bad is going to happen. In fact, all anxiety is based on two little words: 'What if?'
'What if this happens?' or 'What if that should happen?' 'What if I can't do this?' or 'What if he/she does that?' 'What if... What if...'
It's as though some part of the mind believes that something terrible is lurking, just waiting to happen and so it's making you overly sensitive, constantly working overtime, filling you with tension and forcing you to live on your nerves.
Anxiety Attacks & Panic Attacks
Does Hypnotherapy Work?
If your anxiety has taken you to the doctor, you probably already know the medical response. It is so often to simply prescribe tranquilzers, beta-blockers, antidepressants and other anti-anxiety medication in an attempt to disguise and drug away the symptoms.
In fact, prescriptions for Valium (diazepam) have increased by almost 20% in the past decade, with more than 5 million prescriptions a year now being dispensed for this drug alone.
But is medication really the solution? Anxiety symptoms and symptoms of panic attacks exist for a reason. They are the subconscious mind's way of alerting us that something inside needs fixing. Those anxious, panicky feelings are only the symptoms—though they make us feel awful, they are not 'the' problem.
The real problem is the reason for the existence of those symptoms. Once this is uncovered and properly dealt with, then the symptoms can simply fade away because there is nothing driving them anymore. When the driver is gone then so are the symptoms.
It's here that CHI-HypnoTherapy™ can be of real assistance, because this cutting-edge therapy goes directly to the cause of the problem—the unprocessed and unresolved emotional issues that have been driving the difficulty—then does something about it.
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Disorder Dealing with Anxiety
No drugs or chemicals are used in modern, advanced CHI-HypnoTherapy™. It is an entirely natural treatment that relies on your own mind's natural ability to re-set itself.
With its cutting-edge approach, CHI-HypnoTherapy™ can provide real relief from the symptoms of anxiety disorder and anxiety attacks in a remarkably short peroid of time.
In the same way, CHI-HypnoTherapy™ provides a powerful remedial treatment for the awful symptoms of panic attacks, leaving you free to live your life as nature intended – in a calmer, much more balanced way.
If you suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, you really can do something about it. You can reclaim your life!
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