Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and How It Works Based on Your Symptoms
FIGHT + FLIGHT=SURVIVAL
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Your Emotions + Situation = You Are Normal
Now, you might be thinking “Okay, so all emotions are good, so then what does it mean when I feel this sudden rush that makes my chest pound and my palms sweat?” Those emotions are there to protect and preserve you. Many years ago human beings had “instincts” or behaviors known as fight or flight. You may remember learning about them in school. But in today’s society where we still have those same behaviors, our ability to make use of them has changed.
You see, if a caveman saw a predator was after him, it was completely acceptable for him to go running screaming through the jungle. Even a couple of hundred years ago, if someone had wronged you, fighting was a perfectly acceptable method for handling it (even Abraham Lincoln was involved in a duel once!). As society has developed, these behaviors have become less acceptable; just imagine running screaming through a mall or down a city street, the guys in the white coats would soon be called.
FIGHT=ANXIETY and FLIGHT=DEPRESSION – Hypnotherapy Offers a Solution to the Problem
The thing is, we still have these emotions, but without our instinctive associated behaviors, today fight = anxiety. Notice the same physiological manifestations: Chest gets tight, muscles become tense, ready to absorb or deliver a blow, adrenaline begins to flood the system for a fight that will never manifest. And flight = depression: The feeling that you just can’t escape or get away. We begin experiencing these feelings when we are young, and as we get older and have more similar experiences, the feelings become stronger and stronger until eventually they begin to break through to the conscious part of us and we begin to experience them more and more.
Fortunately, hypnotherapy provides an answer for most people. A method of reaching into the subconscious where all of your thoughts and beliefs from your past experiences reside, making changes that relieve the responses and their associated behaviors and feelings once and for all. Imagine how great it will be to look back on yesterday and think “Hey, that situation would have normally made me freak out…but I didn’t!”.
Hypnotherapy can help retrain the subconscious so handling emotions comes easily and without effort. Once a behavior takes on a new color, other people’s stereotypes and resolve about that person will change too. Our clients find a positive side to their life that they only dreamed existed.