Managing Anxiety in Times of Uncertainty and How Hypnosis Can Help

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With the world engulfed by a pandemic, everyone is living in such uncertain times that are proving challenging to deal with. People around the globe are struggling with increasing anxiety and looking for ways to manage it to improve their mental wellness.

Getting the right help is crucial in these times to prevent significant impact of anxiety. Many people are turning to hypnosis for anxiety management. Hypnosis therapy focuses on altering the brainwaves of individuals to enable them to find the solutions.

Untreated anxiety can have a prolonged effect on different aspects of your life. Therefore, it is essential to find healthy ways to cope with anxiety.

What Is Hypnosis Therapy?

Hypnosis is a method that allows you to experience a high level of focus and attention that helps you to change your behaviour. It is described as almost a sleep-like state, but you are actually in a state of hyper-awareness and high-focus when in hypnotic trance.

In fact, we are in a hypnotic state most of the time. For example, when we drive our car and get to our destination and think to ourselves, how did I get here?

Hypnotherapy should always be conducted by an experienced clinical hypnotherapist. It is a type of psychotherapy that utilises intense concentration and relaxation to attain a high consciousness sense that gives you access to the areas of your mind that are usually underutilised and untapped. It can really help you to make major changes in your life in a very easy and natural way.

The aim behind hypnosis is to use the mind to reduce or alleviate a specific or range of different issues, including phobias, debilitating behaviours, and anxiety.

Ways Hypnosis Helps in Overcoming Anxiety

Hypnosis and other relaxing therapy techniques can often help individuals with their anxiety. It is also highly effective in treating phobias, which is a kind of anxiety disorder that makes an individual intensely fearful of something that doesn’t even pose a threat.

Hypnosis therapy work by encouraging the body to enter the state of relaxation response through a specific nonverbal cue or phrase, reducing blood pressure, slowing down breathing, and enhancing well-being.

During the hypnotherapy session, you enter a trance that opens your mind to suggestions. When you are in a relaxed state, it makes it easier for the therapist to find the root cause and the appropriate solution to help you with your anxiety.

It prevents the following usual anxiety symptoms when you talk about your phobia or what makes you anxious:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Tight chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Overthinking
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Lack of focus
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating

Hypnosis can be used with other complementary treatments or as the only treatment, depending on your symptom and severity of your condition. Using hypnotherapy, your therapist can provide you with the tools you need to feel relaxed and calm during challenging situations.

Other Useful Ways of Dealing with Anxiety

Hypnosis therapy is an effective way of managing your anxiety, but it should only be done by an experienced professional. However, there are multiple other ways you can deal with your anxiety during times of uncertainty and pressure.

Here are a few useful tips:

1.  Recognising And Acknowledging Your Anxiety

Identifying your anxious feeling and realising you are feeling overwhelmed is an effective way of overcoming them. Once you recognise your anxiety, you can evaluate the cause and find the right solution.

Whenever you are feeling anxious, take a few minutes to note down your thoughts and try to determine the root cause. This will help you in identifying your triggers and reducing your stressors.

2.  Taking Breaks from Social Media

Social media can become overwhelming, particularly if you are already feeling anxious. Give yourself a break from it every week or so to recharge and relax. It gives you a chance to reframe your perspective and mindset.

3.  Focusing On Things Under Your Control

Another effective way of managing your anxiety is shifting your focus to the things you can control from the things that are not in your control. Channel your thoughts and energy into a positive thing.

4.  Exercising Your Mind and Body

Taking good care of your mental and physical health can play a major role in managing your emotions and anxious thoughts. Try exercising at least three times a week or simply go for a 30 minutes walk every day.

You can also try yoga and meditation for your mind and body. A gratitude journal or guided meditations are other effective ways to enhance your mental health.

5.  Taking Deep Breaths

Simple breathing exercises can significantly lower your anxiety and calm your nerves. It is a great way to ground yourself and focus on the present. Whenever you start feeling anxious,  take deep breaths. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.

You can focus on how your body moves as you inhale and exhale. Breathing exercises are designed to calm your mind and body that otherwise jumps into a flight or fight mode.

6.  Seeking Professional Help

If you still feel overwhelmed after trying these tricks, it is integral that you seek professional help immediately. Hypnosis is a proven way of managing anxiety and regaining mental wellness.

It is crucial, however, to ensure you consult a hypnosis expert who can customise your therapy sessions according to your needs and symptoms. Your clinical hypnotherapist will work with you to identify your symptoms and establish an appropriate method to find the cause and solution.

Wrapping Up

The pandemic has created uncertainties in multiple aspects of our lives, leading to an overall increase in the anxiety levels of people all over the world. You might be experiencing fear, tension, unease, fatigue, worry, disbelief or general anxiety about COVID-19, the rapidly changing situation, and the future.

Prolonged anxiety in uncertain times is common but it is crucial that you deal with it by working with a professional as it could have a lasting impact on your professional and personal life.

Working with a Clinical Hypnotherapist can help you identify the causes of your anxiety and find the right solutions to manage your anxious thoughts and maintain overall wellness.

Most importantly remember to smile! It can help to change the chemicals in our brain to a much higher vibration.

Jen x

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