What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety?

What is anxiety and the signs it’s gone beyond a normal and healthy level.

Medical professionals usually describe anxiety as a feeling of uneasiness, worry or nervousness about any situation with an uncertain outcome. Worried thoughts often characterise anxiety and feeling of tension. If you are suffering from anxiety you may feel like you are in a constant state of dread, feel restless, struggling to focus or sleep.

However, not every case of anxiety ought to be considered a disorder since there are normal circumstances where people get anxious. An example of normal anxiety may occur when addressing a large crowd for the first time or when dealing with a financial crisis. Depending on your level of anxiety, you can verify if your anxiety is moving from a normal situation into an anxiety disorder.

What Are The Symptoms of Anxiety?

10 symptoms of an anxiety disorder:

  1. Excessive worry
  2. Irrational fear
  3. Sleep problems
  4. Chronic indigestion
  5. Constant muscle pain
  6. Panic
  7. Flashbacks
  8. Obsessive-Compulsive behaviour
  9. Perfectionism
  10. Self-doubt

Physical symptoms include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Pounding heart
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Muscle tension or twitching
  • Shaking

Hypnotherapy is a powerful solution that using guided relaxation, you become calm and relaxed which heightens your awareness, focus and concentration. In this naturally occurring state, you can focus your attention, with the help of a trained therapist, on specific thoughts, tasks, challenges and issues.

This allows your subconscious mind to get to work and uncover the issues that are causing your anxiety and stress and how it may relate to latent unresolved issues you have. We then work using your subconscious on how we can reduce your feelings of anxiety and manage it going forwards.

If you would like to learn more about hypnotherapy and if it can help you please get in touch and tell me about your current situation and what you would like to change or achieve.


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