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Anxiety

Anxiety is where there is uneasiness, worry or nervousness about something, and quite often that specific 'something' is unknown. It's usually about an imagined future event that, of course, hasn't happened yet and will never actually happen, at least not in the negative form in which it's been imagined. Hypnotherapy is the perfect treatment for anxiety, it's fast and effective, and in a matter of weeks, one can achieve what would take many months of counselling to achieve. In hypnotherapy, one can develop a comfortableness, an easiness, a positive view of one's future along with building confidence, resilience and self-belief. 

From the research below...

"Hypnosis has come to be recognized as a potent anti-anxiety intervention which can be incorporated into a wide variety of psychotherapeutic models". (Gilbertson)

 

"He concludes that because hypnosis exploits the intimate connection between mind and body, it provides relief through improved self-regulation and also beneficially affects cognition and the experience of self-mastery". (Smith)

Chaves, John F. (2000). Hypnosis in the Management of Anxiety Associated with Medical Conditions and Their Treatment. In Mostofsky, David I. (Ed); Barlow, David H. (Ed), The Management of Stress and Anxiety in Medical Disorders, (pp. 119-142).

Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Describes and evaluates the ways in which clinical hypnosis has been used to manage anxiety associated with medical and dental conditions and their treatment. The chapter describes the nature of the hypnotic interventions that have been used, and reviews the most recent evidence-based literature concerning these applications. The emphasis is on medical conditions and treatments that characteristically evoke significant anxiety, including dental treatment,  interventional radiology, surgical and postsurgical situations, lumbar punctures and bone marrow aspiration, chronic musculoskeletal pain, headache and vaso-occlusive pain, cancer, burn pain, gastrointestinal disorders, and respiratory disorders and tinnitus.

Gilbertson, A. D.; Kemp, K. (1992). Uses of Hypnosis in Treating Anxiety States. Psychological Medicine, Vol. 10, 13-20.

Hypnosis has come to be recognized as a potent antianxiety intervention which can be incorporated into a wide variety of psychotherapeutic models. It can play an important role in facilitating treatment of anxiety states, whether the treating clinician’s orientation is biological, dynamic, interpersonal, cognitive or behavioural. The primary focus of this article is on the use of hypnosis in treating generalized anxiety disorder. An emphasis is placed on a behavioural or learning perspective. A specific treatment approach using this orientation is outlined and a case example is presented.

Friday, P. J., Kubal, W. S. (1990). Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Improved Patient Tolerance Utilizing Medical Hypnosis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Vol. 33, 80-4.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical diagnostic procedure which requires a patient to be placed supine into the cylindrical bore of a powerful magnet for approximately one hour. This enclosure induces panic and claustrophobic responses in 1% to 10% of the patients undergoing the MRI procedure. We describe the hypnotic procedure utilized to reduce anxiety and panic for successful completion of MRI scans. Medical hypnosis has been an effective intervention in ten patients, permitting completion of their diagnostic procedure.

Smith, W. H. (1990). Hypnosis in the Treatment of Anxiety. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Vol. 54, 209-16.

Hypnotherapy and training in self-hypnosis can help persons achieve remarkable success in alleviating anxiety, not only in anxiety disorders, but also in any problem involving anxiety. The author describes the role of hypnosis in the treatment of several disorders and provides clinical examples illustrating treatment of generalized anxiety, phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorders. He concludes that because hypnosis exploits the intimate connection between mind and body, it provides relief through improved self-regulation and also beneficially affects cognition and the experience of self-mastery.

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