Anxiety or Stress?
Life in Phoenix Arizona can
be stressful. The economy, work, family, world affairs and relationships can all create stress.
And, while many
people do not differentiate stress from anxiety, the distinction is important because the solutions are different.
According to the National Institutes of Health:
can come from any situation or thought that makes you frustrated, angry, nervous or worried."
your employer has announced there will be layoffs, you will probably experience stress, and that is all normal and natural.
Too much stress can be unhealthy, but in most cases you know what you are worried about, and when the situation resolves
you no longer feel stressed.
In contrast, according to the NIH, "Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension or fear.
You may not know
the source of this uneasiness, which can add to the distress you feel."
In addition, "People
with anxiety disorders have symptoms that cause them to have difficulties with daily activities and relationships."
This is often referred to as Generalized Anxiety Disorder because you feel anxious in general, even when there
is nothing specific happening
that would be disturbing or scary to the average person.
People with anxiety
tend to feel somewhat to very anxious every day! And, unlike stress reactions, an anxiety disorder will most likely continue
often it gets worse over time, rather than better.
is the most common mental health disorder, affecting 18.1% of Americans each year (according to the National Institute of
And, the numbers are growing each year: 61% of College Students reported "overwhelming anxiety"
It is also important to know that chronic
anxiety weakens the body, increases fatigue and actually can KILL you!
A 2008 study published by the American Academy of Neurology that tracked over 20,000 adults in the United Kingdom over 8.5 years found that psychological
distress will greatly
increase your risk of suffering a stroke.
And, the more stress/anxiety you experience, the greater the risk. The
researchers found that every notch lower a person scored on the well-being scale,
their risk of stroke (fatal and
non-fatal) increased by 11 percent.
Anxiety Symptoms Successfully Treated
- Panic attacks
- Stomach pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pains
- Racing heart
- Fear of social situations
- Fear of leaving the
- Excessive sweating
- Nail biting or picking
- Emotional or physical numbness
- Performance problems (sports, school, etc.)
- Low self-esteem
How Hypnosis Helps
As you probably have
discovered, you are not able to "figure out" the cause of your anxiety, and even if you did, that
would not cure you.
The reason is the problem lies in your subconscious, and once we are adults, we have no
access to the subconscious in our day-to-day lives.
There is nothing your conscious mind can do to cure your anxiety symptoms. You already know there is no rational
reason to feel as you do,
yet that doesn't help. Some people try to medicate the problem away, with drugs
(legal or illegal) or alcohol. These tend to deaden all the senses,
often have unhealthy side effects, and do nothing
to resolve the source of the problem.
treats the subconscious, I'm able to heal the source of the anxiety directly.
Even most types of psychotherapy
are not able to be as effective because they are primarily dealing with your conscious mind.
does not live in your conscious mind! So how can explorations in your conscious mind help?
What you need is reprogramming of your subconscious mind. And, in working
with a top clinical hypnotherapist in the Phoenix Valley,
who also understands the psychology of deep feelings
and fears, this can be accomplished relatively quickly.
So, are you ready to get on with your life
with a calm feeling of security and confidence?