Updated: May 19, 2021
If you’re a person who is anxious, it can be uncomfortable to do everyday things. Going to the store, talking to a new client, or attending a school or church function can be exhausting. Seemingly ‘normal’ events can result in rapid heartbeat, increased sweating, and enough adrenaline to make a person want to run away from the perceived danger. If you have anxiety, you may find yourself wishing other people understood what was going on inside of you during these kinds of events. Over time you may have grown to dislike phrases such as “calm down,” “relax,” or “there’s nothing to worry about,” because they have been thrown at you endlessly by well-meaning friends or family members. Rationally and consciously, you recognize that it should be that simple - but it isn’t. The person who is dealing with the anxiety is doing battle with an internal subconscious system that is out of the reach of most people’s soothing admonitions. Because Hypnotists work within the subconscious, they help clients achieve better results than anything else the anxious person has tried over the years. Utilizing a skilled hypnotist can allow an anxious person to discover the root of the anxious feelings - where they originate - and help reassess those origins. In addition, hypnosis provides powerful calming tools and techniques that can make sure anyone stays calm in virtually any situation. Hypnotists are not physicians - though some physicians are studying the techniques - and they are not psychiatrists - though some psychiatrists do hypnosis. A good hypnotist shouldn’t be seen as a replacement for anything a person is doing that is working, instead a hypnotist can be a catalyst and booster for things that are working and a replacement for things that are not working. A hypnotist can jump start the good stuff and help weed out the bad stuff. A hypnotist can also help find ways that a person can work with their prescribing physician to reduce drugs that often leave people feeling “squishy,” “tired,” or “dull.”
Anxiety is a feeling - and you weren’t born with it. Somewhere along the way, your mind learned to become anxious. Just like your mind learned the behavior, it can learn new behaviors to become something other than anxious.