Melbourne Anxiety Hypnotherapy
For the past 10 years hypnotherapist, Dr Bruce Alexander, has been successfully treating anxiety, panic attacks and stress using clinical hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis has a solid track record in the treatment of a wide variety of issues and problems relating to anxiety, panic and stress. There are several phenomena associated with hypnosis which make it particularly helpful in the treatment of these conditions. These are:
Stop Anxiety and Worry with Clinical Hypnotherapy
Anxiety and panic attacks are the result of inappropriate stimulation of hormonal and nervous ‘stress response’ pathways. In contrast, hypnotherapy is a procedure which can induce deep states of relaxation. The process of hypnosis tends to switch off the ‘stress response’ and switch on the ‘relaxation response’. Self-hypnosis is a relaxation skill which you can learn. It can empower you to gain more control over previously stressful situations.
The relaxed state of consciousness experienced during hypnotherapy is often associated with an increased level of suggestibility. Stage hypnotists use this increase in suggestibility to provoke humorous behaviours. In a similar way, clinical hypnotherapists can use suggestion to provoke increased feelings of empowerment and control in situations which usually cause anxiety.
We all use our imaginations to predict and plan for the future. Imagination is the ability to create a mental image of something. We all create hundreds of thousands of images all day long. Most of the time, we create these images without closing our eyes and they are so vague we hardly notice them.
You can create an image NOW of what your bedroom looks like without taking your eyes off this sentence. While your eyes only see words, your mind is creating a picture of your bedroom. Imagining things can stimulate the stress or relaxation response depending on the types of things you are visualising. Imagining yourself speaking in public can create anxiety even though you are alone in your room. Conversely, just imagining you are receiving a massage can create feelings of relaxation.
Hypnotically induced altered states of relaxation can produce and improve the clarity of positive mental imagery. The hypnotist can guide you to ‘see’ and ‘feel’ yourself being more relaxed in situations which you usually find stressful.
Sometimes anxious people are in the habit of allowing too much negative imagery to persist in their thinking. Too much worrying over-stimulates the ‘stress response’ and this creates feelings of anxiety. Hypnotic suggestions are given to let go of the habit of worrying and to use your imagination in a more positive and productive manner.
Hypnotherapy is an excellent treatment for panic attacks, stress and anxiety! It is drug free and it can treat the symptoms as well as the cause.
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