The Vicious Anxiety Circle Pt2
An example is one person is walking along a street at night and hears footsteps behind her, she thinks she is going to be mugged and her ANS is aroused and she begins to speed up. She gets home and decides not to walk along that street again at night.
Another person is walking along a street at night and hears footsteps behind her. She thinks it is her boyfriend trying to catch her up and so she slows down to wait, feeling calm and relaxed.
It is the same event, but perceived in different ways, leading to different emotions, physiological reactions and behaviour. The way an event is viewed has a huge impact on how we feel and behave.
Anxiety is one of the most debilitating conditions I work with in clinical practice. It ruins lives and causes its sufferers to feel dis-empowered and less than who they are. A course of hypno-psychotherapy can often assist clients in rationalising where their anxiety comes from as well as assisting them with coping strategies which will aid them in dealing with the potential future triggers of other un-neededÂ and unhelpful anxiety states. Hypno-psychotherapy can prove to be a very liberating experience for those suffering the vicious cycle of anxiety.