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Reducing Anxiety

Feelings of stress and worry are normal. When the feelings are stronger than the stimulus requires, or if they last after a cause is no longer a concern, it is time to seek help. Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment in reducing feelings of anxiety. Hypnosis works to change the thoughts and feelings associated with the root of the anxiety.

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or concern in response to an upcoming or current event. It is normal to be concerned about your environment and it does serve a purpose. Anxiety is related to our fear response and is recognition of our awareness of potential threats, or changes to our surroundings.  If you really think about it, feelings of anxiety and excitement are very similar. It is just a matter of our interpretation of events as to whether or not it is a positive or negative experience. Both make us focus our attention because something unusual is happening.

While mild forms of these concerns are perfectly fine, sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed by these feeling. They become our constant companion and begin negatively affecting our life.

What Happens When We Are Anxious?

When we are stressed, fearful, or even excited we experience a physiological response. Our bodies prepare us for action by releasing adrenaline and cortisol into the body.  These hormones are designed to give us a “boost.”  It can give us energy by speeding up the heart rate and pumping blood to major muscle groups.  We can get a boost of strength.  They can push normal thought processes to the wayside so that we are capable of doing what it is that we have to do in that moment. Mentally this helps us to focus and be hyperventilate of our surroundings.

All of these changes occur to prepare us for the “flight or fight” response that is a part of our survival instincts. Although we rarely face wild threats anymore, this physical and psychological reaction is still useful.  For example, we may still feel nervous before a test or an interview. That is normal and can be a productive feeling so long as it does not overcome our better judgment.  Those concerns make us aware and alert of our environment and potential mistakes.  It can even briefly enhance our performance in those settings.

Fear Gone Wrong

The problem occurs when we become overwhelmed by these feelings.  When we become excessively worried about them they begin to interfere with our daily lives.  While these hormones provide a valuable service, they can harm the body when we over produce them.  When we live in this constant state of worry or even fear, it can begin to affect other aspects of our mental and physical well-being.

It is also very draining, even painful, to fight these feelings on a regular basis.  This can make you more susceptible to feelings of hopelessness which can lead to depression.  Both of which are things that are hard to fight or defend ourselves against. Worse yet, few even know where to start.

Types Of Anxiety

Determining what kind of anxiety you are facing, and its severity is just the first step in determining the best treatment options for you.

  • Generalized Anxiety:  Those who suffer from generalized anxiety may seriously worry about money, family, health, or any other number of things.   It is a constant companion to the individual, who may feel there is no respite from their worries.
  • Panic: Characterized by feelings of terror, which can strike the individual suddenly and without warning. Feelings of panic can be a terrifying experience.  Those who face this form of anxiety often feel constantly afraid. The fear can lead to a panic attack and that panic feeds into the fear as a part of a vicious cycle.
  • Social Anxiety: This type is defined by discomfort and unease in social situations.  People who suffer from social anxiety may experience fear of being around and interacting with others.  They may also fear being judged negatively by others.


Why Hypnosis Helps


Hypnosis can help to induce a state of deep relaxation, which can reduce muscle tension and lower overall stress levels.

Cognitive restructuring

Hypnosis can help to change negative thought patterns and beliefs that may be contributing to anxiety and stress. This can help to improve a person's overall outlook and reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.

Behavioral change

Hypnosis can help to change behaviors that may be contributing to anxiety and stress. For example, a person may be taught self-hypnosis to use when they feel anxious or stressed, which can help to reduce those feelings.

Improved coping mechanisms

Hypnosis can help a person to develop new strategies for coping with stressors, so they can handle difficult situations more effectively, which can reduce overall stress and anxiety levels.

Answers to common Questions about Stress & Anxiety Hypnosis

Hypnosis works by inducing a state of deep relaxation and concentration, which allows a person to focus on positive thoughts and suggestions. This can help to change a person’s thought patterns and behaviors, which can reduce stress and anxiety.

Yes, hypnosis can help with stress and anxiety. It can help a person to relax, reduce their stress levels and manage their anxiety.

The benefits of using hypnosis for stress and anxiety include reduced feelings of stress and anxiety, improved mood and mental well-being, and better ability to cope with stressors.

Most people can be hypnotized, but some may find it more difficult than others. Factors such as a person’s level of suggestibility and willingness to be hypnotized can affect the success of hypnosis.

The length of time it takes for hypnosis to be effective for stress and anxiety can vary depending on the person and the specific issues they are dealing with. Some people may see results after one session, while others may need multiple sessions to see significant changes.

The number of sessions needed for hypnosis for stress and anxiety can also vary depending on the person and the specific issues they are dealing with. Typically, 3-4 sessions are recommended for people who are dealing with chronic stress and anxiety.

Hypnosis is generally considered safe, but it’s important to work with a qualified hypnotherapist.

The most common side effects of using hypnosis for stress and anxiety include a sense of relaxation and calm, improved ability to cope with stressors, an increased sense of control over emotions and thoughts, and a generally improved overall well-being.

Client Testimonials

"I was dealing with severe anxiety and panic attacks that were impacting my daily life. I had tried different forms of therapy, but nothing seemed to work. That was until I met Harry. He used hypnosis to help me relax and to manage my anxiety. I can't believe how much my life has changed since then. I am now able to enjoy the things I used to love without fear, and I'm able to sleep better at night. I'm so grateful for his help, and I highly recommend him to anyone dealing with anxiety and stress."
Emily Holt
Carmel, IN
"I had been dealing with chronic stress for years, and it was taking a toll on my health. I was feeling burnt out and exhausted all the time. The sessions really helped me to relax, and to change my perspective on things. He taught me self-hypnosis techniques that I can use whenever I feel stressed. Now, I am able to handle stress better and I feel more in control of my life. I highly recommend Harry to anyone who wants to reduce stress and improve their overall well-being."
Dona Kelly
Defiance, OH
"I was dealing with some major life changes that were causing me a lot of stress. Harry helped me to manage my stress levels and to cope with the changes. He helped me to see the positive things about the changes and to see them as opportunities. Now, I feel like I'm better equipped to handle stress. I highly recommend him to anyone."
Carlos Jimenez
Columbus, IN