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Anxiety and Fear

As we know that stress and anxiety are related to each other. And I would love you to dive a little bit in this two scary words and explore them more.

Anxiety disorders include disorders that share features of excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbance. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of future thread. Obviously, these two states overlap, but they also differ, with fear more often associated with surges of autonomic arousal necessary for fight or flight mode, thoughts of immediate danger, and escape behaviors, and anxiety more often associated with muscle tension and vigilance in preparation for future danger and cautious or avoidant behaviors. Panic attacks feature prominently within the anxiety disorders as a particular type of fear response. Panic attacks are not limited to anxiety disorders but rather can be seen in other mental disorders as well.

There is some interesting for you to read, to make it clear a bit about Anxiety and Fears.

  • Every person - and most non-human beings - has experienced fear or anxiety a multitude of times in their lives.

  • People every day and everywhere experience the crippling effects of this two menacing emotions.

  • The ability to experience these two emotions is necessary for our survival. They actually serve to protect us.

  • Harnessing the power of these two emotions will actually drive us toward what we want.

  • Anxiety and Fear are intimately related, rooted Ian the same physiology and can have similar consequences. To get at the essence of Anxiety, start with the anatomy of Fear.

  • Fear is the one most powerful emotions on the planet.

  • The fear system's command center is located in the middle of the brain in the amygdala. From this almond-shaped place, body-wide responses can be triggered, automatically putting the body into fight-flight response upon the detection of an oncoming "threat".

  • In Hypnosis, we can address the subconscious and its natural responses.

The anxiety disorders differ from one another in the types of objects or situations that induce fear, anxiety, or avoidance behavior, and the associated cognition. Thus, while the anxiety disorders tend to be highly comorbid with each other, they can be differentiated by close examination of the types of situations that are feared or avoided and the content of the assosiated thoughts or beliefs.

Common reactions to Anxiety and Fear

  • Feeling helpless, out of control, frozen in place.

Procrastination, fear of success, fear of failure, pack-rat symdrome, etc. negatively affect how we move forward in our careers, our relationships, and many other areas of our lives.

  • Reaching for comfort food, alcohol, etc.

Attemp to "cover up", "bury" or "deaden" the feelings

These are, in part, physical manifestations of fear.

  • Being in a constant state of stress, alertness, worry, helplessness.

The "anxiety" part of fight/flight/freeze

Affects our bodies in a multitude of ways, including headeaches, backaches, ulcers, illness, such a colds and the flu and much, much more.

When constantly "on alert", our body is busy protecting us from outside danger and shuts itself down to the protectionof itself.

  • Experiencing interrupted sleep

Including the innability to fall into or stay asleep

Results in less the the optimal 7 1/2 to 8 hours a night required to regenerate the body's natural system.

Anxiety disorders differ from developmentally normative fear or anxiety by being excessive or persisting beyond developmentally appropriate periods. They differ from transient fear or anxiety, often stress-induced, by being persistent (e.g., typically lasting 6 months or more), although the criterion for duration is intended as a general guide with allowance for some degree of flexibility and is sometimes of shorter duration in children (as in separation anxiety disorder and selective mutism). Since individuals with anxiety disorders typically overestimate the danger in situations they fear or avoid, the primary determination of whether the fear or anxiety is excessive or out of proportion is made by the clinician, taking cultural contextual factors into account. Many of the anxiety disorders develop in childhood and tend to persist if not treated. Most occur more frequently in girls than in boys (approximately 2:1 ratio). Each anxiety disorder is diagnosed only when the symptoms are not attributable to the physiological effects of a substance / medication or to another medical condition or are not better explained by another mental disorder.

The essential feature of generalized anxiety disorder is excessive anxiety and worry (ap prehensive expectation) about a number of events or activities. The intersity, duration, or frequency of the anxiety and worry is out of proportion to the actual likelihood or impact of the anticipated event. The individual finds it difficait to control the worry and to keep worrisome thoughts from interfering with attention to tasks at hand. Acuts with generalized anxiety disorder often worry about everyday, routine life circumstanges, such as possible job responsibilities, health and finances, the health of fantly members, mistortune to their children, or minor matters (eg., doing household chores or being late for appoint ments). Children with generalized anxiety disorder tend to worry excessively about their competence or the quality of their performance. During the course of the disorder, the focus of worry may shift from one concern to another.

Several features distinguish generalized anxiety disorder from nonpathological anxiety.

First, the worries associated with generalized anxiety disorder are excessive and typically interfere significantly with psychosocial functioning whereas the worries of everyday be are not excessive and are perceived as more manageable and may be put off when more pressing matters arise. Second, the worries associated with generalized anxiety disonder ate more per vasive, pronounced, and distressing, have longer duration; and frequently occur without pre cipitants. The greater the range of life circumstances about which a person worries (e.g.

finances, children's safety, job performance), the more likely his or her symptoms are to meet criteria for generalized anxiety disorder. Third, everyday worries are much less likely, to be accompanied by physical symptoms (c.g. restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge). Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder report subjective distress as a result of constant worry and related impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

The anxiety and worry are accompanied by at least three of the following additional symptoms restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge, being easily fatigued: difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, and disturbed sleep, although only one additional symptom is required in children

Hypnotherapy can help with all that, it is not going to be quick fix, but we will slowly but surely will go to the way of healthy life.

Step by step we will work on symptoms, and after will go to the cause.

Book now your first consultation, and we will create a plan to get out of any anxiety.

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