Why do thousands of people turn to self hypnosis for anxiety disorder self help?
In the first place anxiety and depression medications are habit forming and pose many risks and side effects. If you understand the nature of anxiety and how self hypnosis actually works, you won't be surprised at how quickly and effectively sufferers of anxiety, can experience real relief with self hypnosis.
Over the past twenty years, I've taught thousands of people how to effectively use self hypnosis for anxiety. That is not to say that self hypnosis is a magic potion that will immediately cure you of all anxiety for life.
But if you use mind power techniques, like self hypnosis regularly and apply the principles in your everyday life, you will be amazed at how much more control you have over your mind, the secret weapon in battling anxiety disorders.
Anxiety comes from worry and fear. In other words, anxiety is often the RESULT of imagining bad things happening. For example, one of my clients had a horrible fear of snakes. Merely seeing a photo of a snake in a magazine advertisement would induce a slight sense of panic.
Yet she knew even as
she whipped the page over in dread, it was an irrational fear. She KNEW
with certainty that the snake could NOT jump out the page and attack her. But that did not stop her fear.
So, how is it that a rational person can experience such an unfounded sense of dread and anxiety?
Once again, it is the power of mind. You see, the brain (as advanced and complex as it might be) cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imagined.
The woman, afraid of real world snakes, experienced the SAME sensation simply by imagining them -- or seeing a picture in a book or magazine. This particular client had not actually ever suffered a REAL live interaction with snakes but the fear was there nevertheless.
In some cases though,
anxiety can be caused by the MEMORY of something bad that happened like
in the case of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.)
This is why anxiety can be such a challenging thing to overcome because, at its root, it is often deeply embedded in our brains as a mental "knee jerk" reaction to something that is happening only in your mind and NOT in REAL LIFE right now.
So how do you stop anxiety? The antidote to anxiety is to relax and think about things that are positive or calming to you. (Sometimes easier said than done, but doable with a little mind control training and the articles and resources offered on this website)
In addition to relaxation techniques, I recommend all my clients learn the auto suggestions with breath technique -- especially for those who sometimes experience anxiety while driving
All self hypnosis really is, is a combination of deep, controlled relaxation AND taking control of your own internal thoughts -- the pictures you see in your mind, the voices inside your head (auto suggestions) and the the things you feel inside.
When you relax, think positive thoughts and imagine good, interesting things happening, you can't feel anxious at the same time. That is why so many people have successfully used self hypnosis for anxiety.
Hypnosis - whether it is guided or self-applied - always begins with relaxation. Typically you first relax the body in order to begin relaxing the mind. Once the body is relaxed, we work on quieting the mind through relaxation and focus.
Like in the case of meditation, the simple practice of deep relaxation combined with positive mind visualization will reduce your overall stress and help you become more focused and in control. For many people, a 15 minute guided closed-eye-exercise once or twice a day, is enough to keep anxiety at bay.
You can also use suggestion, affirmations and other mind power techniques with self hypnosis for anxiety to boost your practice further. Even if you are unable to to eliminate stressors or avoid triggers completely , with hypnosis we can use the power of mind to visualize new scenarios and condition new responses. No matter what it is that causes you to feel anxious, you can use the power of the mind though hypnosis to help you begin feeling better.
You can either download a free guided relaxation hypnosis audio to try it for yourself by joining our mailing list. (See the form on the top right column)
Or if you prefer something more therapeutic, that includes suggestion and other therapies, specifically designed for anxiety, get Dissolve Worry and Anxiety from Hypnosis Live
Free GUIDED Self Hypnosis audio when you register for our newsletter.
Get the latest, greatest tools for easing into your power and making the most out of life by subscribing to our monthly e-zine:
"I lost 104 lbs and 69.75 inches in 9 months after taking Mandy’s program." -- Jeyla Kimball, Hollywood, FL
"Mandy’s workshop helped me on every level of my LIFE, professional, financial, personal & spiritual . . . I am grateful!" -- Raul, Duarte, Miami, FL
"I now have a measure of internal calm and peacefulness I did not have before." -- Ellen Siegel, CLU CHFC, CFP, Miami, FL
"Mandy offers an intelligent, yet caring approach to helping people. Her programs are excellent ." -- Jill Beach, National Director of Media Relations,
VITAS Healthcare Corporation
"As a psychotherapist with a lucrative practice for many years I realized
I was unfulfilled and unhappy…I was stuck. In working with Mandy I made more progress in a few months than years of psychotherapy
and training. "--Shelley Eisenberg, Psychotherapist, New York, NY
"Over the years, I have attended many self-improvement seminars hosted by famous motivational leaders. I have spent a small fortune on all sorts of books and tapes and NONE have given me what you have…I really wanted to feel whole, confident, balanced, happy. You taught me the basic skills necessary to finally achieve what I wanted for myself." -- Kathy Poulin, Pompano Beach, FL
"The program was awesome, and
the new habits have already started
taking roots, and all I'm doing is
-- Elsie Salinardi, CPA, CFP,
"The key reward has been the
rekindling of my self-confidence"
Gary Harrison, Insurance Specialist,
Boca Raton, FL
"The [mind power techniques] really made me
reach deep within myself and realize
what limitations we put on ourselves.
Thanks to Mandy we now
have techniques we can use to go
beyond our previous limits. "
Veena Deddar, CFP CLU CHFC,
London Life, Toronto, Canada
"I’ve noticed that I am more organized
than I have ever been in my
life. I seem to have so much extra
time that I didn’t have before
thanks to the organizational
process that she teaches.
Because my professional life is so much more organized, I have so
more time to spend with my family"
Marilyn Blosser, CSA, LUTCF.
President, Women in Insurance
& Financial Services
"I am a thirty-five-year veteran of the scale wars, and this is the only program I know of that addresses ALL the issues of weight management. Working through the program has given me new insights into the root causes of my weight issues and new tools to deal with them. Whether you have suffered with eating disorders your whole life or you just want to speed up your metabolism and take off a few extra pounds, this program can really really help you." -- Angela Kelsey
Discover The Easiest, Smartest Solution For Losing Weight, And Keeping It Off For Good!
Discover how much better life can be when you put the power of your own mind to work for you.
You can improve any skill, get motivated, build confidence, improve self-esteem and even change limiting beliefs.