Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. In any one year, over 2 million people in Australia have anxiety. On average, 1 in 4 people – 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men – will experience anxiety.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS.
Anyone who suffers from anxiety knows how debilitating it is. You are trying to survive the feeling that social interaction is a war zone, making you embarrassed, jittery, breathless; you avoid conversations and avoid people. You might be able to calm your shaking and breath, but your mind is another matter.
You feel trapped, you feel you have little control; it is frustrating and overwhelming. It undermines your confidence, your self-esteem; it attacks the very essence of who you really are.
Anxiety comes in many forms and symptoms vary. I have listed a few here with some symptoms, so see if any of them are familiar to you.
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD):
Symptoms being; when you find it hard to stop worrying about general events or activities, when you feel on edge and tense, making it difficult for you to interact with others. You find it hard to concentrate; you tire easily and have trouble sleeping.
Symptoms being; you tremble, blush, stammer and perspire when trying to have a normal conversation. You fear being criticised, embarrassed or humiliated. Feeling nauseous is common place, even eating in public causes you distress.
Symptoms being; fear of flying, heights, certain animals, needles, confined spaces, or any one thing or activity that is considered common place to others.
Symptoms being; sweating profusely, shaking, increased heart rate and shortness of breath. Feeling like you are choking, your stomach tying itself in knots, experiencing dizziness or feeling faint. Feeling detached from yourself and your surroundings, being scared you are going crazy.
Anxiety is when the brain perceives something as being a threat and once the brain is triggered, it is hard for the person to identify the imagined from the real. It is all part of our survival instinct, the fight or flight response, designed to keep us safe and away from danger.
The problem then is not the response, but the trigger.
Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) uses the modality of Hypnotherapy, which is proven to be very successful in treating Anxiety. Hypnosis allows you to get to the root cause (the trigger) of your anxiety quickly and easily, enabling you to re-wire and get control back over your life. Because of its rapid, permanent effect, you will avoid the need for long-term, time-consuming analysis. You will get powerful results in a safe, compassionate, understanding environment.
My one on one sessions are also extremely effective on Skype, so if you reside out of Perth, Western Australia, I can still help you create the life you want.
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