Dealing with Covid-19 Anxiety
We are now living in scary times, unprecedented in living memory and for anyone who was already suffering from an anxiety disorder, the current pandemic has the possibility to make it worse! All the more reason to start treatment as soon as you can. At my practice, I started social distancing back in late February, moving my chair and the client's 2 metres apart, all regularly touched surfaces are wiped before and after every client, even the washroom keys are washed with soap and water after each use. Basically, we all need to take as many sensible and precautionary measures as we can to stay safe at such times. Also, as an alternative to face to face therapy, I have been doing therapy online, via Skype, for many years; so, if you are experiencing anxiety treatment s available; now! Because Trans4mational Therapy provides effective treatment options and solutions for anxiety disorders, giving you the opportunity to enjoy life again!
Anxiety, chronic stress or depression, can make life feel pretty tough at times, many sufferers may say "all the time!" And while depression is not specifically categorised as an anxiety disorder, anyone with depression will always experience relatively high levels of anxiety or stress! These seemingly modern-day conditions have the potential to negatively affect the quality of your life experience as well as, relationships, career and your everyday chores. However, there is good news because Thom Bush provides effective treatment for anxiety disorders, using hypnotherapy, over at the Trans4mational Therapy Centre, Singapore. And what's even better than that, is that you can get a free 1-hour consultation and experience a practical demonstration of hypnosis! This free demonstration will give you vital information need to make the decision to try hypnotherapy and resolve your anxiety!
However, before you consider treatment it can be useful to answer this question about anxiety because anxiety is both natural and necessary for a normal life. So, the question is, is your anxiety too much? Meaning, is it out of sync with what is normal? As I said, anxiety is a natural part of everyday life but it can occasionally go off the rails and when that happens too frequently, for too long and to a greater intensity than ever before, then it's time for you to get it checked out because you may have an anxiety disorder! Some professional healthcare experts suggest that 10% of the general population in Singapore have an anxiety disorder, an alarming figure! However, I believe the true figure is likely to be much higher because so many people who have it never seek medical treatment, they either don't want to have it on their medical record or, go down the normal route of medication!? Now, this may only be a silent minority but it may still be a very significant one; so, it makes sense to make sure you are not one of them!
Employment matters appear to be a very significant factor in a lot of the anxiety disorders that I treat here in Singapore, e.g. workplace bullying, unfair dismissal (in comparison to UK and EU employment law), a general lack of employee protections, and abuse of powers, all these things play a role. For example, it is not unheard of for an employer to withhold payment when an employee leaves. Some firms have been known to reduce remuneration at a certain age or significantly alter the terms of their employee's contract. All of these things can, and often do, add significant stress and the uncertainty of it all can develop into an anxiety disorder.
Then there is relationship anxiety, many people are in dysfunctional or toxic relationships and while ending the relationship could be one option, it is not always as easy as that, often it is not a workable or practical solution either. For some relationships, it's really not possible or practical to end them. For example, how do you end a parental relationship or one with your children? While it is practically possible, it rarely comes without consequences and mostly emotional ones. Severing ties with a sibling seems to be the most common form of family break up but even that can have consequences at times. Or, you may have a great friend, someone you've known your whole life, you're inseparable, then one day someone enters their life and it's downhill from there, you just don't gel with the new person in their life and no matter how much you love your friend, you just dislike their partner and that makes it tough emotionally and it can also leave emotional scars!
Of course, there are other factors that also contribute to an anxiety issue, for example, if a parent or a close family member has anxiety, it increases your risk factor. The way your brain encodes the experience during the early years of your life can also be a factor. And while brains are anatomically similar, the similarity ends there because it is the unique way that each of us, non-consciously, encrypts experience and translates that into a neural code (brain language), that goes on to predict the way our brain and mind responds to sensory stimuli. To complicate matters further, much of our sensory experience is coded into memories and a memory of one experience, with similar or specific attributes of something similar, or not, can be conditioned to trigger the memory of another experience, a process known as classical conditioning or Hebbian plasticity!
Much of our life experience, be it in childhood or later on, goes on to predict our character and personality. If we have a plethora of negative experience, this can shatter our confidence, lower or destroy self-esteem or self-worth and onwards from that, our confidence tanks. In short, life can change in a very short amount of time or even a very long one and we can go from the top of the mountain into the deepest valleys, be it in an instant or over what seems like a lifetime; fortunately, hypnotherapy is there to help you get back on track!
It's at times like these, that a good therapist can help you to get back on the right path and I have been helping people with anxiety and related issues, like stress, depression and confidence, to do this for many years now. So, if you are suffering from a seemingly unending amount of anxiety and you want it to stop, then please contact me to make an appointment for a Free Consultation. During the consultation, we will discuss the issue at hand and get an idea of what you would like life to be like after the therapy. After that, we can look at the treatment options available to you and from there begin the journey of recovery and discovery. Recovery gets you back on track, discovery allows you to see, and feel your potential and how far you can go towards developing that.
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