Hypnotherapy For The Treatment of Anxiety
Specialist Treatment for Anxiety Disorders in Singapore!
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Understanding The Fundamentals of Anxiety
And . . . what it is!
While the term anxiety is universally postulated as a common condition, it is perceptively viewed as more than one condition, at least in a practical sense. From a practical perspective, it is the nature of its cause that changes its type (social, generalised, separation, panic etc) and any approach to its treatment. However, as a condition it has a unique commonality, in that anxiety is a consequence of the activation of the brain's fight or flight response. In fact, the only major difference between a stress disorder and an anxiety one is the cause of its activation. Stress occurs when the brain's perceptual defences detect danger (real or imagined) and anxiety occurs as a consequence of the anticipation of those perceptual defences. For example, if you are on a plane and experience extreme or clear air turbulence, fear (stress) is a natural (unconditioned) reaction to that stressor. However, if you are having a coffee in the airport lounge and you start to imaging the plane bouncing all over the place, that is different! This situation also invokes the stress response but is labelled anxiety because it's a consequence of the anticipation of danger, not the actual presence of it!
How Anxiety Develops?
The most common causes of workplace anxiety are bullying, unfair dismissal a general lack of employee protections, as well as the abuse of superordinate powers. However, there will likely now be a greater level of uncertainty in the workforce market, undoubtedly with the pandemic continuing and, consequently, becoming a cause or an excuse! And as if that's not enough, there is now a heightened focus on increasing the productivity of specific types or groups of workers. For companies with a growing demand for their products, this could increase employment opportunities. However, for those companies with a limited or shrinking market, it could mean fewer people doing more work!
To varying degrees, this could lead to retrenchment and this is one aspect of increased productivity that could be taken advantage of by employers! Potentially; it's either a quid pro quo, higher productivity means higher pay or a zero-sum game, heads I win; tails you lose! All of these things can, and often do, add significant stress and the uncertainty of it all can develop into an anxiety disorder. Hypnotherapy can help you normalise even the most challenging life conditions. This doesn't equate to becoming blasè but rather putting things in a relative context. If life is tough, it's relatively normal for it to feel that way but that doesn't mean you need to be experiencing high levels of stress. This is important because anxiety and stress rob you of vital brain resources you need, to cope effectively under duress. Especially if this involves a change in direction or the acquisition of new skills.
Another, seemingly, ever-increasing form, is relationship anxiety. Many people are in dysfunctional or toxic relationships, be they familial, romantic, social or career-based. While ending any relationship is an option, it is not always as easy as that, it's not always a workable or practical solution either. Some relationships are neither possible nor practical to end, e.g. how do you end a parental relationship or one with your children? While it is practically possible, in that you can stop talking to or seeing someone, it rarely comes without consequences and mostly emotional ones. Severing ties with siblings seems the most common form of a breakup but even that can have some dire consequences. 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, generally speaking, it doesn't matter how much you love your friend, you just don't gel with their partner. And given the choice of you or the love of their life; guess what your position will be? That can make it tough emotionally and it can also leave emotional scars! In some sense, every aspect of our life involves relationships and the quality, or lack, of quality in those relationships invariably feeds into the apparent quality of our life! The relationship I focus on the most is the one with yourself, get that one right and all of the others are instantly better!
Technically speaking, it is far too simplistic to say, I have an anxiety issue. In fact, in most cases, anxiety isn't the real issue, it is merely the observable manifestation of a deeper problem and the very reason why many medications ultimately don't work. Primarily these medications,e.g. SSRIs or SNRIs, are attempting to stabilise the normal functioning of specific neurotransmitters (serotonin/norepinephrine). However, it's more often the case, that down/upregulation of mental/emotional systems are destabilising (over/under activation) neurotransmission.
On top of the condition, we call anxiety (stress in another form), there are other forms of stress that play an almost invisible role. There are oxidative (environmental) stressors, metabolic, osmotic stressors and heat-shock and stress factors consequential to allostatic load (AL) and allostatic overload (ALO). While many of these (except AL/ALO) are natural and normal, at least when life is that way too, they are anything but normal in anxiety/stress disorders! In extreme situations, these stresses can contribute to psychosomatic as well as organic disorders. In that context, resolving the perceptual problem, say a toxic relationship or job situation, may not bring about a quick response. Although it may! That can lead to the illusion that the therapy didn't work. This is the major reason why I studied the brain so extensively, and, how it's implicated in the development of anxiety, stress and depression. If through regression therapy, you discover an incident, when you were 7, was the cause of your issue, then hypnotherapeutic logic dictates that's what you work on! However, experience has taught me to be cautious! This is because there can and often is, much more to it than that and if you don't know your subject; well . . . what can I say?
As well as genetics there are also epigenetic factors to consider