The symptoms of Anxiety
Hypnotherapy - A Cure For Unnecessary Anxiety
When people talk about anxiety, it's rarely in a positive tone but occasionally they should because anxiety is actually a natural and protective defensive mechanism. Its primary objective of it is to keep us safe and out of harm's way. The problem though is that in today's modern world, there are actually a lot of fake or false stimuli that allow us to experience unnecessary anxiety. Essentially we detect danger, where danger doesn't exist! This is anomalous for a few reasons. Firstly, anxiety is best described as, the anticipation of danger, not the presence of it; that is fear. Secondly, because the brain is unable to differentiate between real or imagined danger, it makes it more difficult to determine the difference between fake or false sensory stimuli.
As we mature, the brain can add context and perspective that wasn't there when we were younger, to situations and events we experienced in our developing years. This means that we can now have a corrupted adult memory of a childhood event. That's often why we have more difficulty with a childhood event, say trauma or abuse, as an adult than we did as a child!
Pounding heart (palpitations)
Fuzzy head or giddy feelings
hot or cold flushes
Tingling feelings in hands and feet
Make bad decisions
Make more mistakes or errors
Poor memory or forgetfulness
Becoming insular or withdrawn
Prone to anger outbursts
Feeling negative about life in general
Prone to minor ailments, colds, flu etc.
Exaggerated startle response
Generally feeling unwell or
Having a feeling of foreboding
The probable outcome, a fear of flying, develops but probably has nothing to do with flying per se. As alluded to, this can happen even if you are a seasoned flyer and have flown many times before. The computations of a fear type of experience for each of us are almost limitless. Fortunately for most, it rarely manifests or at least not to the extent of becoming a disorder. Consequently, most people go through life with a normal experience of anxiety, after all, it's a life-protecting part of being human; its purpose; is to keep us safe!