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4 Problems

In terms of directly addressing your anxiety, there are 4 anxiety-related problems that hypnotherapy is commonly used to address.

Physical Tension and Strain Physical pain and tension which often has its roots in emotional tension) can be addressed by   hypnotherapy. Addressing and working to alter the beliefs that you have about the triggers for your anxiety can help reduce the frequency and/or intensity of the physically straining symptoms of anxiety such as a rapid heart rate, rapid breathing and shaking. In addition, it can ease feelings of discomfort and strain by implanting the suggestion that you feel more physically comfortable than you actually do.

Emotional Strain and Moodiness Along with causing physical strain, constant or frequent anxiety can also put you in a strained emotional state. The energy from the body that is required by the physical symptoms of anxiety, along with the persistent feelings of discontentment, frustration and worry, can make you feel drained and/or on edge. Hypnotherapy’s general purpose is to put people in a more positive frame of mind, altering unnecessary negative beliefs and implanting more helpful ones.  

Sleeping Problems Many people with anxiety also have difficulty sleeping well. Chronic stress keeps you in the fight or flight response and your body and mind may actually believe it is unsafe and a threat to survival to be relaxed, restful and asleep. Getting to sleep in an anxious state and sleeping deeply when nightmares and muscle tension are keeping you awake can be nearly impossible.

Hypnotherapy assists with sleep deprivation by moving the nervous system out of the stress response (sympathetic nervous system) and into the relaxation response (the parasympathetic nervous system). We might also use the technique of implanting suggestions that you have gotten plenty of restful sleep recently. And hypnotherapy can also help you to alter your anxious thought patterns so that they do not spiral out of control and keep you awake (as well as causing the panic attacks that can result in muscle tension).

Fears and Phobic Reactions Going to a hypnotherapist for help in conquering a phobia (for example, a fear of public speaking or fear of flying) can be far preferable to taking medication in order to remain calm during everyday activities. You can use hypnotherapy to replace your unhealthy or illogical beliefs about the object of your phobia with more logically sound and useful beliefs.



When we feel fear (whether real or imagined) it causes the stress response (sympathetic nervous system) gets triggered it causes a physical reaction of panic, worry and anxiety, and the results can include insomnia, depleted immune system, confused thinking, and many other issues. Chronic stress is the body and mind making panic, worry, anxiety and fear an automatic habit.

Practice Doesn’t Make perfect, It Makes Permanent, and what you make permanent becomes your subconscious programming.

You don’t choose between a program and no program.
You choose between a conscious program and an unconscious program.

If you’re not consciously working your program,
You’re being worked by your unconscious program.

The thoughts that consistently run through your psyche and the emotional state you find yourself in over and over again is training your mind and body. You are programming your brain to turn the thoughts and feelings you are having on a weekly or even daily basis into automatic mental and physical habits, even if these thoughts and emotions are unintentional.  

The reason hypnotherapy works so well with fears, stress and anxiety is that the main foundation of hypnotherapy is moving the body and mind into deep, natural relaxation.

By moving the body and mind in to the relaxation response (parasympathetic nervous system) -where the body and mind are in balance and homeostasis, and where the body should be 90% of the time – by moving into the relaxation response the body and mind move out of the stress response (sympathetic nervous system) where it should only be about 10% of the time when your safety and survival are truly threatened. By moving into the relaxation response the body and mind can start the healing process and you can “reprogram” limiting beliefs, fears and anxiety.  


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Harvard Medical School’s – Mental Health Newsletter

“Hypnosis also helps to alleviate anxiety. It has been studied most as a treatment for anxiety related to surgery. Many studies have reported that hypnosis reduced anxiety levels and lowered blood pressure in patients before surgery, and enhanced recovery afterward by shortening hospital stays and reducing complications like nausea and vomiting.

“In a 2006 study, for example, patients who underwent hypnosis received suggestions of well-being before surgery. Upon entering the operating room, they reported anxiety levels 56% lower than anxiety levels before hypnosis. Patients in a comparison group, who received the normal presurgical standard of care, reported a 47% increase in anxiety.”

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National Institutes for Health (NIH)

“Hypnotherapy and training in self-hypnosis can help persons achieve remarkable success in alleviating anxiety, not only in anxiety disorders, but also in any problem involving anxiety.

“The author describes the role of hypnosis in the treatment of several disorders and provides clinical examples illustrating treatment of generalized anxiety, phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorders.

“He concludes that because hypnosis exploits the intimate connection between mind and body, it provides relief through improved self-regulation and also beneficially affects cognition and the experience of self-mastery.”

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National Institutes for Health (NIH)

“Self-hypnosis training represents a rapid, cost-effective, nonaddictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of anxiety-related conditions.

“Here we provide a review of the experimental literature on the use of self-hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders, including anxiety associated with cancer, surgery, burns and medical/dental procedures.

“An overview of research is also provided with regard to self-hypnotic treatment of anxiety-related disorders, such as tension headaches, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome. The tremendous volume of research provides compelling evidence that hypnosis is an efficacious treatment for state anxiety (e.g., prior to tests, surgery and medical procedures) and anxiety-related disorders, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.”

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Monitor on Psychology
A monthly publication of the American Psychological Association

“Hypnosis continues to show promise in reducing pain and soothing anxiety.

“A growing body of scientific research supports hypnosis’ benefits in treating a wide range of conditions, including pain, depression, anxiety and phobias.

“Hypnosis works and the empirical support is unequivocal in that regard. It really does help people,” says Michael Yapko, PhD, a psychologist and fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

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“I found that many complaints – smoking, overeating, test anxiety, public speaking phobia, and chronic physical pain – responded more dramatically to hypnosis than to other forms of psychotherapy I was using.”

Dr. Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D., Psychologist
Faculty at Harvard Medical School




“Hypnotherapy is one of the fastest growing fields that facilitates and promotes human change, improvement, and achievement, allowing people to reach their full potential.

“Whether you are trying to overcome an old problem, habit, or behavior or simply want to grow to a new level of personal achievement (such as improving your academic or athletic performance), hypnotherapy can very possibly help when all else has failed.

Jane E. Brody
Reporting for The New York Times




“I’ve recommended hypnotherapy to help ease chronic pain, lessen the side effects of chemotherapy, alleviate symptoms of autoimmune disease, and counteract anxiety and sleep disorders.

“Hypnotherapy can also be used to improve performance skills, as a form of analgesia or sedation for medical and dental procedures – even to stop hemorrhaging in accident victims.

“In general, I believe that no condition is out of bounds for trying hypnotherapy on.

Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the
University of Arizona College of Medicine











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