Anxiety affects each one of us from time to time. It just seems to come with the territory. Most often, though, we simply manage to shake it off and get on with our life with no real harm done. With chronic anxiety, however, things are different. Unlike panic attacks and social anxiety, other forms of anxiety disorder’s that usually manifest when the person is already an adult, Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD for short, may well have existed for as long as the person can remember.
People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder find themselves worrying about everyday matters to a degree far beyond what is rational. Anxiety like this can interfere with a person’s life, as one worry replaces another and imagined disaster lurks just around the corner. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is very often accompanied by a variety of physical difficulties. These can include tiredness, difficulty in concentrating, headaches, muscular tension, nausea, irritability, and insomnia.
Though research has demonstrated that Generalized Anxiety Disorder tends to be more common in women than in men, it really can affect anyone. It is estimated that around 5% of the population suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Because many people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder cannot remember a time when they did not have anxiety, there are those who believe that it might best be thought of as a personality disorder.
Drug treatment has produced very limited results in treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and for this reason, there is a need for a different approach. Cognitive behavioral therapy has produced a lessening of symptoms in some people, yet there is an alternative treatment that focuses not only on the symptoms but also on the cause and drivers of those symptoms. And this treatment is transformation hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder can work in several different ways and on various levels. At the primary level, hypnotherapy can greatly aid a person to relax and release the accumulated stress and tension that Generalized Anxiety Disorder has produced.
Additionally, in hypnosis, we can anchor calmness responses and teach strategies to help the person cope better with the anxiety itself. This is a far more natural and effective manner of getting rid of Generalized Anxiety Disorder than taking drugs. Good self-hypnosis recordings specifically designed to deal with anxiety are very effective for many people struggling with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and can help bring real relief. For truly in-depth therapy, however, it’s hard to beat working one on one with an experienced hypnotherapist; this can uncover the unique causes and drivers of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Once uncovered, the program that has created and maintained the anxiety can be neutralized.
If you or someone you know suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, do not despair. With the right kind of hypnotherapy, you really can take back control and enjoy a more relaxed and calmer life once more.