Anxiety comes in the form of:
A racing heart
Shortness of breath
Difficulty with decision-making, pressures at work
Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Feeling frozen or stuck and unable to move forward
Lack of life purpose because of a life transition or breakup
Getting edgy or irritated with others for no good reason
Losing sleep because of intrusive thoughts that keep running through your mind
Concerns that you might do the wrong thing can stop you from progressing and making the best decisions
Not knowing your purpose anymore now that you are on your own
If you said yes to more than two of these, anxiety could be running your life.
Anxiety can affect you in a number of ways, and it can overwhelm you before you know what has happened. Heart racing, hands sweating or shaking, headaches, intestinal problems, or immobility are some of the ways that anxiety can take a toll on your health and sense of well-being.
And then getting anxious about the oncoming anxiety makes everything worse.
You may notice one or more of these symptoms at times and wonder about other times they might be present, but you don’t notice the symptom because of the stressors in your life. Maybe they have been haunting you for some time and relief has been temporary at best. You tell yourself and others that it doesn’t matter, doesn’t bother you, that whatever happened it is okay, while in truth, you are feeling that old knot in your gut again and again.
Maybe you have tried a number of things to ease the symptoms of stress or anxiety, some are healthy, some not so healthy. You somehow get relief for a while, and then the symptoms return with a vengeance when something happens that brings up that old memory again.
Or your boss calls you into her/his office AGAIN, or your presentation is in 5 minutes and you tossed and turned all night thinking about it, or you are sitting in everyday traffic, or you are in a relationship that is stressful, again. Anyone of these things can set off the stress response, and the anxiety that takes so much of your energy comes on before you know it.
That traumatic time might have happened a long time ago, but it still bothers you and it keeps coming back whenever the slightest reminder arises, leaving you feeling anxious, exhausted and powerless.
You have lost sleep over it and have lost your sense of well-being because of it.
You have realized that you are still affected by the issue or issues, and what the cost has been to your welfare, and that you are still paying a price in anxiety whenever you are reminded of it.
This cycle of anxiety and tears can be an endless loop when you don’t know what to do about this bothersome pattern.
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You Are Not Alone
Some stressors and anxiety can be a good thing. It can warn us of impending threats and challenges. There are positive stressors, such as a new baby or starting a new business. And there are negative stressors, such as not having enough money at the end of the month, or approaching holidays and all that activities that they entail.
So many people suffer from anxiety these days and anxiety can be caused by a number of different types of events or momentary incidents. Anxiety can be triggered by sensations such a statement you hear, a smell that reminds you of an old memory, hearing a particular tone in another person’s voice. If not treated anxiety can cause a number of physical ailments – digestion issues, exhaustion when you wake up in the morning. While stress is unavoidable, anxiety can keep you from fulfilling your dreams and aspirations for the life that you deserve.
Some people believe that they would have done better at a particular task or event if they had believed in themselves more and had confidently approached the situation. Have you ever noticed how ideas come to you when you are on vacation or totally relaxed in some other way?
Anxiety over the past, present, or future is usually a sign that we need to evaluate and correct just where we are placing our focus or energy.
With Therapy, You Can Go From Surviving To Thriving
Imagine waking up each morning with a sense of calm, confidence, and self-esteem so that you can go about your day with your sense of well-being intact.
You have unshakable confidence within you at all times so that you can face a potential unnerving situation with calm and ease, honoring yourself and living your truth in any situation.
Imagine you, instantaneously viewing situations that used to provoke anxiety in a new and different light and not reacting in that heart-pounding way you were accustomed to in your past, but rather dealing with relationships and situations calmly and with confidence.
What if you had the help you needed at a moment’s notice; to be able to access this wisdom and be self-sufficient, and to live your truth in any situation?
My clients appreciate how we discover their strengths and patterns and use these to explore ways to create new perspectives and behaviors.
Our therapy sessions will include our discussing your situations that are anxiety-provoking and identifying your thoughts and patterns that serve you and the ones that could be altered.
Results that clients report are:
Feeling more at-ease
Feeling more relaxed
Seeing things differently
They notice a subtle but life-altering change
Reacting to situations in a new way than they ever did before
They are not bothered by the old issues anymore
They think differently, so they speak and act differently, in ways that respect and honor themselves.
Clients say that they do not consciously do anything, they just notice that their outlook is different, and they are taking the lead in their life more.
This is your subconscious at work! It is mind-body healing at its best and is effective, long-term change.
By looking at ways to address what is not working and use what is working, you are re-creating your outlook on life and therefore yourself.
The tools you learn will be useful throughout your life.
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How Hypnosis Therapy Can Help With Anxiety
Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool that can help you to connect with your inner resources and unconscious abilities to grow and thrive. With the induction of hypnosis by a hypnotherapist, you learn how to access the unconscious mind without the obstacles of the conscious mind.
Then you can focus on what it is that you are striving for such as lowering anxiety, increasing self-esteem, etc. The subconscious is the gateway to mind-body healing!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis and how does it work?
Hypnosis therapy is a way to relax the conscious mind and work with the unconscious mind. This part of yourself will give you quicker results and results that last.
Is hypnosis safe?
Absolutely. Have you ever been going to work, arrived at your highway exit, and were not aware of getting there? Or have you gotten so involved in a hobby such as gardening or painting that you were unaware of other worries or concerns?
These states are forms of hypnosis and as you know, you are completely present while in this relaxed focus state.
Will I know what’s going on?
Yes. You will be in a relaxed state and will always be aware of what is happening.
You Owe It To Yourself…
To take care of yourself and move forward from just surviving and managing your day-to-day activities to thriving in your life and realizing those dreams you have.
Now you have access to expert help, and you can get relief from anxiety and be more at ease with your job, your family, and yourself in ways that will surprise you. You can learn how to relax the mind, connect with your true self, and to transition from struggling to thriving.
Your "beingness", how you are in this world, is so important to you and the people around you and is the one thing that you can control. How do you want to be in your life situations? How do you want to be present for the ones you love?
You can start your healing today.
You can begin today to calm, soothe, and heal yourself. Call 888-666-9059 to start your healing and improve your sense of well-being. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Dr. Melissa Valentina is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is certified in Hypnosis Therapy and has been practicing meditation for over 30 years. She is the founder of New Leaf Therapy, LLC.
You can learn more about her philosophy in her blog in the New Leaf Therapy web site.