Each one of us can feel a little anxious from time to time. It just seems to come with the territory of being alive. Usually, though, we manage to shake it off and get on with our life.
When it comes to chronic anxiety, however, things are considerably different. Unlike other forms of anxiety disorder, such as social anxiety and panic attacks, which usually show themselves when the person is an adult, Generalized Anxiety Disorder has often existed for as long as the person can remember.
This particular type of anxiety is called GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
People with GAD usually find themselves worrying to an irrational level and degree. This kind of anxiety can prove truly disruptive, with worry replacing worry and feared disaster lurking somewhere just around the corner.
GAD 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 GAD tends to be more common in women than in men, it really can affect anyone. It is believed that around 5% of the population suffer from GAD.
Because many people with GAD cannot really 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.
Treatment with medication has not produced very good results with GAD, and so there is a definite need for a different approach. CBT or cognitive behavioural 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 transformational hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy in the treatment of GAD can work in several different ways and on a variety of levels. At a basic level, hypnotherapy can help a person to really relax through their anxiety, enabling them to let go of the tension and stress that the GAD has brought with it.
In addition, with hypnosis feelings of calmness can be anchored and relaxation techniques taught that can greatly assist in reducing anxiety. This is a far more natural and effective manner of dealing with GAD than taking drugs. Specifically designed self hypnosis recordings can help effectively deal with anxiety and greatly assist in reducing it.
However, in order for in depth therapy to take place, it is necessary to work 1-on-1 with an experienced hypnotherapist, since this can uncover the unique origins and drivers of GAD. Having uncovered the program that has caused and maintained the anxiety, it can be neutralized.
If you or someone you know suffers from GAD or Generalised 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.
Source by Peter James Field