Anxieties

Many people become so angry and frustrated with their anxiety because they know that the thoughts and fears they have are not rational. So they can be very hard on themselves which just makes the problem worse and they are reluctant to seek help.

Is that true for you? If so, then take heart. Your anxiety, however it manifests does not mean you are either crazy or weak willed. There will be a scientific and easily believable explanation … and reliable help – whether you suffer from panic attacks, trauma, social anxieties, performance worries, phobias of all kinds or anxieties that are spreading out to large areas of your life.

Anxiety help for you now

Anxieties are an over sensitivity to the flight or fight response. Flight or fight is an essential part of what it is to be human and has evolved to keep us safe, but if this fear response is over active and fires when it is not needed, then this can manifest as a problem. Anxiety help requires that this is quietened down or you are at permanent risk of emotional hi-jacking, and then (and this is the crucial bit), the attempt to mitigate or cope with this will itself make the situation worse.

Over-worrying, avoidance, phobic fears and panic attacks are the typical consequences to a fear response that is unravelling. And as these develop it becomes more and more difficult to live a life of balance and which works. This of course feeds the problem, as fuel on a flame.

What is the fight or flight response?

The fight or flight response is our body’s primitive, automatic, inborn response from our limbic system that prepares the body to “fight” or “flee”from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival.

When our fight or flight response is activated adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are released into our blood stream. These cause our body to undergo a series of very dramatic changes.

  • Our respiratory rate increases
  • Blood is shunted away from our digestive tract and directed into our muscles and limbs, which require extra energy and fuel for running and fighting
  • Our pupils dilate
  • Our awareness intensifies
  • Our sight sharpens and our impulses quicken
  • Our perception of pain diminishes
  • Our immune system mobilises with increased activation. We become prepared – physically and psychologically  – for fight or flight

By its very nature the fight or flight system  bypasses our rational mind. As such, we tend to see everyone and everything as a possible enemy. We see everything through the filter of possible danger.

Fear is a puppy dog chasing its tail

Puppy dog on green grass

Our body feels an anxious feeling and this transmits to your mind which then looks to see why and what is going on. And what it looks for it will find which in turn will further raise the feelings. So levels continue to rise – like a dog chasing its own tail.  With thanks to Roger Elliot of Hypnosis Download

The bottom line:
Even severe disorders can be relieved, with an approach comprising:

    1. Trance work to decouple the primitive limbic flight or fight firing – using Rewind.
    2. Developing a better relationship with your anxiety – not fearful, but accepting and even welcoming. You do this in your Observing self.
    3. Finding new ways of thinking, relaxing and visualising – that build control and confidence.
    4. Being primed and confident to take action to make necessary life changes.

I keep up to date and reliable evidence of my results with all my clients. Over 85% suffering from worries and fears and phobias of all kinds have either significantly improved or completely recovered in a handful of sessions.

You can be very confident of real help. There is plenty of reason for hope.

What to do next?

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