Is Anxiety Holding You Back?
Here is a list to read about how anxiety affects people. If you say yes to more than two of these, you might have anxiety.
- Racing heart
- Shortness of breath
- Decision-making, pressures at work
- Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Feeling frozen, unable to move forward
- Lack of 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
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 well-being. And then the anxiety about the anxiety makes the anxiety 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,
“It doesn’t matter, doesn’t bother me, whatever happened is okay.”
But… in reality you’re feeling that old knot in your gut again.
You somehow get relief for a while, and then the symptoms return when something happens that brings up that old memory again.
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 realize that you have not resolved the issue, and what it has costed you, and the price that you still pay when you are reminded of it. This can be an endless loop when you don’t know what to do about it.
You Are Not Alone
So many people suffer from anxiety these days and anxiety can be caused by a number of different types of events. Anxiety can cause a number of physical ailments if not treated and, 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.
Anxiety can also cause physical ailments such as gastrointestinal (GI) issues, migraines, ulcers, and more. Anxiety over the past, present, or future is usually a sign that we need to evaluate and correct 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 you can face a potential unnerving situation with calm and ease, honoring yourself and living your truth in any situation.
Imagine, 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.
Clients tell me that they –
- feel more at-ease
- feel more relaxed
- see things differently
- notice a subtle but life altering change
- think differently, so they speak and act differently, in ways that respect and honor themselves.
- react to situations in a new way than they ever did before are not bothered by the old issues anymore
Clients say that they don’t have to reason their way into a new way of thinking about things and reacting to situations. They naturally know a new way of doing things or seeing things, a way that serves them better.
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 and yourself, and this knowledge will be useful throughout your life.
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
Will I know what’s going on?
Yes. You will be in a relaxed state and will always be aware of what is happening.
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 and longer lasting results.
Is hypnosis safe?
Absolutely. Have you ever been going to work, arrived at your highway exit, and were not aware of getting there? or gotten so involved in a hobby such as gardening that you were unaware of other worries or concerns? This is what hypnosis is like and it is totally safe.
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.
Your “beingness” in this world, or how you present yourself to the people around you is so important, and this comes from within, who you are and how you have grown in your experiences.
Now you have access to expert help, and you can get relief from anxiety and be more at ease with your job, family, and yourself in ways that will surprise you. You can learn how to relax the mind, connect with yourself, and to transition from surviving to thriving.
How do you want to be in your life situations? How do you want to be present for the ones you love? Start your healing today!
Begin today to reduce your anxiety and increase your self-esteem.
Call 954-392-5305, ext. 512 to start your healing and improve your sense of well-being
You can learn more about Dr. Melissa Valentina’s philosophy in her blog in the New Leaf Therapy web site.