Discuss the Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and Describe How You Would Treat These Issues with Hypnotherapy

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Essay Title: “Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy” In this essay I am going to explain my understanding of stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and relationship between these. I will also explain strategies I will use in treating a client as hypnotherapist. STRESS & ANXIET

When we think of stress following words come to mind:
-Frustration
-Lack of control
-Pressure
-Burden
-Tension
-Expectation
-Worry
As a person perpetuates stress and continues to endure excessive tension, he may experience an escalating frenzy or become a candidate for stress related illness. While certain types of stress can be good for you – such as the stress caused by a romantic encounter or the anticipation of a reward - stress that begins to debilitate or produce depression in completely undesirable. Stress is our body’s natural reaction to fear and change. There are some people who suffer from stress can identify while others will have a continual sense of anxiety. When we think of anxiety following words come to mind:

-Panic
-Anticipation
-Fear
-Unknown
While dealing with clients with anxiety, we must be very careful as anxiety in some cases may be due to underlying psychological or physical reasons are not best treated by hypnotherapy alone. In any doubt refer them on. Causes of stress reactions can fall into one of the following categories: You have inherited a tendency for stress. The way we learn certain habits from our parents or siblings, we might have inherited tendency to stress by witnessing our parents being stressed or anxious. For example your mother might have shown stress whenever she had to entertain outsiders. Your father and brother might argue and cause stress in the family. In that case rest of the family might get anxious and stressed when father and brother are in the same room. I work in the field of domestic violence. I witness victims of domestic abuse being anxious most of the time. Any raised voice causes them to get anxious, stressed and cause panic. They have become in habit of being in the state of alertness and anxiety as they lived in constant fear of violence for long time. Survivors of Domestic violence inherit these habits from their environment. You experience stress because you have certain type of personality. Certain individuals who are: -Prone to overachievement

-In the habit of forcing yourself to work towards unrealistic goals -Consistently competitive
-Constantly aware of time and prone to rushing
-Quick to exhibit anger
-Cynical
This list might seem to characterize a dismal individual, one who is hopelessly anchored in undesirable behaviour. However, some of the most interestingly people you know may fit in this category and seem to function quite successfully. What may not be evident is the core of this type of person’s problem. He or she is addicted to stress. Stress constitutes a lifestyle and acts as a precursor of illness. You experience stress and anxiety because of fears, awfulizing, and “shoulds.” Focusing on the nightmares of life or catastrophizing, worrying about the worst possible alternative, can produce continual stress. In this situation person expects some form of disaster or danger at every turn. “Shoulds” are nearly as disruptive to your emotional well- being. This type of people make rules for themselves and they try to follow these rules as if they are laws, and when they can’t or don’t they feel as they are bad and inferior. They punish themselves with condemnation. Here are a few of these “shoulds” that commonly plague people. -I should be perfect parent, friend, teacher, spouse or student. -I should not make mistakes.

-I should keep my emotions “ under control” and not feel anger, jealousy, or depression. -I should not complain.
-I should not depend on others, but take care of myself.
Living with this invisible list of burdens is...
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