Discuss the relationship between stress,anxiety, habits and phobias
Sue Smith 1831
Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues using hypnotherapy.
Stress and anxiety are the natural reactions to fear and change. There is no single cause of stress and we will all have experienced it at times in our lives. It can be potentially very harmful, both physiologically and psychologically and professionals agree it is vital that we try to understand the causes of our stress, in order to prevent or at least minimise it.
It is believed there are three identifiable models of stress; things that happen to a person (not what happens within a person), things that happen within a person and thirdly, stress that arises from interactions with people and their environment. (Richard D. Gross. pg 186). There are also differences in how people attempt to cope with the stresses they face in everyday life, physiologically and psychologically. Some people suffer with stress and are able to identify the causes, leaving them able to solve the problems they face. Others may live in a permanent state of stress and anxiety, unable or unwilling to identify the causes behind it.
Hundreds of differing factors can be the root cause behind a persons stress and anxiety, ranging from excessive noise, resentment, fatigue, emotional upsets and physical and emotional upheavals, such as moving house. Others can be more traumatic, the separation of a child from its mother, the death of a loved one or the trauma suffered by a soldier returning from a war zone.
However, not all stresses are negative to have in ones life. Stress caused by a romantic encounter for example or the stress underlying anticipation in receiving an award. However, stress that causes depression and can debilitate is not desirable. (Hypnosis for change, Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher. Pg 83, 84)
People suffering from an anxiety disorder may fail to notice the