People who explore hypnosis for anxiety sometimes feel
like they are going crazy. This makes perfect sense given that the experience
of anxiety comes and goes at different levels of intensity. In addition,
anxiety involves a mindstorm of chemicals that play havoc on the body’s
internal organs. The physical changes that one experience can be frightening
and can leave an individual feeling exhausted by the sense of dread.
Periods of anxiety are crazy making and yet, even the most
anxious have moments of calm, comfort and rational logic. Even those
individuals who feel the most out of control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors
during moments of high anxiety have within their memory bank moments of clarity
However, these individuals will often deny ever having
experienced a time in their lives when they were able to relax, when they were
able to notice feelings of unease beginning and they were able to interrupt
their patterns and move back into a comfortable state.
The anxious person has often become so identified with the
state of anxiety that they forget it is just that, a state and only one state
of which they are capable of creating. We are not born to be anxious. Anxiety
responses are habituated and can be replaced.