Generalised Anxiety Disorder in Adults and Young People

We live in a constantly changing, fast paced world, and balancing the pressures of work, home and relationships can make us all feel stressed out from time to time. After all, life can be stressful, and this is part of the normal human experience. What isn’t normal is having worry or anxiety that never really seems to go away or a feeling of panic with regard to ordinary daily experiences.

When people suffer extreme states of stress, fear, or panic over an extended period of time they experience  Generalised Anxiety Disorder, or GAD. Generalised anxiety disorder is characterised by the pattern of thought that make us catastrophise situations and always think the worst. For example, thinking that a racing thought mean that you’re losing your mind, or that if you make a mistake at work you’ll lose your job, then you won’t be able to pay your bills and things will go from bad to worse. For many people, this type of negative, catastrophic thinking is deeply ingrained, and inescapable.


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Generalised Anxiety Disorder can make life extremely difficult, because the worries that plague people actually stop people doing the normal things in life which then leads to more stress and a vicious cycle it’s difficult to break out of. with peoples’ attempts to meet their daily obligations, which, of course, leads to even more stress.

Many people use medication to reduce their stress however some anti-anxiety medications have unwanted side effects such as drowsiness or reducing a person’s ability to concentrate. This type of medication can also be habit forming.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder can be treated without the use of drugs, and recent studies show that hypnotherapy can be successfully used to treat feelings of anxiety and panic. Hypnosis works by getting to the root of stress and by helping you to break out of negative mindsets. Hypnosis can also help alleviate some of the physical symptoms  of panic and anxiety, including rapid heart rate, nausea, hyperventilation, and even high blood pressure. You can be taught how to use self-hypnosis to reduce anxiety, overcome panic attacks and induce feelings of calm and confidence.

So if you need help to overcome anxiety, stress or panic without the use of medication, call us at Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic –  New Farm Hypnotherapy or fill in the form below and one of our experienced hypnotherapists will help you get back in control naturally and without the use of drugs.

Beyond Blue has excellent resources if you want to find out more about Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

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