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How Does Memory Reconsolidation Hypnotherapy  Help You With Anxiety?

​Did you know that Anxiety disorders are the most common threat to mental health in the world today? Anxiety affects more than 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or almost 20% of the population, every year and only roughly 36% of sufferers seek treatment.

Now, it bears mentioning that statistic relies heavily on information supplied by people, mostly female, who seek treatment. And since anxiety tends to carry a stigma strong enough that many people, mostly men, never report it or even realize they suffer from it. So we can safely assume the real number of sufferers is much higher.

Anxiety is the result of neuro-cognitive processes that evolved from our species survival mechanisms. In a very real way, anxiety helped our ancestors survive harsh climates, predators, rivals and elements by keeping our ancestors alert to their environment. In that context, anxiety is perfectly normal and even useful. Of course, we live in a world now where we don't always need to be hypervigilant and what we actually need is specialized training to tone down that behavioral pattern...and that's what Memory Reconsolidating Hypnotherapy  is all about. 

In the human brain and nervous system, anxiety is a habit.  No more, no less. Like all habits, it's actually a series of deeply enmeshed neurons that have fired together so many times that they have become a deeply engrained behavior pattern in your life.  That's actually a good thing though...because habits can always be broken and your brain is made to do just that. 

If you have anxiety, you probably learned it one of two ways: 

Either at around age three to five, you started mimicking your parents and adapting to the stress around you by developing neural networks facilitating the anxiety . Basically, you learned to be anxious by watching older people be anxious. 

Or you experienced a traumatic event or series of events that was of high enough emotional value that a neural network was formed.  This is how you can generate anxiety attack patterns. Anything that unconsciously or consciously reminds you of the triggering event sets off an overwhelming activation in that neural network and you get an anxiety attack. 

You may be experiencing anxiety as a symptom of a bigger issue such as PTSD or even CPTSD, so anxiety might just be part of a larger experience and a more complicated neural network in your case, but the end result is basically the same: this is a habit your brain and nervous system have created.

All of this is normal. In fact, your brain is supposed to make neural networks this way. Its how we build habits and learn new information for the future.  But what's key to understand is that the very same mechanism that builds these neural networks and habits is just as quick to destroy them as well.  

So, how does MRHT work to teach you how to stop experiencing anxiety?  How do we teach your brain to rewire a new behavior pattern?

Watch below for an explanation. 


Facts about Anxiety

It's not at all uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or multiple other mental health issues that are compounded by anxiety and vice versa. 
Learned helplessness is a by product of continual anxiety. Together, you and I will break you out of that loop and empower you with a greater understanding of the anxious state and how to deal with it. 

More facts about anxiety:

Anxiety comes in multiple forms but they all have the distinct tendency to increase in severity over time and can result in a threat to mental and physical health and even hospitalization if not properly addressed. 
Behavioral conditioning such as CBT and MRHT have repeatedly proven in multiple scientific experiments to permanently reduce or completely eliminate anxiety.

Yet more facts about anxiety:

Anxiety often goes unrecognized, especially in men. On many occasions people experiencing chronic anger, lashing out, depression, compulsive disorders, self destructive behaviors as well as addictions and more are experiencing unaddressed anxiety. 
Learning how to control the anxiety mechanism in the human system is a crucial skill set to function in todays world. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm on an anxiety medication?

Firstly, congratulations on seeking help! That's a brave first step on the path to freedom from anxiety.
If you are seeing a medical or mental health professional to treat your anxiety, keep following their directions and continue with any medication you're on under their directions. 

Hypnosis is not medical care but will certainly assist any medical treatments you are undertaking for anxiety.  Medical care and hypnosis work fantastically together and there is no contraindication between the two for anxiety.

How do you approach anxiety?

From the hypnotic perspective, anxiety is a habit of mental and physiological state of arousal. These states can be elicited and, more importantly, redirected into more productive behaviors through memory reconsolidation. 
In our session, you and I will work together to uncover the source of your anxiety and replace your state of anxious arousal with a powerfully motivational and empowering state.

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