Many people suffer from anxiety for different reasons. Some might experience anxiety due to some sort of traumatic event that happened in the past or they might be afraid of being rejected by their partners. Whatever the cause is, finding an effective remedy for anxiety is important if one is to lead a normal life without fear of being judged or rejected.
In a recent study, a team of psychologists from the University of Glasgow published research about a method that combines hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy. They discovered that combining these methods has an important positive impact on anxiety levels. Mindfulness is a traditional ancient mental state that is acknowledged as a proven way of effectively managing anxiety and stress.
The scientists concluded that this combined form of hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy may help people to achieve deeper levels of mindful goals faster and easier. In addition, the scientists stated that the combination of hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy provides the person with a great chance to feel relaxed during the therapy sessions.
The main benefit that people experience is that they are able to gain control over their anxiety and stress. It is also possible that these techniques can improve a person’s general health. People who have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders tend to have low self esteem. For these individuals, they are often reluctant to leave their homes due to their nervousness about making mistakes.
When combining these techniques, hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy, it is important that the therapist or the hypnotist makes sure that he or she has good rapport with the client. This will help them to make use of positive affirmations and subconscious commands in order to make the person relaxed during the hypnosis sessions. After the hypnotist starts with hypnosis, he or she must then create a relaxing environment. The environment should be pleasant and soothing.
Finally, the hypnotist needs to instruct the client on how to go through cognitive behavioural therapy. This process helps a person to change some negative behaviours and replace it with more positive behaviours. The cognitive behavioural therapy also helps the person to identify the real reasons behind his or her anxiousness and stress. After this, the hypnotist or the therapist will be able to make use of hypnosis to create the desired behavioural change that will ultimately lead the patient to relief from anxiety and to become more confident personable.