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Anxiety and its related conditions are among the most common psychological concerns facing our modern society. Affecting everyone from children to teens and men & women, with women being at higher risk for panic attacks. Teens suffering with anxiety is sharply on the rise due to the ever-increasing demands that society now places on them. Anxiety can manifest as a mild condition which may slightly affect ones lifestyle, to acute/chronic anxiety which often has a debilitating effect on an individuals life.
Hypnosis is merely a moment in time where the person is fully aware of their surroundings, but the conscious mind is placed in a relaxed state so that the subconscious mind can be exposed. Hypnotic states can be experienced in day dreaming and when one is captivated by a movie. The person is completely aware of what is going on around them, but their attention is focused on something else.
Fear is a natural response caused by real danger. For example, we are all scared of coming face to face with a wild, hungry animal, and fear is a survival instinct which warns us against certain things or situations. A phobia, on the other hand, is an irrational fear of an object or situation that causes little or no danger.
Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD as it is commonly know happens when a person becomes fixated on a particular thought that is provoked by anxious feelings and eventually gets to a point where it becomes obsessive. This intense compulsion to act on anxiety driven by an obsessive fear, is based on neurotic thoughts, feelings and emotions that elicit some kind of threat or danger.
It is inevitable that throughout our lives we will all experience our fair share of stresses, strains and difficult situations. For most of us, recovery from these events will be a natural process which occurs over time, without the need for further help. For others however, certain traumatic and frightening events can trigger a reaction which can last for a period of months, or even years.
"Why does this always happen to me?"… Is a more common question than you can imagine. Life works in cycles, which are essentially self-similar patterns repeating over and over again. We can see this clearly displayed in the cycles of the moon, the changing of the seasons, a typical calendar year, the great migrations in nature and so on. So what does this have to do with the average person?… Well, pretty much everything to be blunt.
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