Discuss the Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and Describe How You Would Treat These Issues with Hypnotherapy.

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Word Count: 2063 Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy. In this essay I hope to discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias. I will also be looking at how best hypnotherapy can help in the treatment of these conditions and what issues a therapist needs to look at when dealing with stress, anxiety, habits and phobias. Stress “According to MIND 45 million working days are lost each year through anxiety and stress-related conditions.” http://www.thesite.org. Stress is a part of everyday life; in fact without experiencing some sort of stress in life, for instance knowing that there are deadlines, often helps individuals to become focused on the job at hand and accomplish what is needed. Stress can mean something separate to each individual; take the idea of deadlines, some individuals will flourish in work with a deadline, whilst others only become more stressed and it becomes a negative influence and as such creates a physical response within them. “Stress that begins to debilitate or produce depression is completely undesirable. Such a condition calls for change. And while you may not be able to change the world, you can change your reaction to it.” Pg83, Hadley & Staudacher (1996). There are six categories in which stress can be categorised. * Hypostress: This is when an individual is bored, not being challenged thus becoming unmotivated. This could include those who are doing repetitive and tedious jobs. * Eustress: This is short term stress that allows an individual to become focused and gives strength to complete the task in hand. Eustress tends to be found in those who are being creative and have increased physical activity. This is a positive stress that allows an individual to fulfil their potential.
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