An anxiety dream is an unpleasant dream that is less disturbing than a nightmare. Anxiety dreams are characterized by the feelings of unease, distress, or apprehension in the dreamer upon waking. Anxiety dreams occur in “rapid eye movement sleep”, and common dreams involve incomplete tasks, embarrassment, falling, or pursuit. Anxiety dreams may be caused by childhood trauma, an adult dealing with conflict, or an overload of stress. Though they create anxiety in the dreamer, anxiety dreams also serve as a way for a person's ego to re-set.
As therapist we need to understand clients who seek treatment for help for these conditions, fears are often restricting their life often can appear inexplicable to the rational mind. I will also talk about the role the subconscious plays. Stress, anxiety, phobias and habits can be related. Stress causes anxiety and vice versa. Stress can cause a habit as with smokers.
A lot of the time a person with social anxiety may have trouble falling asleep due to the stress of an upcoming social event. Having bad sleeping patterns such as these can wear a person’s body down and create serious health problems (Denkmire and Perritano 7). Individuals with social phobia tend to over analyze or over think simple situations which can cause a large amount of stress when done every day. Heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure are a few serious side effects associated with the stress that accompanies social anxiety. Social anxiety increases a person’s chances of developing high blood pressure.
MU 10 Additional Questions Session 10 What is meant by Cognitive distortions? How would you describe the skills required for developing and sustaining the counselling relationship? Cognitive distortions are irrational thought patterns that are thought to be responsible for anxiety and depression. Beck did a lot of work on Cognitive distortions and found there to be several common ones such as Filtering this is when a person takes either just the negatives or positives from an experience and then bases all future experiences on these aspects. For example “ I always get stressed when I have to work to a deadline” this person would associate the deadline with failure and would therefore avoid working to a deadline however if they inspected what had led them to fail on a particular project they would certainly see that the deadline had little to nothing to do with the failure.
The person may suffer with responses that are un appropriate in certain situations as well as the usual signs (rapid heartbeat, sweating and nervousness. Anxiety disorders include post-traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias. Psychotic disorders - involve distorted awareness and thinking. People experience images and sounds that are not real. The ill people believe they are true despite being shown evidence.
Understand Mental Health Problems CMH 302 Know the main forms of Mental ill health The main forms of mental ill health can include clinical depression whereby the main signs and symptoms of this may include: * An unusually sad mood that does not go away * Loss of enjoyment and interest in activities that used to be enjoyable * Lack of energy and tiredness * Loss of confidence in themselves or poor self-esteem * Feeling guilt when they are not at fault * Wishing they were dead * Difficulty in concentrating or making decisions * Having difficulity in sleeping or sleeping to much Bipolar is a specific type of depression this is where a person may have an episode of depression followed by an episode of mania. Mania is the opposite of depression. A person experiencing mania may be: * overconfident and full of ideas * be very talkative * find it difficult in sticking to one subject when they are talking * be full of ideas * have less need for sleep * take risks they normally wouldn't Anxiety disorders differ from day to day anxiety as they are more severe, it is long-lasting and it interferes with the persons work or relationships. Some specific types of anxiety disorders can include: * Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) The main symptom of this is overwhelming anxiety and worry, commonly about things that may go wrong or a persons inability to control a situation, even when there are no signs of trouble. Physical symptoms of GAD include a fast or pounding heart, headaches and inability to relax.
Bipolar I Disorder and the Diathesis-Stress Model Abnormal Psychology December 5, 2011 Professor James Morley People experience a wide range of emotions throughout ones life; it is simply a part of human nature. Feelings of depression, elevated levels of anxiety, and reckless behavior, are in fact, normal in brief stints, as it would be considerably unhealthy to stifle such emotions. However, in some instances “such moods swings become so prolonged and extreme that the person’s life is seriously disrupted” (Alloy, Manos, Riskind, 2005, p. 246). This is when a disorder becomes categorized as an illness, rather than simply the stresses of everyday life. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that involves both manic and depressive episodes.
For some of these individuals mental health is extreme and persistent, so for this reason bereavement is a concern for clinical practise. The definition of grief is the main emotional reaction to bereavement, incorporating psychological and physical reactions. Over the past few decades, scientific study of the symptoms, mental health outcomes and ways of coping with this sort of grief has grown rapidly. Psychological reactions to bereavement are diverse, differentiating between individuals as well as cultures, age groups and ethnic groups. Bereavement is a very distressing experience for most people that causes a considerable amount of upset and disruption of everyday life.
The Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and How They Can be Treated With Hypnotherapy Student: James Webb -North1A Course: Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Year One – Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills - Module Five Introduction Everyday life can be very challenging with so many different things these can range from work, family, money, to preparing for a presentation, or trying to get through rush hour traffic or to meet a friend for a drink, all these things demanding our time and attention. How do we cope with these demands? Our bodies have a natural response to these pressures and are manifested as physical changes in our body which include increased heart rate, sweating and nausea. These and other responses are termed as stress. We all experience varying degrees of stress in our lives and stress can be good for us.
Many Americans suffer from emotional and psychological disorders brought on by the everyday challenges of life. Some common disorders which include anxiety, depression, insomnia and chronic pain are brought on by prolonged stress. Pain and stress are not good or bad. They are the body's defense mechanism. A stressful situation, whether it is a long awaited promotion at work or death of a loved one, can cause multiple imbalances that, if prolonged, will result in disorders.