The Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety Essay

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The relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy This essay will discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias. Whilst showing the four conditions are interlinked. Why understanding of these neurotic conditions and the need for ethical practice. Furthermore to support the idea that hypnotherapy plays an important role in the mental health and wellbeing of clients. 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 phobia causes stress and anxiety. If a client has a phobia of spiders this causes stress and anxiety. Both anxiety and stress are completely natural responses to situations that we are unsure of, or that we perceive have the potential to be unpleasant, or cause us harm. This is the brain’s way of preparing both body and mind to reduce the risk, known as the ‘fight or flight ‘response. When we perceive that we are in danger. Adrenaline is released into the blood stream preparing the muscles for action by making them tense. In our modern day to day life we create stress; we are surrounded by pressure, with little time to relax. This manifests into stress, Fear, anxiety and phobias with physical symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, muscle aches and tension and shortness of breath as well as many other symptoms. The information stored in our memory continues to increase; each search for information has more to draw upon. The smallest of clues enable the subconscious mind to provide information that relates to the experience and the repress
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