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

Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy.

Sometimes everyday life can present challenges and experiences to which we have an adverse response, which can lead us to develop symptoms of stress, anxiety, habits and phobias. This essay will define these 4 disorders by identifying their similarities and differences, and exploring how they relate to one another. In practice, an understanding of these disorders enables therapists to identify the most appropriate and ultimately more effective treatment.

Detailed below is an outline of how stress could be addressed through hypnotherapy whilst taking into account any ethical issues I feel would need to be considered to ensure best practice.

For an individual, feelings of stress can simply start when changes occur in their life that result in increased emotional or mental pressure and produce feelings of frustration, anger or anxiousness. The pressures of everyday life that can lead to stress, can in turn be responsible for being a barrier to an individual dealing with the stresses they have. A certain amount of stress is pertinent to maintaining motivation and striving for success, but over a long period of time his can be detrimental.

There are varying types and degrees of stress including acute, chronic or traumatic stress, and the more severe degrees can have a debilitating effect if not dealt with efficiently and appropriately. Stress can also manifest in physical symptoms, including disturbed sleeping patterns, lack of concentration and loss of appetite.   Stress is our body’s natural response to fear and change, and whilst many can deal with a certain amount of stress comfortably, others can’t. A response of stress to a stressor can lead to the release of adrenaline within the body and the initiation of the ‘flight or fight’ response. Some individuals may be able to identify their stressors in life whilst...