“Discuss the Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and Describe 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”
Stress is a condition that people experience at one point or another throughout their lives which can be a very positive emotion, giving drive to become motivated in reaching their potential positively and productively.   However, the opposite could also be experienced, stress can manifest itself in a negative way to the extent than individual could become overwhelmed, leading to stress becoming debilitating, so much so that day to day tasks become difficult, even impossible and can cause depression. Lazarus (1966) states that stress arises when an individual cannot cope with demands being placed on them or threats to their wellbeing.   Lazarus (1991), also stated that stress is not defined to a specific kind of external stimuli, or pattern of physiological, behavioural or subjective reactions.   Instead stress is viewed as the relationship between individuals and their environment. Seyle (1936) noted the now recognized symptoms of stress, which included decreased appetite, muscular strength and endurance, and lower levels of ambition or drive.   Stress is your body’s ways of coping with the demands, good or bad experiences.   Stress releases chemicals into the bloodstream; these chemicals can give your body strength and energy, which can be a good experience, however if there is no outlet for these extra responses, then this can equally have a negative response.   With stress been one of the highest reasons for absence from work, it is therefore interesting to look at the different types, causes and treatment of stress.
There are six types of stress, each differ in their seriousness.   Hypo-stress is effectively having insufficient to do or lack of stimulation, resulting in boredom. Eustress is a positive form stress brought about by having a deadline to meet or something to complete causing the body and mind to “ramp up” activity in...