Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues using hypnotherapy.
Stress and anxiety are the natural reactions to fear and change. There is no single cause of stress and we will all have experienced it at times in our lives. It can be potentially very harmful, both physiologically and psychologically and professionals agree it is vital that we try to understand the causes of our stress, in order to prevent or at least minimise it. It is believed there are three identifiable models of stress; things that happen to a person (not what happens within a person), things that happen within a person and thirdly, stress that arises from interactions with people and their environment. (Richard D. Gross. pg 186). There are also differences in how people attempt to cope with the stresses they face in everyday life, physiologically and psychologically. Some people suffer with stress and are able to identify the causes, leaving them able to solve the problems they face. Others may live in a permanent state of stress and anxiety, unable or unwilling to identify the causes behind it. Hundreds of differing factors can be the root cause behind a persons stress and anxiety, ranging from excessive noise, resentment, fatigue, emotional upsets and physical and emotional upheavals, such as moving house. Others can be more traumatic, the separation of a child from its mother, the death of a loved one or the trauma suffered by a soldier returning from a war zone. However, not all stresses are negative to have in ones life. Stress caused by a romantic encounter for example or the stress underlying anticipation in receiving an award. However, stress that causes depression and can debilitate is not desirable. (Hypnosis for change, Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher. Pg 83, 84) People suffering from an anxiety disorder may fail to notice the...
...Discuss The RelationshipBetweenStress, Anxiety, Habits And Phobias And Describe How You Would Treat These Issues With Hypnotherapy
In order to understand the relationshipbetweenstress, anxiety, habits and phobias, it is necessary to first define what each one is and how it affects us. It is a well- known fact that stress and anxiety are the two main reasons for people being sick and taking time off work. It is apparent that these conditions can prevent people from reaching their full potential in life.
What is Stress? Stress can show itself in many ways. It can be caused by a number of different things/situations. Over a period of time stress can manifest itself and grow into something that is not containable. A certain amount of stress can be beneficial to the system, - we all need a certain amount of stress to survive and deal with those emergencies that sometimes unexpectedly happen, and this reaction provides us with the necessary spark to kick us into action so not all stress is negative for the body. However, where it becomes out of control for some people, it can become an incapacitating condition. Stress stops being helpful and starts causing major...
...Module 5: Discuss the relationshipbetweenstress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy
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This essay endeavours to define the aforementioned states, how they could be diagnosed in a clinical setting and will highlight how they interlink with each other. Appropriate treatment strategies with adherence to ethics will then be suggested to conclude the report.
Lazurus (1966) states that stress arises when an individual cannot cope with the demands being placed on them or threats to their wellbeing. According to numerous publications, including the Chrysalis module five course notes, stress is prevalent in our everyday lives and people are regularly exposed to it. A certain amount of stress is seen as productive in our lives (Greener 2002). Selye (1936) was the first to note somatic disorders as exhibiting the now recognised symptoms of stress i.e. decreased appetite, decreased muscular strength and endurance, and lowered levels of ambition or drive. Therefore, if stress can have such an impact on our physical (as well as...
...Discuss the RelationshipbetweenStress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with Hypnotherapy.
Many people who suffer with stress, anxiety, habits or phobias will turn to hypnotherapy for treatment. It has been proven extremely successful and can have a major impact on a persons life. With an understanding of the relationshipbetween these disorders, examining the similarities and the differences between each, the therapist then has information in deciding how and if to treat these disorders.
Stress is our bodies’ way of responding to any kind of demand, an emotional and physical strain caused by our response to excessive pressure from the outside world, run down, overloaded. It is a fact of nature and we need some form of stress in our lives as it provides us with more energy and strength, preparing us for danger. This is called Survival stress or flight or fight syndrome and it is our body’s natural response. At some point in our lives, we all suffer from some form of stress due to our lifestyles sometimes being challenging. While certain types of stress are good for you, (e.g. anticipation) stress that begins to debilitate or produce depression requires...
...Discuss the RelationshipbetweenStress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and Describe How You Would Treat these Issues with Hypnotherapy In this essay I shall seek to define stress, anxiety, habits and phobias. I shall explore their individual attributes and symptoms and how they may be related. I will also explain methods of treatment for such neurotic conditions, as I have seen fit and the ethical issues that I believe would need to be considered. Stress and anxiety are often coined together, almost into one phrase; where there is one, you will find the other. However there is a distinction between the two and as a therapist it is crucial that one is aware of this. Stress is a response to an external stimulant, resulting in feelings of frustration, anger and/or indeed, anxiety. Stress is in fact a biological reaction to outside pressures. These pressures can vary from work, family, or social changes, to simple changes in one’s environment, to major life changes. All these situations stimulate the age old “fight or flight” response, thereby pumping the body with adrenaline and heightening the senses in preparation to respond. Of course this is not such a negative reaction, indeed in evolutionary terms it would have been this very reaction...
...In this essay I shall be looking at the relationshipbetweenstress, anxiety, habits and phobias and looking at the ways to treat each with hypnotherapy.
Firstly we will look at stress. We all need a level of stress to motivate us, in fact being unmotivated can cause a form of stress known as Hypostress! There are many levels of stress some of which become damaging to our health and everyday lives. The different categories are as follows:
Eustress: which is “a positive stress”(adrenaline) which is short term allowing us to carry out a new challenge, increase our creativity, motivation and performance.
Acute Stress: Generally identified as stress, symptoms comprise of tension and physical disturbances such as sleep. This is treatable within about 6 weeks with hypnotherapy, Episodic Acute Stress: More severe and long term which can cause symptoms such as migraines, stroke, heart attack and gastro disorders such as IBS. This can be treated you must check that your client has been to a doctor concerning the physical symptoms. Traumatic Stress: Caused due to a massive acute stress for example a horrific event in that person’s life. Post traumatic stress also comes under this category for example a soldier serving in a war who then...
Discuss the relationshipbetweenstress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy
In order to understand the relationshipbetweenstress, anxiety, habits and phobias, it is necessary to first define what each one is and how it might affect individuals.Stress could be defined as a normal physiological response by the body to situations or stimuli which the brain perceives as dangerous or threatening to the body. The body is a complex system and over time developed a way of responding that was designed to keep us safe. Our subconscious mind is alert for anything that might threaten our well being and when the brain perceives a threat a physiological response occurs that prepares us to either fight or run. This response is caused by a release of adrenocorticotrophic releasing hormone being released from the hypothalamus which then stimulates the pituitary gland to secret the adrenocorticotrophic hormone. This is turn then stimulates the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. The release of these hormones cause a number of changes in the body to prepare for us to either fight whatever is threatening us or flight, ie run away to safety. The heart starts beating faster to pump oxygenated blood round the body...
...Title: “Discuss the relationshipbetweenstress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy”
In this essay I am going to explain my understanding of stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and relationshipbetween these. I will also explain strategies I will use in treating a client as hypnotherapist.
STRESS & ANXIET
When we think of stress following words come to mind:
- Lack of control
As a person perpetuates stress and continues to endure excessive tension, he may experience an escalating frenzy or become a candidate for stress related illness.
While certain types of stress can be good for you – such as the stress caused by a romantic encounter or the anticipation of a reward - stress that begins to debilitate or produce depression in completely undesirable. Stress is our body’s natural reaction to fear and change. There are some people who suffer from stress can identify while others will have a continual sense of anxiety.
When we think of anxiety following words come to mind:
...Discuss the relationshipbetweenstress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy.
In order to understand the relationshipbetweenstress, anxiety, habits and phobias, it is necessary to first define what each one is and how it affects us.Stress is a condition that most of us have experienced throughout our lives and in the main it is a positive emotion and it can help us to become motivated reaching our potential positively and productively. However, stress can also manifest itself in a negative and weakening way whereby the individual becomes overwhelmed and the balance that would normally achieve positive behaviours and actions becomes skewed - the very opposite can happen - where we are affected in a debilitating way, unable to cope with day to day actions and demands. (Module 5 notes)
Feelings of stress come from any situation in which we feel frustrated, angry or anxious and where there is a fear or a change that will take place. Stress is the result of changes that take place in your body when you are faced with a threat. This is the body's built in survival method also know as Fight or Flight. The subconscious is responsible for our survival and is does this by creating...