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 Glenn Bigonet, M.A.

Mental Health Counselor

EFT Couples Therapist

 

617-462-6642

gbigonet@icloud.com

           

 

Anxiety

 

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety shows up in numerous ways.  It can be experienced as:

  • Tension in the body, nervousness
  • A sensation of general fearfulness
  • Excessive Stress
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Sleep Problems/Insomnia
  • Stuttering
  • Feelings of hyper arousal
  • Sensitivity to Noise, Light, Odor, Touch or Taste
  • Feeling of a Lump in the Throat
  • A combination of any of the above

What Causes Anxiety?

In general, anxiety is formed when someone experiences something that he is overwhelmed by and does not have the skills to deal with.  When we are faced with something intense that we don't understand or know how to deal with we unconsciously prepare ourselves for fight or flight and our brain releases adrenaline into our system.  Adrenaline allows us to act more quickly and with greater strength so that we can protect ourselves from danger.  When an emotional episode is unresolved for us this hyper arousal state can be retriggered causing us to experience anxiety until we are no longer triggered.

My Approach to Anxiety

Hypnotherapy is often the most effective tool I use when addressing anxiety.  Through the use of hypnosis we can easily identify the initial significant event that is the root cause of your anxiety.  Once we identify the initial event we can address it so that it no longer triggers you in the present.  Usually, once the initial trigger is dealt with the following ones lose their significance as well and you are able to feel calmer and more relaxed.  Those triggers that do not loss their significance will be dealt with directly in a similar fashion to the first.  There are also relatively simple techniques that I can teach you to help you reduce any future anxiety responses that you may encounter; preventing you from relapsing into the old anxious state.

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