We all feel anxious from time to time – it’s a part of normal life. But, for one in ten people, their anxiety is so bad it dominates their life.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Anxiety is the feeling of fear we all experience when faced with threatening or difficult situations. It helps us to avoid dangerous situations, makes us alert and motivates us to deal with problems. In this sense it is very similar to stress and general information and tips on stress management can help. However if your anxiety has reached a deeper level, you will even be anxious about being anxious and you may need professional help. For instance ~
You may be suffering from anxiety if you...
- Feel worried all the time
- Feel tired
- Dizzy or faint
- Are unable to sleep
- Have difficulty concentrating
- Have a racing heartbeat
- Indigestion or diarrhea
- Suffer muscle tension and pains
- Breathing heavily
Anxiety can also show up in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, body-focused repetitive behaviours include ~
~ a variety of different tics and habits
~ nail biting
~ dermatillomania (skin picking)
~ dermatophagia (skin biting)
~ trichotillomania (the urge to pull out hair)
and all of them tend to coexist with nail biting, which as an oral parafunctional activity, it is also associated with bruxism (tooth clenching and grinding), and other habits such as pen chewing and cheek biting.
A combination Hypnotherapy and NLP is the treatment of choice for these conditions
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