What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a low level fear. Anxiety often begins as stress and you are dealing with the stress and something bumps the stress level up.
Anxiety is on a continuum. The person feels stressed and then one more stress is added and in many people that have a tendency to be nervous, that is the “straw that breaks the camels back”. It is not sudden in its onset but can feel almost like a switch has been flipped. Anxiety is debilitating because it creates a different pattern of thinking that paralyzes because it is fear. Uncontrolled anxiety can become panic attacks and phobic responses if left unchecked. Panic attacks feel totally outside of your control and yet the cycle of thinking and behavior that creates them can be broken. This is where hypnosis comes into the picture. Hypnosis and NLP allow you to take back some of the control.
You can get rid of anxiety by changing your focus and how you think, because all of these feelings come from your thoughts. Everything starts as a thought, you can’t do anything without a thought, and in fact people have 50,000 – 60,000 everyday. Obviously they are not actually noticing all of those thoughts and it’s the ones that are under the radar the subconscious thoughts that create these feelings. It usually starts as a fear or worry and those thoughts create tension and the person subconsciously changes the way they are breathing. From that point the fight or flight response takes over and can quickly overwhelm the persons ability to get back in control.
Recently I had a lady who had a lot of anxiety and in fact was so anxious she couldn’t drive a car anymore because every time she was in the car there was nothing to distract her from driving. If she talked to someone on the phone she could drive – which is interesting but not very safe – but her anxiety was coming from her thoughts, she started thinking that oh my god there is so much traffic and reinforcing the scary part about driving, instead of telling herself that she has been driving for 20 years and of course that she is good at it so her thoughts had spiraled to this negative level. By helping her shift these thoughts she was able to lower her anxiety and drive for the first time in 8 yrs.
This type of success in my experience takes only 21 days. I work with the person using hypnosis and NLP. We meet 5 times during the 21 day period. Each meeting incrementally builds on the next. The results feel natural, your stress level is dropping and you are thinking differently about your major stresses. You begin to feel more in control. More confident, calm and capable.
This is what Inga’s clients are saying:
“I have suffered from anxiety for the past four years that caused a dizzy sensation everytime I left the house. Every medication and doctor I saw had a different idea and medication for me to try.
None of them worked. It got to the point that I started to avoid public situations and crowded places, even standing in lines made me feel dizzy. It had a very negative impact on my life (ended relationship, weight gain from medication, depression and borderline agoraphopia). I thought there was no hope for me.In an act of desperation, I started to research the Internet to find a local Hypnotist to see if that could possibly work. I met Inga Chamberlain and she documented my symptoms and triggers.
She customized a series of sessions and provided a CD to listen to each evening for reinforcement of what we covered during our sessions. This is week six since meeting her. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am. My anxiety is almost completely gone, I can do the things that I used to enjoy anxiety-free. After basically losing the quality of life for 4 years, I have a new lease on life thanks to Inga.She conducts the hypnosis sessions in a professional and confidential setting. She listens to you and customizes the sessions around your needs. My friends have noticed a huge change. If you are in a similar situation to what I was, see Inga, she will help you!.”
Atlnewguy, Atlanta Ga
I am currently 36 years old and I have had a debilitating fear of public speaking. I gave one speech in high school and bombed so bad I did whatever I could to avoid every being put in that situation again. In the last year I developed social anxiety which resulted in me not being able to have a one on one conversation with any one person unless I was on zanax an beta blockers. I went to see Inga about three months ago and she turned my life around completely.
I am now able to talk with other people without going into a complete panic. I have also joined toastmasters and I am working on speaking in public. It has not been easy but I am getting better and better everyday. If you are tired of relying on medication to get you through anxious situations, consider making an appointment with Inga. She has a beautiful spirit about her and her ultimate goal is to help you overcome your fears.
Best of all she has overcome quite a few fears that we all experience now. I find it much better to go see a person who knows exactly where you are coming from and understands your difficult obstacles you face on a daily basis.