Anxiety, Fears and Phobias
1 in 10 people suffers from some sort of anxiety disorder such as generalized anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or panic attacks.
Often the goals a client comes to work on lead back to anxiety. For example a person may come to improve their sleep but they aren't sleeping due to anxiety. Or a person may come to lose weight, curtail their drinking or give up smoking, but they ae doing those things to cope with anxiety.Therefore it is important to have a goood understanding of anxiety---how it occurs and how it can be treated.
In this unit we will be looking at the various anxiety disorders and taking a close up look at phobias.
by the end of this unit, the student will be able to:
•be familiar with the classifications of anxiety disorders; generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder
•understand the traditional treatments for dealing with anxiety disorders, as well as their limitations and contraindications
•understand how hypnotherapy can be used to address these disorders
•be familiar with several techniques for addressing anxiety disorders, including the Rate And Breathe technique, the control room, swish, sub modalities, movie theater technique, hypnotic argument, challenging irrational thinking in hypnosis, affect bridge
•understand how phobias are developed within a client
•understand the difference between a fear and a phobia
•be familiar with the symptoms of a panic attack
•understand how and why clients may become multi-phobic understand the different types of phobias
•understand how phobias are classified
•be able to effectively utilize a phobia questionnaire
•understand the three commonly recognized approaches to dealing with phobias, including the contraindications and limitations
•understand and be able to utilize the hypnoanalysis phobia protocol
•be able to effectively run a somatic bridge session