Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hypnotherapy for All Types of Anxiousness

Hypnotherapy for All Types of Anxiousness

by Cas Willow

Anxiety is defined by science textbooks as a physiological and mental state, which is characterized by physical, emotional and behavior manifestations. Typically a certain impulse, called the stressor triggers an foreboding reaction from an individual and it is often connected with assorted feeling like fear, nervousness, worry, agitation and worry. Stress can be classified in 2 parts, dependent on the effect it's got to certain people; it can either promote a positive reply from individuals making them perform better or it can create a amazing negative impact and make individuals absolutely lose their composure and finish up being in a condition of stress. Since, anxiety involves the mental state an individual is into; hypnotherapy is a positive means in relieving symptoms and identifying root issues in anxiety attacks.

According to a nursing theoretician, Hildegard Peplau, there are 4 levels of anxiety: mild, moderate, grim and panic levels. Mild uneasiness is usually distinguished by a positive awareness of an honest to goodness event or a problem; moderate nervousness on the other hand is a perceived going down that could be real or not, exactly like in taking an examination and not knowing what will be the result; serious anxiousness nonetheless is a state whereby a person experiences severe dread where there is absence of attention and focus, this is going to be accompanied by physical symptoms like sweating, headache and chest pain; and with panic level, people lose total control and focus and may infrequently cause danger to themselves or to others.

People may experience all of these levels through their lifetime and be well placed to cope up appropriately. However for some people who have Problems in coping and have an increased reaction to stressors whether real or understood, they should seek the services of a hypnotherapist to work with them and discover the factors leading to stress and anxiety and find out the alternate ways to avoid them or deal with them.

Agitation has effects on people from all ages and varies in manifestations depending on a person's coping mechanisms. And with hypnotherapy, an individual will know if their agitation is a disorder and what category their symptoms will be classified into, the 4 classes are: generalized anxiousness disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hypnotherapy will be conducted, first to trace the sources of triggers for an anxiety episode, so what the hypnotherapist will do is to take a detailed history to work through with the client on the possible circumstances of the anxiety. This is a very important part of the hypnotherapy as it will decide the methods to be used in hypnosis for anxiety.

In cases when the client can't consciously identify the trigger factors, the hypnotherapist will now conduct the hypnosis for anxiety to work through with the client. The objective of this process is to allow the client to have an altered state of mind so the comatose mind can direct them to certain events, places or people that are related to the anxiety episode. By identifying the trigger factor for anxiety, both the hypnotherapist and the client can work out a plan on the way to deal if not avoid such trigger occurrences.

The next step for the hypnotherapist to conduct is to provide a positive sensitizing event, where the bad memories will be faced by the client or it will be replaced by new and positive thoughts so that a closure of prior negative events will take place. Once this is accomplished the hypnotherapist will work with the client in determining what self-hypnosis for anxiety tricks or techniques may be employed to consciously redirect the client's mental condition in cases of panic attacks.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Dealing with Emotional Stress

Simple Solutions That Can Help You Deal With Your Everyday Emotional Stress

by Escobar Tiberius Xavier

Before you begin looking through loads of tips that we provide in this article, you have to realize something. Psychological stress is not anything that should embarrass you. For a long time people who have increased stress levels have dealt with the negative connotations associated with stress. Most times, it is what stops people from getting the help that they need. This does not matter. No matter what people might think, everyone is faced with stress at some point in their life. It is how you choose to deal with stress that really matters. The following are a few of the best methods for dealing with psychological stress.

Write out what is troubling you. Write down how you feel, and by doing this, you will begin to feel a little better. Write down everything. Starting with what initially made you feel bad and stressed, write that down and anything else that comes to mind. Keep everything that you write down in a single location so you do not lose it. In your writings, you'll notice common occurrences that may be triggers to the stressful events that you experience. Maybe an activity or person triggered the onset of psychological stress. Then, once the triggers are identified, all you have to do is avoid them.

Get a pet. Honestly, studies have shown that people who have pets are not as stressed and have lower blood pressure than those who do not. The unconditional love that is provided to the owner from its pet can do wonders to reduce stress.

Talking to a counselor that is experienced in the area of psychological stress could be your ticket to feeling better. Speaking to a professional psychologist or psychiatrist is sometimes helpful for those that have anxiety disorders. Instead of venting and releasing the stress that you are feeling, counselors will have to go a step further. These professionals will get to the root of your problems in an attempt to prevent them from manifesting ever again. It is well-known that a psychiatrist will often prescribed prescription medication to help ease the stress you are feeling. Many individuals will not see a professional because of the social stigma associated with it. Never allow social issues like this to affect your decisions. Forget what other people think! This is about getting the help you need.

Dealing with psychological stress can be difficult. The reason that we feel stress, and how we deal with it, differs with each person. Figuring out psychological stress triggers, and how to stop them, is a long-term process. It really doesn't matter how long it takes, just as long as you can figure it out. You will win in the end!

Naturally, there are plenty of issues which can trigger tension. One of them is definitely an out of date prescription on your contact lenses or glasses. When you have to strain to read or to drive, this may cause a large amount of stress and tension headaches. Should you change your prescription, you may see your tension amounts drop considerably. Why not check with your doctor right now to find a simple answer?

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Speed Reading

The Origin of Speed Learning

by Sam Roxas

As someone who is interested in taking (or already taking) speed learning lessons, don't you think it's just right that you know its history and evolution?

Speed learning is one of the most useful scientific or psychological discoveries in recent years. And it actually has a very fascinating history, not to mention an exceedingly long evolution.

Suggestopedia: Early History

When Bulgarian psychotherapist Georgi Lozanov initially introduced "Suggestopedia" (Speed Learning ' predecessor) in the late 1960s, a lot of the members of the medical and teaching community raised their eyebrows.

It was regarded as a "pseudo- science" because it was first developed as a teaching technique whereby you teach somebody a certain technique by simply suggesting or making them accept that it works.

For example, you tell a kid that he's truly good at mathematics. You encourage him. You let him know that he just might be a maths whiz. The more the kid hears this, the more that he will believe it. And when he thinks it, he becomes it- he becomes a maths expert.

Suggestopedia was employed to teach a grouping of children about language. Their experiment proved to be successful when these students started to learn five times faster with this new teaching method.

Speed Reading: US History

Now, after ten years when it first originated, it reached US soil and it was changed and it then turned into speed learning or accelerated learning.

Speed learning is basically first and more generally known as "speed reading" before. And it's precisely what the name suggests. Through this strategy, an individual is able to read and understand a book or document in a significantly quicker rate.

After some time, speed reading branched out and more learning methodologies were discovered and developed.

Brain Exercises: Systematic History

Latest studies and findings too about the human brain and how it works have helped catapult speed learning into the conventional scene.

Science has shown that there are two main parts of the brain.

The left hemisphere is the logical or analytical side of the brain. This part is stimulated when we do mathematical equations, learn science or study anything that is theoretical, in nature. This is also where the short-term memory is created.

The right brain, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of the left brain. When we imagine, when we visualize pictures, when we feel feelings, we use the right side of the brain.

Speed learning implies that we should use both of these hemispheres at the same time to enhance the processing and recall of data.

Notwithstanding its trembly start, speed learning has truly proved to be an enormous breakthrough. For years before its conception, therapists and education professionals have been conducting many researches on what strategies to use to boost a person's ability to learn and remember. And well now, speed learning has given them (and us) a solution.

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Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent

Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent

Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says.

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay News

The risk of suffering a stroke during — or soon after — pregnancy has increased dramatically in recent years, according to new U.S. government research.

From the mid-1990s to 2006-2007, the rate of pregnancy-related stroke hospitalizations went up by 54 percent.

"When we started this study, we expected to see some increase in pregnancy-related stroke, but we did not expect to see such a big increase," said study author Dr. Elena Kuklina, an epidemiologist in the division for heart disease and stroke prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

But, pregnancy-related stroke is still "pretty rare," she added. About 4,000 strokes a year occurred at the start of the study, compared to more than 6,000 at the end.

Results of the study, published online July 28, will appear in the September print edition of the journal Stroke.

The study wasn't designed to assess what factors influenced the increased risk of stroke, Kuklina said. But, women today are often older when they get pregnant, and they may be overweight or obese, which are known risk factors for stroke, she noted.

Also, more women who become pregnant have pre-existing chronic medical conditions, such as congenital heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and autoimmune diseases, she said. In the past, many of these women would have been discouraged from attempting pregnancy.

Data for the study came from a national database that gathers discharge information from 1,000 hospitals.

The rate of hospitalization for stroke during pregnancy went up 47 percent from 1994-95 to 2006-2007, according to the study. In the postpartum period (after the birth of the baby), the rate of stroke hospitalizations jumped even more — 83 percent — during the same time period. Rates of stroke hospitalizations remained the same during delivery.

Nearly one-third of the women who had a stroke during pregnancy, and more than half who had a stroke during the postpartum period, had high blood pressure or a history of heart disease, the study found.

Women between the ages of 25 and 34 were hospitalized for stroke more often than younger or older women.

Kuklina said that all women should try to be as healthy as possible before they get pregnant, and "try to stick to a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy." She recommended healthful eating, regular physical activity and not smoking.

She also advised women who have a chronic condition to make sure it is as well-controlled as it can be prior to conception. In some cases, she said, doctors might recommend blood-thinning medication to help prevent stroke.

Dr. Mary Rosser, an obstetrician at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, said she was happy to see a study drawing attention to this issue.

"This is a very telling article that will raise awareness. Women might brush off some of the symptoms [of stroke], and just think they're exhausted because they're pregnant or just had a baby," she said.

Some of the symptoms that signal a need for immediate medical attention, Rosser said, include:

Sudden confusion, or trouble speaking or understanding others
Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arms or legs, especially if this occurs only on one side
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Trouble walking or coordinating movements
Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Rosser said some of the signs that a woman may be developing dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy include:

Swelling in the face or hands
Visual changes
Pain in the upper right abdomen

These symptoms are of more concern when one or more occur at the same time, she said. She tells her patients to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for a headache, but if pain persists after 30 minutes to call the doctor. If you already have a known history of high blood pressure, she said that experiencing any of the symptoms listed should prompt a phone call to the doctor.

Women who have chronic conditions at the start of pregnancy should consider seeing a high-risk obstetrician who may be more experienced in handling such conditions, Rosser added.

Last Updated: 07/29/2011