The National Council for Hypnotherapy Responds to a Recent Study About Childhood Anxiety

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New study shows that children are more likely to suffer from intense anxiety if they avoid scary situations.

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Hypnosis can teach the client to control their breathing and change the way they feel about certain anxious situations.

According to a new study carried out by the Mayo Clinic published in January 2013, children who avoid scary situations are more likely to suffer from anxiety. More than 800 children aged 7 to 18 were asked a series of questions to determine how they would react to stressful and scary situations. The findings showed that those who avoided stressful or scary situations were more anxious a year later.

Whilst a common problem, anxiety can often be a hard ailment to treat with patients feeling stuck with nobody to turn to and a loss of control over their emotions. Hypnosis can be used to treat anxiety and panic attacks as a representative from The National Council for Hypnotherapy explained, ‘Anxiety can cause panic attacks which are provoked by situations that make the client feel under threat or in danger. Naturally this releases our fight or flight instinct which results in a hit of adrenaline being released and feelings of breathlessness, racing heart and sweating. Hypnosis can teach the client to control their breathing and change the way they feel about certain anxious situations. These tactics can be learnt by anyone at any age so are perfect for changing anxious feelings in children.’

The National Council for Hypnotherapy is the UK’s most established hypnotherapist directory and offers an informational guide of local hypnotherapists throughout the UK.

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NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members. Those looking for help with smoking, weight, anxiety, panic attacks, habits and phobias may be helped by local NCH accredited therapists, look for the NCH seal of approval on their websites. As one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) is actively involved with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and strives to develop standards for the benefit of the profession, now and into the future.

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