The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy responds to new study that shows Tylenol (Panadol Night In the UK) can help ease anxiety

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Published in the Association for Psychological Science journal Psychological Science, researchers at the University of B.C, have found there may even be an over-the-counter drug you can take to ease anxiety.

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Paul Howard hypnotherapist - anxiety specialist

The key is to start to break down the original fictitious beliefs that started the anxiety. If you can effectively neutralize and remove these beliefs, the whole anxiety fuelled behaviour will collapse

Surprisingly a drug that is used primarily to alleviate headaches may also numb people to anxiety and worry.

Researchers believe that anxieties may be processed as ‘pain’ by the brain. Tylenol seems to inhibit the signal telling the brain that something is wrong.

Over the course of two studies, about 350 subjects were administered with either placebos or two extra strength Tylenols. The researchers saw a “consistent and robust” trend of those who had taken painkillers being less anxious when considering death or watching unsettling films.

There now seems to be a pill for everything, except that anxiety exists in a person all the time and can strike at any time, so to get any real relief the person would have to be on them all the time, which is not the best option.

The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, who practice hypnotherapy in Surrey, UK, believe that the most effective way to deal with anxiety issues is to deal with the fictitious beliefs that create and maintain people’s anxiety.

By using hypnotherapy for anxiety they examine the underlying beliefs and find ways to change the way their clients respond to the trigger situation that bring on anxiety attacks. For example, if someone is worried about travelling on a train for fear of having a panic attack, they will use hypnotherapy to create new behaviours and feelings before and during the time they travel.

Often anxiety is built up before the actual event to such a degree that even if the event is uneventful, the anxiety will have already been so high that the person’s experience of the event is always a negative one. This simply confirms their beliefs for the next time they experience a similar event and the negative pattern becomes a never ending loop that seems impossible to break free from.

Paul Howard, The Surrey Institute’s anxiety specialist and Marketing Director for the National Council for Hypnotherapy, said, “This unending pattern that anxiety sufferers get into can be extremely debilitating, leading to more and more avoidance of more and more situations. The key is to start to break down the original fictitious beliefs that started the anxiety. If you can effectively neutralize and remove these beliefs, the whole anxiety fuelled behaviour will collapse.”

The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy is committed to raising awareness to the help that hypnotherapy for anxiety can bring to sufferers. It is far cheaper and more sensible to remove the anxiety at the source than to relieve the symptom in the short term using drugs.

For most people the main question in their mind is does hypnotherapy work? However, with the amount of research available showing the efficacy of hypnotherapy with anxiety, the question they should be asking is how quickly will it work?

Paul Howard has been practising hypnotherapy at the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy in Wallington, Surrey for over 11 years. He specialises in anxiety and psoriasis and is a Fellow and the Marketing Director for the National Council for Hypnotherapy.

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