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Do you experience constant feelings of nervousness and insecurity?

Do you find yourself worrying about things that other people don’t even think about?

Do you find that even the idea of doing certain things triggers within you a feeling of terror?

Find out how professional hypnotherapy can help you alleviate anxiety and restore mastery over your life.


The Impact of Anxiety

Anxiety can be utterly devastating to a person's life. It can not only interfere with relaxation and the enjoyment of everyday situations, but also may disrupt one's ability to work and cultivate meaningful relationships. 

At Bridges Hypnosis Center we have witnessed countless cases of anxiety. In fact, it is, by far, the most common issue that we treat through hypnotherapy. We know how it can deprive a person of the joy and life they deserve.

For example, we recently worked with a client who came to us because he was suffering from social anxiety. After his divorce, his self-esteem plummeted. In social situations that most people would find non-threatening, he would feel an overwhelming panic. He originally believed his anxiety stemmed from the trauma of his divorce. What emerged over the course of hypnotherapy is that it actually originated in childhood sexual abuse. Once we were able to identify and heal the source of his anxiety through hypnotherapy, he was able to reclaim a normal life.
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Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is a prevalent psychological condition that impacts millions of people around the world. It can take many forms, including generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, specific phobias, etc. Those suffering from anxiety often experience overwhelming feelings of dread, worry, and insecurity.

The causes of anxiety can vary. They may range from neurochemical imbalances to genuine external threats. However, for many, anxiety has a purely psychological—and often perplexing—source:  the unconscious mind.

In cases of extreme trauma or high-stress situations during childhood or other critical periods, individuals may form powerful and lasting memories that shape their responses and behaviors later in life. In the field of professional hypnosis, these memories are often referred to as limiting beliefs or imprints.

Psychogenic anxiety is often the result of these negative learning experiences. These experiences may either be few in number and very intense, or they may be less intense, but much greater in number. Typically, the person suffering from anxiety will have had a combination of both types of experience.

For example, a person may have been the victim of occasional violent behavior as a child and may also have grown up in a neglectful environment where they were constantly devalued or ignored.

Regardless of intensity and repetition, the same result may be produced as the individual’s unconscious mind is being programmed in a way that negatively impacts their self-concept and their belief in their own ability to adequately manage stressful situations.


Why Hypnosis is the Solution

To properly understand both the causes and resolution of anxiety, we must first understand the nature of hypnotic trance. Contrary to popular belief, not all trances occur during a stage show or in a therapist’s office; hypnotic trances of varying kinds are actually an everyday occurrence. Whenever a person’s attention becomes highly-focused, they are automatically entering into some level of hypnotic trance. And that means they are being imprinted with beliefs and response patterns.

For example, if a person is driving their car and then suddenly, without any warning, they are hit and nearly killed by another driver, they will almost surely enter into a type of trance. It is easy to see how a person might then become anxious at the thought of driving after such an incident. If that happens, it is because during the trance that followed immediately after the accident, they unconsciously internalized the belief that ‘driving’ means you are likely to die.

Hypnotic trance is a necessary learning state. It helps us to process meaning and develop adaptive responses. Normally, that is a very good thing. What is more, therapeutic trances are almost always extremely pleasant. However, not all trances result in the internalization of empowering beliefs. Uncontrolled trances, such as those that occur under trauma-producing circumstances, can sometimes result in negative beliefs and imprints, such as the feeling that “the world is an unsafe place”.

This is one of the reasons why therapeutic hypnosis can be so effective; it allows us to reprogram the unconscious mind in order to either erase or update imprints that were created through negative experiences, such as trauma and abuse.

In simplest terms, hypnosis is the best and most logical solution because it utilizes positive trance experiences to counteract the effects of negative trance experiences.

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The Way Back to You

Within our safe, private, and serene office setting, we induce therapeutic trances that are typically extremely pleasant, but always geared toward healing and positive change. The process of therapeutic hypnosis generally involves relaxing both the mind and body as a means to access the unconscious mind and increase receptivity to positive suggestions. This approach aids in rewiring negative thought loops, fostering relaxation, and empowering individuals to adeptly manage anxiety triggers.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

The benefits of hypnotherapy to anxiety sufferers can be many...​

  • Immediate stress reduction:  Hypnosis induces profound relaxation and can reduce stress hormones, allowing a person to experience greater inner peace.

  • Expanded Self-Concept & Confidence:  Using suggestive hypnosis, an individual's sense of self-esteem and capability can be immediately increased.

  • Resolution and healing of the original sensitizing event:  Through guided hypnotherapy, the original cause of one's anxiety may be discovered and resolved directly.

  • Trigger Identification:  Underlying anxiety triggers can be revealed and addressed at their core.

  • Enhanced Coping Strategies:  Through hypnosis and self-hypnosis, you can acquire tools and strategies to directly master your thoughts and emotions.

  • Mindfulness Training:  Hypnosis can be combined with mindfulness techniques that will help you stay relaxed and grounded in the present with feelings of safety.​

Why Choose Bridges Hypnosis Center?

We have over two decades of experience in working with cases of anxiety, in all its forms. Approximately 80% of our clients come to us for help with some type of anxiety. Throughout the years, we have worked with a huge range of clients, from those who experience simple shyness to individuals who have been the victims of the most horrific violence. As an NGH Board-Certified Consulting Hypnotist and Instructor, John Bridges has been thoroughly trained in multiple methods of healing and resolving the underlying causes of anxiety. These methods include Ericksonian approaches, hypnotic regression, IFS, Timeline Therapy, NLP, and even methods that he, himself, has innovated and proven to be effective. 

Take the First Step

Are you ready to break free of anxiety and reclaim your life? If so, then call our office at:  (800) 284-2798 or click the button below to schedule a consultation at our office. The consultation is FREE and is zero obligation. We offer affordable treatment plans and will strive to work within your budget. You have nothing to lose and a whole new life to gain! 

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