Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis)Hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin
Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis)
Health anxiety, or hypochondriasis, as it is was called for al long time, describes anxiety about having or developing an illness and it is often associated with extra sensitivity to normal bodily sensations and a tendency to catastrophize. While it is a good thing to be concerned about our health, health anxiety represents over-concern. It is a belief that physical symptoms are signs of a serious illness, even when there is no medical evidence to support the presence of an illness. Symptoms may shift and change and they are often vague.
People with hypochondria often examine their own body. The way people with hypochondria think about their physical symptoms can make them more likely to have this condition. People with health anxiety are overly focused on their physical health. They have an unrealistic fear of having a serious disease. As sufferers focus on and worry about physical sensations, a cycle of symptoms and worry begins, which can be difficult to stop.
It is important to realize that people with health anxiety do not purposely create these symptoms. They are unable to control the symptoms. People with hypochondria are unable to control their fears and worries. They often believe any symptom or sensation is a sign of a serious illness. In some ways, those who are affected may recognize that their fear of having a serious disease is unreasonable or unfounded. But because it is an unconscious pattern this doesn’t change something.
They seek out reassurance from family, friends, or healthcare providers on a regular basis. Even frequently visiting medical experts don’t lead to a final change. Maybe they feel better for a short time, and then begin to worry about the same symptoms, or about new symptoms.
Emotional pain can even get transferred into physical pain. People who have a history of physical or sexual abuse are more likely to have this disorder. However, this does not mean that every person with a hypochondria disorder has a history of abuse.
Psychotherapy can help you unearth and resolve the cause, stop ruminating about symptoms, through hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™. Self-hypnosis can also be a valuable tool.
Self-hypnosis has helped many patients with stress. Many sufferers usually report very quickly a noticeable improvement. Pondering, fears, mental and physical tension can be additionally reduced by self-hypnosis. Therefore, I teach my patients self-hypnosis to supplement the hypnosis sessions.
After positive trance experiences have been made with my support, self-hypnosis can be learned very quickly. This helps them to progress self-determined outside the therapy. It accelerates the process, deepens and consolidates the achievements. This also promotes the independence of the clients. A good therapist will be superfluous as soon as possible. Self-hypnosis is an excellent self-help method that can be used beyond the actual topic.
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