Discuss the Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and Describe How You Would Treat These Issues with Hypnotherapy

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Discuss the Relationship between Stress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias and Describe How You Would Treat these Issues with Hypnotherapy
In this essay I shall seek to define stress, anxiety, habits and phobias. I shall explore their individual attributes and symptoms and how they may be related. I will also explain methods of treatment for such neurotic conditions, as I have seen fit and the ethical issues that I believe would need to be considered.
Stress and anxiety are often coined together, almost into one phrase; where there is one, you will find the other.
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Acute stress is that which causes tension and physical disturbances. Episodic Acute stress is a more severe form of acute stress and has symptoms similar to that of hypertension, migraines, stroke, heart attacks and gastrointestinal disorders. This can be treated with therapy but may take up to six months and will often need medical intervention too. Chronic stress is a very serious state and is linked to cancer and other life threatening disease. Whilst it can be treated, due to its seriousness it can take years to treat successfully. Finally there is Traumatic stress which will usually have been brought about by a seriously stressful event or situation and will need a multi-disciplinary team to treat. (Module 5 Notes.)
Prolonged bouts of stress may in turn result in feelings of inadequacy and poor self-esteem. In such circumstances a therapist would need to work with the client on building their self-esteem too as the implications of these are far reaching as well; impacting negatively on motivation, learning, time-management, sleep and sexual function.
As has been mentioned, anxiety may be a symptom of stress, but is distinct from stress in that stress has a recognisable stimulant. The cause of stress is usually clearly identifiable. Anxiety born out of stress may be termed situational anxiety. Then there is that type of anxiety which has been referred to as ‘existential anxiety’, and this is the anxiety which is distinct

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