What is Anxiety?
the number one disorder of our time
Facts about Anxiety
- Anxiety is a NATURAL human response to a foreseen danger, it becomes crippling when it escalates to fear.
- Anxiety should be experienced ONLY in rear occasions. Frequent anxiety is NOT the normal consequence of modern society or a psychological illness.
- Anxiety is the CAUSE of depression, addictions, poor-performance, unfulfilling relationships, social and confidence issues and much more...
- Anxiety is the BY-PRODUCT of
- Unfulfilled emotional needs
- Unmanaged thoughts and emotions
- Psychological traumas
- Adult Emotional Dependencyy(AED).
- Healing anxiety with LONG-LASTING results do NOT require a long and painful process.
- Anxiety management, meditation and drugs are TEMPORARY solutions and do NOT resolve the ROOT-CAUSES of anxiety.
- CognitiveOS Hypnosis® is a Mind-Training performed in a state of awake hypnosis, that clears the ROOT-CAUSES of anxiety.
- This is obtains in JUST 3-5 WEEKS, implementing and emotional self-reliance, enhancing thoughts and emotions management, clearing psychological traumas and ending the devastating Adult Emotional Dependency (AED).
- ANXIETY-FREE living allows psychological and physical health, high-performance, creativity, fulfilling relationships, consistent parenting and happiness.
Anxiety is NOT an illness
- In the adult U.S. population 54% of women and 46% of men experience anxiety disorder. (Source: ADAA) *This stats raises to 70-85% if extended to the general population suffering undiagnosed anxiety.
- Over 78.6 million Americans numb their brains with psychiatric drugs to cope with anxiety .(Source:IMS Health)
- Alcoholism is the first largest mental health care problem in the world today, depression is second, and social anxiety is third. (Source: SAA) * Alcoholism and depression are direct consequences of anxiety disorder.
- By 2020, mental disorders and substance abuse together will surpass all physical disorders as the major cause of disability worldwide. (Source: SAMHSA)
These shocking numbers are defining anxiety as the number one disorder of our time. So, what is this dragon that chokes our society and most people around us?
Well, anxiety is just a natural and healthy feeling. Yes! Anxiety is a healthy feeling used by the mind to prevent troubles. This means that If our mind see troubles approaching, will use anxiety to compel us to avoid the situation or do something about it. Something like “Hallo! we are getting in trouble, what are we going to do about it?”. This is a natural and healthy response and do not includes physical discomfort.
The problem comes when we are unable to figure-out what to do. This feels scary and engages our mind in a frantic search for possible options, escalating anxiety to fear. When the brain is stimulated by fear, will prepare the body for a ‘fight or flight’ response, releasing the stress hormones, Cortisol, Adrenalin and Norepinephrine.
Since, in most cases we don’t ‘fight or flight’, these chemicals stay unused in our body, building stress and discomfort, and in the long-term digestive problems, muscle pain, hypertension and fatigue. If this painful process is protracted over time, it may degenerate into obsessive, exhausting and debilitating emotional loops. This causes procrastination, feeling overwhelmed, poor performance, addictions and in severe cases, depression. Sound familiar?
So, if anxiety is a healthy feeling used by the mind to prevent troubles, what are the troubles that can cause such a relentless stress and anxiety?
Reactive Anxiety vs. Proactive Anxiety
Two main causes of anxiety: reactive or proactive.
- Reactive is the anxiety that response to a real or imaginary threat, to something that feels dangerous.
- Proactive is the anxiety that response to the generalized feeling of being vulnerable and unprotected.
Reactive anxiety. Our mind has a defensive program that has the task to protect us from potential hazards. This program recovers from our life experiences a list of emotional and physical hazards, things like fire, tiger, rejection, eviction, failure, etc. This list is constantly matched with all what we see, hear, smell, think or feel. If one of the listed threat is immediatly present, the survival system activates an instantaneous fight-or-flight response, no thinking time, just action. If instead the threat is imminent but not yet present, the survival system activates anxiety.
Unfortunately, this list holds a large amount of false threats. These may be wrong data received from our parents, how many of you is frighten of spiders because your mom was petrified in front of them; or may be items or situations that we mistakenly perceived as dangerous, this are often caused by traumatic experiences (PTSD); or eventually threats that where effectively dangerous in the past but today are harmless. If one or more of these false threats are in our daily life, our survival system will keep us constantly in a status of emergency.
The good news is that CognitiveOS Hypnosis® has techniques able to clear false threats, fast, successfully and without a conscious effort.
The other cause of anxiety, is the proactive anxiety caused by feeling unprotected and vulnerable. In my opinion the proactive anxiety is responsible for most of the actual psychological crisis. This condition is caused by Adult Emotional Dependencyy(AED). In simple words, the proactive anxiety is a natural feature built in children minds securing their safety. It’s not always present, it only becomes active if the child feels unprotected. If you have children, you have certainly witness your child panicking if you or some someone trustful is not present. This sense of vulnerability is meant to terminate around puberty, but it only happens if we become emotionally self-reliant, which is not the case for most. Therefore, we maintain throughout life, the unconscious feeling of a dangerous vulnerability. This creates constant anxiety.
The other good news is that we can resolve Adult Emotional Dependencyy(AED) in a rather short time, embracing emotional self-leadership and self-reliance.
To cut the long story short, our mind is naturally healthy, we are in rather safe world, therefore anxiety should be rear or not existent in our lives. If we experience recurring anxiety, we are not ill and we should not take drugs for it, we should instead focus removing the root-causes of the condition. Which is the only solution that grants long lasting results.
The root-causes of anxiety
The 3 main root-causes of your anxiety (if you are not in a war-zone) are:
- Dependency from the world around you. - Adult Emotional Dependency (AED) "If you depend for emotional support from 'others' - this vulnerability makes 'others' potentially dangerous to you."
- Unmanaged thoughts and emotions. "If you can't manage your thought and emotions - everything that you feel or think may become dangerous to you."
- Psychological traumas. "If you are confused about what is dangerous and what is not -everything may feel dangerous to you".
Anxiety can drain most of your brainpower
Anxiety and fear are managed by your survival system. Your brain prioritizes survival over every other functions. Thus, if you feel under attack (fight or flight), your brain will invest most of your brainpower to face the potential danger. Survival should be used only for rear and real emergencies; unfortunately, our society has trained us to use it for most tasks. This missus of your brainpower may result in one or more of the here after consequences:
If you abuse alcohol and/or drugs:
Alcohol and drugs are survival suppressant. Your mind uses these options to suppress your survival and to free braipower. As soon as you remove unwanted 'threats' from your life, addictions will fade away.
If you perform below your potential:
It sounds too simple? Well... it's as simple as it sounds. CognitiveOS Hypnosis® has proven these facts with thousands of clients.
As soon as you are able to remove the need of 'others', transforming dependency to interdependency, manage thoughts and emotions, and remove false threats from your life, most or all the above conditions will disappear.
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