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Doctor insights on: Can You Combine Biofeedback With Hypnosis To Help With Anxiety

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hypnosis (Definition)

Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more


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Could hypnosis help with anxiety/nervousness?

For many people: - it can be beneficial. There are some people who are less open to the power of suggestion- for whom hypnosis may not be effect. ...Read more

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Would biofeedback help me deal with anxiety when pregnant?

Would biofeedback help me deal with anxiety when pregnant?

Possibly.: Not all benefit from biofeedback, but there are many self-help techniques that are helpful for some people. Hypnotherapy and biofeedback are among potentially useful anti-anxiety measures, as are meditation, prayer, reading, music, gardening, creative endeavors, exercise -- the list goes on & on. Find what relaxes you, and utilize it regularly. ...Read more

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How often should you listen to hypnosis for social anxiety?

It depends: You'd want to have a good evaluation of your anxiety first, to be clear about the diagnosis. You could show the doctor your recordings, to see whether s/he feels they apply to your kind of anxiety. Most hypnosis recordings suggest you listen daily, especially for the first 30 days. However, i don't know what kind of recordings you have or what specific problems you're actually experiencing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for anxiety to go when listening to hypnosis?

How long does it take for anxiety to go when listening to hypnosis?

It depends: It depends on the type of anxiety, and the kind of hypnosis you are listening to. Some kinds of anxiety may not respond well to hypnosis, or the person may feel uncomfortable with the idea of hypnosis -- resulting in an increase, rather than relief, of anxiety. Psychotic kinds of anxiety usually need individualized, professional treatment rather than listening to generic hypnosis recordings. ...Read more

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Help please. Could biofeedback help me deal with anxiety while pregnant?

Help please. Could biofeedback help me deal with anxiety while pregnant?

It may: There are many non-pharmaceutical ways to deal with anxiety, including biofeedback. It may not "work" for everyone, but finding a qualified practitioner is extremely important. You can do this through the association for applied psychophysiology and biofeedback: http://www.Aapb.Org/i4a/pages/index.Cfm?Pageid=3281 good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: Biofeedback is a great modality and is very safe. It can help with anxiety disorder and should be used. What some people don't realize is that anxiety can also be due to an immune imbalance due to diet/microbes in the gut. If you have constipation, diarrhea, or any GI symptoms, you must first address your intestines, otherwise the biofeedback will not work well. ...Read more

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I have been listening to anxiety hypnosis for the last three weeks once per day. And I have noticed I have 3 good days and 3 bad days why is this?

Variable effects: Hypnosis recordings may have variable effects in different people -- there are many different kinds of anxiety. It also depends on the suggestions that are made in the recording. Getting individualized evaluation will allow treatment that is more specific for you. You can work with a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health professional. They can help you with recordings, too. ...Read more

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Would biofeedback teach me to manage muscle pain resulting from my anxiety?

Yes: Biofeedback can be very effective as a method for muscle relaxation. When it comes to treating muscle pain, it is also important to engage in regular flexibility and strengthening exercises to target your muscle imbalances. A physiatrist or physical therapist can help design a program for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Bob Stewart
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Biofeedback (Definition)

Simply feedback of information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn a skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of functions you're usually unaware of -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more