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Vice President, The Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis

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An Educational Initiative on non-pharmacological treatment and correction of Anxiety Dis-orders.

117.M people in America suffer with Anxiety disorder, and currently the medical & mental health establishment believes only medications, many of them addictive is the cure! It is NOT, they are merely be a bridge to amend, to calm the horrid symptoms, but the 'cure' is seeking a qualified clinical counseling hypnotherapist to deal and clear the root/core issue at the subconscious levels of mind activity, where habituation arises, and literally straighten the 'kink', permanently.

Not all people have sustained anxiety, most people will have in the least an episode in their life time, then there are others in which Anxiety Disorder is situational, such as having to give a presentation or report to your colleagues, Public speaking anxiety is the number one leading situational anxiety dealt with, so it is only upon those circumstances it rears it's ugly head. So, 117m American's dealing and/or suffering encompasses all of the manifestations of anxiety disorders from Situational, General (being uncomfortable in your own skin) OCD, PTS &D, Panic attacks, Agoraphobia, Eating disorders (body dysmorphia) Phobias, some Depressive disorders, Addictions (often self regulating/medicating)... to name the majority of underlying anxiety and anxiety dis-orders.

There are currently 27 drugs in the market and 600 being designed by drug manufactures...and these but deal with the SYMPTOMS, not the underlying core/root issues. There are reliable, effective, non drug treatment to deal, clear and relieve Anxiety Disorder. Is this what we want, 117.M people medicated? Not says I, with a qualified clinical hypnotherapist the disorder can be Eradicated, Corrected, Relieved... really, I do it every day in my practice. Every Day.

It is time to educate Doctors, Healthcare Practitioners, all level of mental/ healthcare providers on Anxiety/Panic disorders, as well as the public.


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  • Jan 14 2013: For some reason, besides not being able to upload my photo, I cannot see a message left by Carolyn, concerning the pharmacological interests. So I shall reply to the little bit I had seen.

    I am not concerned by the pharmaceutical industry. There is enough room for everyone. I have great respect for many medications, even though things are going to extremes as far as side effects go. My avocation is that when a patient presents with anxiety dis-order, if the physician or mental health worker is not familiar with how to deal with it and help the patient release the symptoms, medication can help with the referral to a specialist.

    This is one of my biggest grips, that often meds are prescribed and that is it. Until I realized that doctors and mental health workers are ignorant, uneducated that there is actually disciplines available to correct the dis-order. Hence, this launch of the Educational Initiative on the treatment and correction of anxiety dis-orders.

    Anxiety is Fear based, often projections into the future, feeling out of control, a real sense of powerlessness.

    Anxiety is often projections or thinking about the future and feeling a lack of control within or over situations or circumstances. Anxiety/Panic is created by your Fight or Flight Response, 200,000 years in the making during human evolution. It is a protective instinct in which if you are mortally threatened, your brain automatically, without your thinking about it reacts by releasing adrenaline into your system providing the energy of either fighting/protecting yourself or fleeing/running far away from the threat. Your brain is wired to survive. Kate

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