Anxiety is different from that of panic and fear, in that anxiety is a chronic state of arousal, where panic and fear is sudden and an acute state.
The most common complaints by an anxious person are, sweating, nausea or ‘butterfly's’ in the stomach, palpitations or chest pain, shallow or constricted breathing, including shortness of breath, muscle tension and headaches are often found. Not all these different symptoms may be experienced, as everyone is an individual
Anxiety is normally persistent and severity depends on how badly individuals expect they will do in a situation, how much control they may have, in a particular situation or event, and how critically they will be judged afterwards. They frequently evaluate themselves or create an image that is negative, which causes further or persistent anxiousness. They frequently worry about anything and everything, which may cause insomnia, or an inability to go to work.
Nearly all those suffering from anxiety will complain of not being able to concentrate or they have a poor memory. There is nothing wrong with their concentration or memory, just the underlying anxiety that creates them not to think with logic and reason.
Hypnotherapy is valuable in anxiety disorders to resolve and work through these anxieties. Hypnosis is utilized to significantly reduce anxiety disorders through the use of relaxation, and using visualization techniques to overcome exaggerated fearful thought processes. It is important to understand that a person can get out of these anxious states, with the assistance from a good clinician.