Sara Tokar is a great, but not-so-new, podcast series from the American Association of Clinical Hypnotists. This podcast series is the perfect way to learn about the science behind hypnosis and hypnotherapy. There are many episodes to keep you up to date with the latest research in this area, including hypnotherapy and hypnotherapy for anxiety.
In my opinion, there is no better way to learn than to listen to a hypnotherapist, but as the podcast series is not yet available in English, I asked my friend and fellow hypnotherapist, Sara Tokar. She has been running her own hypnosis practice in the Seattle area for over 20 years and loves to share her knowledge. She kindly agreed to answer a few of my questions.
My first question is about hypnosis and anxiety. My own anxiety has been fairly well controlled with medication, exercise, and yoga, but that doesn’t always mean that my anxiety has been completely suppressed. There are many ways to help you overcome your anxiety, and hypnotherapy is one of the best ones.
Anxiety is something that no one should ever feel alone in. It’s a natural response to stress, and most of us deal with our anxiety in one of two ways: first, we over-analyze the situation, which causes anxiety to build up in our body. Second, we feel the physical sensations of anxiety (which can include a racing heart, sweating, and breathlessness).
There are a number of ways you can deal with anxiety. The first is to simply realize that anxiety is a natural response to being stressed. An effective way to deal with anxiety is to identify the reasons you are stressed. After you identify those thoughts and feelings that are causing you anxiety, you can immediately begin to work at changing them. Most of the time this is accomplished by identifying the primary cause of your anxiety.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that it is extremely difficult to change the primary cause of your anxiety. Anxiety will always exist. So much so that the act of becoming aware of anxiety is actually impossible. This is why it is so important for a person to learn how to identify and remove the primary cause of their anxiety. Once they do, they can then move on to the secondary cause of their anxiety.
Sara Tokars is an example of a person who has the ability to see and identify the primary cause of anxiety. She has been suffering from anxiety for years and has been on multiple medication to try and get rid of the symptoms. But the medication did not work. So she tried to identify the primary cause of her anxiety. She realized that her anxiety was caused by the fact that she was afraid to live life in fear.
Anxiety is caused by fear. Anxiety is a response to being afraid. The same goes for anxiety. The symptoms of anxiety can arise when we feel threatened by something. For anxiety to arise, it is essential that fear is present in the equation. Without fear, anxiety would not exist. Thus, if you are afraid to live in fear, then you will experience anxiety.
Sara is an American woman who, unbeknownst to herself, is a born-again Buddhist. She feels that she has “abandoned her old life” and is now faced with the task of living a life without fear.
She believes that she has been “born again” and she has become aware of herself for the first time. Sara wants to be free of fear and anxiety, and she has chosen to live a life without fear. But Sara is so afraid of the unknown that she wants us all to know that she’s a born-again Buddhist. She has gone on a journey of self-discovery and has decided to become a Zen Buddhist.