Anxiety: How the Brain is Wired

01/08/2019by Terry White

In short, the brain is made up of millions of nerve cells called neurons, which start developing in early childhood and adapt to situations and experiences throughout your life. The ability of the brain to form and restructure synaptic connections is called neuroplasticity.

It’s when we constantly repeat the same thoughts and feelings that the connections between these neurons is reinforced and the number of connections increase, creating a pathway for looping thoughts. The basic principle of neuroplasticity is that “nerve cells that fire together, wire together”. This is why people who suffer from anxiety and depression are often prescribed medication that helps to “rewire” the brain.

Anxiety is classed as an emotional disorder defined as “a feeling of worry and nervousness”. Now consider that our psychological health can have dramatic effects on our physical wellbeing, and you’ll find that being overwhelmed by anxiety can even be characterised by physical changes like tummy cramps or increased blood pressure.

In actuality, anxiety is a perfectly normal emotion. It triggers the adrenaline rush that enables us to experience the fight or flight response. But what happens to adrenaline that is not stimulated by situations that require a fight or flight response but rather by the stresses of our day to day lives where that adrenaline is not used? Well, it gets stored in the bloodstream and can become harmful, resulting in behaviours such as insomnia, anxiety, depression and even Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Many people overlook the seriousness of anxiety on our mental health, but many psychologists believe that it can be just as harmful as physical abuse.

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as an easy fix when it comes to emotional disorders although, luckily, there are various therapies that can help. The good news is that you can achieve remarkably quick results with hypnotherapy. Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) to be exact.

RTT provides an opportunity to change the structure of your brain and the way your neurons fire, meaning it helps you easily establish new ways of thinking and feeling, leading to new healthy habits and behaviours. Plus, apart from saving you financially due to the rapid results of this therapy, you will also leave your session with a complete understanding of where and why your issue started – getting to the core of the issue and helping you turn it around. Consider RTT – Hypnotherapy as part of your anxiety treatment plan.

Terry White