Tuesday, 13 October 2009

can the phobic responce be used for rehab

when working with patient rehab, it is worth considering their fear of re-occurance of their condition as a phobic responce.
If for example the fear of a COPD incident creates the anxiety that brings on the incident, how helpful is telling them not to worry and just relax. The fight or flight responce isn't selective on when it happens, inly that the event needs to seem fear/stress/anxiety producing to fire of the efects of increased heart rate, resiritory change, chemical release, change in circulation etc etc.
A healthy awareness of the condition is essential so treating as a phobic responce and using NLP/hypnosis can make all the difference