1. We feel that if we feel sensitized, if we can interpret our sensations and symptoms as being physical dangers, then we can be one step ahead of potential cancer or heart attack. So we go on Google, we seek reassurance - anything to make us feel better.
2. 3 Words health anxiety sufferers must stop saying:
“Does anyone ever” or “has anyone ever”. Stop finding assurance from others, and ask the right questions like how can I heal?
3. Seeking reassurance from the comforter (spouse/friend). It becomes habitual to ask them whether a symptom could be related to anxiety or if it’s related to something more serious. Have they ever experienced it as well etc.
4. Hypnosis for health anxiety can work, but you need to have the right attitude before getting into it. People with health anxiety have a dire need for control, reassurance and feeling safe. Hypnosis can help in tapping into losing some control. You need to believe without a doubt that it will work for you.