Anxiety and panic disorders affect more than two million people in the UK. Stress (a condition related to anxiety) is the second most reported illness with respect to work-related problems; yet anxiety is something we all feel. So, when and how does this normal mechanism, cause us problems – and most importantly how can we regain control of it?
A little bit of stress or pressure is good for us, it’s what drives us on to get things done and achieve our goals. It keeps us safe from danger. We all need a certain amount of stress to enable us to function, but when the scales tip too much the wrong way, we start to feel overwhelmed.
Anxiety can be experienced at different levels. It can be brought on by a fear of something that happened, or what we think happened and dread happening again. While most people will experience a mild form of anxiety when facing a particularly stressful situation (such as a driving test or presentation), anxiety disorders are very different. An anxiety disorder can disrupt the day-to-day life of an individual. Ongoing stress and anxiety can really affect your sleep, your quality personal time, as well as your ability to perform at work.
Most often anxiety involves worrying about the future, so getting the balance right between working effectively under pressure and managing stress can make a massive difference to your life, allowing you to feel in control – now and in the future.
The symptoms of anxiety will be different and vary in intensity from person to person. Anxiety itself can cause psychological and behavioural symptoms such as:
- Intense fear
- Restlessness, fidgeting, inability to concentrate
- A sense of impending danger
- Nervousness or feeling ‘on edge’
- Being easily distracted
- Sleep difficulties – Insomnia
- Detachment from surroundings
Anxiety can also cause physical symptoms including:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
- Shortness of breath
- Shallow breathing
- Stomach discomfort/pain/nausea
- Diarrhoea/ increased bowel movements
- Drowsiness and tiredness
- Hypersensitivity (sights/sounds appear different perhaps louder/intensified)
- Pins and needles
- Tense aching muscles especially in the shoulders/chest and/or abdomen
- Dry mouth
- Sweating (which may have a different smell)
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urinating
- Irregular periods (painful/missed)
- Insomnia – sleep difficulties
- Difficulty Swallowing
If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may find yourself avoiding certain situations because you fear it may be a trigger. This can make regular life difficult, causing you to miss out on many opportunities. This constant fear can begin to affect your life – for example, preventing you from achieving potential job promotions and developing personal relationships
Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment in reducing feelings of anxiety. Hypnotherapy for anxiety aims to seek the root cause of the problem. It works to change your thoughts and associated feelings
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Hypnotherapy is becoming a more recognised method for reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety can help boost confidence and self-belief, while reducing feelings of fear and intense worry. It can help you develop the ability to access the calm state of mind needed to overcome the often-overwhelming emotions you are living with
Hypnotherapy for anxiety aims to access your subconscious mind. Using the power of suggestion, it works to promote positive change. These suggestions can be tailored to help you learn what triggers your anxiety and why, as well as changing the way you react towards them
Hypnotherapy can begin to teach you how to regain a sense of control and normality. It can help you understand what triggers your anxiety and how to cope when you start to feel anxious
My aim will be to help you move forward in your life, feeling calmer and more in control
Please contact me for your initial free, no obligation consultation to discuss what you would like to achieve and to ask any questions you may have. I will then recommend a suitable treatment plan for you.