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What is Anxiety?

These days, anxiety is what you feel when you are worried, tense or afraid, often about events and situations which are about to happen or scenarios you imagine happening in the future. Anxiety can affect your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and can continue even when the cause of anxiety is not clear to you.

You may have a clear cause of your anxiety such as a traumatic incident, prolonged periods of stress or been through a significant life event such as moving house, having surgery or getting divorced. When you don't know the reason for your anxiety, it may be because stress levels can rise and accumulate very gradually, which can happen simply from the ongoing stresses and worries of daily life. If you stored all your stress in a bucket in your mind, it would gradually overflow. When this happens, we can experience all the symptoms of anxiety, which is why it can sometimes feel like anxiety creeps up on you.

When does Anxiety become a problem?

Anxiety can continue to creep up and it becomes a problem when it holds you back from living your life they way you want. A


Anxiety may be a problem for you if:

  • your worrying affects your daily life, including your job and social life

  • your fears or worries are out of proportion to the situation

  • you avoid situations that might cause you to feel anxious

  • your worries feel very distressing or are hard to control

  • you regularly experience symptoms of anxiety, which could include panic attacks

  • you find it hard to go about your everyday life or do things you enjoy


There is a lot of support available for anxiety disorders and there are many things you can do to cope and manage it. I help my clients overcome their anxiety using Solution Focused therapy techniques combined with and hypnosis. Not only does it help them see things from a different perspective, it also helps resolve the thoughts and reactions that create anxiety, helping clients relax and break the cycle of anxiety and dread. Hypnosis which is a relaxing and positive process, helps bring about lasting therapeutic change at a subconscious level to behavioural responses to everyday life.

How does hypnotherapy work for Anxiety?

If you're suffering with Anxiety related conditions, the great news is that Hypnotherapy can help you see things from a different perspective and resolve the thoughts and reactions that create your anxieties, helping you to relax and to break the cycle of negative thinking and dread, building your confidence and self-esteem.

In my practice, I use counselling techniques and hypnosis together. Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety, and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their life that encourages a shift in perspective.

The process begins with an initial consultation which is one of the most important sessions for clients. Together we'll explore your concerns and understand the changes you hope to achieve. Crucially we talk about how the mind works in a very simple way to give clients an understanding of how anxiety is created and why they feel the way they do.

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