Anxiety

Is your anxiety holding you back? Anxiety is a feeling of worry or nervousness, and although you may feel it

You are not alone

Anxiety is increasingly common in in our lives today, and many people are dealing with anxiety at different points in their lives.

Anxiety is a natural process that has evolved with us, and is part of our natural instinct to protect ourselves. This survival response is fight or flight mode, and is how we respond when we encounter danger. However, our body and the adrenaline produced cannot tell the difference between real danger or danger just in our head. This perceived danger is in fact not a threat to our survival, this is unneccessary anxiety.

There is more than one type of anxiety:

Social Anxiety Disorder

This is when you feel self-conscious about social situations

General Anxiety Disorder

Sufferers experience an overwhelming fear and tension without any reason

Panic Disorder / Panic Attacks

These can be regular, recurring attacks where symptoms include chest pain and palpitations

OCD is also a form of anxiety.

Anxiety Symptoms:

Common symptoms experienced can be both physical and emotional. Physical symptoms can include Stomach ache, feeling sick, shakiness, excessive sweating, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, dry mouth, difficulty falling or staying asleep, muscle aches and tension, lack of concentration, fatigue.

The emotional symptoms of anxiety include negative though, expecting the worst to happen, excessive fear and worry, feeling 'on edge', feeling apprehensive or hypervigilant. You might find that because of this your behaviours change too, such as avoiding going out to places or certain people, or only going out with another person. If you do go out you might find you have an 'escape plan' so you can leave, perhaps you smoke or drink more, avoid eye contact or having something to fiddle with such as clothing or a bag.

These behaviours are ways of coping with anxiety, and whilst they may make you feel better in the moment, they are dealing with the anxiety.

How Hypnotherapy can help

If you are reading this, you want to learn how to deal with anxiety. You might even be thinking "Does Hypnosis for anxiety actually work?" Absolutely. I use a number of techniques that can be applied to your specific requirements

As part of the individual programme that I create for you, you will learn skills to take forward with you, that you can use to enhance your sessions with me, reinforce everything that you learn and be able to apply them when it really matters. You will learn self-hypnosis, and self help techniques for anxiety that will leave you feeling relaxed and calm, and more importantly how to control anxiety.

 

If you are ready to learn how to overcome anxiety, and want more information about hypnotherapy for anxiety or if you are ready to take the leap and just do it, book an appointment at my Andover Hypnotherapy practice, contact me via my Contact Page or

Call: Kirsty on: 07841 413 134

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