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Do you need help with Anxiety in Clevedon?
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, trepidation and worry - a form of fear. Everyone will feel anxious and stressed at some time in their life. Anxiety is a normal response to potentially dangerous situations – known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. We needed this in the past to survive when there were dangers such as wolves and bears around. But in the modern world threats are different and require different reactions. Unfortunately, our bodies still react with the same fight or flight response, even when it isn’t always appropriate.
Nowadays, it is more likely to be personal problems such as divorce, bullying, low self-esteem and illness or education/work issues like exam nerves, starting a new job or interviews, that cause stress and anxiety. For some people feelings of anxiety start to take over their life resulting in all sorts of problems. These may include difficulty sleeping, inability to relax, tearfulness and irritability.
Symptoms of Anxiety
According to the NHS website, physical symptoms include:
- a pounding heartbeat
- breathing faster
- palpitations (an irregular heartbeat)
- feeling sick
- chest pains
- loss of appetite
- feeling faint
- needing the toilet more frequently
- “butterflies” in your tummy
Most anxiety is caused by stress. People can be more prone to anxiety and depression after a trauma or illness. Other life experiences such as abuse or poverty can also help increase stress. But anxiety can also be caused by seemingly minor problems which may build up into something more extreme.
How hypnotherapy can help
If you are having problems with anxiety and stress the first thing you should do is visit your doctor to see how they can help.
Hypnotherapy can be very good at treating anxiety. It works by changing the way you think about the event and the emotions associated with it. Hypnotherapy also helps by increasing self-confidence and teaching you new, more positive ways of dealing with stressful experiences and managing anxiety.*
Anxiety is very common problem and probably the one that I treat most. Treatment involves an initial session to find out about what triggers your anxiety and how that manifests itself. From this I will find the best way to treat you using a combination of hypnosis, NLP and CBT. This involves practical exercise you can use to help you when anxiety strikes. This is followed by a hypnosis session using visualisations and relaxation techniques that work in the long term to reduce and sometimes prevent unnecessary anxiety.
There are ways you can help yourself cope with anxiety and stress.
- Learning and practicing meditation or mindfulness are excellent in helping you relax and deal with stress.
- Sometimes it can be helpful to speak to someone, this can be a friend or relative or a professional counsellor or therapist.
- Try reducing your alcohol, caffeine and nicotine intake as these can make anxiety worse.
- It is very important to keeping in good health. This means a healthy diet, regular exercise (yoga can be good) and taking time to relax, for example, by walking, listening to music or a hypnotherapy CD.
If you are suffering from any form of anxiety, stress or panic attacks please phone me on 0770 235 2363 for an informal chat and for more information on how I can help you cope using hypnotherapy.
*Disclaimer. Results cannot be guaranteed as this is a therapy and each person is unique. All I can promise is that I will do my best to help you.
What can I help?
Hypnotherapy can help a range of issues including the ones listed below:
Fears and Phobias
Insomnia and Sleep Problems
Motivation and Goal Setting
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and many more……