Hypnosis for Anxiety

Hypnotherapy is a totally natural, complementary therapy. It can help you learn to relax, leading to a reduction of stress and anxiety in the body.

Anxiety can be caused by such as work, family or relationships. Sometimes it appears to be free-floating, occurring for no apparent reason. It may become exacerbated so that feelings of panic take over the body.

If you suffer from anxiety, you probably feel that you are unable to control it or stop it coming. You may feel that you are unable to cope with the perceived demands or expectations of your environment or people within it. What happens when we experience a level of stress that is unwanted or that we feel incapable of responding to, is that our mind senses a threat. Automatically the body switches to ‘red alert’; we feel fear, adrenaline floods into the bloodstream, and the body prepares for action i.e. ‘fight or flight’.

Unfortunately, anxiety often occurs when to fight or to run away would be unnecessary or inappropriate, so we ‘freeze’ and our symptoms become worse. We cannot release them due to the fact that the situation we are in does not require action, leading to a further increase of anxiety.

Typical symptoms of anxiety are:-
-a dry mouth
-increased heart rate and blood pressure
-a knot, or butterflies, in the stomach

The good news is that although anxiety is very unpleasant, you are not in physical danger. Also, you can learn to manage, and in many cases overcome, anxiety through the use of hypnotherapy. Anxiety can be a learned response, and hypnotherapy can help to uncover the roots of this learning; old information which may have come from childhood can be updated to a more adult understanding and perspective.

Hypnotherapy can be used to give you effective coping strategies to manage such symptoms so that you can regain your life and no longer be controlled by anxiety.

Carol Chadwick