Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

Anxiety is a generalised term given to a category of conditions that are characterised by extreme fear or worry
Anxiety or Anxiety Disorders are prevalent in the world today according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1 in every 13 people in the world are affected by anxiety.

There are 6 common types of Anxiety

1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

2. Agoraphobia.

3. Panic Disorder.

4. Phobias

5. Separation Anxiety

6. Social Anxiety Disorder

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): If you have a problem with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) you may often feel overwhelmed by excessive thoughts and exaggerated anxiety/worry about everyday life events. This can appear be to be for no obvious or logical reason.

People who suffer from symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder tend to feel as if there is some type of impending disaster and often find it difficult to stop worrying about their health, finances, the well being of family, or their work situation.

Its important to note that almost everyone experinces anxiety every so often. Though someone who suffers from generalised anxiety disorder can find that their worry becomes very out of proprtion with the situation they find themselves in.

For a person with GAD even everyday tasks like household chores or being late for an appointment can become the focus of anxiety.

Hypnotherapy can be very beneficial treatment for GAD sufferers

Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia is a debilitating phobia that results in the person affected being afraid and unable to leave their house alone. Typically it starts off with a panic attack and steadily progresses, others witnessing this evolvement of the phobia can find it difficult to understand.
Basically agoraphobia is a response generated within the subconscious mind. The phobia has been further reinforced by conscious thoughts, feelings and actions leading to further reinforcement of the phobia. This constant cycle can be interrupted through the use of hypnosis.

Panic Disorder: Is a condition where people experience spontaneous, seemingly out-of-the-blue panic attacks. A feature of this is a person can become very preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack. This can also lead to a person feeling they have an undiagnosed condition which can lead to further dwelling and panic attacks. Symptoms of a panic attack can include, overwhelming panic or fear, thoughts of loss of control or going mad, heart palpitations, sweating, feeling light headed – dizzy.

Phobias: Phobias stem from fears, they are persistent, and extreme fear reactions. These fear reactions can be totally out of proportion with any actual threat that is present. A phobia can be connected to a specific object, place, or situation. Common phobias are snakes spiders dogs, flying in planes, heights, etc.

Separation Anxiety: Separation anxiety generally begins in childhood and is common in toddlers and pre schoolers and is a normal part of growing up. However this can lead to problems later in adulthood. In some cases an adult may find it difficult to leave someone close to them even if it is only for an hour or so. this can even develop into a panic attack.

Social Anxiety Disorder: Social Anxiety Disorder is a condition characterized by intense anxiety it is also known as a social phobia. Someone who suffers from Social anxiety disorder may feel that they may embarrass themselves in situations such as eating out, meeting others, or being observed whilst undertaking a task. For many the feeling of embarrassment is accompanied by the feeling of being judged. This can lead a person to avoid situations and can affect their relationships and can also can lead to loneliness.

We hope the above explanations have helped you to understand anxiety a little more and we also want to let you know that hypnotherapy can effectively assist someone suffering from anxiety.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help

By utilising a combination of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Resource Therapy Lorna has helped many of her clients to enjoy a better quality of life, able to live relatively free from anxiety.

During a session of hypnosis Lorna will help your subconscious mind to reframe its view of the initial sensitising event that in many cases is the root cause of the anxiety. Reframing the initial sensitising event and seeing it in a non objective way helps the anxiety sufferer to see things in a new non threatening way. Following the reframing process, further suggestions can then be given to the subconscious mind to help facilitate change and empowerment which then assists a person to live an anxiety free life.

*Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee specific results. Results can vary from person to person.


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