What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a general feeling of unease. It can range from occasional periods of worry about specific events, eg public speaking, driving test, exam nerves, to constant fearfulness about anything and everything. In extreme cases anxiety can result in panic attacks. Sustained anxiety is debilitating and can affect your enjoyment and quality of life, making it difficult to relax and can even affect your emotional and physical well-being. Emotional symptoms can include irritability, difficulty concentrating, problems sleeping, fearing the worst, feeling out of control, feeling weepy, feeling overwhelmed, obsessive thoughts or repetitive behaviour. Physical symptoms can include muscular tension, headaches, raised blood pressure, nausea or upset stomach.
How can hypnotherapy help with anxiety?
Anxiety, like many stress-related conditions, tends to creep up on us. Busy lives, pressures of work, relationship issues or financial worries all take their toll. You may find yourself caught in a cycle of negative thinking – negative thoughts heighten anxiety levels creating a vicious circle.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern research-based combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis, aimed at encouraging you to focus on how you want things to be. We avoid problem-talk and instead help you to visualise your preferred future. By encouraging you to think and express yourself positively, we can help to reduce your anxiety and have a calmer, more confident approach to all situations.
By reducing anxiety, other related symptoms often improve and you’ll feel better able to cope with life’s stresses.