We all get a little nervous from time to time and experience a touch of the butterflies in our stomach before an event that takes us outside our comfort zone, typically these may be before a test or exam, at a job interview or giving a talk or presentation.
Anxiety and stress is something all of us talk about and have experienced at some point in our lives, and to a certain extent in short bursts, stress can be a useful stimulant and motivator causing us to do our best.
The good news is, that whatever stress or anxiety make worse, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy can make better
Anxiety is a normal response to feeling threatened, which can be created through a number of situations such as by anger, frustration fear, being sad, traumatic events, feeling helpless, fears about preparing for a test or exams, fears about presenting etc.
The difficulty comes when the normal butterfly feelings that we experience from time to time become overwhelming, and prevent you from living your life the way you'd like it.
In many cases excess anxiety and stress may cause confused thinking, depression, over-eating, excessive drinking, reckless driving, high blood pressure, heart problems, and a myriad of other health problems.
The symptoms of stress are many and fall into three areas physical, emotional and behavioural, and can go unnoticed until one day you feel overwhelmed with life. Everything bothers you, from your work to your favourite pet at home. You may even start doubting your sanity. All of this results in the feeling of being out of control.
A panic attack is a sudden episode of unreasoning fear or panic. Many attacks cause severe physical symptoms to the extent that the person may think they are dying or having a heart attack. Panic attacks are common and can be a symptom in their own right, or can be present as part of another condition, and are caused by the body reaching a high level of anxiety, causing us to experience severe symptons. They are usually a learned behaviour from events and these events may be work, family or socially based, and while having a panic attack, a person may have a sense of being in danger and have a strong desire to flee.
The symptoms of anxiety or a panic attack usually begin abruptly and can include:
Hypnotherapy can help by identify the root cause of the anxiety, and can provide tools to be used to stop a panic attack before it begins. Just knowing that you will be able to handle an attack when it happens, can greatly reduce the impact of the event.Hypnotherapy for panic and anxiety attacks is particularly effective at breaking the associations to its triggering event so that it no longer bothers you and you can take control and get on with life normally.
Additionally Hypnotherapy can help by breaking the conditioned response to the stressful situation by reprogrammingyour mind to respond in the correct manner, regardless of where you are, what you're doing and who's with you.It has an immediate effect on current stress and anxiety levels evident by reductions in blood pressure, breathing rate, and pulse rates, helping you to start sleeping better, improve your digestion, improve your mood and increase your motivation.
The number of sessions required to deal with your issue will vary according your individual circumstances and needs.
Many problems and challenges can be overcome within 2 to 3 sessions every 1 or 2 weeks, while some require more sessions spread over a longer period. This will be assessed and discussed during the initial consultation.
Current Prices are £60 Per Session, with each session lasting up to 2 hours.
If you are a member of the Healthcare cash plan then you may be able to claim back a proportion of the the cost of the therapy through your policy. If you are with another cash plan provider, it may be worth checking with that provider for their policy regarding Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, cheque, debit card, Visa or Mastercard at the end of each session.
To find out about Hypnotherapy and how I can help you take back control of your life, call me on 01772 439046 or email me by clicking "here".