Anxiety is felt on various levels. It can be triggered by a fear of something that happened in the past, or, what we think might happen and dread happening at a time in the future.
Reality is that many people will experience a mild type of anxiety when facing a particularly stressful situation; such as an exam, public speaking, driving test or presentation.
Anxiety ‘disorders’ are very different; serve anxiety can debilitate the day-to-day life of a person.
When a person suffers from an anxiety disorder, it can lead to them avoiding situations because they fear it may be a trigger. Thus making regular life problematic. The individual is likely to be missing out on life experiences.
Such a perpetual apprehension can begin to affect their life, preventing them from achieving professional potential and developing personal relationships.
Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment in reducing feelings of anxiety; hypnosis for anxiety aims to seek the root cause of the problem. It works to reframe the individual’s thoughts and emotions associated with learnt behaviours, habits and past experiences.
Hypnotherapy is becoming increasingly recognised as an effective way for reducing the emotional impact relating to anxiety.
Hypnosis for anxiety can help boost confidence and self-belief, while diminishing feelings of worry and intense apprehension. It can help foster the ability to access the natural calm state needed to sweep away the often overpowering emotions associated with anxiety.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety looks to access your sub-conscious mind; by using the power of suggestion. It works to promote positive and therapeutic change. Suggestions can be tailored to help you notice what triggers anxiety, as well as empowering change towards them.
The initial free consultation will explore what you hope to achieve within hypnotherapy. You will be asked questions about your life to establish any possible triggers or causes for the way you feel.
We will explain how hypnotherapy for anxiety works, the process, and discuss your expectations so you feel completely comfortable to continue.
At your first session, your therapist will start by helping you enter a deeply relaxed state of mind and body. You may be asked you to focus on a time when you have felt anxious; or to focus on the physical sensations, as well as noticing what appears to trigger your anxiety.
Once you have recognised these sensations, your therapist will offer calming words and “suggestions”. What is said depends on individual needs and situation.
It is normal practice to also teach techniques to help you relax and calm yourself when anxious feelings are noticed and building, in day to day life.
In terms of number of sessions you have, you will be able to discuss this with your therapist, together, you will work to decide how many sessions you would like and what techniques you believe will be most effective.
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