Help for Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Worry
If you are feeling anxious or worried your symptoms can range from vague feelings of being ill-at-ease to full scale panic attacks. Sometimes these symptoms can be so severe that they place significant limitations on how you live your life.
If you’re not sure whether you are suffering from anxiety then scroll a bit further down this page where you will find more information about common signs.
I treat many clients who are suffering from some level of anxiety. Sometimes this is part of a larger issue but often it is enough of a problem in itself.
The most important thing to realise is that anxiety and worry can become a habit, both physiologically and emotionally. But like all habits, it is possible to make changes with the right type of help.
If you are worried or anxious, just take that first step and give me a call on 01206 299 724 or email me via my contact page.
How Hypnotherapy can help Anxiety, Panic and Worry
Many clients who come to me are suffering from some level of anxiety. If you were one such client my first aim would be to help you experience the deep relaxation that can be acheived through hypnosis. This helps reduce the many uncomfortable symptoms that go with being anxious, worried or panicky. Then, using dynamic hypnotherapy, we would work on releasing the cause of the problem and on building up inner resources such as resilience and confidence so that you can get back on with your life as soon as possible.
Go to this article for more information on how hypnosis and hypnotherapy help Anxiety
There is often a great deal of confusion between stress and anxiety. They are in fact quite different experiences, although they can overlap and if left untreated, are similar in their effects on the body and mind.
Stress tends to be a response to a real event or situation in life, something you may feel you (unwillingly) have to put up with, or that puts you under pressure, a situation where perhaps you feel out of control.
Anxiety is sometimes harder to pin down, but here are some examples.
- It may be the result of a stressful situation. Say you’ve been burgled. For most people that would be a stressful event. But once you’ve dealt with the immediate situation, police, insurance, and fortifying your security, if you’re left constantly worrying about what if…? Or if every little noise at night has your heart pounding, then that’s anxiety.
- A constant but usually low level feeling of disquiet. A slightly fluttering feeling in the stomach, or raised heart rate for no apparent reason. Feeling slightly faint or dizzy when there’s no medical cause.
- Worrying unnecessarily. The imagination is in overdrive, thinking about all sorts of things that could go wrong, but haven’t yet.
- A tendency to over-react to relatively trivial events.
- A feeling of fear, but you don’t know why, or you do know why, but logically it doesn’t make any sense.
It is important to realise that these symptoms, like the racing heart, dry mouth, churning stomach, jelly legs, thoughts running away with you, whilst uncomfortable, are not in themselves dangerous, although in the long term, not particularly good for you either.
The trouble with anxiety is that it has a tendency to feed into itself so that you can end up feeling anxious about your symptoms, thus increasing the overall feelings of dis-ease. This is particularly true of Panic Attacks.
A Panic attack is an expression of extreme anxiety. When you first experience a panic attack, it can be difficult to believe that it is nervous in origin, because the symptoms are so severe. You can feel as if you are losing control, going mad, even dying.
And then you will probably do anything to avoid the type of situation when your first panic attack occurred. You may even find yourself pre-occupied with the fear of having another episode. Over time your body may become sensitised, and often over-reactive to the mildest of situations.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterised by feelings of anxiety, fearfulness, tension and worry, on most days, on a long term basis.
You may feel restless or keyed up and you may tire easily. You may find it hard to concentrate, your mind may even go blank sometimes. Good quality sleep may well elude you.
Without help GAD can become a chronic condition, waxing and waning for years depending on what is going on in your life.
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