Anxiety & Stress

Stress and anxiety come in many forms and can be caused by any number of factors including:

  • Workplace & career
  • Family problems
  • Bereavements
  • Relationships
  • Illness
  • Lack of confidence and self-esteem
  • And much more.

Both can stem from recent events or lifelong issues, due to either readily-identifiable causes, or rooted in deeper underlying problems that are harder to appreciate and understand.

Symptoms of anxiety & stress:

  • Panic attacks
  • Fear
  • Short-temperedness
  • Tension
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Aches
  • Pains.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are highly-effective treatments for dealing with stress and anxiety, and can be used to address both symptoms and causes. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is proven in many studies to treat, manage and prevent the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Drawing from these techniques, we can work together to control, reduce and, in most cases, eliminate your stress and anxiety.

How does therapy work?

A mind of files

In today’s world, there are many unavoidable factors which might be contributing to your anxiety – however, how we deal with these pressures is what matters. This is sometimes learnt from a young age – how our parents coped or reacted. It could also stem from a significant event. When faced with something stressful, our (sub- conscious) mind will scan through its files to find a similar situation to see how we dealt with it previously and equip us with the same tools (reaction). The good news is that as we ‘learnt’ this, we can re-train our mind to deal with it in a more appropriate manner.

Anxiety is normal

Anxiety is an everyday feeling, so why do we suffer from it? The answer is that anxiety is adaptive and necessary for survival. It is associated with the adrenaline response that energises the body when faced with threat, when the body needs to go into ‘fight or flight’ mode. Very useful in caveman days – however, nowadays in our western world, we are unlikely to be faced with a roaring lion!

However, when seemingly faced with constant, everyday stresses, we can need less and less provocation before our sub-conscious acts in defence. Yet, we also have an adrenaline response when we get excited and start to enjoy ourselves. So close yet – in some people it would seem – so far. Together, and drawing from ? we can regulate this and even eliminate the symptoms of your anxiety.

Dreading the ‘every day’

Our sub-conscious is there to protect us – it’s just that sometimes we may unintentionally send it the wrong signals when dealing with everyday western stress – for example, running for a tube or furiously trying to complete 10 things at a time to leave work at 5pm. Drawing from a range of techniques, we can break this cycle. I may not make your train arrive on time, with empty carriages and a lovely waitress offering freshly-brewed coffee, but we can eliminate the anxiety associated with the working day. And that would make the whole day a lot more pleasant.


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