Anxiety Hypnotherapy in Derbyshire
Anxiety Hypnotherapy Derbyshire
Anxiety can effect any person’s life. Even those people who seem to live a happy and successful life can suffer from bouts of anxiety. Whether anxiety is brought on through worry or stress, there is no doubt that prolonged anxiety over the long-term can lead to physical issues including hypertension, ulcers, loss of appetite, insomnia and adversely affect our relationships.
What is Anxiety?
According to Wikipedia it is :-
- A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
- Desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease.
The mind tends to consider the future and worry about the outcome of a particular event that may be troublesome. For example a person who has just lost their job will worry about how they are going to pay their rent or mortgage. They imagine losing their home. They feel a sense of shame and worry about how others will judge them. As a result of this worrying about a future event that hasn’t occurred yet and the catastrophising that goes with it, they suffer anxiety attacks.
For some people the feeling of anxiety is temporary but for others it may feel constant and no matter how much they try and distract themselves, the anxiety stays with them.
Other people can suffer from a form anxiety that is not specific to a particular future concern. This is called General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). With this condition a person experiences a fairly constant level of anxiety about life and ordinary everyday events like travelling to work, going shopping, attending social events and even talking to neighbours.
How to Help Anxiety
There are a number of approaches to dealing with anxiety. If you have extreme anxiety and feel you are unable to cope, the first thing to do is to speak with your doctor. They will be able to advise a course of action which may included medication just to help you feel less affected by anxiety.
- If there is a particular future event that causes you worry or anxiety, then taking action to reduce your fears or seeking support to manage that event can help alleviate some of your worry.
- Writing an action plan of the steps you can take may help to break down the weight of the worry into smaller more manageable chunks.
- Learning how to relax again can help you feel more in control and more able to take any action you need to take.
Hypnotherapy Helps Anxiety
Hypnotherapy can help get to the cause of your anxiety. Incredibly it is often how we perceive a situation that leads to our anxiety rather than the reality of that situation. Hypnosis can help you change your perceptions. Learning self hypnosis, which can be done in one session, can help you to relax again and feel calmer. There’s no doubt that when we feel calm we also feel more confident.
By Steven HaroldBA(Hons) DCH DHP
Clinical Hypnotherapist – Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire