Feeling anxious and stressed out?
A feeling of anxiety every day without knowing what it relates to is called “free floating anxiety”. You might find yourself feeling irritable, frustrated, less patience, increased consumption of alcohol, cigarettes and a change of eating habits.
Anxiety and stress can manifest itself in many ways: nervousness; panic attacks; insomnia, overly worrying about something that may never happen, etc. It can have a crippling effect by bringing on range of symptoms such as lack of confidence, OCD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), skin complaints or negative patterns such as over-eating, drinking, smoking etc. If gone unaddressed stress and anxiety can change lives for the worsed.
Is anxiety sneaking up on you?
Some common symptoms of stress and anxiety:
- Poor sleeping pattern
- Over thinking
- Increased fears
- Fast heartbeat
- Muscle tension
- Butterflies in stomach
- Dry mouth
- Increased heart rate
- Excessive sweating
- Tightness in chest
- Change in appetite
- Irrational anger
- Difficulty concentrating
- Migraine or tension headaches
- Gastric ulcers
- Existing health problems seem more problematic e.g. pain worse and much more..........
Anxiety can build up over a long period of time without us even realising it, or it can come on suddenly as a result of something such as illness or a change of circumstances for instance. Some people who’ve been fully in control of their lives suddenly find they can’t leave their own home; can’t work; can’t drive their car etc. For some it's simply a matter of feeling negative or under-confident.
The brain is an extraordinary and complex thing. It has its own way of ringing alarm bells when it’s had enough of dealing with stress or anxiety and can suddenly change its pattern of reaction. Previously we might have been able to deal with whatever life threw at us, but all of a sudden it all becomes too much.
The hypnotherapy allows guided relaxation showing a preferred future and because the subconscious part of the brain, the part that’s in charge of our reactions, doesn’t understand the difference between imagination and reality, the guided relaxation starts to bring calm and control back into our lives.
The number of people suffering stress and anxiety these days is surprising. However people rarely talk about the negative symptoms they’re suffering. Once you do start talking about it, you might be surprised how many other people have suffered the same!
At least one person in ten experiences panic attacks which are often triggered by a stressful or anxious event. A panic attack happens when you experience a sudden onset of intense physical and psychological symptoms. They often strike out of the blue, without any warning. There may be no clear reason for the attack. They may even occur when you're relaxed or asleep.
A panic attack may be a one-time occurrence, but many people experience repeat episodes. Recurrent panic attacks are often triggered by a specific situation, such as getting in a lift, fear of germs or speaking in public especially if that situation has caused a panic attack before. Usually, the panic-inducing situation is one in which you feel endangered and unable to escape. You might experience an overwhelming sense of fear, dread, anxiety or apprehension causing physical symptoms in the body.
"Panic can take you over"
What is a panic attack?
- Shortness of breath & hyperventilation
- Trembling or shaking
- Rapid heart rate
- Diffciulty swallowing
- Feeling detached from your surroundings
- Feeling dizzy
- Choking feeling
- Nausea or upset stomach
- Hot & cold flushes
- Chest pain
- Fear of dying or losing control
You may experience one or more panic attacks, yet be otherwise perfectly happy and healthy. Or your panic attacks may occur as part of another disorder, such as panic disorder, depression or social phobias. While they are frightening it’s unlikely they will cause physical harm, but the self-perpetuating thought of having one stops us from doing the things we want to do or need to do causing more stress and increasing the potential of having a panic attack.
How can hypnotherapy help?
The good news is that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has been shown to be a very effective treatment for panic attacks reducing the frequency in a short period of time or sustained treatment will often result in them disappearing altogether. Hypnotherapy reduces underlying levels of anxiety giving you greater control and reducing the emotional arousal. Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious brain templates and makes suggestions in a beneficial and positive way to make positive changes happen in the subconscious.
"The art of relaxing"
Hypnotherapy will allow you to have better nights sleep allowing you to cope in the waking day. You will learn how to prevent negative stress, how to identify increased levels of stress, how to deal with the situation and how to prevent it reaching debilitating levels in a positive and responsible way. Preventing it reaching debilitating panic attack levels and losing control. Understanding “why” you are suffering with these conditions will help prevent a relapse once the treatment is complete.
"Free your mind"
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Hypnosis is completely natural, safe & relaxing. You will remain conscious and in complete control during the treatment.. Whatever the cause of stress and anxiety the treatment is tailored to each individual.
All client data is kept strictly confidential.
Hypnotherapy individual sessions £65.00, including MP3. (Block bookings of 6 sesssions £325.00, a saving of £65.00).
Payment is required before a session begins and payment for block bookings is reqired before the first session begins.
We offer a free initial consultation before any treatment begins at the Bourne Practice.