Reducing Anxiety with Hypnotherapy

Anxiety does not discriminate.  It can affect you no matter how young or old you are, whether you are male or female, what job you have or where you come from.  We are all familiar with what being anxious feels like, but for some people the combination of negative thoughts and physical symptoms becomes more and more overwhelming and can start to impact their everyday lives.

Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways such as sleep issues, lack of confidence and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It is often the case that anxiety will go hand in hand with depression, and this is a very difficult combination to cope with.

“What if…” is anxiety’s favourite catch phrase.  If you are someone who battles with anxiety, you might find yourself continually worrying about simple things such as an evening out with friends, going on holiday, work related pressure – the list is endless.  You might find yourself avoiding doing things that previously you wouldn’t have given a second thought to, turning down invitations or feigning illness to avoid situations that make you feel anxious.

Can Hypnotherapy with anxietyYes it can!  Hypnotherapy helps by Talking ~ Refocusing on where you want to be now and in the future, and Using Hypnosis ~ Accessing the subconscious to reinforce your goals leading to positive change.   It is important to point out that we cannot completely get rid of anxiety, nor would we want.  Anxiety is our body’s way of alerting us to the fact that certain areas of our life are becoming too challenging or out of control.  When we get to this point, it’s time to make changes.

How do I find a hypnotherapist?  Look for a therapist who is registered/accredited with a professional body, such as the CNHC (www.cnhc.org.uk) or the National Council for Hypnotherapy (www.hypnotherapists.org.uk).  This means the therapist will have achieved a substantial level of training and experience and adhere to a strict code of conduct.