Analytical Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” â€“ Virginia Woolf

Anxiety plays a crucial role in keeping us alert and alive. It is the mind and body's reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. The sense of uneasiness, distress, or dread felt before a significant event is a profoundly human experience, as humans have the capacity to imagine a future. This uncertainty about future events plays a crucial role in how anxiety is experienced in both mind and body. There are also times when anxious thoughts focus on the past. The mind is on the lookout for uncertain danger and the body prepares itself for an uncertain scenario.

Most people experience stress and anxiety in their lives but when physical, psychological, or behavioural symptoms begin to escalate it can impact everyday life considerably. Some of the common symptoms are listed below:

  • Feeling of butterflies in the stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling sick
  • Shaking
  • Needing to use the toilet more often
  • Feeling frightened and panicky
  • Thinking you might lose control/go mad/might die
  • Feeling detached from your environment
  • Feeling the urge to run away/escape the situation
  • Making excuses to not see family or friends
  • Avoiding going out alone
  • Rushing out of situations quickly
  • Only shopping when it is quiet
  • Crossing the street to avoid people

Some people experience symptoms like these constantly, or it may be episodic, associated with certain recognisable situations. I help people to understand the nature of the anxiety they are experiencing. One crucial factor in therapy is to guide people so they can recognise the appropriateness of any given anxiety response and works towards changing the perception of it.

Please contact me to chat further about how hypnotherapy my be able to help.