There are many types of anxiety and panic that can effect your life profoundly. They may occur without warning, “out of the blue”. However, there may be many different triggers in varied situations, and you may be unaware of what these triggers are. Naturally, some level of anxiety is both normal and acceptable, but a long-term build-up of worry and stress is not, and can have a debilitating effect on a person’s life and well-being. Symptoms range from shortness of breath and rapid breathing, sweaty palms, palpitations, panic, feeling trapped, and faint or dizzy.
Have you ever experienced sweaty palms, rapid breathing, feeling hot, shaky hands and voice, nervous cough, foggy thoughts, feeling self-conscious?
Nail biting, picking skin, ticks and twitches and sniffing are often behaviour patterns picked up in earlier years and usually dealt with in one or two sessions.
Fears and Phobias
Many phobias result from some childhood trauma, the fear of which is locked in the subconscious part of the mind, which no amount of adult reasoning seems to resolve.
Ever felt ‘tongue-tied’, self-conscious, don’t know what to say, awkward, uncomfortable in social situations? You are not alone, 1 in 5 people feel the same way.
One of the most widespread forms of anxiety is agoraphobia which is said to affect 1 in 3 people at some time in their life. Agoraphobia is not (as commonly thought) a fear of going out. In most cases it is a fear of being trapped in a situation where escape would be impossible. Commonly, situations like being on a train, tube or plane are very common, as is being in traffic, on a motorway, in a supermarket or even in the bank. There is also social anxiety, also known as social phobia, which can affect as much as 13% of the population. That said, we deal with many diverse categories of anxiety and panic, all of which are quite common and can start at any time of your life. However, once they have inserted themselves into your life they take hold and in most cases get worse over time.
How can I help you?
By using hypnotherapy I can help you to change the beliefs that underpin the anxiety, allowing you to put things in the correct perspective. When this is achieved the anxiety normally collapses, allowing you to enjoy all the things that you would normally expect yourself to do.