Anxiety

Is worrying overtaking your life?  

Are you finding it difficult to concentrate?

Are you experiencing unsettled sleeping patterns?

Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety is caused by excessive worrying. It can sometimes make us feel really ill. Are you having trouble sleeping or concentrating? Do even small things seem to be a problem for you? Many clients tell me how feelings of fear seem to take over their life, ruining everything. Panic can even cause you to feel that you have a serious heart problem or that something is very wrong with you.

Some anxiety symptoms are listed below:

Sweating
Churning stomach
Diarrhoea
Increased heart rate
Feeling sick
Head fuzzy
Shortness of breath
Disrupted sleep
Palpatations
Feelings of dread
If you are suffering from anxiety in Hinckley or surrounding areas, give me a call to see how I can help.

I also work through Skype.

Getting Help

Can you imagine how different your life could be?

Many clients tell me that mornings are the worst time - that awful cycle of "here we go again" and wondering how to get out of the anxiety trap.

I work with people to help them get a sense of control back in their lives.

The solution focused approach is based in positive psychology. It recognises that you are the expert in your life.

I will be your guide to help you find the unique strengths and resources you already have but perhaps don't recognise yet.

Hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool for change. It works with the subconscious part of the mind - where our reactions and hidden behaviours come from.

Book for a free initial consultation and take the first step towards peace of mind.

How you want to Feel Instead

You don't have to live with fear and dread. Everyone deserves to feel a sense of safety and security.

I work with people to encourage new feelings and behaviours:

Feel good about yourself
Wake up and look forward to the day ahead
Feel energised and refreshed
Know that you are able to cope
Develop a sense of optimism
Enjoy feeling calm and peaceful
Value who you are as a person
Feel as good as anybody else
Enjoy a great sense of confidence
Be able to relax, easily and effortlessly
Have a sense of freedom
Have the inner strength to know you can do it

When you change the way you feel, everything else changes too.

Results vary from person to person and commitment is needed to follow advice outside the therapy session for the best results.

Change your Story

When you suffer from stress or anxiety it can seem as if everything in your life is wrong.  Some clients tell me that their heart races so much during an anxiety attack they really think they are having a heart attack.

Fearful and negative feelings can quickly become overwhelming.  People even get very scared about getting scared.  The awful feeling you get when you start to notice your anxiety rising – especially if you are in a public place like a supermarket or driving.

Nothing is more valuable than peace of mind.  When you feel calm and relaxed, then it really doesn’t matter what else is going on in the world because you can cope easily with your environment.

Solution focused hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to help focus the brain on positive outcomes, using the power of the conscious and subconscious minds together so that you can start to feel more in control and happier with your life.  If you have tried traditional counselling for anxiety and not found it useful, then you might be pleasantly surprised with how hypnotherapy for anxiety can  improve things for you.

Take a little time out and read some anxiety quotes here.

Young lady in a field with long grass., wearing a blue dress and looking up to the sky in a peaceful repose.

Anxiety Test

This test is for information purposes only and is not meant for diagnosis.  The questions are used by doctors to measure Generalised Anxiety Disorder.  The form is known as GAD-7 and was developed by Drs Robert L Spitzer, Janet B W Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.  

Scores are based on how often you have been bothered by the following during the course of the last two weeks.

  1. Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge.
  2. Not being able to stop or control worrying.
  3. Worrying too much about different things.
  4. Trouble relaxing
  5. Being so restless that it’s hard to sit still.
  6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritable.
  7. Feeling afraid, as if something awful might happen.

To score your answers, use the following:

Not at all = 0

Several Days = 1

More than half the days = 2

Nearly every day = 3

Add your scores for each question using the multiple choices above.  

The cut off for mild, moderate and severe anxiety is 5, 10 and 15 respectively.

If you score highly on this test you are advised to consult your medical practitioners.  In most cases I can work alongside treatment that your doctor provides.  

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