Living with Anxiety
It’s perhaps not surprising that more and more people are suffering from anxiety than ever before, which is why learning about hypnosis for anxiety may be just the answer you need, but haven’t considered in the past.
When you think about it, we are bombarded with terror, scandal, destruction and doom every time we open a newspaper or put the news on. This information goes into our minds as data and helps us to make sense of the world we are living in.
Therein lies the problem. Most of the stuff we hear about doesn’t directly affect us and yet we end up worrying about it. Even worrying about our own problems or the things we do have some control over really doesn’t serve any useful purpose either. Worrying solves nothing and can make us feel really bad.
We can lie awake worrying about things that have happened in the past or even things that haven’t happened yet. When our sleep starts to become affected then we feel even worse. Hypnosis for anxiety can actively work with the subconscious part of the mind to change our thought processes so that we can gain a greater control over our lives and develop new ways of thinking and behaving.
Should you see a doctor first?
Sometimes anxiety can be caused by a physical condition, so it’s useful to speak to the GP to get the all clear, or necessary treatment. If the problem isn’t physical, but is due to our own negative thought processes, then anti-anxiety tablets may be prescribed. These can be in the form of SSRI’s, the same drugs that are prescribed to treat depression. The downside to taking medication for anxiety is that, although symptoms may feel better, there is the risk of unpleasant side effects.
Other types of medication include Benzodiazapines (often referred to as tranquilisers). These slow the whole nervous system down and can cause brain fog, blurred vision, confusion and memory problems. In the short term they might be useful, particularly if you are suffering from panic attacks, but relying on these for a longer time may not be the best option, particularly as they can be highly addictive.
There are many coping strategies that can help people who are suffering from anxiety and most rely on some form of relaxation. The main antidote to anxiety is simply to stop thinking negative thoughts and start concentrating on positives instead. I know that sounds easy, but anyone with anxiety will tell you how difficult that can be. The reason it feels difficult is because the brain has switched into survival mode. This is why a course of hypnosis for anxiety can really help.
Hypnotherapy, particularly the solution focused approach that I use, works to change the way people respond so that they regain control and can move forward feeling calm and positive. Working in this way can help people to switch their brains back into normal mode, where they can be positively focused on life and find a level of comfort and safety once more. Hypnosis for anxiety can be very effective because it encourages us to relax and feel more peaceful. When we are feeling calmer then we can cope with life’s stresses in a much more effective way. Things that we were finding threatening become less so, which means we have a much greater sense of freedom and liberation, enjoying things that we used to be able to do.
Life can become more and more limiting as we worry about so many more things that can go wrong, so it’s a good idea to get help sooner rather than later. Hypnosis for anxiety can be given in my therapy room In Hinckley, Leicestershire, Burbage House Clinic or at the CW Therapy Rooms in Kenilworth. If you live further away I can also arrange sessions through Skype or Messenger, so that you can receive treatment in your own home, feeling safe and comfortable.
Alongside hypnosis for anxiety there are other ways that people can start feeling better. Here is my top ten list, although not listed in order of importance:
- Stop listening to bad news
- Don’t watch horror films
- Think of three things to be grateful for every day
- Be kind to yourself in words, thoughts and deeds
- Practice mindfulness – when you notice you are thinking something negative bring yourself back to the moment and concentrate on the here and now
- Watch comedy on the television
- Take some exercise, even if it’s just a walk around the block
- Practice smiling
- Daydream about something nice, whether it is a past memory, something imaginary or something you can look forward to in the future.
- Spend some positive time with friends
If you would like to experience a hypnosis for anxiety treatment, please get in touch for a free initial consultation. I can chat to you about how I work, what to expect in a session and I can also answer any questions that you may have.
Tel: Vicky on 0797 054 0389 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org