Using hypnotherapy I can help you break free from anxiety, stress & panic attacks
Do you often feel as though your stomach is churning, you’re short of breath or feeling dizzy and light-headed? Sometimes you may hyperventilate, have a dry mouth, feel irritable or have a rapid heartbeat and palpitations. If you suffer from panic attacks you may sometimes feel you are having a heart attack or dying. Whatever symptoms you experience, they can be frightening, overwhelming and debilitating.
Anxiety is an expression of fear due to a subconscious assessment of danger. Whether this danger is real or imagined is unimportant because something in the environment triggers your anxious response and it feels real to you.
Anxiety usually appears during the teens or early adulthood and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with life transitions that are potentially stressful: leaving school, having an intimidating or bullying boss, getting married, moving to a new house and so on. Normally it starts with a particular event that scares the subconscious. The subconscious has one task in life and that is to keep you safe. If something should scare you (or even embarrass you deeply) the subconscious will seek to avoid the same type or similar situations. There is also evidence for a genetic predisposition; if a family member has suffered from anxiety you have an increased risk, especially during a time in your life that is particularly stressful.
But these symptoms don’t have to be permanent.
How can hypnotherapy help with anxiety, stress and panic attacks?
Hypnotherapy targets the processes we have learned. As with all learning, it is impossible to unlearn. For instance, how can you unlearn how to ride a bike? It is the same for anxiety and panic attacks. Once you have learned these processes it is difficult to unlearn them on your own. This is where hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic comes in. It is able to access these subconscious processes, help you unlearn them and find a better way of handling situations in the future.
I work with you to remove the underlying anxiety and the beliefs surrounding it, providing you with a freedom you may not have experienced for years.