Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is our response to something we perceive as dangerous or stressful in our lives, often referred to as the fight / flight response. Issues occur when this response is taken out of context or exaggerated to the supposed ‘danger’.
Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, emotional feelings and physical sensations. It’s useful when we’re in danger, but when we’re not and we become overwhelmed by excessive anxious thoughts, worries, fears and even panic attacks, anxiety can become detrimental to your quality of life. It means you can find it difficult to concentrate, relax and may well have an impact your emotional and physical well-being.
How Hypnotherapy Helps with Anxiety
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you take control and get your life back on track. Using a modern research-based combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis, I’ll help you focus on how you want things to be, we won’t be dwelling on problems of the past, but instead will be focusing on how you want things to be in your future. As you begin to think and express yourself more positively, it will help reduce your anxiety. Using brain-based therapy will also help you understand how our brains and thoughts create feelings of anxiety, which will help you see things from a different perspective.
In SFH we help you to relax which in turn relieves the symptoms of stress and anxiety – we are able to do this in a very short space of time. I’ll use guided relaxation techniques which allow your mind to become calm and focused on finding positive solutions to help you move forwards. We’ll work together each week using a tailored programme designed to build new helpful patterns of behaviour that helps you feel better and puts you back in control again. We also explain what is happening in the brain when you suffer with an anxiety or stress which this enables you to have a greater understanding of your condition and how we can help you to move forward to a healthier, happier you.