Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Disorders
If you're looking for Hypnotherapy for anxiety in London, you are in the right place. Anxiety disorders can range from mild, slightly uncomfortable feelings in social situations to completely debilitating and leaving you unable to leave the house.
Most of us go through periods of higher anxiety at some point in our lives, particularly during difficult times. Events such as financial challenges, losing a loved one, moving home or experiencing health issues can all contribute to higher anxiety. When to get help is a personal choice but if high levels of anxiety go on for prolonged periods, it can increase the risk of symptoms become more sever.
There are many places you can find hypnotherapy for anxiety in London, but it can be helpful to work with a therapist who understands what you're going through. As someone who has experienced the crippling effects of anxiety myself, I know all too well how the symptoms can trickle into all areas of your life. And I also know that they don't have to be lasting!
While some anxiety is normal and healthy, an anxiety disorder can force us to live in a constant state of fear, holding us back from living a life on our own terms. In some cases it can cut us off from our environment and/or communities and loved ones completely.
Anxiety disorders are becoming a worldwide problem, and it's not surprising considering the pressures this fast paced and high stressed society can create. A recent study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed that a staggering "40% of disability worldwide is due to depression and anxiety", with around 3 million people suffering from an anxiety disorder in the UK.
What Causes Anxiety?
Anxiety can be triggered by many factors including stress, lifestyle, challenging life events or environmental changes, childhood trauma, bereavement, physical illness and more.
The effects of anxiety can vary from person to person. These can include physical symptoms such as sweating, tremors, rapid heartbeat, numbness in the hands or fingers or other areas of the body. You may also experience dry mouth, feelings of disconnection or dissociation, nausea and butterflies in the stomach and others.
These symptoms often come with negative thinking patterns and obsessive over thinking. This can range from low level to extreme, and can lead to states of panic (panic attacks/disorders), which can strike at any time.
How Cognitive Hypnotherapy Can Help
All behaviour has a positive intention and anxiety and panic are the body's way of trying to protect us from a perceived danger. When an anxiety disorder develops it is because the subconscious has gone into a protection mode, creating a heightened state of alert. The amygdala, fires a warning into the limbic system (also known as the reptilian brain) which starts a process of releasing stress hormones into the body.
The aim of this is in helping us to deal with whatever life threatening challenge we need to face, usually by either running, fighting or freezing. When this happens the body goes into survival mode and we experience what has been termed the fight, flight or freeze response.
This is all very well when we are faced with a legitimate, life threatening situation. But when the brain perceives this kind of danger in everyday circumstances, such as social gatherings or travel situations, this often causes the opposite affect it is trying to produce.
Freedom is Possible
Having struggled with anxiety since childhood and suffering from social phobia into my early 30's, I strongly believed that this was irreversible and that it was something that I would have to live with all my life.
I am happy to say that this is not the case and that I am now completely free of those old symptoms and subconscious triggers. And this is how I know it is completely possible for you to do the same. You can read more about my story here.
My journey to recovery came when I reached out for help through NLP, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and was introduced to Mindfulness Meditation and Cognitive Hypnotherapy. Thanks the increase in availability of these groundbreaking forms of therapy today, your road to freedom needn't be so long.
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Cognitive Hypnotherapy combines a range of therapeutic models with hypnosis and other transformational techniques, to produce rapid and long lasting relief from anxiety.
It allows us to access these states of anxiety and panic and trace the triggers back to their origins. From there we use techniques to transform the beliefs that lie at the root of them, and transform or remove these unhelpful triggers completely.
This can be a rapid and profound experience which can improve your quality of life immediately. If you are experiencing anxiety levels which are problematic for you in any way please get in contact to see how I can help you overcome this and start living a life free of fear and restriction.
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