If you suffer with anxiety issues, you’re probably tired of living in a state of constant fear and high alert. You might have tried other types of therapy, but still feel stuck. That’s where most people are when they come to me for Hypnotherapy for anxiety in East London, or worldwide online.
Anxiety disorders can range from mild, slightly uncomfortable feelings in social situations to completely debilitating agoraphobia. If you live with heightened anxiety most days, you may have GAD (generalised anxiety disorder). You could have a range of symptoms that you experience uniquely, but here are some common ones you might relate to:
Some Common Symptoms of Heightened Anxiety
- Feeling restless, fidgety or agitated
- Being on edge or expecting the worst to happen
- A sense of fear or dread that comes on suddenly, sometimes for seemingly no reason
- Frequently feeling irritable
- Worrying a lot about different things
- Physical sensations such as tingling, tension, shaking/tremors, head or stomach pain
- Shortness of breath
- Dry mouth
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or extremities
- Racing, pounding or irregular heartbeat
- Depersonalisation or dissociation
- Nausea or vomiting
- Insomnia, nightmares, night terrors or other sleep issues
Most of us go through periods of higher anxiety at some point in our lives, particularly during challenging times. Financial issues, 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, and it’s important to find the therapist who feels right for you. It can sometimes be helpful to work with a therapist who understands what you’re going through first hand.
As someone who has experienced the crippling effects of anxiety myself, I know all too well how it feels. These symptoms can affect all areas of your life, but I also know that they don’t have to be permanent!
Is Anxiety Normal?
Anxiety is a natural human emotion which has a useful purpose. Without any anxiety, we would be lethargic, unmotivated and unnecessarily risky. But while some anxiety is normal and healthy, living in a state of heightened anxiety is not average or helpful. It can leave you feeling unnecessarily fearful and tense, and in some cases, it can cut you off from your environment, communities and loved ones completely.
Anxiety disorders are becoming a worldwide epidemic, and it’s not surprising considering the pressures in this fast paced society.
A recent study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed that a staggering “40% of disability worldwide is due to depression and anxiety”. There are around 3 million people suffering from an anxiety disorder in the UK.
What Causes Anxiety?
Anxiety can be triggered by many factors. These can include 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 as can the degree of intensity. Some people experience continuous low levels of anxiety, and others may feel extreme moments of panic, or both.
These symptoms often come with negative thinking patterns and obsessive over thinking.
When is Anxiety a Problem and When Should You Seek Help?
All behaviour has a positive intention and anxiety is the body’s way of trying to alert us to something that is bothering us.
When an anxiety disorder develops, it is because the subconscious has gone into over-protection mode. We call this, hyper-vigilance. Your amygdala fires a warning to your nervous system, which starts a process of releasing stress hormones into the body. The result is a series of sensations and emotions that can feel intensely overwhelming and cause a panic reaction.
The aim of this is to help us to recognise whatever life threatening challenge we need to be aware of so that we can respond accordingly. In primitive times, we would usually have dealt with the threat by either running away, fighting or playing dead. When triggered, our 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, this reaction causes more harm than help.
How You Can Find Freedom Using Hypnotherapy for Anxiety in East London or Online Worldwide
Believe me, I know how it feels. I struggled with anxiety since childhood, suffering with extreme social phobia and panic attacks into my early 30’s. Back then I believed this was a lifelong condition, and that it was something that I would have to learn to manage forever.
I am happy to say that I was wrong, and that I am now completely free of those symptoms and I live a life without panic attacks. I go to social events, even though I’m sober, and I can have a conversation with a stranger without flushing bright red and wishing the world would swallow me up! (Yes it was that bad). 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 Mindfulness Meditation. I found Cognitive Hypnotherapy and realised that my calling was to help others, who struggled just like I used to.
I now help people recover using Hypnotherapy for Anxiety in East London, and worldwide online.
And thanks to modern science and our understanding of these issues, and the availability of groundbreaking therapies such as Cognitive Hypnotherapy, your road to recovery from anxiety and panic needn’t be so long.
How Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Can Help
Cognitive Hypnotherapy combines a range of therapeutic models with hypnosis and other transformational techniques, which have been shown to provide long term-permanent relief. In a clinical study, testing Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH), against CBT and other talk therapies, results showed that QCH was 30% more effective. 72% of those who received QCH reported themselves cured from their issue, opposed to 42% using other talk therapies.
Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy, we trace the symptoms of anxiety and panic back to their original cause. From there we use techniques to transform beliefs and triggers at the root of them, helping you let go of them for good.
If you’d like to work with me or get more info on how I can help you using Hypnotherapy for anxiety in East London or online, please get in touch. You can book a free consultation by following the link below, or go to my Contact page for more ways to connect.
I look forward to helping you create the changes you want and start living your life of freedom today!