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Anxiety

Sessions on average: 8 - 12

 

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.  It is a response that everyone will feel over their lifetime. For example, you may feel worried & anxious about an exam, having a medical or job interview, or feeling that someone doesn't like you.  During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.

 

Everyone is different so those feelings will affect people at different levels.  Some people really find it hard to control their worries, they are constantly reminded of things that they fear or find upsetting & this often affects their daily lives.  Anxiety is the main symptom of several conditions, including:

 

A specific condition called generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than 1 specific event.  People with GAD feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed.  One anxious thought may be resolved only to have another replace it.

With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at The Willows Hypnotherapy I can provide support to manage & alleviate anxiety symptoms, being overwhelmed and relieve other anxiety related issues like trichotillomania (pulling out hair), bruxism (teeth grinding) etc.

By using a combination of psychotherapy techniques and trance I can facilitate the process of recovery and by explaining how the brain works, why & how anxiety is created and what we can do about it my client's are active & engaged in all the sessions.  This process allows the client to think more clearly, rationally.

If you wish to book an initial consultation at a time to suit you and receive answers to any questions you may have, click on the link above.  Alternatively fill out the Enquiry Form and I can give you a call back to discuss this in more detail

The Symptoms of Anxiety

Physical 

  • faster, irregular or more noticeable heartbeat

  • feeling lightheaded and dizzy

  • headaches

  • chest pains

  • loss of appetite

  • sweating

  • breathlessness

  • feeling hot

  • shaking

Psychological​

  • feeling tense or nervous

  • intrusive traumatic memories

  • worrying about the past or future

  • fear of the worst happening

  • feeling tearful

  • not being able to sleep

  • difficulty concentrating

  • being unable to relax

  • obsessive thoughts

Changes in Behaviour​

  • compulsive behaviour, constantly checking

  • avoiding places, situations that create anxiety

  • not being able to enjoy your leisure time

  • struggling to form/maintain                      relationships

  • worried about trying new things

  • difficulty looking after yourself

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