Anxiety And Panic
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic
Carys Clargo BSc (Hons) Psych, GQHP, GHR Reg.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic can be very effective. Anxiety and panic can affect any one of us, at any time. When it happens, it’s frightening, and often debilitating. That’s because, all too often, it happens without warning, leaving us feeling helpless, alone and unable to cope. If you are experiencing anxiety and/or panic, the NHS offers some great practical advice.
At its worst, anxiety and panic can affect all areas of our lives. Our confidence suffers, we experience low self-esteem, even our relationships with other people can be affected. Severe anxiety can also cause terrifying panic attacks. This can lead us to use avoidance as a coping strategy. But, in doing so, we risk feeling isolated and lonely as we become more disconnected from our loved ones.
It’s true that we all feel anxious from time to time. In fact, it’s really important that we do! That’s because when we face something fearful, we need anxiety to initiate our fight or flight response so that we can react appropriately to that situation. But, it’s when we can’t react to anxiety as we normally would, that it becomes a problem. Not everyone experiences anxiety in the same way and it’s important to recognise that there are different types of anxiety disorder. These are some of the most common:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
This is when we experience severe feelings of anxiety, even when there’s no real reason to feel anxious.
This is when we feel intense fear within a situation. People who experience panic attacks may have symptoms including palpitations, chest pain and breathlessness.
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
This can make us feel intensely self-conscious in normal situations like meeting people socially or having to speak in public.
How can hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic help?
In the first instance, if your feelings of anxiety and panic are severe, please seek professional medical advice. Hypnotherapy is complementary and is not a replacement for professional medical help. However, it can be very successful.
When you are deeply relaxed, your unconscious (or subconscious) mind becomes responsive to positive suggestions that can help you overcome whatever is bothering you. Let’s say you experience severe anxiety when you need to speak up in a meeting. When you’re deeply relaxed, or in hypnotic trance, you’ll be able to visualise yourself in that situation, with none of those old feelings. Therefore, your unconscious mind acts to remove the fear that you felt previously. An experienced hypnotherapist may also use post-hypnotic suggestions that can help you in future situations. These are just suggestions that are made to your unconscious mind when you’re in trance. And these suggestions can help you deal differently with situations that have previously caused you anxiety.
I’ve worked with many people who have suffered from anxiety, for a variety of reasons. They’ve also been where you are now, but hypnotherapy has drastically improved things for them. So, if you are experiencing anxiety or panic, and are considering hypnotherapy, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you. It doesn’t matter where you are in the UK as all of my sessions are carried out online with Zoom. Online hypnotherapy is just as effective as face to face hypnotherapy. And you really benefit by being able to relax in the comfort of your own home. Please don’t worry if you haven’t used Zoom before as I’m always happy to arrange a free walkthrough before the consultation stage. Before you get in touch, please visit my home page where you can find out more about me, my business ethos and my affordable professional fees.
I really look forward to hearing from you and to working with you.