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"Life is what it is, you cannot change it, but you can change yourself”

Anxiety & Stress management

We live in a society where great demands and responsibilities are placed on us the fast paced world doesn’t seem to get any slower. For many people about one in seven of us are suffering from stress or anxiety at any one time in the UK. And while some people manage, more and more people are showing signs of over-anxiety, which leads to stress, which can make a significant impact on the quality of life and wellbeing.

You may be one of those people but are now ready to explore ways of freeing yourself from anxiety and living a fulfilled and happy life, free to do things that bring you joy,

Anxiety and stress can manifest itself differently for everyone but common physical signs of anxiety or stress are :

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Dry mouth
  • Butterflies in stomach
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia 

Common psychological signs of stress and anxiety are:

  • Inner tension
  • Agitation
  • Fear of losing control
  • Irrational dread that something catastrophic is going to happen (such as blackout, seizure, heart attack or death)
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Phobias and fears 

It could be an event that is causing your anxiety, such as:

  • Exams
  • Interviews
  • Speeches and presentations for work or occasions
  • Flying
  • Sports competitions

Anxiety can also manifest itself in different worries; it may be fear of being around other people, it may be anxiety in specific social situations, anxiety in your relationships with particular people at home, at school or at work.

It is a normal part of the human protection system to experience this fight-or-flight response, but only when there is real and present danger. To experience prolonged flight-or-flight creates feelings of anxiety. It is often rooted in a previous experience that triggered fear or in a general anxiety and worry about your situation at home or at work. There can also be anxiety without knowing what is causing it, a general feeling of anxiety known as “free floating” anxiety.

How can Hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy is an inspiring mode of healing which offers a rewarding method of achieving goals, motivating oneself and eliminating problems. The subconscious mind is where past memory, deep emotions and our belief systems are stored. By gently but efficiently removing ‘blocks’ hypnotherapy allows you to overcome fears, negative patterns, limiting beliefs and unwanted behaviour easily and effortlessly.

As a hypnotherapist I can help assess your anxiety, identifying the root of stress or anxiety whether it is a situation, a physical issue, a past experience or a relationship.

I would then set you a goal asking how you wish to feel, how you would like to be, and things that you would chose to do in your life if you were free of anxiety. We will then work with you on reaching your goals using a range of different techniques; including breathing technique, mindfulness, relaxation exercises and ultimately teaching you to breathe correctly.