Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety is the feeling of fear or panic. Most people feel anxious, panicky or fearful about certain situations. Sometimes, anxiety enables us to cope with difficult situations and protects us by preventing us doing things which would put us at risk.

Prolonged anxiety however can be a real problem and can affect our every day lives. Symptoms of anxiety can include feeling frightened, nervous or panicky all the time. You may also feel down or depressed and have difficulties sleeping and eating, be unable to concentrate on things and feel irritable and tired. You might experience palpitations or a racing of your heart, dry mouth, panic attacks, trembling, faintness and you may also experience stomach cramps or diarrhoea. All of these symptoms can be very debilitating and can affect our friends, family and our ability to work or carry out normal daily activities.

Sometimes, anxiety can be caused by certain upcoming events, such as an interview, an exam, a presentation or a driving test. Other times it may be caused by a past trauma or parental conditioning.

Anxiety can actually worsen existing medical problems, such as psoriasis, eczema or IBS.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is very effective at dealing with anxiety. It uses safe and effective methods to reduce anxiety and give you control back in your life. Hypnotherapy can help you break free from negative thought patterns, and help you react to situations in your life more positively and confidently.