What is anxiety
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear. We all feel anxious at some point in our lives.
A little bit of anxiety can be helpful, for example, feeling anxious before an important meeting or presentation may make you more alert and improve your performance. However, long-term anxiety can cause us more serious health problems, such as high blood pressure. We can also feel run-down all the time and be more likely to develop colds, coughs and infections.
Different types of anxiety
- General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- People with GAD feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed. As soon as one anxious thought is resolved, another may appear about a different issue.
- Social anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety is more than shyness. It’s an intense fear that doesn’t go away and affects everyday activities, self-confidence, personal relationships, social and work life.
- Panic disorder
- A panic attack is when your body experiences a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms. It can come on very quickly and for no apparent reason.
- When a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that’s causing them anxiety. As well as restricting their day-to-day life, it can also cause a lot of distress.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt.
As you may know, when we suffer from severe anxiety, the feelings can be debilitating. Overwhelming anxiety can literally stop us from living the kind of life we want to live, from being the person we want to be. That’s because uncontrolled anxiety will always override our rational thinking, leaving us feeling as though we have no control in our lives.
You may have noticed that the more we experience anxiety, the more our mind starts anticipating it, so much so that the initial experience becomes intensified. Unfortunately, the more we anticipate something bad happening to us, the more we bring on the possibility of experiencing another high anxiety situation or panic attack. These scenarios can often cause our self-confidence and self-esteem to drop as we begin to feel bad about ourselves.
Common anxiety symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Excessive overwhelming negative thoughts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Heart palpitations
- Sweaty palms
- Sudden changes in body temperature
How can I help?
Anxiety does not define who we are, anxiety is a state of mind, a mental state that we have the ability to change.
Hypnosis and the techniques I use gives you the ability to take control of your life, by taking back control of your thoughts and behaviours.
One of the most wonderful things about hypnotherapy and the methods I use for anxiety relief, is that you will be able to use the power of your own mind to change how you feel, so that you can feel confident in both your personal and professional life.
If you’re feeling anxious all the time, or it’s affecting your day-to-day life, is today going to be the day that you start to take back control?
If you would like to book a session, or would like any further information, then please Contact Me or phone for a no obligation chat.