If you’re suffering from Anxiety, you’re not alone and just by making it to this page, you’ve started your journey to getting the real you back again.
In England, 1 in 6 people reported experiencing a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. In 2013, there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK and the one-week prevalence of generalised anxiety in England is 6.6%.
Anxiety can creep up gradually and affects your whole quality of life. It can impact your behaviours, emotions and physical well-being. It could be anxiety about losing control or an on going feeling of worry, tenseness and dread, which holds you back from taking part in everyday activities that you used to enjoy. Do these sound familiar?
The good news is that there is no evidence suggesting anxiety is a lifelong condition. In fact, the latest research from neuroscience explains that anxiety is natural response from our brains to alert us to threats. However, it is only useful if we are actually in danger, if we are not, then this ongoing level of alertness and stress impacts our rational perception of life drawing on our primitive fight, flight or freeze responses. Because these are programmes responses at a subconscious level, we don’t have to think about these reactions, they just happen. So, any conscious attempts to think and talk our way into a calm state may not successful.
General Anxiety Disorder is a long-term condition causing you to feel anxious and worried about almost any situation rather than anything specific. You may not recall when you last felt relaxed. As soon as one anxious thought is dealt with, it is replaced by another, caught in a trap of negative thinking.
We can all feel worried or anxious from time to time, but if you’re experiencing generalised anxiety it is very difficult to control your worries and generally, your feelings of anxiety are more persistent affecting the way you live life.
Social Anxiety is another common issue associated with anxiety sufferers. A persistent, overwhelming fear of social situations, leaving you fearful of engaging with people in everyday activities, such as shopping or speaking on the phone.
It causes you to worry excessively about dealing with people before, during and after the situation. In addition to feeling fearful, anxiety can also cause you to be preoccupied with what other people may think, which can be severely affecting your confidence and self-esteem affecting our work and relationships.
Panic attacks are the common thread between many anxiety disorders. You may feel fine one minute and totally out of control the next, in the grips of a panic attack. It’s a very frightening experience producing very real physical symptoms, from rapid increase in heartbeat, palpitations, to a churning stomach sensation.
These physical symptoms are naturally unpleasant and with accompanying psychological thoughts of terror, make a panic attack a very scary experience. If you suffer with panic disorder, you begin to dread the next attack and quickly enter into a cycle of living in fear of fear.
Change is possible, if you’re suffering with anxiety, I can help you get your life back on track. From the first initial consultation, you’ll learn how our brains and thoughts processes create feelings of anxiety. Research clearly tells us that it isn’t actually events in our lives that cause anxiety but rather it is the way we think about them.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you see things from a different perspective and resolve the thoughts and reactions that create anxiety, helping you to relax and to break the cycle of anxiety and dread. Hypnosis helps bring about therapeutic change at a subconscious level to your behavioural responses to everyday life. We’ll work together focusing on positive solutions for moving forward so you feel happier, calmer, confident and back in control.
Before I started working with Andrew as I had crippling anxiety to the point I was afraid of everything. Andrew was kind and listened to my concerns, hypnotherapy was very relaxing, and it helped me understand why we get anxious and how to beat it. I am now a happier more confident person more my old self. I am so grateful to Andrew. "
J.S | Hampshire
Andrew has really helped me to get my anxiety under control in a few short weeks, and given me the tool kit to deal with all that life throws at me. I now better understand how the brain works, and why certain things make me feel or react the way I do. Having this better understanding really helped with changing my perspective and outlook on life, thank you."
C.D | Surrey
I went to Andrew full of anxiety and stress When my sessions were finished, I felt like new person. Cannot recommend him enough. I was doubtful at first that this treatment was for me, but he was so easy to talk to and put me at ease. I’m so glad I went to him!"
L.W | Berkshire
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Anxiety is such a common condition which effects the brain and is the subject of a lot of research. Anxiety can become very overwhelming and hard to manage. Hypnotherapy can be a way to help see the warning signs and respond to them in a healthy and posit […]