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Hypnotherapy For Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) can make you feel anxious about almost everything and anything from your health, finances, work to relationships - leaving you feeling anxious everyday about a multiple of things and when you're suffering with GAD you may find it very difficult to take control of your worries too, so the anxious thoughts and feelings holds you back from living your life the way you want. The good news is, that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you in reducing these debilitating symptoms and put you back in control so you can get the real you back again.

What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?

Many of us are familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety. Generalised Anxiety Disorder happens when these natural reactions to life's stresses come to dominate your life. You feel anxious most or all of the time and may not remember the last period when you felt at ease. It's a common condition, as the relentless nature of today's life can leave you feeling overwhelmed and constantly vigilant. A hormone imbalance, traumatic experiences in the past and/or ongoing lifestyle or health issues can also contribute to these unpleasant symptoms. Though challenging, the symptoms of GAD are treatable, and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is rapidly being recognised as an effective intervention.

What are the symptoms of GAD?

GAD shares its symptoms with anxiety:

  • Avoiding situations and people that may trigger anxiety
  • Difficulty controlling worry
  • Problems getting to sleep or staying asleep
  • Difficulty concentrating or ability to make decisions
  • Fears of not being able to cope
  • Feeling anxious about losing control
  • Stomach pains or churning feelings
  • Increased irritability and short temper
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)

In GAD however, you experience these symptoms most or all of the time over an extended period. This ongoing state can cause:

  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Overwhelm
  • Dizziness and/or palpitations
  • Muscles aches and spasms
  • Chronic related health conditions

How does hypnotherapy work for GAD?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be an effective therapy for GAD by reducing anxiety and encouraging a more positive, 'thrive' mindset.

By understanding the brain's processes around stress and anxiety you can start to gain perspective and control immediately. We will then use Solution Focused techniques to explore your best hopes for a future free of GAD and use the powerful hypnotic state to visualise that future and engage your subconscious mind in making it a reality. This can empower you to switch off the anxiety reaction and focus instead on building a positive, confident future, free of undue stress reactions.

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and What to expect in your session thumbnail with Andrew.

Meet Andrew Major

I understand how the issues of stress and anxiety can creep up and affect your life. My own journey has had its ups and downs which become the catalyst that led me to invest in myself and train to become a professional therapist to help others transform their mental wellbeing. So, I understand you need support from someone that listens and cares.

Your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist HPD | DSFH

  • I am a professional full time Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • I am qualified with a diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DSFH) having studied at the prestigious Clifton Practice
  • I’ve been awarded the prestigious Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) by the National Council of Hypnotherapy
  • My techniques are well researched, robust and based on the latest research from neuroscience
  • Sessions are always positive, solution focused and respectful
  • I’m passionate about what I do and love seeing the positive transformation in my clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Online Hypnotherapy Work For GAD?

Online hypnotherapy is very effective for anxiety related conditions. In fact, some people prefer working online with their therapist because they are more relaxed and comfortable in their own space or home. Also, there is no need to travel to see your therapists because online hypnotherapy is just as effective as working face to face. You also have flexibility because our sessions can take place wherever you are in the world via Zoom, and I often work with clients based in the US, Europe and around the world from my UK practice.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works for anxiety by combining positive talking therapy and coaching with hypnosis. During the first half of the session, we talk and avoid past problems, and instead focus on the future. You’re encouraged to think and express yourself in a positive way which helps you to reduce your anxiety. Because hypnotherapy is a brain based therapy, you’ll also learn how the brain works in relation to your issues, but importantly what can be done to help you make changes to stop the cycle of anxiety so you can regain control and feel better.

Hypnosis reduces anxiety by using guided relaxation techniques to calm your body and mind. As you listen to your therapist, you will be guided into a relaxed state of focused attention by asking you to imagine certain things. Positive suggestions are made to help you make changes subconsciously by encouraging a shift in perspective. It allows your mind to reflect on the ideas and solutions discussed during our session to understand how they can help you.

What happens at the initial consultation?

The initial consultation and assessment is one of the most important sessions, the beginning of real focus and change. Together we'll explore what you want to achieve and how many sessions may be required. I'll explain how hypnotherapy works and I'll briefly explore how the mind works in relation to your issues and how if you're willing to make changes, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals. You'll also receive a complimentary guided hypnotic relaxation audio track to listen to at home which sets the wheels in motion for your subsequent sessions.

If you have any queries or questions about Hypnotherapy



This FREE chat is where we will see if we are great fit, answer any questions you have and ensure that hypnotherapy is the right approach to achieve your goals and wanted results.


Together we explore your needs and create a personalised treatment plan to achieve the changes you are looking for and we'll get started with individual sessions.


No more living with GAD or your anxious behaviours as you take back control of your thoughts and gaining further control over your feelings and actions so you can live your life to the fullest.



During this call we will:

  • Talk about the problems you're experiencing
  • Explain how to overcome them
  • Tell you how hypnotherapy actually works
  • Explain the best treatments options
  • Answer all of your questions


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