Benefits of using hypnotherapy in the treatment of stress, anxiety and panic attacks.
- Builds self-awareness and teaches skills to overcome unwanted behaviours;
- Explores unwanted thoughts and feelings without raising stress and anxiety levels;
- Develops skills and capabilities to manage troublesome symptoms;
- Feel calmer and more confident when exposed to previously challenging situations;
- Gain clarity of thought in order to make faster decisions;
- Improve sleep and enhance energy levels.
Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for Anxiety and Panic Attacks
There is a large and growing body of research which shows that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for stress, anxiety and panic attacks.
This is because hypnotherapy, unlike other approaches, treats the cause and not just the symptoms.
Hypnotherapy reframes the thoughts that create the anxiety by treating the trauma that caused them. During a typical hypnotherapy session, you will be guided into a relaxed state called ‘trance’.
Whilst in this hypnotic state, your inner mind is much more open and susceptible to change.
Working with the hypnotherapist you will bring attention and awareness to the memories, thoughts, emotions and physical sensations associated with your anxiety and stress. Using various techniques, unhelpful thought patterns will be rewired in your unconscious mind, helping you to regain a sense of calm and feeling of being in control.
You will be guided back into your regular state and your experiences, learnings and insights will be discussed before ending the session. A session may vary in duration but typically lasts for 60 to 90 minutes.
Anxiety and Stress is Normal but it doesn’t have to stay that way
Everyone experiences anxiety and stress at one time or another. Whether in good times or bad, most people say that stress interferes at least moderately with their lives. There are various life situations which can create stress:
- Long working hours or being out of work;
- Feeling under pressure whilst at work or studying;
- Financial difficulties;
- Feeling lonely or isolated;
- Relationship struggles
- Physical or mental health problems
As you can see, stress is a response to an external cause and usually subsides once the situation has been resolved. However, to much stress can be a trigger for anxiety and even panic attacks.
Anxiety is an individual’s reaction to stress of which its origin is internal rather than external. Unlike stress anxiety can quickly escalate into an anxiety disorder or panic attacks, which are a common symptom of anxiety.
If left unaddressed, stress, anxiety and panic attacks can have detrimental effects on your health and overall happiness, including: –
- Digestive issues;
- Chronic pain conditions;
- Increased blood pressure;
- Weakened immune system;
- Difficulties with school, work or socialising;
- Loss of interest in sex and intimacy;
- Substance abuse;
- or Suicidal idealogy.