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Anxiety attacks affect people in various ways. Some say they feel lost, desperate and more frightened than they have ever felt before. Also, they experience the physical symptoms of a racing heart, sweaty hands, tightness of the chest and a feeling of sickness. Combined with the psychological feelings of paranoia and a detached feeling of mentally floating, this is a truly unpleasant feeling all around.

Anxiety is usually triggered by specific situations, whether it be facing up to relationship issues, socialising or involving work, it can affect any part of our lives. This means that people will do what they can to avoid those situations. This is not a solution as it can infringe on their day-to-day functions and ultimately lead to a poorer standard of living than they would like, and in some cases make the anxiety worse if they come into any one of those situations.

Types of anxiety

Because anxiety can be difficult to recognise when it is becoming a problem. However, if you are experiencing strong feelings of anxiety, or they are lasting for a long time, it can become exhausting and overwhelming.

The symptoms associated with anxiety will differ between each individual but, depending on the kind of problems you experience, you may be diagnosed with a more specific anxiety disorder.

Generalised anxiety disorder

Those with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) will feel anxious often and may not know why. The anxiety can interfere with daily life as sufferers may seriously worry about family, money and health. The condition is often diagnosed when an individual spends at least six months worrying excessively about everyday problems. It can be a difficult disorder to live with as it can feel as if there’s no respite from anxiety.

Panic disorder

Panic disorder is characterised by intense feelings of terror, which can strike suddenly and without warning. A common symptom is panic attacks, though not everyone who experiences a panic attack will have panic disorder. Those who are diagnosed with panic disorder can often feel afraid of having a panic attack. It’s this fear that can then lead to panic attacks, where it becomes a vicious cycle.

Anxiety is a key feature of social disorders such as obsessive disorder and specific phobias to name a few. Most people feel anxious from time to time.  Anxiety can get in the way of many life situations. From social anxiety obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) disorders to panic attacks, post-traumatic stress or phobia, the symptoms of anxiety can vary considerably from person to person and this is exactly why our clients are always treated as individuals.

Health anxiety

Health anxiety is a specific type of phobia or anxiety, that can make day-to-day life extremely difficult.

Someone with health anxiety will find themselves worrying a great deal about their health and may think they’re unwell when they’re not. They might check their body regularly for signs of illness, including unusual lumps, pains or other physical sensations. They may also be perpetually frightened of dying.

Hypnotherapy for health anxiety can help you to change your perspective, removing the fear of your health being in danger and replacing it with a different, more positive suggestion.

Hypnotherapy and Anxiety

Hypnotherapy for anxiety works by effectively re-setting anxiety level to ‘healthy’. It clears the negative and unhealthy belief systems that drive anxiety state and perception while reducing feelings of fear and intense worry and instilling calm and relaxation. Using a variety of therapeutic techniques with the integration of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy renders it a successful way to identify and understand anxiety response patterns and behavioural traits that might be causing and maintaining the client's anxious thought process. Cognitive Hypnotherapy psychotherapy gets to the root cause of the anxiety problem and changes the perception and empowers the client to feel calm remain relaxed in situations that would typically trigger anxiety attacks.

It is important to remember that anxiety attacks are based on a particular mental state and can be treated with different forms of cognitive or behavioural therapies. Using hypnotherapy and a variety of therapeutic techniques combines psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. This form of therapy allows clients to release emotions in a supportive environment, enabling each client to move forward without carrying the burden of past anxiety.


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