Stress and Anxiety
You may have heard of the ‘Stress Response’. We have this response wired into us from primitive times. It is natural to have a certain level of stress, or anxiety, to keep us going and to face the day-to-day challenges in life as well as more threatening situations. However, when the balance tips, we can find ourselves suffering from the effects of too much stress or anxiety. Life can become a struggle. Symptoms can be psychological, emotional and physical such as:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling fearful
- Anger or irritability
- Unable to focus or concentrate
- Lack of confidence / low self-esteem
- Poor sleep
- Panic attacks
- High blood pressure, palpitations
- Eczema and other skin conditions
- Stomach pain, poor digestion
- Headaches and migraines.
Hypnotherapy helps to alleviate and eradicate symptoms, regaining balance and control. Sessions help you to understand the stress response focusing on steps to make positive and productive changes. Hypnosis enables us to reinforce those changes whilst you relax. We can unlock your true potential. You will be able to make the most of your life, cope confidently and calmly with its challenges, free from unhealthy level of stress and anxiety.
Hypnotherapy is a widely respected and highly effective treatment for depression. Many of us will experience some level of depression in our lives but when symptoms take hold is can be a severely limiting condition, impacting on almost every aspect of our lives. People with depression can suffer many symptoms, such as:
- Feelings of despair / hopelessness
- Withdrawal from society / agoraphobia
- Poor sleep
- Lethargy / exhaustion
- Lack of enjoyment of anything or ‘numbness’ inside
- Weight loss / weight gain.
Hypnotherapy can lift the heaviness of depression, alleviating symptoms from the first session onwards. Sessions steadily build confidence, help you gain clear perspective, unlocking the door to experience life fully again. Through developing an understanding and awareness of how the mind works, you will have the tools to ensure depression is a thing of the past whilst you live in the now and enjoy planning for your future.
Most of us will have experienced times in our lives where lack of sleep has left us feeling anxious, short tempered and lacking in energy or motivation. Perhaps when we have young children, concerns at work or a bereavement. However, sometimes when this continues and the inability to sleep becomes a worrying problem, these symptoms can be exacerbated and impact our physical and mental health. Hypnotherapy offers a very effective and quick method of relieving the issues that lead to sleep disorders, helping you to restore good sleep patterns.
Fears are a natural, survival response to threats in our lives. For many of us, most of the time, they are manageable and reasonable. On the other hand, a phobia can be restrictive and prevent you living life how you want to. We are born with very few fears, which means life’s event, our perceptions and experiences can cause a phobia to develop. There is a very simple and effective hypnotherapy process that will enable you to let go of that fear and move on with your life… the way you want to!
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is an anxiety disorder characterised by intrusive thoughts, images, worries and urges that repeatedly occur in the mind. These thoughts are often quite distressing and lead to repetitive compulsions to reduce that anxiety. This could be anything from checking locks, washing hands/body, going over certain phrases or numbers, hoarding etc. Working together in a solution focused way, we can enable the ‘rational mind’ to step in more often and start to take control again over the obsessive ‘primitive mind’ that stores and repeats unwanted thoughts and actions. This leads to new, healthy thoughts and behaviours that enable you to break free from the cycle. You will have the tools to keep the negative thinking at bay meaning that you can remain in control of you, your thoughts, your life.
The link between stress and weight gain has long been researched and evidenced. Those who have struggled with their weight are more than likely familiar with years of yo-yo dieting, losing weight only to find they then gain all that they lost and some! Solution focused hypnotherapy will help you to understand your relationship with food, to form (and keep!) better habits and gain control for the longer term. I offer tailored 1:1 sessions and recommend a minimum package of 6 sessions which can be booked and paid for in advance to gain a discount. This includes:
- Understanding how your mind works and the impact on your weight
- Establishing your goals and focusing on the steps to get you there
- Addressing mindset, thoughts and beliefs around food and exercise
- Identifying and letting go of habits/ behavioural patterns that hold you back
- Building new and helpful life-long habits
Additionally, I offer a group programme – click here for contact details and fees.