Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Helping You Change Thoughts, Feelings And Behaviours…
We have a plan…
Remove underlying anxiety
Remove the fear of the fear
Make the changes permanent
Anxiety doesn’t have to be permanent
During the hypnotherapy processes, the client reduces the anxiety levels they previously experienced in a specific situation. The video to the right is a real testimonial, portrayed by an actress, to maintain the confidentiality. This client is talking about her anxiety and how hypnotherapy changed her life for the better.
When anxious clients first consult with us, we are often surprised at how they have attempted to cope by just using their own resources. They often demonstrate amazing courage and fortitude in an effort to manage their fears, without the help of professional and well-proven techniques such as hypnotherapy.
Many different types of Anxiety
There are many different types of anxiety. Although they have similar characteristics, they are all different and, therefore, have to be treated in different ways. They can be split into several distinct groups. This list is not exhaustive, simply a sample of the different types.
Types of Situational Anxiety
This is a very common anxiety and it encompasses a wide range of issues, like:
- Getting stuck in traffic
- Using the motorways
- Going over bridges
- Travelling on trains
- Fear of flying
- Afraid to go on holidays
- Travelling on the tube
This fear tends to affect people on a professional level and includes things like:
- Panicking in meetings
- Getting anxious talking to the boss
- Worried about interviews
- Anxious about exams
- Giving presentations
- Fear of the unexpected question
This fear affects anyone that is under pressure to perform on a particular day
- Public speaking
- Sporting events
- Performing on stage
- Speaking foreign languages
- Driving test nerves
- Playing musical instruments
- Singing in public
This fear is extremely common and is generated when someone believes that they may not make it to the toilet or being observed whilst using the toilet. Typical anxieties are:
- Afraid of using the toilet in public places
- Needing to be near the toilet whilst travelling
- Worried about being stuck anywhere without a toilet
- Avoiding public events because of unknown toilet situation
- Avoiding busy traffic situations
- Not going anywhere unknown
- Not using public transport
This anxiety is all about being judged negatively in various ways and different situations, really a fear of what other people think about them. It can be real or just perceived to be the case.
- Going to parties
- Speaking up in groups
- Being the centre of attention
- Taking global criticisms personally
- Misreading things other people say
- Over analysing situations to see what they did wrong
Hypnotherapy for anxiety – How is it treated?
Hypnotherapy for anxiety changes the underlying subconscious thinking and belief systems that support the anxiety. We access these beliefs by using hypnosis and hypnotherapy for anxiety and we use it to collapse the underlying beliefs. Once the underlying beliefs have been collapsed the anxiety symptoms will be changed permanently.
It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are potentially stressful: graduating from college, getting married, having a first child, and so on. Normally it seems to start with a particular event that scares the subconscious. The subconscious has one primary task in life and that is to keep you safe.
If something should scare you (or even embarrass you severely) the subconscious will seek to avoid the same type (or similar) situations. This is what we call avoidance techniques.
There is also some evidence for a genetic predisposition; if a family member has suffered from panic disorder, you have an increased risk of suffering from it yourself, especially during a time in your life that is particularly stressful. By using hypnotherapy for anxiety, we can significantly reduce the panic a client feels.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic treatments target the processes that we have learned. As with all learning, it is impossible to unlearn (at least without help). This is why we use hypnotherapy for anxiety. For instance, can you unlearn how to ride a bike? It is the same for your anxiety and panic, once you have learned these processes it is very difficult to unlearn them on your own. This is where hypnotherapy for anxiety comes in. It is able to access these subconscious processes and help you to unlearn them.
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|Charlotte Earle on May 23, 2017 at 06:47:31|
|I wanted to wait a few weeks before I gave my review to make sure I gave an honest review on how I have been since I've finished my sessions with Paul Howard. I can honestly say I think he's changed my life. I was suffering with bad anxiety alongside other side affects. He has given me a new sense of freedom and I feel like my old self again if not better. Thank you for everything you do to help people become the best versions of themselves. I am no longer stuck. Thank you. Charlotte|
Exam nerves that froze me to the point of failure
|Pauline Mccullough on October 24, 2016 at 15:47:59|
|I came for hypnotherapy to ease my fears of taking an exam...I had failed the exam twice before, so felt going down the hypnotherapy route might help. I passed my third attempt. Paul was brilliant, the session and on-going recorded session that I was able to tap into at my leisure put me in a place of control. I highly recommend this company, I would definitely go back if I was faced with a situation again I felt would warrant support from Paul.|
Can't thank you enough!!!
|Julie Wright on October 06, 2016 at 08:45:49|
|I have been to the clinic for two separate issues, one being the fear of flying the other being anxiety. On both occasions my hypnotherapy sessions helped immensely. Thank you so much Paul, I couldn't if done it without you|
|Gemma Cox on July 04, 2016 at 11:29:10|
|I have seen Paul H on and off for the past 8 years. I first experienced anxiety after the birth of my second child, Paul gave me the knowledge and tools to deal with my anxiety and eventually it disappeared. I had flare ups at different stages in my life yet never as bad as the first episode. Paul always has time and patience, I have recommended hypnotherapy to friends and family. I found it extremely helpful.|
|Harriet on November 01, 2017 at 03:16:34|
|Since having hypnotherapy from Paul, it has really helped decrease my anxiety enable to change my perspective on life. It has given me a new lease of life! Thank you!|
Free from cigarettes/ vaps and happy
|M McCann on October 16, 2017 at 21:34:33|
|I wanted to stop smoking and this was my last hope as I had tried everything else. Paul was very helpful arranging the session and was very professional. I have thankfully now not smoked and even though I was stressed with my upcoming wedding arrangements I did not once think about having a cigarette.
I would strongly recommend Paul to anyone who like myself really wants to give up as it really does work.
Thank you for your help.|
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy: Thank you, Harriet. I'm glad you're still doing well.
|Happy C on September 29, 2017 at 17:21:23|
|So so grateful to this institute....especially to Paul Howard. He helped me so much with my anxiety and overall stress. Such in a better place now as managed to learn how to overcome my fears, control my emotions and found ways to keep myself calm despite getting stressed from time to time. Did a few sessions and will happily go and see him again whenever I will need someone to talk to. So much better to let it go and move forward with positivity. Keep calm! :)
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy: Thank you for your kind words and keep up the good work.
|Pauline on July 28, 2017 at 11:52:39|
|Thank you so much for helping me in 5 weeks hypnotherapy at the Surrey institute change my life the whole experience was tailored around my needs, it was not rushed and I felt very welcome ,and I now have the courage to move on.|
|Bersani Peiris on June 30, 2017 at 07:22:16|
|I came for hypnotherapy to help me in confidence building and anxiety which I had been suffering for many years, I found the sessions very useful to change my behaviour and my outloook towards life, which I am very greatfull to Paul Howard.|
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy: Thankyou for your lovely comment
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and exam stress
|Isobel Downs on June 07, 2017 at 19:38:51|
|I came to relieve my anxiety and exam stress, I found it so helpful and now can live a more relaxed and happy life and am doing well with my exams ! Thank you so much !|
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