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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I Couldn't be happier with how my sessions went!
|Holly Stack on January 29, 2017 at 23:49:39|
|I came for hypnotherapy to resolve my fear of sick and found the sessions extremely positive and successful in changing my attitude towards my fear and trying to overcome the issues I was suffering with.|
|Charlotte Wyard on January 26, 2017 at 17:35:45|
|I came to hypnotherapy for health based anxiety. I found it very useful in changing my behavioural patterns and way of thinking when I get panicked. I would definitely recommend to anyone with anxiety.|
Hypnotherapy for ibs
|Chloe Biseaux on January 23, 2017 at 13:40:28|
|I came for hypnotherapy because I have Ibs and it was affecting my daily life in a negative way. I was unhappy and didn't want to go out being in the fear of discomfort. I am now feeling happy again and I finally feel like myself again. Thank you Paul|
Successful Hypnotherapy for Claustrophobia / Agoraphobia
|Alistair Robinson on December 28, 2016 at 11:26:41|
|I came for hypnotherapy with SICH as a last resort to resolve my issues with claustrophobia / agoraphobia. I say last resort as I have used many therapists in the past with varying results, but SICH came highly recommended so I thought I would give them a chance. I found Paul to be very professional and he took the necessary time to try to get to the root of the problem before commencing therapy, which no other therapist had done. The sessions were also targeted to my particular issues, with the final session timed to be a day or so before I flew (a particular problem for me). As it transpired, I remained completely calm throughout the whole flying experience, which is quite a result. Hence, I can conclude that I found hypnotherapy to be very useful in helping me to change my behaviours.|
For me it was just what I needed
|Susan Gibson on December 20, 2016 at 21:50:12|
|I am at a time of significant change in my life. I had been for counselling but found myself trying to find connections to past events in order to explain current situations and it just didn't sit right with me. I felt like I needed someone to get inside my head, tweak the things I needed to tweak and get out again, leaving me feeling more positive and ready to face the world. The sessions I had with Paul Howard did just that. We discussed what I wanted to address in my life and the hypnotherapy itself put the power in my hands to deal with what I need to deal with. It's early days in the whole process, but so far so good.|
Help with Anxiety Issues
|Lizzy Ballard on November 27, 2016 at 08:37:19|
|I came to hypnotherapy with Paul Howard to resolve anxiety issues. He helped me to alter my behaviours in a positive way over 3 sessions in a welcoming environment and I can use these techniques going forward. I would highly recommend SICH for help with anxiety - thank you Paul.|
|Abigail Mcdonald on July 25, 2016 at 15:07:37|
|Going to hypnotherapy for toilet anxiety helped me face my fears and improve aspects across my life. I'm extremely glad I decided to go and recommend it to anybody who is suffering unnecessarily as it was very beneficial for me.|
Came for weight loss and anxiety
|Fiona Fernando-burke on July 05, 2016 at 16:42:08|
|I will be honest and say I came initially for weight loss and maybe had high expectations as I thought this will be the answer finally to years of being obese. I thought it would be an easy answer but I do have to work with the plan for it to work. I am slightly disappointed that I haven't lost more than a stone in over 6 weeks but remain positive as I now know what to do. Paul is very understanding and patient and am happy seeing him. I am still seeing Paul for Anxiety as only had one session so far. Hopeful that this will help.|
|Peter Horne on July 01, 2016 at 10:47:18|
|My hypnotherapy dealt with a few demons and I've gained massively from it, I've changed for the better|
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