Do you want to take control and release yourself from anxiety?
Anxiety can take many forms and can vary according to the individual. It could be interview, driving test or exam nerves, public speaking, pre match nerves, transport related anxiety or social anxiety, to name but a few, hypnotherapy for anxiety offers an effective treatment.
Anxiety can also be described as worrying about events that haven’t occurred yet, often described as FEAR – Future Events Appearing Real.
Quite often individuals will worry and become anxious about situations that actually have very little chance of occurring. Nevertheless, despite the low possibility of such an event happening, this does not necessarily reduce the amount of worry and anxiety it causes
Furthermore it is likely an individual will experience psychological, physical and behavioural symptoms when they are stressed and anxious.
Some of the many common physical symptoms of anxiety include:
- Increased muscle tension
- Increased heart rate
- Tension headaches
- Tingling in the hands and feet
- Hyperventilation (over breathing)
- Difficulty in breathing
- Hot flushes
- Increased perspiration
Utilising hypnotherapy to overcome anxiety is an extremely powerful tool. Chertsey Hypnotherapy will help the client to change subconscious thought processes that result in anxiety and panic.
The underlying subconscious thinking and belief systems that support the anxiety are changed by accessing them through hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Such beliefs are subsequently collapsed leading to the anxiety symptoms being altered and resulting in permanent changes.
Imagine public speaking, attending an interview or taking an exam with confidence and ease.
Overcoming anxiety and confidence issues will allow you to perform at your peak in these, and other, situations. Furthermore, you will develop the ability to operate with confidence, feeling safe, secure and strong.
You have the ability to change patterns of behaviour and with the help of Chertsey Hypnotherapy, practical solutions to these issues will be provided and will result in you taking control.
Friends and family often offer advice
But what is the value of the advice you receive from friends and family? You probably have your own opinions on that. Some advice can be useful, however, if friends and family knew how to deal with anxiety effectively there wouldn’t be any need for therapists, would there.
Below are a few statements out of many that clients report they are offered, here we look at a few well meaning ones.
- Just don't think about it!
This advice is impossible to achieve. Quite simply, to NOT think about something, you have to think about it first. For example, if I said to you don’t think about a pink elephant, you would have to visualise a pink elephant first before you could decide NOT to think about it. Which, with an anxiety, means you have to think about the issue every time you want to NOT think about it!
- Pull yourself together!
Because anxiety is generated at the subconscious level you have no control over it. People that have never experienced the overwhelming fear that you feel can never understand the feeling of loss-of-control that you experience. The way forward is not to pull yourself together, but to let go of the beliefs that you hold that create the inappropriate anxiety.
- Think positive thoughts!
Anybody with anxiety will tell you that this very rarely has any effect. This is because most people believe that thinking positive thoughts is “saying positive things to yourself in your mind”. The problem is that to communicate effectively with your subconscious you need to have a visual element. Next time try visualising you handling the situation, as well as using positive internal dialogue, with hypnotherapy we get this to happen automatically.
- Just get on with it!
This comment suggests that you are weak and cowardly. This advice is only ever given by somebody that has never experienced anxiety. The fact is that during anxiety you experience real levels of fear, just as real as if you were in mortal danger, even though the object of your fear may seem silly to others.
- Ignore it, it will go away!
Quite simply, in general anxieties don’t go away. In fact they usually get worse over time unless you take some steps to either resolve the external issues generating the anxiety or change the way you deal with the anxiety.
- Feel the fear and do it anyway!
This is simply using bravery to face up to your fears and through exposure lessen the significance in your mind. Although this method has some merits, it very much depends upon the level at which your anxiety is at. This generally only works if you have very mild levels of anxiety.
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