Well put simply – yes! It’s when you have a sense of unease, such as worrying or a sense of foreboding.
Most of the people with anxiety I deal with have been struggling with anxiety disorders for many years and have usually exhausted themselves looking for a an anxiety treatment solution in every book, course, or treatment programme out there.
By the time they get to me, they are very sceptical (as is natural) and have little faith in ever getting rid of their condition.
The truth is, we all tend to have these feelings at one time or another in life. Remember that exam, or driving test? Yes, you probably felt a little anxious and that’s considered normal. However, a great deal of people find it difficult to control those feelings. It’s these feelings of anxiety that become regular for them. So much so that they can often affect their daily lives in a very negative way. Short bursts of stress may be good for your immune system, but long-term stress can negatively impact your long-term health.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
- Increased irritability
- heightened sensitivity to criticism
- signs of tension such as nail-biting
- difficulty getting to sleep and early morning waking
- drinking and smoking more
- indigestion and loss of concentration
These can be caused by a number of factors in our lives be it elements of loss, be it bereavement, divorce, separation or the impact of long term illness or disability. Marriage, moving home, a new job or going on holiday can equally be just as stressful. Life can often be stressful and everyone is affected by stress. It is how you deal with those events in your life that makes the difference.
You probably know stress can respond well to positive attitudes, relaxation and time with your friends and family. And yet you can’t do a thing about it as it takes over your conscious thoughts. When we have feelings of foreboding, it’s because we are generally a little more stressed than usual and the subconscious mind interprets this as the feeling that ‘something is about to happen’ – almost like an over zealous security guard.
You then find it impossible to consciously control many other aspects of life including tension, sleep or other problems. But don’t be surprised… it is one of the most common emotions experienced by most of us at any time in our lives.
Fight or flight
These problems are typical of the ‘fight or flight’ response and are subconscious patterns of behaviour. We’ve inherited them from the days of early Man. In order to ensure these are reduced we need to bypass logic and communicate directly with our sub-conscious mind. Read more about panic attacks here…
How do I stop my anxiety?
Hypnosis is a natural method of altering your state of mind so that your subconscious only goes on alert when it really needs to. It’s much like training a pet….your subconscious mind has much more potential to be usefully trained than perhaps you realise. Want to know more?
Working together we can create and understanding of your stress and associated triggers for your responses to the stress and your current coping mechanisms. I work with you to understand those issues, reduce anxiety and create positive outcomes for your future as you focus on what you want. Hypnotherapy is a fast, effective and powerful tool for lasting change and can result in the following benefits…
What are the Benefits?
- Reduction in stress and anxiety levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased ability to cope with life
- To be able to deeply relax
If you’re suffering, contact me today for a consultation….it’s free.