Anxiety and Stress

Our society places a lot of demands on us and this can overwhelm us. In the UK one in seven people are suffering from anxiety or stress. This can cause further problems for our health:

Hypnotherapy reduces stress
  • Weakened immune system
  • high blood pressure
  • cancer
  • alzheimer’s disease
  • asthma
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • headaches

You may be one of those people who is ready to free yourself from stress and live a happier and more fulfilled life, free from those stresses from the past.

Some examples of the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress include:

  • shortness of breath
  • racing heartbeat
  • dry mouth
  • panic attacks
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • tense muscles
  • urge to pass urine/empty bowels

Common psychological signs of anxiety and stress include:

  • fear of losing control
  • irritability
  • phobias/fears
  • agitation
  • catastrophising

It could be an event that is causing your anxiety, such as:

  • Public speaking (i.e. speeches, presentations)
  • Flying
  • Exams
  • Driving

Anxiety can also manifest in social anxiety, fear of being around other people and/or specific social situations.

Anxiety is a fear of something where the actual danger presented is disproportionate to the fear itself, for example a fear of essay writing. We suffer from these due to our primal stress response, the “Fight-or-Flight”. Hardwired into our brains over millions of years of evolution to respond to threats in our environment by either fight or running away. Triggering an increased heart rate and breathing, rush of blood to arms and legs, shutting down the digestive system and a feeling of being on high alert. Your mind may race and struggle to calm down.

We are still designed to have these responses and sense danger due to our Fight-or-Flight response today. However our environment around us has changed and what we perceive as danger (i.e. flying) still creates the same response we’d get if a lion attacked us.

What changes can you expect from reduces anxiety and stress?

  • stronger immune system
  • improved digestion
  • improved sleep
  • more energy
  • improved quality of life

At Rochester Hypnotherapy Clinic we will identify the cause(s) of your anxiety and stress.  Working with you to free you from anxiety and teach you powerful tools for gain back control on your life. Hypnotherapy is particularly effective for anxiety and stress because a part of Hypnotherapy itself is teaching you relaxation.

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