Emotional Wellbeing

Hypnotherapy can help you overcome difficulties and free yourself from self-destructive behaviours, feelings and ways of thinking. Hypnotherapy will help an individual live their life in a more positive way.

The following emotional problems all respond well to hypnotherapy:

Anxiety

Anxiety is something that most people have felt at some point in their life; it could have been before an exam or meeting new people. Anxiety is the feeling of apprehension before an event occurs; we do however need this feeling of anxiety to enable us to react in an emergency.

When the feeling of anxiety occurs more often than it should, and starts to disrupt your day to day quality of life, and the symptoms aren’t going away then it is time to seek help.

Do you identify with any of the following signs and symptoms?

  • Do you constantly feel tense, worried, or on edge?
  • Does the feeling of anxiety interfere with your relationships, family, work or responsibilities?
  • Are you plagued by fears that you know are irrational, but can‘t seem to get rid of these thoughts?
  • Do you avoid everyday situations or activities because they make you anxious?
  • Do you experience unexpected, sudden attacks of heart-pounding panic?
  • Do you feel like danger and catastrophe are around every corner?
  • Do your muscles feel tight?
  • Problems maintaining attention
  • Do you find yourself easily becoming tired?
  • Suffer sleep disturbances?
  • Diarrhoea at certain points?
  • Do you ever feel dizziness or faint?
  • Do you have difficulty breathing?
  • Do you feel worried all the time and imagine worst case situations?

Hypnotherapy can help you overcome these feelings.

Panic attacks

Panic attacks commonly start between the ages of 15 and 25 (however they can be experienced at any age). Should you suffer with panic attacks frequently you may find that this can develop into a panic disorder which is where the panic is never far away and you find yourself waiting for one to happen.

What is a panic attack?

Panic attacks commonly start between the ages of 15 and 25 (however they can be experienced at any age). Should you suffer with panic attacks frequently you may find that this can develop into a panic disorder which is where the panic is never far away and you find yourself waiting for one to happen.

What is a panic attack?
It is a sudden feeling of overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety that will happen without warning and for no obvious reason. The anxiety can also develop between attacks due to the unpredictability of a panic attack.

You may then find yourself avoiding certain situations, places and people that you perceive as a trigger to avoid the panic attacks occurring.

These are some of the symptoms:

  • Rapid heartbeat, pounding heart or palpitations
  • Sweating, shaking visibly or inside
  • Choking sensations or lump in throat
  • Smothering or shortness of breath sensations
  • Pain and discomfort in your chest
  • Nausea, bloating, indigestion or abdominal discomfort
  • Dizziness or unsteadiness Feeling light-headed
  • feeling unreal or dreamy
  • feeling outside yourself or like you don’t exist
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • numbness or tingling sensations anywhere on the body
  • Chills or hot flushes
  • Skin losing colour
  • Blushing or blotches on the skin
  • Urgently needing to urinate or defecate Inappropriate and/or disturbed thoughts
  • Muscle pain, especially in neck or shoulders

How long does a panic attack last?
Panic attacks can last from a few seconds to ten minutes but when the condition becomes a disorder they can last up to 2 hours and maybe feel like the attacks never goes away. Your life becomes restricted and you feel as though you are losing control not only over your surroundings but your thoughts themselves.

Can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can help put you back on track to enable you to regain control of your thoughts and feelings and to start enjoying your life again.

Fears and Phobias

These can impact on a person’s life and they are often triggered by an event or trauma from the past. With hypnotherapy the initial trigger is identified and by addressing it the fear or phobia can be overcome allowing an individual to have the life they want to lead.

Fears are defined as a natural rational response to a real or perceived threat. Most of us will experience fear at some point in our lives. Phobias are irrational fears or aversions to an object, event or situation and can have a debilitating effect on the person’s life, preventing them from doing the things they enjoy. The sufferer often experiences a continual heightened sense of fear and anxiety to such an extent that it disrupts their ability to function and their quality of life. When someone has a phobia they will go to excessive lengths to avoid coming into contact with the object or situation that causes the phobia.

Simple phobias can include a fear of flying, the dentist, spiders, needles or heights. The good news is most simple phobias can be alleviated within 3 – 4 weekly sessions.

Complex phobias such as claustrophobia or agoraphobia can also be helped with hypnotherapy.

Stress

It is normal to undergo a certain level of stress in order to function. Many people regularly experience mild anxiety and stress but often these physiological symptoms can become exacerbated causing turmoil to a person’s life. Hypnotherapy can get to the root cause of the problem and provide solutions and answers.

Insomnia

Insomnia affects about 1 in 3 people in the UK, the main issues being the environment in which you sleep your lifestyle and your physical health.

Repeatedly waking in the middle of the night, persistently having difficulty in getting to sleep at night, frequently disturbed sleep patterns and lying awake going over problems can all cause debilitating effects on your physical health and mental wellbeing, especially on relationships, work and personal lives. Insomnia can cause demotivation, irritability, and loss of energy, feeling mentally and physically drained.

A continued lack of sleep can even lead to feelings of anger and or frustration and tearfulness.
Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for insomnia by improving an individual’s sleep pattern.

Pain relief

Pain is a feeling of discomfort and unpleasant sensations in the body. Feelings of pain can range from anywhere from a mild sensation which is infrequent to a severe constant sensation. There are two types of pain – acute and chronic.

Acute: This is usually sudden onset; it lets us know that there is a threat to the body which we can then act upon. This is usually as a result of injury accident or surgery such as cuts, fracture and burns. Once the underlying cause of the pain has been treated or healed the pain usually subsides.
Chronic: is pain that is long term even when the underlying cause has been treated or healed. The ongoing pain may result in muscle tension reduced mobility and a lower level of energy.

Hypnotherapy can help in the management of pain. The state of deep relaxation experienced in hypnosis becomes the focus and in this state the perceptions of pain can be changed which helps reduce the intensity of pain and sensation.

Personal Issues

Recognising that a personal issue needs to be resolved is often the first step as talking to people about personal issues sometimes feel awkward and difficult. However hypnotherapy can sensitively and effectively remedy the following problems

Relief from Nausea
Nail biting
Teeth grinding (Bruxism)
Blushing
Self confidence
Work related stress
Stammering
Guilt
Bed wetting
Relationship issues
Sexual issues
Exam Nerves
Psoriasis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Migraine
Tinnitus
Public Speaking
Childhood Issues
Depression

There are many more conditions that respond well to hypnotherapy.

Relaxation Techniques:

Modern day living can place many different pressures on us and often we are not aware of the effects this can have on our minds and bodies. We can become accustomed to feeling continually uptight, having insufficient or poor sleep, waking up feeling tired, suffering with aches and pains or experiencing a constant sense of rushing.

In today’s fast paced world where people’s lives are so full with multiple demands. There will eventually be an impact on an individual’s emotional and physical wellbeing. The Department of Health reports that the number of days sick for stress related illnesses has increased to a level where it is almost equal to the numbers of days lost for musculoskeletal problems. In order to help restore a better work life balance the use of hypnosis can be an aid to relaxation in a way of reducing the level of stress an individual is experiencing.

Relaxation is important for maintaining a healthy mind and body. Hypnotherapy is a very natural and effective method of inducing a deep relaxed state and can be greatly beneficial in eliminating stress, lowering blood pressure, improving energy levels and aiding better sleep. You can regain calmness, balance and feel back in control. Practicing self-hypnosis will help some people reduce their stress levels however some people find having a 1 to 1 hypnotherapy session more beneficial for them giving them a deep sense of wellbeing and relaxation and confidence booster.

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