...a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe.
We are all likely to experience feelings or symptoms of anxiety at some point in our lives, in fact it can be very helpful to worry and feel anxious about certain life situations. For example a little worry about how to pay the mortgage may motivate you to get a better job or make sensible financial cut backs.
However for some people these feelings of anxiety can grow, become more persistent and can begin to negatively affect day to day life.
As well as psychological symptoms such as being on edge, tearful, panicky, vigilant, obsessional, uneasy and seeking constant reassurance there are also many physical symptoms that are triggered and exasperated by periods of high anxiety. These can include palpitations, changes in appetite, hypertension, feeling dizzy, and headaches, IBS, sweating, chest pain, physical pain, addictions and many more.
Hypnotherapy is fast becoming a more recognised method for effectively reducing anxiety and associated symptoms in a relatively short time scale.
Using a combination of psychotherapy (talking therapy) and deep relaxation, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy allows you to gain a deep insight to the working mind. The technique works gently with your inner thought patterns to help you retake control, identify solutions and begin making positive life changes. The deep relaxation reinforces these positive ideas and builds confidence, calmness and the emotional resilience to move forward in life.