Anxiety is much more common than you would think. It can affect even the most positive of us, at any point in our lives, male or female, whatever our profession, whether we are in our teens or seventies, anxiety does not discriminate.
Many people struggle with their anxiety on a daily basis yet somehow manage to keep it secret from their friends and even their family. The secret is often hidden by excuses, excuses to avoid doing the things that trigger their anxiety.
Some don’t realise that the cause of their issue is actually a form of anxiety, they just know they are avoiding things; others don’t acknowledge it because of the negative associations attributed by society. And when anxiety is not confronted or dealt with it can rapidly spiral out of control affecting many areas of life, social life, work life, family and relationships.
See below some of the most common anxiety symptoms reported by my hypnotherapy clients.
- Heart racing
- Rapid breathing
- A need to escape a place or situation
- A sudden or unnecessary need to rush to the toilet
- O.C.D, constant checking
- ‘Irrational’ fear of driving
- A ‘racing’ mind
- Feelings of worry or disquiet for no discernable reason
- Excessive emotions
- Teeth clenching or biting cheeks
- Fear of meetings or talking to certain people
Everyone’s anxiety is different, personal to them; there may be just one main symptom or a number of them. Depression and insomnia can often also accompany anxiety.
Hypnotherapy can be a very effective way of dealing with anxiety, with positive changes possible in just a matter of weeks. Just the simple process of learning how to really relax with hypnosis has its benefits, however the greatest changes can take place by identifying and healing the original cause, often consciously unknown but revealed during hypnosis. This then leaves you free to replace the old behaviours with new more positive ones, created and anchored during hypnosis.
If you’d like to read some of my clients stories about how hypnotherapy has helped them with anxiety please take a look at the testimonials page on my website.
By Jan Page, Serenity Hypnotherapy