Anxiety, Stress & Panic Attacks

Anxiety & Stress

Hypnotherapy can help you deal with your anxiety and stress and take back control of your life.
If you feel as if your life is closing in or it is becoming hard to cope with your levels of anxiety, it’s time to take action!

Stress is usually something which will come and go depending on external circumstances such as work, relationships or money issues. So-called ‘stressful situations’ are common features of modern life, but our reactions to them vary widely. If you feel unable to cope with the level of stress you are experiencing, take encouragement from the fact that changes in YOU can be as effective in changing your level of stress, as changes in the outside world.

Anxiety tends to be a more persistent feeling, and sometimes it’s hard to know even why you are feeling anxious. Anxious people experience both psychological and physiological symptoms.

Psychological symptoms:
  • Imagining the worst
  • Feeling out of control
  • Feeling everyone is looking at you/judging you
  • Thinking that you may have a heart attack/be sick/faint/have a brain tumour
  • Feeling detached from the world around you
  • Mind racing, feeling on edge, or over-alert to everything around you<
Physiological Symptoms:
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased muscle tension
  • Legs feeling like jelly
  • Hyperventilation
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Wanting to use the toilet more often
  • Feeling sick Tight band across the chest area
  • Tension headaches
  • Hot flushes Increased perspiration
  • Dry mouth
  • Shaking
  • Choking sensations
  • Palpitations

Anxiety can feel like part of ‘who you are’, but I can assure you that it is not! Many clients have used techniques such as hypnotherapy and coaching to become free of these limiting symptoms once and for all! If you are motivated to change, give me a call

Panic Attacks

Severe symptoms of anxiety can result in a panic attack – a sudden and overwhelming feeling of extreme anxiety, with shakiness, nausea, sweating or heart palpitations.

These feelings can result in hyperventilation (over-breathing) which can lead to more unwanted symptoms, making you feel even worse.

 

A typical panic attack will last 5 to 10 minutes, and despite the feelings, is not harmful.

 

Often the fear of having a panic attack becomes even more debilitating than the attacks themselves, and people may decide to withdraw from situations and activities which have triggered attacks in the past. This can become a downward spiral, and I urge you to seek therapy rather than limit yourself in this way. Hypnotherapy is very successful in preventing panic attacks, and providing you with strategies to use in any stressful situations in your life.