Virtually everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. Whether worried or anxious about a job interview, hospital test results, bills or getting married. Feelings of worry and anxiety are perfectly normal. However, for some people, these feelings of worry or anxiety can affect their lives on a daily basis.
NHS Direct estimate that approximately 1 in 50 people will suffer with generalised anxiety disorder at some point during their lifetime. The condition is most common in people in their 20’s and it affects more women than men. The condition can make you feel anxious about a variety of issues, rather than one specific issue. You may be anxious most days and have come to accept that it is part of your life. It doesn’t have to be.
The NHS identifies the symptoms of anxiety as being many and varied, for example:
- Feeling “on edge”
- Sense of dread
- Difficulty concentrating
- Being easily distracted
- Pins and needles
- Irregular heart beat (palpitations)
- Muscle aches
- Dry mouth
- Excessive sweating
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach ache
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Painful or missed periods
- Difficulty in falling, or staying, asleep
Some people experience “panic attacks” which can feel very frightening indeed, with people often describing how they thought they were going to die, usually of a heart attack.
How Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Can Help
If you are suffering with anxiety that is related to an upcoming event, for example, if you are due to sit an exam or are due to have an operation, then hypnotherapy will enable you to reduce your anxiety.
It will give you a more prominent feeling of self; it will support self-assurance and confidence; it will enable you to expand on your self-conviction and you will have a solid visual picture of yourself being confident in your up and coming event.
An added bonus is that hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels.
Here at Hypnotherapy North West, we have substantial experience of helping people to reduce their worries and anxieties in relation to specific events, and you would need just one session a week or two before the event in question.
Ongoing Issues with Anxiety
Maybe your issues feel inescapable and you have discovered that it is having a restricting impact upon your life? Perhaps you are having panic attacks? Perhaps you are concerned constantly and are not sure why? Or maybe you might want to expel and resolve every future issue in connection to your anxiety? If so, it is likely that you would benefit most from a course of hypnotherapy.
At Hypnotherapy North West, we have found that anxiety can be very effectively treated and issues can usually be resolved within 8 to 12 sessions.