Some Symptoms of Anxiety
- Feeling on edge
- Sense of dread
- Difficulty concentrating
- Being easily distracted
- Pins and needles
- Irregular heartbeat/palpitations
- Muscle aches
- Dry mouth
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach ache
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Painful or missed periods
- Difficulty falling/staying asleep
Hypnosis for Anxiety & Stress Relief
Everyone will experience feelings of anxiety and worry many times throughout their lives. For example, you may feel worried or anxious about a job interview, getting the results from a medical test, financial issues, or even getting married. Feelings of worry and anxiety are perfectly normal reactions to the daily pressures of life. However, for some people, these feelings of worry or anxiety can become intrusive, and may begin to affect them on a daily basis.
NHS Direct estimates that approximately 1 in 50 people will suffer from generalized anxiety disorder at some point. This condition is most likely to occur to people in their 20s, and it affects more women than men. It is a long-term condition that can make you feel anxious about a very wide range of issues. You may find that you are anxious most days and may not be able to remember the last time you were able to properly relax.
There are many diagnosable conditions for which anxiety is the main symptom – for example, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic syndrome, and generalized anxiety disorder. Some people experience “panic attacks,” which are a frightening experience. Many people often feel like they are going to die, usually of a heart attack.
How Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Can Help
If you are suffering with mild anxiety that is related to a specific upcoming event, hypnosis and suggestion therapy could enable you to reduce your worry or anxiety and let you feel more in control. Hypnosis can provide you with a greater sense of self, boost self confidence and esteem, and help you build on your belief in yourself. From hypnosis, you can create a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your upcoming event.
An added bonus is that hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels. IAPH therapists 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.