Relieving anxiety with hypnotherapy
You know that feeling, when a worry or concern just won't go away. People often say they suffer from stress and anxiety, but they are in fact two different things. Anxiety is ongoing worry about a specific situation, or the future in general. Anxiety can cause sleep disturbances, as well as digestive problems as the worry seems to be constantly on your mind. If the situation causing the anxiety is resolved, the symptoms usually disappear quite quickly. But if the worry is long-term and accumulative, physical symptoms can appear; creating a cycle of worry, anxiety, symptoms, worry.
Stress is when a person feels overwhelmed by something that is happening in their life now, which may be linked to anxiety about the future. When anxiety becomes stress, the body and mind are in a constant state of high alert, as the fight or flight response is triggered when it isn't needed.
Hypnotherapy enables the mind to take a break, to learn how to feel relaxed and calm, thus breaking the cycle. Practising self-hypnosis techniques at home will also help to achieve feelings of calm and to feel in control of your emotions.
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About Lynda Roberts
I am an advanced hypnotherapist with many years' experience of helping people to feel better about themselves and their life. I specialise in anxiety, phobias and weight management, but can also offer help with most other issues that can affect a person's thinking and quality of life. CNHC and GHR (senior level) registered.