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Hypnotherapy for anxiety

When you feel anxious, your mind is besieged with constant worry, overwhelm and you have the overriding belief that you’re not good enough

 

Social anxiety can be a powerful inhibitor. You imagine worst-case scenarios and convince yourself that everything will be a disaster. You imagine all the negative judgments that are being made about you, and afterward you ruminate about how terrible you were and what you should have done. Then you start worrying about a future event.

This is a dreadful downward spiral to be caught up in. Anxiousness can lead to panic attacks that make you feel helpless and scared as if you can no longer even trust your own body 

These are some of the symptoms you may experience because of anxiety :

  • You feel physically and mentally tense and under threat

  • You believe that everyone else is better than you

  • You lack confidence and feel anxious in social situations

  • Your sleep is affected, either finding it difficult to find sleep or waking up in the middle of the night 

  • Your mind goes blank at key moments and you find it difficult to concentrate

  • You feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to cope

  • You engage in negative, self-critical  thinking and believe that people are judging you

  • Your heart races, you can feel your breathing is shallow and short

How Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help reduce anxiety

When you're anxious, your mind and body are on red alert, you feel constantly under threat as if there were an imminent danger you need to protect yourself from. Your nervous system has gone into fight, flight, freeze mode and you can no longer find the pause, relax and restore switch.

Don't get me wrong, knowing when to recognise and act on real threats is an important survival instinct, however, when it deregulates, everything can seem a threat. This is unsustainable as it burns you out. It's as if your foot is hard on the accelerator pedal all the time.

 

An effective part of the treatment I offer is to show you how you can self-regulate your mind and body to greater calm and composure. You learn to take your foot off the pedal again.

 

Once you know how to achieve this feeling of mental calm once again, you can release physical and mental tension, you can regenerate your self-confidence to feel better, stronger and more serene in the face of external difficulties

 

We unpack the negative thoughts you repeat to yourself, challenge and replace them with more helpful, positive cognitions and beliefs.

 

You learn to be kind to yourself again and your own best ally not enemy!

We work on assertiveness, you learn the freedom of expressing your feelings and opinions openly and honestly. You no longer fear what other people might think or say about you or your opinions, you give yourself the right to your own beliefs.

These coping skills help you to feel more in charge, calmer, and with the ability to steer away from negative thoughts.

Imagine no longer feeling anxious!

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I cannot recommend Morag enough. I had been struggling with anxiety for over a decade and hadn’t slept properly for months. After one session with Morag I felt like a new person who actually slept! Morag was incredibly understanding and so easy to talk to. She provided really helpful resources and recordings so I can keep up the positive changes she helped me achieve.

 

Lucy Britton (UK)

 

 
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