One of the most common problems that people consult me on is anxiety, especially when they are unsure as to why they are anxious.
When people are anxious about specific things it’s easier to understand, for example if you are afraid of dogs, spiders or other people’s negative reactions, social anxiety, public speaking or any of the many things in this world that can make people anxious, at least that person knows what he or she is anxious, and it’s easier to understand.
We can then treat that specific problem because they know what they want help with.
However, some people can just wake up in the morning and as soon as they open their eyes they feel anxious, many people become anxious about being anxious and this is very common, yet so frequently misunderstood, and the lack of knowledge leads to even more anxiety.
Anxiety about anxiety occurs when you first experience a fearful reaction, and then having experienced this anxiety you begin to worry or overthink in case you become anxious again and then you can become anxious about worrying / overthinking about being anxious.
This situation is the start of the development of the vicious circle of anxiety from which you find it so difficult to escape.
You may then start to think something like “wouldn’t it be terrible if I got anxious” this can then lead to stress , palpitations, overbreathing and a building sense of panic, which in turn can lead to “oh my god, I’m losing control, what if I have a panic attack” and the vicious circle continues and can lead to depression
How do we stop the vicious circle of anxiety
Why is Hypnotherapy good for dealing with anxiety?
Hypnotherapy is particularly effective because hypnosis allows me to talk directly to the subconscious mind where all the patterns that make up the circle of anxiety are stored.
Many people have tried to stop feeling anxious by saying, to themselves something like “I must stop feeling like this, there is no reason why I feel like this” and yet they vicious circle continues and it does this because when you say these things to yourself you are doing it consciously and the circle of anxiety is stored in the subconscious part of your mind.
My job is to bring the subconscious part of your mind into line with what you want to achieve consciously but have been finding it difficult to do.
Here are some texts or e mails I have recieved from people with addiction problems:
After 11 years of anxiety and panic attack’s with various medical help, I wasn’t sure I would be able to relax enough to benefit from clinical hypnosis. However, I was willing to give it a try and I am so glad I did.you put me at ease straight away and with each session I was able to relax into it more and more. Not only have my self-esteem and confidence taken a massive boost, I feel less anxious about the day to day activities that were really difficult for me. I have found an inner calm that I never thought I would feel again.
I can’t thank you enough Steve.
Thank you for everything.
Good morning Steve,
I tried to locate the review button on Google, but failed miserably therefore I am writing to you.
I would like to say a massive thank you for helping me to feel whole again. My confidence is grown, I feel so much more balanced and mentally stronger. My anxiety and depression is so much more controlled.