Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Do you often find yourself experiencing anxiety that is more frequent or persistent, not always connected to an obvious challenge, and impacting your quality of life and day-to-day functioning? While it’s normal to experience anxiety in certain situations, individuals with an anxiety condition may struggle with symptoms that go beyond temporary stress. It’s important to recognize when your anxiety becomes overwhelming and seek support.

What Anxiety Feels Like for You

Have you ever wondered what anxiety actually feels like in your body? Anxiety is the sensation we experience when we are in a state of fear. It’s like the warning sign before the fight, flight, or freeze response kicks in. Although everyone’s experience is unique, there are common symptoms associated with anxiety that you may relate to. These can include physical symptoms such as panic attacks, hot and cold flushes, a racing heart, tightness in the chest, rapid breathing, restlessness, tension, and feeling on edge. On a psychological level, you may experience excessive fear, constant worrying, catastrophising, or obsessive thinking. These symptoms can also lead to behavioural patterns like avoiding situations that trigger your anxiety, which can impact your ability to study, work, or socialise. If your symptoms persist, seeking support is crucial as they can start to take control of your life if left unaddressed.

Identifying Different Types of Anxiety

There are various types of anxiety disorders that you may be experiencing. The most common ones include:

  1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Do you frequently worry excessively about a wide range of things over a period of six months or longer?
  2. Social Anxiety Disorder: Do you feel intense fear of criticism, embarrassment, or humiliation even in everyday situations like public speaking, eating in public, assertiveness at work, or engaging in small talk?
  3. Specific Phobias: Do you have a strong fear related to a particular object or situation that often leads to avoidance behaviours? Examples could be fear of injections or flying. There are many different types of phobias.
  4. Panic Disorder: Have you experienced recurrent and uncontrollable panic attacks characterised by intense anxiety and accompanied by physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, and excessive perspiration? Panic attacks can sometimes feel similar to a heart attack or impending doom. If you have recurrent panic attacks or a persistent fear of having them for over a month, it may be diagnosed as panic disorder.
  5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Do you have persistent, unwanted, and intrusive thoughts that cause anxiety, leading you to engage in certain behaviours or rituals to alleviate distress? Examples could include excessive handwashing due to a fear of contamination.
  6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Have you developed symptoms like difficulty relaxing, upsetting dreams or flashbacks, and avoidance of reminders of a traumatic event you experienced? PTSD is diagnosed when these symptoms persist for at least a month.

Understanding Perceptions and Anxiety

Your perceptions of events in your life play a significant role in how much anxiety you experience. It’s not the events themselves, but the meaning you attach to them consciously or unconsciously that causes your suffering. Two people can go through the same event but react differently, affecting their levels of anxiety and how quickly they return to a state of calm.

Unveiling the Root Cause through Hypnotherapy

It’s essential to recognise that there are legitimate reasons why you may have developed chronic anxiety, and these reasons are unique and personal to you. To uncover what has caused your anxiety, it is necessary to explore your perceptions and communicate with your subconscious mind to find the root cause of your fear.

Your levels of anxiety are directly influenced by your perceptions of your experiences. Anxiety serves as a red flag and needs to be acknowledged. Regardless of the type of anxiety you’re experiencing, it can take over your life. The symptoms we listed earlier are just a glimpse, and understanding the true causes of your anxiety, which drive intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviours, requires a conversation with your subconscious mind. It holds invaluable knowledge about you. Through hypnotherapy, we can help you untangle the underlying causes of your anxiety, empowering you to regain control of your life.

Supporting You on Your Journey to Freedom

At 123 Hypnotherapy, our mission is to assist individuals like you in freeing themselves from the grip of anxiety and its associated behaviours, enabling you to live life on your terms. Through our insightful hypnotherapy approach, we help you understand the true causes behind your anxiety, allowing you to reshape your perceptions and find relief from symptoms. With these powerful insights, you can reclaim your life from the overwhelming grip of constant anxiety.

Take the first step towards a life free from anxiety. Reach out to us at 123 Hypnotherapy, and together, we will embark on a transformative journey towards lasting peace, calm, and well-being. You don’t have to face anxiety alone. We are here to support you every step of the way.

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So, what is your challenge?

By the time people come to me, they often feel stuck and beyond frustrated. Desperate for a solution to their problem.  

And that’s because the more common support methods and therapies may only address the tip of the human iceberg.

But humans are complex. With plenty going on below the surface. And hypnosis addresses that.

So let me help you get to the core of your concern. And let it go – for good.

So, what is your challenge?

By the time people come to me, they often feel stuck and beyond frustrated. Desperate for a solution to their problem.  

And that’s because the more common support methods and therapies may only address the tip of the human iceberg.

But humans are complex. With plenty going on below the surface. And hypnosis addresses that.

So let me help you get to the core of your concern. And let it go – for good.