Anxiety & Stress
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Do your nerves get the better of you, are anxiety attacks a worry or do you just worry about all sorts of things? Perhaps you have a fear about an impending event? Do you suffer from panic attacks or do you have a full blown phobia?
Hypnotherapy with NLP and CBT techniques can help. A relatively short programme could change your life.
Depending on how deep seated or complex the issue a number of sessions may be required. Paradoxically, phobias may be resolved in a single NLP session, because they tend to be so subject specific. Anxiety disorders tend to have more complex origins and may impact on a wider range of life activities.
The programme starts with an initial consultation to investigate your issues, how the symptoms present, and likely causes. Because the problem is often deep-seated and has a potentially wide range of adverse affects, a multi-therapy approach is typical. The first session usually includes a hypnotherapy session to boost self-confidence and self-esteem to help stabilize you. Subsequent sessions may use a combination of techniques. You will also learn self-hypnosis techniques and coping strategies.
So, if a fear or phobia is stopping you from getting the most out of life, doing something worthwhile, don’t suffer in silence and definitely don’t feel embarrassed talking to me about it.
Call me on 0131 208 3208 or 07749 478 785 to find out how I can help you or use my contact form and I will call you back.
Don’t delay. For every minute you continue to suffer, you deny yourself 60 seconds worth of feeling at ease!
Anxiety & Nerves
While all have their roots in fear, anxiety can be termed a state of apprehension or worry and may be quite general in nature. Although the sensations may be very similar to those of fears and phobias, which are reactions to past events, the sufferer is anxious about the occurrence or outcome of a future event. Here the tendency is to think the worst will happen, based either on a previous experience or an imaginary outcome. In short, there is a tendency to ‘catastrophise’ situations.
That we realise this on a rational or conscious level doesn’t stop our subconscious from constructing all manner of dire outcomes, whether this be the nervous feelings brought about by an imminent
- Driving test
- Speech or presentation
- Or the anxiety of an imminent family get-together or other social occasion.
Most people have heard that little voice that says something like “When Jack and Jill find out what you’ve done, boy I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes!”, or “You’re going to make a real fool of yourself in front of all those people!”
As with so many problems, this may be down to the way we have coded past experiences and are using them to forecast the possible scenario of the future, without any real evidence that this will be the case. It may on the other hand be due to low self-confidence or low self-esteem.
Fears & Phobias
Phobias lie at the other end of the Fear Spectrum and can sometimes be so severe as to lead to a crippling paralysis. Is a silly fear or phobia stopping you from getting the most out of life, or is it more of an embarrassment? Wouldn’t it be great to get rid of it? Hypnotherapy and NLP can help and it’s all so easy.
We are all aware that fears are, in the most part irrational and illogical. I have heard fear described as an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real.
That being said, to a sufferer the fear or phobia manifests itself as a very real and uncomfortable feeling up to and including paralysis in some cases.
The reason we react in a fearful way is because of the way we have coded memories of past events (stimuli). When we next encounter the same or similar stimuli, we react as if the threat was real. More common phobias include fear of
- Spiders and other insects,
- Cats and Dogs,
- Heights and falling.
- A fear of rejection is also quite common and often manifests itself in social phobias, low self confidence and on to low self-esteem.
This can even be the case with apparently unrelated stimuli. Take for example a fear of people in white lab coats.
This may result from a distant event when there was a bad experience in a hospital or medical centre, perhaps a painful or very unpleasant injection from a doctor or nurse who was wearing a white a coat. So in addition to a fear or phobia about injections, there is the apparent unrelated fear of people in white coats, because the way we coded that experience included a person wearing a white coat.
* It is important to note however, that results may vary from person to person.