Stress and Anxiety
Stress can – although it doesn’t always – lead to anxiety. It’s useful to think of stress as being caused by things in our lives – illness, bereavement, demanding career or unhealthy relationships. Anxiety, on the other hand, is the stuff that is going on inside of us – the thoughts, worry, fears and a whole range of symptoms which are triggered by specific thoughts and situations. If stress is prolonged or severe it can lead to anxiety even when that stressful situation is resolved. Many adults with anxiety lived in stressful situations as children where they were constantly on ‘red alert’ and took these behaviours with them into adulthood.
Hypno-coaching can help you with stress and anxiety by taking a two pronged approach. It can help you sort out the external stuff which might be causing you stress at this precise moment by helping you to make decisions and establish what is right for you at this point in your life. Are you living in a particular way to please others? Are you putting increasing pressure in yourself to fulfil unrealistic expectations? If so, we can explore these things and help you put in the necessary changes you need.
Hypnotherapy can help you manage those awful symptoms of anxiety, which can be completely debilitating at times. Every time you have an anxious thought, you send messages to your body that fear or danger is ahead. Your body responds by releasing adrenalin and cortisol and goes into fight or flight mode – which is why you become hot, panicky, sweaty and may have jelly arms and legs and feel dizzy. Hypnotherapy allows you to face those situations in a completely safe way and to experiencing new, very powerful ways of reacting to them. It provides you with tools to use in any situations where you have experienced anxiety.
Many people with anxiety have no idea why they are anxious in have first place. They are annoyed and frustrated at their anxiety and the more they try and fight it, the worse it gets. Hypnotherapy can help you discover why you have anxiety, which can be very empowering in moving forward in a positive way.