Stress & Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are very common conditions in today’s society and will affect 1 in 3 of us at some point in our lives. It is a normal response when we are faced with new challenges and a small amount of stress can actually be useful; it can help us to focus the mind and give us motivation for what we need to do.

Stress becomes problematic when levels rise so much they become unmanageable leaving us feeling as though the stress has taken over. The mind and the body are very much linked so when we become stressed our immune system becomes less effective. We may suffer with various physical symptoms:

  • IBS
  • Headaches and migraines
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Teeth grinding
  • Skin problems
  • Eating issues

We can also suffer effects in our mind such as:

  • Panic attacks
  • Irrational behaviour
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Feeling out of control
  • Feeling angry
  • Stammering
  • Depression

Like anxiety, depression is very common and most of us will experience it at some point in our lifetime. Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Lack of energy
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lack of motivation
  • Inability to enjoy things we used to do
  • Weight changes
  • Low self-esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts

Solution focused hypnotherapy can be a very effective way of helping you to overcome stress, anxiety and depression. It can break through the negative trance states created by depression and anxiety and help you to move your mind and thinking into a more positive frame. It will give you the tools you need to keep positive and help you find solutions to problems rather than being hindered by them. It will help you feel more in control of things and feel more positive about your life.