Anxiety, stress and depression
Modern life is stressful and many of us feel that we cannot cope and indeed may want to run away from it. Strange as this sound, this is normal because when we are faced with a stressful situation our minds are programmed to keep us safe by either fighting or running away. Feeling anxious or depressed is also common.
I use a range of techniques to get the unconscious to look at these situations differently so that these challenges become part of your normal life and not something threatening. I will also teach you exercises and techniques that can help you whenever you feel stressed or anxious.
At times we all feel that life is overwhelming and sometimes feel anxious by situations and find that our emotional responses are disproportionate to the circumstances involved.are not alone. by a an get too much and . Or maybe feel you are held back from what you could achieve because of anxiety or worry or panic attacks at work or in social situations’ don’t worry you are not alone.
Anxiety and panic attacks are incredibly common and are merely our unconscious mind trying to protect us from what it perceives as a threatening situation. Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses powerful tools to re-educate your unconscious into being able to treat these situations just like any other, allowing you to enjoy your life and be able to cope confidently.
Fears and Phobias
Many of us are affected by a phobia during the course of our lives and the list of things that can trigger such fear is almost endless, ranging from spiders to birds, heights to public speaking, flying to driving. Sufferers will often confess that they find their phobia silly or embarrassing but the symptoms are undeniably distressing, causing reactions such as butterflies, a raised pulse, faster breathing, along with panic and an impulse to freeze or run away.
Phobias are thought to derive from instinctive ‘fight or flight’ response to danger or threat and can manifest themselves via a physical response known as a stress response. People often describe their reaction to something as being “paralysed with fear” or “having butterflies in my stomach”, “just wanting to run away” from whatever is triggering the response.
People with phobias often know their response is irrational, which makes it harder to accept. It is common for people with a phobia to think “Why am I reacting like this when I know it cannot hurt me?”
Phobias are an unconscious response often to some negative or troubling moment from our past, a childhood encounter with an aggressive dog or a bad experience while flying, which leaves many of us burdened with an irrational fear of something that presents little or no danger and yet automatically triggers feelings of panic and loss of control that are all too real when faced with that situation or a similar one again.
I use specific techniques to free phobia sufferers from this unconscious response allowing them to confront and manage the source of their fear, despite the intensity of the feelings involved. Treatment for phobias tends to be both relatively swift and highly effective.
Self-esteem and confidence
We are all told that we should be more outgoing but you would be amazed at the number of people that have a problem with low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. However, just imagine how it would be to live your life feeling confident in who you are and in your abilities. Just think of all the things you could achieve if you felt as confident as you imagine other people to feel.
Dealing with confidence and self-esteem issues allows you to become the person you want to be. Working together and using Cognitive Hypnotherapy I can guide you towards solutions that will allow you to take control, replacing old negative feelings and patterns of behaviour and taking you towards the new, positive, confident you.
Trying to give up smoking is one of the hardest things many of us will ever try to do. Have you failed to stop smoking using willpower alone or tried nicotine replacement products with no or limited success and are afraid that you’ll never be able to quit? Or that you’ll lose something irreplaceable by giving up the cigarettes? Many people who try to give up smoking feel the same. Together we will work through those issues that have held you back from giving up smoking and using Cognitive Hypnotherapy to help you to break the habit.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is successful because it deals with your unconscious reasons for smoking, the reasons that get in the way of your conscious desire to stop. Once these are addressed we are then free to use the many techniques that when tailored to you, will provide the breakthrough that allows you to become a non-smoker and in a shorter time-frame than you might imagine. If you are ready to quit, if you are ready to choose health, contact me today.
Habits and Addictions
Hypnotherapy is very effective in helping you break a habit. I will work with you to help you eliminate unwanted behaviours by using techniques to get your unconscious to look at habits and addictions in a different way.
Many habits are behaviours that are carried out by our unconscious at times of stress. Working with you I can help you break free from negative habits and behaviours and make a positive and lasting change to your life.
Many of us face a daily battle with our weight or have negative feelings about our body and the way we look. Many of us turn to food when we are stressed or feeling low and it is not unusual to get trapped in a cycle of negative behavior in relation to diet and lack of exercise.
While diets focus on the food we eat, Cognitive Hypnotherapy focuses on changing how you feel about what you eat and by targeting the unconscious mind, help you to develop a positive relationship with food, increasing your self esteem and confidence.
The modern world is so busy that many of us say that we do not have time to think. I will be able to teach you some techniques that you can use to relax and allow your mind to slow down, give you a little more clarity, which is the starting point from which change can happen.