Hypnotherapy is one of the more effective treatments for anxiety, depression, stress, social anxiety and panic attacks. Hypnotherapy for anxiety and stress is a joint programme where you will also be learning and practicing relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis and more helpful, realistic ways of thinking.
You'll learn new relaxation techniques to lower the level of muscle tension and stress throughout the body. Self-hypnosis is taught to deepen relaxation and feelings of confidence.
Having learnt and practised deep relaxation and hypnosis during a therapy session I may also have you confront challenging, stressful situations while focusing on relaxing the body more deeply - training the brain and body to remain calm while in the challenging situation.
You will then imagine yourself behaving more calmly and confidently in those situations - and rehearse positive improvements in your thinking in those situations.
This rehearsal, under hypnosis, of improvements in behaviour and thinking while staying physically and emotionally calm and relaxed, is repeated many times so that new automatic responses are created.
We will discover the negative and distorted thoughts that are operating, often automatically, in the background and correct those both in discussion and under hypnosis.
You'll discover your own inner resources for becoming relaxed and centred - and we work deeply on implanting powerful thoughts of confidence at the core of your belief structure.
Most notice some difference after only one treatment - although a course of four to six sessions is recommended to deepen your ability to relax and stay calm and ensure that this is a permanent response rather than a temporary fix.
By teaching you relaxation techniques, calm self confidence and using visualisation exercises whilst under hypnosis, many find that their anxiety and stress levels related to particular situations are dimished - as well as a general lowering of anxiety in the body.
* Disclaimer: "The results may vary from person to person"