Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Help to resolve Anxiety and Panic Attacks at Hypnotherapy Cardiff.

Sad and worried woman sitting outdoorsEveryone will experience feelings of anxiety and worry many times throughout their lifetime. For example, you may feel worried or anxious about a job interview, getting the results from a medical test, financial issues or even getting married. Feelings of worry and anxiety are perfectly normal reactions to the daily pressures of life. However, for some people, these feelings of worry or anxiety can become intrusive in their lives, and may begin to affect them on a daily basis.

NHS Direct estimate that approximately 1 in 50 people will suffer with generalised anxiety disorder at some point during their lifetime.
It is a long-term condition that can make you feel anxious about a very wide range of issues, rather than your anxiety or fear relating to one specific issue. You may find that you are anxious most days and may not be able to remember the last time you were able to properly relax.

The NHS identifies the symptoms of anxiety as being many and varied,for example:

 

 

Feeling ‘on edge’ Lethargy Stomach ache
Restlessness Pins and needles Headache
Sense of dread Irregular heart beat (palpitations) Diarrhoea
Difficulty concentrating Muscle aches Excessive thirst
Irritability Dry mouth Frequent urination
Impatience Excessive sweating Painful or missed periods
Being easily distracted Shortness of breath Difficulty in falling, or staying, asleep
Dizziness    

Some people experience ‘panic attacks’ which can feel very frightening indeed, with people often describing how they thought they were going to die, usually of a heart attack.

There are also many diagnosable conditions for which anxiety is the main symptom. For example, panic disorder, phobias (for more info on phobias, click here), post- traumatic syndrome and generalised anxiety disorder. The content on this page will be equally relevant for someone who has one of these conditions, so please do CONTACT US at Hypnotherapy Cardiff for a chat if you have any questions.

How Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Can Help

JumpingIf you are suffering with mild anxiety that is related to a specific upcoming event, for example, if you are due to sit an examination or are due to have an operation, then hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy can help enable you to reduce your worry or anxiety about the event and to feel more in control.

It can often help you to obtain a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your upcoming event.

An added bonus is that hypnosis is well documented as being wonderfully relaxing and effective at reducing stress levels. Here at Hypnotherapy Cardiff we have substantial experience of helping people to reduce their worries and anxieties in relation to specific events, and you would probably need just one or two sessions, a week or two before the event in question.

Ongoing and Pervasive Issues with Anxiety

Perhaps your issues are more long term or pervasive and you have found that anxiety is having a limiting effect upon your life? Perhaps you are having panic attacks? Perhaps you are worried all the time and don’t understand why?
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In these circumstances it is likely that you would benefit more from going through The Thrive Programme with me which is a unique, research based and self empowering psychological training programme which, as well as aiming to help you to detect, understand and then change any unhelpful thoughts, habits or behaviours that you might have developed in regard to your presenting symptom/s, also aims to help and empower you to create strong psychological and emotional foundations which can often lead to a more confident and resilient you and less likely to worry about your anxiety any more.

 

 

(For more info on The Thrive Programme click here.) 

 

 

Or Cognitive Processing and Integration Therapy where we can help you to explore and re-process any past unresolved or ongoing issues that may play a part in your presenting symptom in a safe, totally non judgemental way.

This type of therapy is done in a very relaxing and effectual manner and can often help you to reprocess and re-evaluate certain thoughts, feelings and experiences enabling you to see them in a more helpful manner and aiming to help give you a clearer or different perspective on things.

(For more info on Cognitive Processing and Integration click here.)

What’s the next step?

That’s easy: call Simon NOW on 07833 665978 to have a chat or book your FREE initial consultation or just fill out the short Contact Form situated towards the bottom of this page

Alternatively you can email him at hypnotherapycardiff@yahoo.co.uk

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