Around 12 million adults see their GPs with mental health problems each year – most of these suffer from anxiety and depression, much of which is stress related.
Day to day life can add its fair share of stressors. When we sleep at night our brain should process the events of the day naturally and convert them to a narrative memory so that when we wake in the morning we should be fresh and not weighed down by the emotion felt by each incident of the previous day. This is the case as long as our stress stays within safe and manageable levels. Unfortunately, this is not always possible when we have too many stressors. Over time the compounded effect of stressful events can cause overload resulting in anxiety; panic attacks and sometimes physical and emotional breakdown.
Hypnosis can help reduce anxiety using relaxation and visualisation techniques which assists you to unravel your thoughts and evaporating the clutter to ultimately create a shift in your perspective.
Hypnotherapy can help by combining the best aspects of Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and NLP along with Hypnosis. This will encourage you to make the logical and correct assumptions from the intellectual part of your brain and to see situations clearly and honestly. It can help you to make the right decisions using sound judgement rather than based on an emotional and confused perspective.
Hypnotherapy will not come up with the solutions for you but it will empower you to use your own resources to help you make the correct decisions in a calm and effective way. It will help you to control your anxiety levels and have a calmer, more confident approach to all situations.
We are all different and the number of Hypnotherapy sessions will depend on the degree of anxiety. Solution Focused Brief Hypnotherapy treatment will generally require between 6-10 sessions although more may be necessary depending on the individual client. The sessions are accompanied by a free CD which forms part of the programme helping recreate the calm state experienced during the hypnotherapy session.