Is Anxiety a Shark or a Goldfish?
Anxiety – Shark or Goldfish? A client and I were chatting about how anxiety showed up for them and what happened when the anxiety was really bad. My client said anxiety for them was like a Shark! This is how many people say they feel although anxiety is different for everyone. Anxiety can prevent client […]
Anxiety – Shark or Goldfish?
A client and I were chatting about how anxiety showed up for them and what happened when the anxiety was really bad. My client said anxiety for them was like a Shark! This is how many people say they feel although anxiety is different for everyone.
Anxiety can prevent client from taking chances in life and fear of something going wrong is a real worry. In some severe cases, anxious feelings can trigger a physical response, anyone who has ever experienced a panic attack will tell you it is the most horrible feeling imaginable.
According to an official Annual Population Survey (ONS) , the second quarter of 2020 saw the highest average rating of anxiety recorded since 2011 (when official collection of well-being data began). Figures showed that anxiety in adults had gone up by a massive 12.5% compared to the same quarter of 2019. Not surprising given the situation regarding Covid 19. Add to the mix constant ‘fear’ reporting from mainstream media and the daily death figures – no wonder so many had heightened anxiety.
In therapeutic terms, anxiety is a ‘future state’ feeling. Anxiety can make us feel panicky that something negative might happen. When we worry about future events, we create stories in our minds. Fear can be linked with the stories we tell ourselves
When does Anxiety become a problem?
In therapeutic terms, anxiety is a ‘future state’ feeling. Anxiety can make us feel panicky that something horribly negative is going to happen. When we worry about future events, we create fear stories in our minds. If left to fester, anxiety can grow so big that we may feel under attack or unable to cope with life.
Anxiety may be a problem for you if:
- worrying affects your daily life, including your job and social life
- you avoid situations that might cause you to feel anxious
- you regularly experience symptoms of anxiety, which could include panic attacks
- you find it hard to go about your everyday life or do things you enjoy
How does hypnotherapy help reduce Anxiety?
Hypnotherapy is a natural way to manage anxiety and stress. I help my clients overcome their anxiety using solution focused therapy techniques combined with hypnosis. This is a very gentle approach to breaking the cycle of negative or fearful thinking. Hypnotherapy reduces anxiety simply through trance work relaxation and a powerful connections with the subconscious mind. Tapping into this part of our brain can support the release of emotional triggers reducing anxiety instantly.
How many hypnotherapy sessions are needed for Anxiety?
Of course, everyone experiences anxiety differently. We can discuss the number of sessions required at your initial phone consultation. A solution focused therapeutic approach helps create positive change in a relatively short period of time. Typically for anxiety and stress related issues, a minimum of 4 sessions works well as a starting point.
Do you need support to relieve Anxiety?
If you’d like to explore how hypnotherapy could help you overcome your anxiety, please get in touch for a chat in confidence to explore how therapeutic coaching & hypnotherapy can work for you. Get in touch today https://juliephillips-therapeutic-coaching.co.uk/contact/
Julie Phillips is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and therapeutic specialist. Through one to one sessions, workshops, and talks, she helps clients overcome the symptoms of stress, anxiety and trauma which may have been holding them back, so they can lead more fulfilling lives and careers.