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Hypnotherapy to break the cycle of anxiety and panic attacks

Have you had enough of constantly feeling anxious and on edge for no obvious reason? Do you wake up feeling anxious before you've even got out of bed? Has anxiety made you feel like a recluse and holding you back from doing what you want to do?

In the hope to overcome your anxiety you may have been prescribed antidepressants or beta blockers by your doctor. These may have suppressed the anxiety in the short term, but it's still affecting you and controlling your life.

If so, then maybe it's time to consider hypnotherapy as a way to help clear the root cause of anxiety so you can enjoy life again. To find out more, call me on 01772 499046, or email me by clicking here.

We all get anxious, stressed and a little nervous from time to time and experience a touch of the butterflies, typically this may be before a test or exam, at a job interview or giving a talk or presentation.

Anxiety and stress are something we all experience at some point in our lives, and in short bursts, stress can be a useful stimulant and motivator causing us to do our best. But when those normal feelings become excessive and constant they take over our life and make the world seem smaller and scarier.

Examples of day to day anxieties include:

  • Generalised anxiety where we feel anxious all the time, but not sure why.
  • Phobias are fears of specific thing such as spiders, frogs, flying...
  • Panic attacks which make us feel out of control and fearful that we may die.
  • Social Anxiety where you avoid or just want to get away from social situations.
  • Driving test and general exam situations.
  • The fear of being bullied at work, home or in general life.

What's anxiety, and what are it's causes?

Anxiety is an unconscious and normal response to a perceived danger. Whether this danger is real, imagined or irrational isn't important because it feels real and overwhelms us at the time.

Anxiety can be created through a number of situations such as traumatic events, feeling helpless, bullying, test or exam nerves, going somewhere new etc.

What's a panic attack?

In short, scary as hell!. Intense attacks of anxiety are labelled as a panic attack. They're a sudden explosion of unreasoning fear. These attacks have all the same physical symptoms as anxiety, such as shortness of breath, diarrhoea, nausea, chest pains etc. making you think you are having a heart attack.

What's General Anxiety Disorder?

General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is chronic and exaggerated anxiety, worry and tension. With GAD you may anticipate disaster, and worry excessively about things such as health, family, work or anything!

Sufferers of GAD can rarely shake off their concerns even though they realise their anxiety is just an extreme reaction. They are usually unable to relax and struggle falling and staying asleep. Often their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms such as trembling, twitching, headaches, sweating or hot flushes.

GAD comes on gradually and can hit people at any time of their life. It's generally diagnosed when someone spends at least 6 months worrying excessively about everyday problems.

What's social anxiety?

Social Anxiety is a fear of social situations, such as with friends, family, colleagues etc. Avoidance initially feels like the answer for suffereres of social anxiety, but in the long term it can cause more stress and anxiety which can lower your confidence and self-esteem.

Anxiety or panic attack symptoms usually begin abruptly and can include:

  • Chest pains
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Hyperventilation
  • Insomnia and poor sleep habit
  • Often feeling irritable
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness, light headed, feeling faint
  • Hard to concentrate
  • Indigestion, stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat, palpitations
  • Stomach churning
  • Tension and muscle pains

How does Hypnotherapy and EFT help me to overcome my anxiety, general anxiety disorder, stress and panic attacks?

Hypnotherapy helps by uncovering and resolving the causes of your anxiety. Once we find the root cause we can break the connections so that it no longer bothers you and you can get on with life normally.

Hypnotherapy and EFT also have an immediate effect on current stress and anxiety levels evident by reductions in blood pressure, breathing rate, and pulse rates, helping you to start sleeping better, improve your digestion, improve your mood and increase your motivation.

Dealing with stress, anxiety and panic attacks head on with hypnotherapy helps you:

  • To get your life back
  • To feel more relaxed and calm everyday
  • To cope better with stress and anxiety
  • To cope with chronic pain or illness
  • To focus on what you want
  • To enjoy and appreciate life more

To find out more about the stages and process of change, have a look at the 'The process' and the 'F.A.Q' pages from the menu options above.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required to deal with your issue will vary according your individual circumstances and needs along with how quickly we can get to the root and cause of the problem.

What's the cost per session?

The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.

How can I pay for treatment?

Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.

Chris gelder hypnotherapist in preston

What's the next step to overcome my anxiety and panic attacks?

If you have suffered long enough from anxiety and panic attacks, and it's time to regain your life back, then call me on 01772 499046, or email me by clicking here.

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Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy
107 - 109 Towngate
PR25 2LQ

Hypnotherapy for help to overcome panic and anxiety attacks, social anxiety, exam nerves and stress, driving test stress, general anxiety disorder GAD in Leyland, Preston, Chorley, Lancashire.