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Stress and Anxiety Management

 I am a professionally trained Hypnotherapist based in Sheffield S8. My speciality is hypnotherapy for anxiety and stress.

Call me for help with Stress, anxiety or panic attacks on 01142747484/ 07528637825.  Sessions cost £60.

Anxiety and stress is very common, affecting as many as 13% of the adult population. It can start at any time, either in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood and fall into five main types:

  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobias (which includes Social Phobia, or Social Anxiety Disorder)

How Hypnotherapy  and EFT can help In Hypnotherapy you will learn how you can call on a relaxed, peaceful state of mind whenever you need it as well as techniques for remaining calm and centred whatever difficulties and pressures life places in your path. You will discover how to alter negative or distorted thoughts that may be operating subconsciously using the reframing tool NLP. This will help remove the triggers for your anxiety and replace them with powerful, positive and confident thoughts enabling you to take on new challenges easily. In trance you can replay stressful situations visually whilst viewing them from an emotionally detached perspective enabling you to gain new insights which help to resolve long standing problems. I include EFT in many of my sessions, this is a tool which helps to calm the amygdala part of the brain, which keeps us on high alert, and reduces the cortisol(stress hormone) levels in the body. How Anxiety Feels

The feeling of anxiety can be crippling and can lead to a big rearrangement of the sufferer’s life, as commitments, responsibilities and general way-of-life have to be altered to fit-in around the anxiety or panic attack problem and its effects.

This condition can also lead to depression, sleep disturbance, or psychosomatic conditions which can easily have a detrimental effect on relationships, work, sex life, social life, or schooling.

The anxiety can range from general feelings of anxiousness or nervousness, to a full-blown panic or anxiety attack.

Firstly I’d like to say that I have experienced many of these symptoms at various points in my life and don’t worry, you CAN overcome anxiety and stress when you know how, there are a few simple techniques that you can use to overcome anxiety. Sometimes, people who have anxiety can feel quite out of control with it all and begin to feel quite negative about things, because they feel like there’s nothing that can be done about it. So, be reassured that there IS something that can be done, and even that in itself can help you feel a bit more in control right from the start.

How our bodies respond to Stress:

When we experience stress our bodies are being subconsciously triggered to respond. The body causes adrenaline to be released so that our systems are in a state of high alert. This nervous system’s response is crude and primitive and developed very early on in our human evolution to protect us from wild animals and other obvious dangers.

Once it is triggered our full ‘fight or flight’response occurs, assuming that if the tension level is so high, the situation must be dangerous. Of course our nervous system can trick us by remembering a situation in which the emergency reaction occured: it then ‘warns’ us by producing early anxiety symptoms every time we approach that same situation or a similar one.

Physical sensations you may experience when having a panic attack:

  • sweating
  • pounding heartbeat
  • flushing
  • upset stomach
  • diarrhoea
  • frequent urination
  • cold clammy hands
  • dry mouth
  • lump in the throat
  • shortness of breath
  • high pulse rate
  • high breathing rate
  • muscle tension and aches, especially in the neck and shoulders
  • eyelid and other twitches
  • trembling
  • tiring easily
  • inability to relax
  • easily startled
  • fidgety
  • frequent sighing
  • generally apprehensive
  • worrying about future disasters, bad health etc
  • impatient and irritable
  • angry outbursts
  • insomnia

This is my main area of interest, and I run one day Stress Management workshops for small groups if you are interested. Please see ‘sessions and treatments’ for group bookings.