Hypnotherapy is an effective way of helping people deal with anxiety and stress. In fact, this is probably the area I help with the most.
Anxiety and stress can come in many forms. Sometimes the anxiety is about something specific and sometimes a more general, non-specific anxiety.
Whatever is causing your stress and anxiety the solution is to change the thoughts and beliefs that are at the root of the problem.
Generally, with all stress and anxiety issues, a two-pronged approach is effective. The first is to give you techniques to deal with current day issues. This might take the form of visual imagery to help you feel more relaxed, or thinking strategies to help you challenge negativity. I also show people a powerful self-hypnosis technique that creates feelings of calm and confidence. The second is to help you release stuck emotional energy from past events. This is important when people go through stressful or traumatic experiences but have not been able to process things properly. When this happens it can lead to anxiety attacks without the person knowing why they are anxious.
How many sessions are needed?
Generally, I work with people over 2 to 6 sessions. This is usually enough time to process some of the key events of the past and to give you techniques and strategies for feeling more calm and confident. After the initial batch of sessions, some people like to do a session every one or two months to build on the self-hypnosis techniques they have already learned.
If you feel ready to take the next step just call or email me and we will arrange a free 20-minute telephone consultation to go through things in more detail.