Anxiety Hypnotherapy in Nottingham
Balance Hypnotherapy are leading experts in helping our clients manage anxiety and panic disorder. Our hypnosis for anxiety in Nottingham has been designed to help you take control of your anxious feelings and also to help you to gain insight into what may be causing your anxiety.
Anxiety can be frightening and make you feel panic or worry but with the right mind coaching techniques, it is possible to change how you feel. Our Nottingham hypnotherapy sessions and online hypnosis work use other integrative therapies such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming, mindfulness, and life coaching to help you create positive changes to your mental health.
We work with people who experience either anxiety issues regularly or those who only feel anxiety in specific circumstances such as driving a car or seeing a spider.
Understanding The Different Types of Anxiety
Our accredited clinical hypnotherapist uses solution-focused therapy sessions to help with the main six types of anxiety. They also take a holistic approach to the problem by looking at your life and lifestyle to suggest positive changes.
Anxiety may have similar symptoms but there are very distinct differences between each type of anxiety that our clients experience.
Our fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner will work with you during therapy sessions to identify what type of anxiety you may have and then come up with a treatment plan to help. The aim of our hypnotherapy services is to help you do three things when it comes to improving your mental health.
- Helping you understand the root cause of your anxiety.
- Teaching you stress management techniques to lower anxiety.
- Working with you to alter your lifestyle to improve stress and anxiety.
A mind coach has a large range of powerful techniques that can be used to help you deal with life situations and assist with a more positive outlook.*
These are the main types of anxiety we can work with you to resolve in our therapy sessions.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
This can be described as a feeling of anxiety that is with you almost all of the time. You may find that you spend a considerable portion of your day worrying about things. This constant worrying can create significant problems and impact your sleeping, your work routines, your home life and your general health.
Generalised anxiety disorder usually occurs when worrying and negative thinking starts to get out of control. What may have started off as a small anxiety or worry starts to snowball and gradually gets bigger and bigger. When GAD becomes significant it can severely impact your life. GAD usually is diagnosed when someone experiences extreme feelings of worry for a period of more than six months.
It is worth noting that anxiety issues can increase problems with food and eating issues, make pain feel worse, lower self-esteem and even cause people to take drink and drugs. Our pain management sessions, weight loss hypnosis programs or drink-less program may involve anxiety management as part of the sessions.
Fears and Phobias
This form of anxiety is usually linked to a fear of one or more very particular situations, activities or problems. If you have one or more fears and phobias we may find that they are interlinked.
Common phobias include spiders, flying, public speaking, driving or a fear of being sick. Our hypnosis for anxiety in Nottingham however also deals with more unusual phobias such as a fear of buttons. If you are suffering from stress in your life it is likely that your phobias will also become worse.*
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is characterised by repeated unwanted thoughts or behaviours that you feel you are unable to control. Just some of the typical OCD issues we see are a need to repeatedly clean, repeated checking, constant hand washing or fear of contamination. OCD hypnosis can help with this problem and can be used in conjunction with CBT.
Working with OCD requires the person with the problem to want to challenge their fear. Our hypnotic work, in this case, is used in conjunction with challenging the behaviour to overcome anxiety.
For example, getting the person with the problem to lengthen the time periods between the repeated behaviour or compulsion. Although initially, the anxiety will seem higher it soon begins to fall again when nothing problematic happens.
Over time we aim to increase these periods of time in our hypnotherapy session until the problem starts to become more manageable or fade away.
Social Anxiety Disorder
This is when you may feel a worry about being talked at by others or making a fool of yourself in public. People with social anxiety are more likely to avoid social situations such as parties or social gatherings.
They may also deliberately avoid situations where they have to present to others in public which can impact the types of jobs that they choose. The more problems are avoided the bigger the negative impact.
When people have a social anxiety disorder it can create big problems with relationships, careers and socialising. The fear of being judged or embarrassing themselves totally curtails their activities to the point that they may lead a relatively solitary existence.
We use professional hypnotherapy for social anxiety to assist with managing anxious feelings as well as addressing the root cause of the problem where possible.
We may also use confidence coaching to assist with general confidence, self-belief as well as low self-esteem.*
This form of anxiety usually revolves around the sufferer experiencing regular panic attacks which they can’t explain. A panic attack can make you feel unable to breathe and as if your heart is pounding.
You may experience the need to escape from situations and in some cases, our clients have felt so bad that they have ended up in the hospital thinking they were dying or having a heart attack.
As panic disorder issues are very similar to many medical conditions we usually like our clients to get checked out by a doctor first in case there is another underlying cause. If this isn’t the case then our hypnotherapy for panic attacks starts by teaching our clients methods for them to control the attack.
We even have a specialised audio that we give our clients to help them practice self-hypnosis at home to create positive life changes. If necessary we may also try and determine the underlying cause as understanding where the problem is coming from can help to relieve the anxiety.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD usually develops after a traumatic event and can cause flashbacks and nightmares related to the original situation. Many people think of PTSD when they think of war veterans but it can also impact members of the general public after an event such as a car crash or an assault.
Hypnotherapy for PTSD can be helpful for desensitising these memories and lowering associated anxiety issues.
Help Manage Your Negative Thoughts With Our Anxiety Tracking Printable
If you want to overcome anxiety and change the way you think then it is helpful to understand the triggers and thoughts that may be causing your problem. This is why we have created a set of anxiety self-help worksheets that you can use to help yourself change the way that you think and feel.
These worksheets are designed to help you understand the drivers for your anxiety, and your personal triggers and help you change unwanted habits or lifestyle issues that could be contributing to your problem. Our clients may use these in their sessions or you can purchase them to use as a self-help tool at home.
Our anxiety pack includes the following worksheets to help you understand and improve stress and anxiety:
- Printable anxiety tracker
- Understanding anxiety levels (scale)
- Changing distorted thinking
- Tracking negative thoughts worksheet
- Positive thinking sheet
- List of healthy habits to adopt (self-care)
- Diary/Journal Sheet
- Affirmations to lower anxiety
Symptoms of Anxiety
There are in fact lots of different symptoms of anxiety. Each person may experience the problem differently but here are some common problems that you may be experiencing:
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty catching your breath
- Muscle pain and tension
- Feelings or dread or worry
- Problems sleeping
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you are experiencing physical symptoms of anxiety and have worries about what may be causing the issue we always recommend getting checked out with a doctor to rule out any underlying medical condition.
Anxiety can produce strong physical symptoms as well as psychological issues which can be frightening if you have never experienced them before. Your clinical hypnotherapist will be able to explain why you may be experiencing these symptoms and what can be done to alleviate them both in your clinical hypnosis sessions and in your own home.
Hypnosis for Anxiety and Panic Attacks
So how can hypnotherapy for anxiety help with the problem? There are many potential causes of anxiety but one of the biggest is stress. In our first session with you, we take a comprehensive case history of your problem and begin by identifying potential stressors in your life.
Generally, during your first session, we will give you stress management hypnosis techniques and also teach you self-hypnosis for anxiety to help you start to manage the problem. As hypnosis involves a deep state of relaxation it can be used to help you calm down incredibly quickly and relax you.*
If the cause of the anxiety is not instantly obvious then our subsequent sessions involve a deeper form of analytical hypnotherapy to help you try and discover what is worrying you in your subconscious mind.
It is not unusual to find that through self-discovery the problem can be revealed when you are incredibly relaxed in hypnosis. Once the source of the problem is identified we then work with you on finding coping mechanisms so that the anxiety is either managed or removed. We can work with you to develop self-understanding, more resilience and to enjoy life more. *
Our hypnosis for Anxiety in Nottingham can help with everything from a fear of flying and panic attacks to public speaking fears and sleep difficulties.
Online Therapy For Anxiety Problems
Our Accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner offers Nottingham hypnotherapy sessions at the Bay Therapy Centre or alternatively via online hypnosis using software such as Zoom, Skype, Facetime or Facebook video messenger.
Online anxiety hypnosis treatment sessions don’t require you to attend our consultation rooms in West Bridgford or Newark as you can work on your issues from your own home.
Online hypnotherapy is a safe and confidential service that many of our clients use to save them time as there is no need to travel to see a fully qualified hypnotherapist at their therapy room.
A fully insured clinical hypnotherapist can work online as well as in person and our work is approved by the General Hypnotherapy Register which is the UK’s leading professional body for hypnosis.
To get more details about our online therapy or our hypnotherapy in Nottingham call us for a free consultation on the phone for more details and to check our session availability.
Self-Hypnosis for Anxiety Downloads
All our clients are given audios to listen to so that they can practice self-hypnosis for anxiety in between our sessions. These have been created by a senior qualified registered hypnotherapist with years of client experience.
We also sell a comprehensive anxiety hypnotherapy mp3 in our online shop which can be purchased if you are unable to attend our clinics. This audio deals with generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, worrying and negative thinking, sleep problems as well as relaxation.
Download our anxiety self-hypnosis mp3s today from our online store.
In addition to our anxiety downloads, we also have audios to help with quitting smoking, public speaking, weight loss, fear of flying, motivation, fear of driving and much more. *
Book Now to Get Help for Anxiety in Nottingham
If you would like hypnosis for anxiety in Nottingham or would like to talk to us about any of our hypnotherapy services then you can call us today for a free initial consultation on the phone. A senior qualified clinical hypnotherapist will be able to talk to you about our hypnotherapy practice and our anxiety program.
We are fully accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Register and all our therapists hold a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma. You can also find our details in the Hypnotherapy Directory.
Alternatively please fill out the contact form below and a therapist will call you back to discuss our hypnotherapy in Nottingham.
*Please note as this is a form of therapy we are unable to offer any guarantees and results may vary from person to person.