What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a constant and irrational fear that something bad is going to happen. Symptoms can include a feeling of dread, having negative thoughts (‘what if this happens’), shortness of breath, dizziness, and a racing heart. It can often result in people having to avoid do things that might trigger these symptoms. There are many different types of anxiety, but probably the most common are related to health, social situations and general anxiety.
Your subconscious mind creates the anxiety to stop you from doing things it thinks is a threat to your safety. It’s constantly on high alert!
When you avoid doing these things you’re sending a message to your subconscious mind that the anxiety had the effect it wanted, and it will do it again, and again, and again!
Believe or not your subconscious mind it is working with the best intentions, it’s trying to keep you safe. Unfortunately your subconscious mind has got it wrong. The result is that your subconscious mind is constantly battling with your conscious mind, instead of working with it.
So what is it that caused your subconscious mind to create the anxiety in the first place? Sometimes it can be pinpointed to a specific event or traumatic experience, or it may be learned behaviour from an anxious parent. However in many cases there is no obvious reason. Whether you are consciously aware of the reason for your anxiety or not, your subconscious mind always knows!
How I Can Help You Beat Anxiety
Because your anxiety is created by your subconscious mind, this where the change needs to happen. Hypnosis gives me the ability to communicate with it directly. I can then help it understand that the anxiety it is creating is not helpful or necessary. That it’s taking over your life and stopping you from doing the things that you want or need to do.
A big part of the process involves using guided visualisation. This helps your subconscious mind let go of the things, real or imagined, that cause it to be on constant high alert. Which in turn fill your mind with worry and dread about even the simplest of things.
Another important element is practising events that previously triggered your anxiety but with a positive outcome. This is important because it shows your subconscious mind that the negative thoughts and feelings are unnecessary and unhelpful. Other elements include building your self confidence and self esteem, and, of course, helping you relax!
Often the people I have helped came to me with the assumption that their anxiety was for life. This is really not the case, we weren’t born with anxiety and we don’t have to live with it.
Does hypnosis really work though?
Yes it does!
I’ve been working with anxiety issues for the past 4 years. In that time I’ve helped hundreds of people overcome their anxiety and the vast majority of my clients have experienced massive changes in how they think and feel in just 4 weeks.
Here’s what some of them have to say:
“I initially had reservations about seeing a hypnotherapist as it is not something i could ever see myself doing. By the end of my four week course with Mark I finally see a future i could not imagine.”
“I was a tad sceptical before but the hypnotherapy has definitely helped me. Mark was professional, friendly and put me at ease.”
“Mark you have transformed my life, my skin is nearly cleared, I sleep 7 hours + a night I drove 5 hours on a motorway which I haven’t done in 13 years I no longer suffer attacks quite frankly you’re a genius.”
You can see the full reviews on my reviews page here.
This is not about helping you manage your anxiety, or leaving you with coping techniques, I help you remove anxiety.
If you’re ready to take the first step to taking back control of your thoughts and feelings contact me now and let’s have a chat!