Hypnotherapy North Devon

Help with Anxiety

Anxiety is very common, affecting as many as 13% of the adult population.

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The Types of Anxiety

How Anxiety Feels

How to overcome anxiety

The Types of Anxiety

Anxiety is very common, affecting as many as 13% of the adult population. They 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 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, and/or panic attack problem and its effects. 

This, as well as depression, sleep disturbance, or psychosomatic conditions (which may also result), can have a further knock-on effect, which can easily have a detrimental effect on committing to 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. 

The symptoms of which can involve palpitations, feeling short of breath, tingling, feeling light-headed, sweating, feeling hot or cold all over, nausea, fear of losing control, or even feelings of fainting or impending doom.

By teaching my clients very basic relaxation and breathing techniques, we start the process of taking back control. The hypnotherapy allows guided relaxation showing a preferred future and because the subconscious part of the brain, the part that’s in charge of our reactions, doesn’t understand the difference between imagination and reality, the guided relaxation starts to bring calm and control back into our lives.

The number of people suffering stress and anxiety these days is staggering. However people rarely talk about the negative symptoms they’re suffering. Once you do start talking about it, you might be surprised how many other people have suffered the same!

North Devon Hypnotherapy