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Do you dream of a life free from anxiety? Hypnotherapy can help you overcome your fears

If you are struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed by stress, hypnotherapy is a proven solution that can help you overcome these issues. Don’t suffer in silence, take control of your mental health and experience the benefits of hypnotherapy today.

I’m Paul Haynes, and I offer Clinical Hypnotherapy sessions to help people overcome anxiety and stress from my clinics in Chester, Manchester, and London as well as Online via Zoom or Skype.

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‘Paul has really enabled me to relax. The treatment has helped me immensely, I would be lost without it, for sure.’

Chris P. London

Hypnotherapy for people with anxiety disorders

Many people struggle with anxiety. In fact, more than two million individuals in the UK are affected by anxiety and/or panic disorders.

If you are one of these people, you will know that anxiety is a serious condition that can affect all areas of your life, such as your relationships, work, physical health, and overall well-being. It can make you feel trapped and powerless, with no escape from the continuous stream of negative thoughts and emotions.

Thankfully, there are now numerous treatment options available, and hypnotherapy has a proven track record in this area.

Learn to modify the unconscious causes

Hypnotherapy approaches anxiety from a different perspective than other therapies. By learning to modify the unconscious causes that trigger your anxiety, hypnosis can retrain your mind so that you no longer become overwhelmed by anxiety.

I have used Clinical Hypnotherapy to help many people reduce or even become free of their anxiety.  Even within the first few sessions, most clients experience a noticeable reduction in their symptoms and, with further treatments, can start to live a life without constant fear and worry.

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What is anxiety?

NHS doctors and psychologists define anxiety as “a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.” It is commonly classified into several different types of ‘anxiety disorder’ including:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Anxiety Disorders can cause both psychological (mental) and physical symptoms, and they are classified according to the severity of the symptoms and/or the situations that trigger them.

Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety is a condition that can take many forms. It can be as mild as a slight feeling of discomfort or unease, such as before a job interview, driving test, or exam. On the other hand, it can be so severe that it can make you feel like you’re always on the verge of panic, making it difficult to focus or complete even the simplest tasks. This can be overwhelming and challenging to deal with.

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The Causes of Anxiety

According to the NHS, the exact causes of anxiety disorders are not known.

It’s important to consider various factors when dealing with persistent anxiety. These may include past experiences, such as childhood family issues, bullying, bereavement, or traumatic events, which can lead to anxiety later in life.

Present or past stressors, a hectic lifestyle, or difficult situations can also contribute to anxiety. Low self-confidence and limiting beliefs can lead to significant anxiety, as can habitual catastrophic or pessimistic thinking patterns.

Anxiety can also arise when we’re not being true to ourselves, living a lie, or going against our core values, hopes, and ideals. Repeatedly avoiding difficult situations, an over-reliance on others, or bad habits like drug-taking, alcohol consumption (especially hangovers), and risk-taking can all reinforce anxiety and make it worse.

Anxiety and the brain

The amygdala is the part of your brain that regulates anxiety. It reacts to situations that it perceives as threatening, whether accurately or inaccurately. You cannot turn off this response by just thinking about it or applying logic to it, as logic is controlled by a different part of the brain.

The anxiety response happens deep within the brain and the most common factor for all anxiety symptoms is that they are involuntary, which makes them difficult to control. To overcome anxiety, we must regain control.

How can hypnotherapy help anxiety?

It is now commonly accepted that the mind and body are intricately connected. Whatever affects the body can affect the mind and vice versa. For decades, psychologists and therapists have been studying how this mind-body relationship works and it is now understood that the unconscious mind can have a powerful effect on our sensations, feelings and behaviours.

Hypnosis is a technique that enables a person to access their unconscious mind, and hypnotherapy is a technique for helping the unconscious mind heal itself and learn new ways of responding to the world.  This can happen in a number of ways depending on each individual’s unique circumstances.

Changing your unconscious responses

The hypnotherapy techniques I use can effectively change your unconscious response, helping you remain calm and in control.

This approach not only addresses the underlying causes of anxiety but also gives the client techniques to manage their symptoms on a day-to-day basis. This can help break the cycle of anxiety and promote long-term healing and well-being.

This means that the events that currently trigger your anxiety are neutralised. They lose their psychological power to influence you.

As a result, you no longer react to the triggering events in the same way as before, leading to a sense of calmness and greater control.

Treating the root causes of anxiety

Hypnotherapy can be an effective tool for addressing the root causes of anxiety. Through age regression, some clients can be guided back to past experiences that may be contributing to their current state of mind. By revisiting these experiences and processing them in a constructive way, clients can gain insight into the origins of their anxiety, and begin to heal from within.

Anxiety Management Techniques

NLP techniques such as Anchoring, and Reframing can help clients to manage their anxiety on a day-to-day basis. These techniques teach clients new ways of thinking and behaving that promote a greater sense of calm and control, reducing the frequency and intensity of anxiety symptoms.

Unique sessions for unique people

Everyone is different, and so is their anxiety. My skill as a therapist involves understanding your circumstances and selecting the right techniques for you. 

For that reason, the anxiety hypnotherapy I offer is applicable across all kinds of anxiety, including:

Social anxiety
GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
Performance anxiety
Panic Attacks
Post-traumatic anxiety

I also offer treatment options for people who have phobias, and confidence issues.

How many sessions does it require?

Depending on how deep-rooted the problem is, anxiety issues can respond quite quickly to the integrative approach that I use. After 3 sessions, many clients will experience a marked improvement in their symptoms. Some individuals then choose to go onto a longer-term course of treatment.

If you’re looking for help with anxiety, call me on 07367 660341 for a no-charge, no-obligation consultation.