Anxiety

Do you notice thoughts going round and round in your mind, either based in the past or the future? Ones that leave you feeling anxious?

If so, then you're not alone. 

 

NHS Inform defines anxiety as follows:

"Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life."

Things happen to us and around us.  Some of those things leave a lasting impression on us and we learn to deal with them in a way that give us anxious thoughts and sensations in our body. We might then even transfer those anxious feelings on to seemingly unrelated situations which heightens the sense of anxiety until feeling anxious seems to have become our normal, if unpleasant, setting. It really doesn't have to be that way.

 

By taking a coaching approach and using hypnotherapy, perhaps in combination with other techniques, it's possible to start looking at things differently. To let yourself challenge those old thoughts and beliefs, to explore unhelpful reactions and attach new meanings to old situations, taking away the fear and leading to a sense of calm. 

 

From this point, it now becomes possible to learn new and useful ways to respond that with practice, give you space and let you feel and think in a much more positive way.  

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Using hypnotherapy and related techniques, this one-to-one programme is for you if you are ready to take back control of your sleep and body clock, settle anxious thoughts and rediscover a sense of peace. 

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  • WSN - understand how to access parts of your personality to feel more relaxed

  • BWRT - rewire and reset your habits

  • Coaching - learn to notice, understand and challenge beliefs and feelings

  • Mindscaping - create your own journey to calm

Reclaim Calm 4 Session Programme £195

Reference:

Clinical hypnotherapy for depression, anxiety, somatization syndromes

 

Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy has demonstrated 70% enhanced treatment outcomes and long term remission compared to CBT alone, in meta-analysis of 18 relative studies.
Additionally, hypnosis sessions can also deal with associated phobias, substance abuse, eating disorders, low self esteem, social behavior patterns, motivation development, etc, commonly encountered in such patients, at the subconscious level.
Methods like reframing, ego reinforcement, releasing tension, taking responsibility, age progression, physical dissociation, metaphor, anchors, confusion techniques for facilitating specific amnesia, have profound long term impact.
Furthermore, overall necessary treatment with sessions of clinical hypnotherapy is much shorter than sessions of CBT.

27 July 2016

Stavros Saripanidis

Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Thessaloniki, Greece