Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways –

We can all experience some form of anxiety from time to time and this is normal.  If you are aware that anxiety is affecting your life more and more and is stopping you doing the things you want to do then it’s time to do something about it.

Anxiety, at its core, is a helpful response to a situation. This response alerts us to the presence of danger or risk of some type. The problem with chronic anxiety is how it becomes hard-wired, so that people feel anxious even when they don’t need to. This can be very frustrating, as many people discover that they aren’t able to “think” their way out of anxious states. As a result, anxiety can restrict the way they live life – avoiding places, people or environments that may exacerbate the anxious response. Anticipatory anxiety describes how a person feels when they even begin to think about engaging in those things.

GENERAL ANXIETY DISORDER –  Chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
PANIC ATTACKS – Sudden onset of symptoms some of which include chest pain, sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, abdominal distress.
FEARS – This can be a fear of something specific such as flying, spiders, driving, heights, needles.

SOCIAL PHOBIA – Examples are – Speaking in public, eating in public, self-consciousness in every day social situations, embarrassment.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER – Having current, unwanted thoughts and often using repetitive behaviours (rituals) in order to try and control or eliminate them.  This in turn increases anxiety as it only provides temporary relief, and not performing them increases anxiety.

POST TRAUMATIC DISTRESS – Often develops after a terrifying event or ordeal.  For example, violent assaults or witnessing death, natural or human caused disasters, accidents or military combat.

Anxiety UK states ‘there are 1 in 6 people who suffer a mental health condition, including anxiety and depression in the UK’.  Please read here about what they say about anxiety and hypnotherapy.

If any of these issues are affecting your life please get in touch.  

I can provide a person centred programme just for you to help you feel emotionally stronger, happier, more in control.  I use varying approaches and techniques according to the type of anxiety or fear.

“Kay helped me with anxiety which in turn had a knock on effect in helping my O.C.D, Kay was reassuring and explained everything she was going to do putting me at ease instantly. I can’t recommend Kay enough she has given me the tools and confidence to change my outlook on anxiety and the way I control it. I honestly can not recommend Kay enough. thank you so much.”  Betsy, Shirebrook

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