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Beating stress and anxiety

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Overcoming debilitating worry

Stress is frequently termed ‘the silent killer’. The truth is that a certain amount of stress in life is perfectly natural – its purpose is to help us overcome danger in our environment, such as escaping from or fighting a threat. This is the so called “fight or flight” response.

It becomes a problem when we are stressed for too long or in situations which do not require you to run or fight. Too much stress or anxiety over a sustained period is detrimental for your health.

What are the symptoms of stress and anxiety?

Stress and anxiety can cause a range of physical and mental symptoms – some common examples are:

  • Inability to sleep (Insomnia)
  • Sweaty palms
  • Feeling faint
  • Hyperventilation (Fast or erratic breathing)
  • Lack of appetite (sometimes increased appetite or ‘comfort eating’)
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Inability to concentrate, a lack of focus or confusion
  • Failing to achieve simple tasks or find relief in previously pleasurable activities
  • Panic attacks (Feeling completely overwhelmed, fainting &/or fear that you might be dying or having a heart attack)

How can I help you control stress and anxiety?

Together we will explore your current and past personal/ work/ relationship/ life circumstances to establish what is triggering your stress or anxiety.

I will evaluate your learning style and ascertain how well you would respond to hypnosis or a more suitable integrative approach. This strategy ensures that the therapy is tailored especially for you.

During our sessions I will help you to:

  • Take positive control of your stress
  • Minimise or eliminate the effects of anxiety
  • Enable you to tackle your stress on your own and without fear
  • Provide you with the resources (Self help recordings, sometimes recorded for you especially )
  • Maintain contact with you to review your progress