Hypnotherapy for anxiety attacks

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease. Everybody experiences it when faced with a stressful situation, for example before an exam or an interview, or during a worrying time such as illness. It's normal to feel anxious when facing something difficult or dangerous and mild anxiety can be a positive and useful experience.

However, for one in 10 people in the UK, anxiety interferes with normal life. Excessive anxiety is often associated with other mental health problems, such as depression. Anxiety is only considered to be a mental health problem when it is prolonged, severe and is interfering with everyday activities.

Anxiety symptoms

When you're anxious, you may also experience a range of physical symptoms. These happen because of the bodies' so-called "fight or flight" response, which is caused by the release of the stress hormone adrenaline. The symptoms can include:

  • abdominal discomfort
  • diarrhoea
  • dry mouth
  • rapid heartbeat or palpitations
  • tightness or pain in chest
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • frequent urination
  • difficulty swallowing
  • shaking

To be diagnosed as a panic attack, four or more symptoms should be present. Otherwise, the attack is described as "limited symptom attack."

Anxious women who overcame her panic attacks with hypnotherapy in Croydon, Surrey

How hypnotherapy can help you

Hypnotherapy can help a person deal with panic attacks and anxiety disorders very effectively. It’s efficient, fast and very positive.

Through hypnotherapy, the hypnotherapist will decrease the level of anxiety a client felt in a particular situation. This is done through hypnosis where the clients underlying belief system about the anxiety is identified, then destroyed.

Once the underlying beliefs have been destroyed, the anxiety and panic symptoms will be changed permanently helping you move forward to a higher quality of life.

Anxiety facts

1 in 6 adults in the UK have experienced a 'neurotic health problem', the most common being anxiety and depressive disorders.

More than 1 in 10 people are likely to have a 'disabling anxiety disorder' at some stage in their life.

Only one third of people who experience anxiety symptoms actually visit a doctor