If you are feeling stressed out and unable to cope because of Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder read on:
People who suffer from anxiety, stress, Panic attacks and PTSD are more common that you might think. Consequently a high percentage of our clients ask for help with these problems. Sometimes anxiety and stress are caused by a focus on negative thoughts, usually based on faulty thinking. However, thoughts are not always facts - sometimes they are just beliefs.
Using Hypnosis combined with our other techniques improves thought processing in a fast and effective way. The result is a range of beneficial changes in your general attitude towards yourself and your current life situation.
What is stress?
Stress is the “wear and tear” our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us and can create positive or negative feelings.
Therefore, as a positive influence, stress can help prompt us into action; it can result in a new awareness and an exciting new perspective.
However, as a negative influence, it can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, anger, and depression. These in turn can lead to health problems such as headaches, upset stomach, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
What else causes stress and anxiety?
With the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, a job promotion, or a new relationship, we experience stress as we readjust our lives. In so adjusting to different circumstances, stress will help or hinder us depending on how we react to it. In other words, anxiety can be the result of trying unsuccessfully to adjust.
Positive stress adds anticipation and excitement to life, and we all thrive under a certain amount of stress. Deadlines, competitions, confrontations, and even our frustrations and sorrows add depth and enrichment to our lives. We cannot avoid stressful situations in our lives but we can teach you how to manage it in a positive way.
We all feel anxious from time to time and this is perfectly normal, but when a panic attack strikes, it feels anything but normal.
For instance, a panic attack can happen completely ‘out of the blue’, and often occur for little or no apparent reason. The onset of a panic attack is usually very sudden, and is basically an exaggeration of the body’s normal response to fear. The chemical adrenaline which is normally produced when we need to do something such as run from danger or stand and fight, is overproduced during a panic attack. The result is a multitude of unpleasant sensations.
The symptoms of a panic attack will vary from person to person, but can include any of the following:
- Difficulty in breathing, or shortness of breath
- Abnormally rapid heartbeat
- Excessive sweating
- Chest tightness
- Chest pain
- Abnormal sensations of the skin
- Raised blood pressure
- Tension and apprehension
- The feeling that ‘something terrible’ is going to happen.
- A specific fear of death or illness
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event such as serious accidents, military combat, being in a war zone, being affected by earthquakes or other natural disasters, terrorist incidents. Similarly, it can also affect those people who have trauma through physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood, or health professionals who experience trauma in their daily work.
People who have faced a traumatic experience, may simply feel emotionally numb to begin with. Alternatively, feelings of distress may not emerge straight away, but it is possible that emotional and physical reactions may develop and changes in behaviour occur.
How can our treatments and techniques help?
The symptoms of PTSD are very distressing, clients report that they are suffering from flash backs, irritability, insomnia etc., and we use the very latest techniques and treatments to help clients resolve their issues and give them coping skills that take them through to a full recovery.
Read our blog article about PTSD here.
What to do next
Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks and PTSD are extremely treatable, and respond very well to a course of therapy. If you would like help to overcome anxiety, stress or panic attacks, we can help you via face to face sessions at our therapy rooms in Nottinghamshire, or by Zoom video link Worldwide.
A very big 'Thank You ' to both of you for your wonderful support, help and kindness during my recent visits for the dreadful anxiety and panic attacks. My hypnotherapy sessions were extremely beneficial and pleasantly relaxing in enabling me to regain my sense of well-being and say goodbye to those fearful and depressing times. Your kindness is very much appreciated by myself and my family and friends.I.C.
What can I say.... I was a frazzled, stressed, anxious, depressed business owner with what seemed like the weight of the world on my shoulders. Within 6 months of seeing Margaret, im a positive, focused businessman ready to take on the world. Her hypnotherapy treatment has changed my life. I never thought hypnotherapy would work, but it is something that cannot be described, only experienced. I look forward to my visits, and both Clem and Margaret are fantastic people, who are always willing to help when times are tough. if your considering trying therapy, pick up the phone!C.W., Mansfield
Margaret is a fantastic therapist, impeccable at her profession, puts you at ease straight away and finds the cause of issues and gets to work quickly. I have only needed two sessions and listened to personal audio hypnotherapy at home several times, created by Margaret. Put me right back on track from being in a very negative cycle and since then I have achieved far more growth and happiness personally, at work and in my family life. Whatever your reason I recommend Margaret unreservedly.D.B.