Anxiety is a feeling of unease – a fear state – triggered by a thought or a situation and can range from mild to severe.

Everyone will experience anxiety at some point in their lives and this is entirely normal.

For example, the anticipation of a job interview or money worries.

When it becomes difficult to control these thoughts or worries, the anxiety can become a constant it negatively affects a person’s daily life.

The conundrum here is in fact that the brain thinks it’s helping you deal with a threatening situation. It reminds you of the thing you fear or worry about whilst providing adrenaline and cortisol to help you deal with the threat. This is a primordial human response which served us well as humans for many hundreds of thousands of years! However, in modern day society these threats look very different to ancient times – no longer are we escaping from Wild animals, but we are trying to gather that promotion, deal with a difficult relationship or overcome a trauma. As such the brains response is extreme, the best way for us to deal with problems of our modern-day society is to think them through rationally. This is difficult once anxiety levels are raised.

This omnipresent anxiety can affect many areas of a person life and their ability to enjoy it. The worries and concerns spread and generalise and affect their ability to focus, concentrate, sleep It can affect them physically also – feelings of restlessness, increased heart rate, tension and panic attacks are all common symptoms.
There are various treatments you can employ to help you deal with and control your anxiety.

These include:

  • Hypnotherapy including CBT
  • Medication – such as a type of antidepressant called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Exercise and diet
  • Smoking cessation
  • Reducing alcohol and caffeine intake

At Cheshire Hypnotherapy we look at all aspects of your life to help you understand how to facilitate change.

Zoe helped me with my anxiety and feelings of being unable to cope. I had stomach problems that were caused by the anxiety and these have gone now. I’m also feeling less overwhelmed and am more organised.

Victoria Haire
I developed a fear of flying after a bad experience and avoided overseas holidays for several years. I have wanted to to visit family in America but was reluctant to take the first steps. After talking to Zoe, she was so calm, reassuring, and made me feel so relaxed. She made me realise that my fears were not based on logical reasons. I am so happy that I have now been to see my brother in America and I am determined to enjoy future holidays overseas. I cannot recommend Zoe highly enough.
John Taylor

I went to Zoe a few years ago to help with my insomnia and anxiety. I had tried a range of other therapies to help but none seemed to do the trick; then I came to Zoe – slightly dubious about Hypnotherapy I must add – and it has honestly changed my life.
I cannot thank Zoe enough for her help, she was amazing and I could not recommend her enough.

Naomi Lansdowne
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