Hypnosis for anxiety and overcoming negative thoughts 

Have you tried every method available to get rid of your anxiety, but nothing seems to work? Then you should consider hypnotherapy. It is one of the most effective methods available for helping people overcome their fear, panic attacks and negative thoughts.

We all experience anxiety from time to time. Whether it’s worrying about an upcoming test or presentation, a looming deadline at work, or just feeling uneasy about something that happened earlier in the day, this type of anxiety can be positive as it gives you energy and makes you more alert. We all have moments when we feel stressed out. It’s a normal human emotion that serves as a biological warning to help protect us from danger.

However, for some people, this type of anxiety does not go away after the event has finished. If this happens, it can lead to problems with daily functioning, such as being unable to concentrate on tasks at work, which could lead to problems with relationships and social interactions.

But if you experience anxiety often or it generally interferes with your ability to live comfortably. In that case, this might indicate that it is problematic when these feelings become so intense that they interfere with your daily life.

In this blog post, I will teach you how you can overcome your anxiety, fear and stress in a very short amount of time with the help of hypnotherapy. 

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal, healthy reaction to stress. It can be a sign that you are taking care of yourself and your needs. Anxiety is the feeling that comes with worry, concern or nervousness. It’s a sense of uneasiness or dread, accompanied by physical symptoms like increased heart rate, sweating and difficulty breathing.

With increased anxiety, you may have trouble controlling your worrying, which can be distressing and overwhelming. It may mean you become excessively fearful, avoid certain situations and places, and experience physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension and stomach aches, which interfere with your daily life and have the physical symptoms even when there is no real danger or threat

The most common types of anxiety disorders are generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder (PD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social phobia.

Anxiety can be triggered by a specific situation (known as situational anxiety) or happen without warning (known as generalised anxiety disorder).

Anxiety can range from mild to severe and can last for a short period of time or be chronic and long-lasting.

It’s important to remember that everyone experiences anxiety differently. For example, some people experience physical symptoms like sweating, trembling, and increased heart rate, while others experience more mental symptoms like feeling restless or irritable.

Several factors can cause anxiety disorders. These include genetics, lifestyle choices, and the environment you live.

Common causes of anxiety include:

  • Relationship problems
  • Death/loss of a loved one
  • Financial problems
  • Work/school stress

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a powerful mind-body technique that can help you overcome anxiety and negative thoughts. Hypnosis is a state of focused attention, and it’s similar to daydreaming. It is a state of enhanced suggestibility and helps you alter your thoughts, perceptions and behaviours. During which you’re more open to suggestions about changing your thinking and behaviour. When you’re in hypnosis, your brain waves change from alpha waves (which occur when you’re relaxed) to theta waves (when you sleep). Theta brain waves are associated with memory recall and learning new information. So hypnosis can help you see things differently and make positive changes from the inside out.

How can hypnosis help with anxiety?

People who are hypnotised become focused and absorbed in what’s happening in their minds. As a result, the mind and body relax, making it easier to let go of fears or other thoughts that might control your life.

In this state of relaxation, you’ll feel more positive and confident about your abilities. As a result, you’ll be able to make changes in your life with less effort and work harder towards your goals because they feel more attainable and realistic. In addition, it can help you overcome anxiety and negative thinking patterns that may have held you back from living the life you want.

During hypnosis, relaxation techniques guide you into a trance-like state, so the subconscious mind is accessed. This allows any beliefs or feelings that may be causing their anxiety to be reprogrammed with suggestions and positive thoughts instead of negative ones.

Scientific research has shown that hypnosis can improve the way a person feels and thinks, often at a subconscious level. This means your mind has been re-trained to cope with the situations which previously used to trigger severe anxiety.

  • Hypnosis allows you to get to the root cause of your anxiety.
  • Hypnosis can help you uncover hidden emotions that cause anxiety.
  • You learn to relax and let go of any emotional baggage that’s weighing you down
  • Hypnosis helps you learn to calm your mind and live in the moment.
  • Overcome negative thought patterns by using hypnosis 
  • Get rid of distracting thoughts and unwanted feelings
  • Learn to observe your thoughts.
  • Changing negative self-talk
  • Learn to control your inner chatter
  • Get a clear picture in your mind of how you want things.

What to expect during a hypnotherapy session for anxiety?

During the free consultation, I will ask you questions about how you feel physically and emotionally right now. Then, we will discuss your symptoms and any other challenges you are currently experiencing. After the information has been gathered, a session plan and goal for therapy can be agreed. 

During a hypnotherapy session for anxiety, you will find yourself in a comfortable position, relaxing and feeling at ease. I will instruct you to close your eyes and focus on breathing and relaxation techniques. This can help you to relax and become more receptive to suggestions.

I will then lead you through other exercises to manage your anxiety and stress.

It’s important to note that hypnotherapy is not intended to replace medication or other treatments. Instead, its best used in conjunction with these other treatments to help reduce anxiety and improve quality of life. 

Once the session has ended, there is time to ask questions before leaving so you can fully understand what happened during your session. Any homework such as listening to a support recording and using the techniques learned between sessions will also be given.

At our next session, we’ll discuss what worked best for you during our session together so that we can try something else if necessary, as we are all unique and not one size fits all! It’s about finding what works for you!

How long does the anxiety hypnotherapy take?

The length of each session is 60 minutes. The number of sessions depends on the issues you are hoping to address but could range from 1 to 6, depending on your needs! I offer a FREE consultation where this can be discussed and give you a more accurate picture. 

Where does the hypnotherapy for anxiety sessions take place?

At Precious Health in Hale, Altrincham WA16 9NZ, Sessions are face-to-face, online or by telephone.

How much does an anxiety hypnotherapy session cost?

The cost is £70 per session, including support recordings to carry on your change work between sessions.

How do I book?

To book a FREE consultation click here which will open up a live calendar to book your slot, or you can either call me on 07799 032191.

I am available to answer your questions, schedule an appointment, and provide more information about hypnotherapy services. I look forward to hearing from you!

Online Hypnotherapy and Manchester Hypnotherapy for anxiety with Hypnoshift.

Samantha Chater is a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Register and CNHC.

Hypnotherapy sessions are convenient for those who live in Manchester, Altrincham, Sale, Hale, Bowdon, Timperley, Cheadle, Didsbury, Knutsford and Lymm.