Treatments For Anxiety

• Do you feel like your reactions are different from everybody else’s?
• Does your anxiety prevent you from doing things you’d like to do?
• Do you wish you had more control over your emotions?
• Do you often feel embarrassed at your reactions?
• Do you often avoid social situations?
• Do you prefer to have a set routine and stick to places and people you know?
• Do you often feel tired or unwell?
• Do you find yourself feeling anxious about your anxiety?
• Do you feel anxious about particular actions you have to take, such as flying, exams, interviews, presentations?
• Do you worry about other people’s negative judgement of you or things you do?
• Do you find that your comfort zone is gradually becoming smaller
If so, you’ve come to the right place.

About anxiety

Anxiety has affected at least a third of the population at some point in their lives. 
It is a very important and natural response, which only becomes a problem when it is inappropriately exaggerated, creating phobias, panic attacks, insomnia, physical symptoms such as IBS, insomnia or frequent aches and loss of control. It is likely to worsen when you are feeling tired or experiencing too much stress in your life. 
Factors contributing to an anxiety response may include pressure in the workplace, problems in relationships, or significant milestones such as births, weddings, divorces, etc.
People experience anxiety in a variety of different ways including feelings of irritability, panic attacks and insomnia. Common to most sufferers is a sense of having lost control.

Clients coming for help in understanding and controlling their anxiety often report feeling:
• anxious about their anxiety itself
• angry at themselves for feeling anxious
• embarrassed if others see their anxiety
• worried about passing their anxiety on to their children

Techniques that may be used in your therapy session

Sessions will be personally tailored to your individual circumstances and may include:
• Talking therapy
• Clinical Hypnosis / Traditional Hypnotherapy
• Relaxing visualisations
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Solution Focussed Therapy
• Assertiveness training
• Desensitisation to triggers
• EMDR
• Autogenic Training
• Mindfulness
All of these techniques have proved to be very effective in achieving long-term change.

Besides being very relaxing, hypnotherapeutic techniques can effectively help clients to conquer their anxiety and regain control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, also having a knock-on effect on their physiology.
Effective Self-Hypnosis and Autogenic Training will be taught, free of charge, to all clients wishing to empower themselves.

Take the first step

If you’ve reached this page, it’s likely that you’re ready to address these issues now – Call 07956 525 587.
By taking control of your anxiety now you can prevent further regrets in the future.
It is natural for people who have not experienced talking therapy before to have questions about how it can help them. So that you can feel more comfortable, the first half hour of your initial consultation will be completely FREE OF CHARGE, with no obligation and in total confidence, allowing you to ask questions and ensure that this is the right solution for you.
Sessions to help you control your anger are held in London NW3 or N10.

Please do call or email now for a confidential, no-obligation chat. 020 8444 9222 or Mobile 07956 525 587 to book an appointment or for further information or email info@open-minds-uk.com

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RESEARCH:

Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders

Self-hypnosis training represents a rapid, cost-effective, nonaddictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of anxiety-related conditions… The tremendous volume of research provides compelling evidence that hypnosis is an efficacious treatment for state anxiety (e.g., prior to tests, surgery and medical procedures) and anxiety-related disorders, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.

Corydon Hammond, D. (2010) Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 10, 2: 263-273 [online] Available at: http://www.expert-reviews.com/doi/abs/10.1586/ern.09.140   [Accessed 10 May 2012].

Hypnosis reduces preoperative anxiety in adult patients.

We found that patients in the hypnosis group were significantly less anxious postintervention as compared with patients in the attention-control group and the control group. Moreover, on entrance to the operating rooms, the hypnosis group reported a significant decrease of 56% in their anxiety level whereas the attention-control group reported an increase of 10% in anxiety and the control group reported an increase of 47% in their anxiety. In conclusion, we found that hypnosis significantly alleviates preoperative anxiety.

(Saadat H, Drummond-Lewis J, Maranets I, Kaplan D, Saadat A, Wang SM, Kain ZN (2006). Hypnosis reduces preoperative anxiety in adult patients. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 102(5):1394-6. [online] Available at: http://www.anesthesia-analgesia.org/content/102/5/1394.short  [Accessed 10 May 2012].


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