stress

• Do you often feel overwhelmed?
• 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 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 feel anxious about particular actions you have to take, such as flying, exams, interviews, presentations?
• Do you find yourself feeling anxious about your anxiety?
• Do you worry about other people’s negative judgement of you or things you do?
• Do often feel irritable and/or find yourself arguing with people around you?
• Do you find that your emotions fluctuate unexpectedly and sometimes make you feel tearful?
• Do you often feel anxious?
• Do you often feel angry with yourself and/or others?
• Do you get recurring physical symptoms, such as tiredness, IBS, headaches, flu symptoms or muscular pains?
• Do you find yourself repeatedly worrying about the same things?
• Do you often find it difficult to concentrate?
• Do you have trouble sleeping?
• Do you have thoughts or feelings that you feel unable to share with others?
• Do you wish you had more control over your emotions?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.

About Stress

When asked to define stress, most people give a description that includes overwhelming feelings of anxiety, anger, frustration, irritability, and physical symptoms such as lack of energy, insomnia and IBS, which they may try to compensate for by resorting to over eating, drinking alcohol, smoking or taking medication to calm themselves or to enhance their mood.

Clients coming for help in understanding and reducing their stress levels often report feeling:
• overwhelmed 
• worried about the future 
• tired 
• tearful / unable to control their emotions 
• worried about their physiological symptoms 
• like they should be able to cope more effectively

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
• Breathing exercises
All of these techniques have proved to be very effective in helping clients effectively control and reduce their stress levels by achieving long-term emotional and physiological change.


Take the first step

If you’ve reached this page, it’s likely that you’re ready to call 07956 525 587 now for a free chat.

By learning to manage your stress and relax now you will be able to achieve so much more 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.
Stress awareness and Stress management sessions 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

Next Steps

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Tel: 020 8444 9222 or
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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].

The Additive Benefit of Hypnosis and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treating Acute Stress Disorder.

This research represents the first controlled treatment study of hypnosis and cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT) of acute stress disorder (ASD)… In terms of treatment completers (n = 69), fewer participants in the CBT and CBT-hypnosis groups met criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder at posttreatment and 6-month follow-up than those in the SC group. CBT-hypnosis resulted in greater reduction in reexperiencing symptoms at posttreatment than CBT. These findings suggest that hypnosis may have use in facilitating the treatment effects of CBT for posttraumatic stress.

Bryant, R. A., Moulds, M. L., Guthrie, R. M., Nixon, R. D. V.  (2005) The Additive Benefit of Hypnosis and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treating Acute Stress Disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 73(2). [online] Available at: http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ccp/73/2/334/  [Accessed 10 May 2012].


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