Hypnotherapy for anxiety relief and stress management

Do you feel that your life is dominated by your anxiety or stress?

Does your anxiety cause you to over-eat, or take away your confidence?  Do you have IBS, made worse by your anxiety?

You have probably thought (and over-thought) of the ways in which you would like to change a million times, but find you’re still not putting the changes in place.  That’s because This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.you're trying to solve your problem through a conscious process, but your behaviour is coming from your sub-conscious. To bring about real change you need to talk to the right part – and that’s just what hypnotherapy enables you to do.

At Getting You There we can help you discover how to manage your anxiety and how to become more resilient to stress in the future. Ann has extensive experience at using hypnotherapy and other techniques successfully with people suffering with anxiety and stress-related issues and always works with each client to provide the most effective approach to stress management for them.


What is Anxiety?

free-mp3Anxiety itself is a normal response, which we can all experience at different times. Anxiety is often a result of stress, but unlike stress alone which can disappear once its cause goes away, anxiety may continue even when the original cause has long gone. On occasions it can exist without the sufferer actually knowing what the cause is.

Once anxious, a person often imagines that things are much worse than they are in reality. An anxious person might also start to worry about many different things – including their health or the safety of loved ones. Often they will worry that they are going crazy in some way, or that there is a physical cause of their anxiety symptoms. For this reason, it’s worth understanding what anxiety is (a normal, pre-programmed response to a threat) and why it causes the symptoms it does.



What causes Anxiety?

Some people know exactly what has triggered their anxiety, though many do not. It might be that a person’s anxiety results from the accumulation of lots of different stresses over a period of time. Think of it like this:

Imagine that your ability to handle stress is like a glass and imagine that the stress is like water. If you keep adding stresses to the glass (even small ones like the commute to work or a routine dentist visit) and you don’t take any time to remove any them, over time the glass will fill up and one day it will overflow. This way of thinking about anxiety explains why sometimes it can seem to come out of the blue with no big event triggering it. What has happened is that the trigger was just the final piece of stress that caused the glass to overflow. Other times we know that our glass was filled suddenly by one major event.

To prevent this happening, we need to ensure that we take time to relieve our stress regularly and deal with bigger stressors as they occur so as not to let them build up and “fill our glass”. There are many ways to relieve stress and each person needs to find ones which suit them. Common examples are crafts, light exercise, reading, playing or listening to music or spending time with friends or family. In particular, learning self-hypnosis or relaxing with regular massage therapy or reflexology are powerful ways to manage stress.