5 Ways Anxiety can be Managed with Hypnotherapy

Dec 31, 2014 | Anxiety, Blog

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Be more mindful.
As far as we know, us humans are the only creatures to experience anxiety. A cat doesn’t go about her daily life fretting about what the other cats think of her, or worrying about what she did last week. Although animals experience fear, it’s fairly safe to assume they don’t get anxious, the reason being that they experience their lives in the present moment. If you can develop more of an ability to be in the present moment, often called mindfulness, rather than thinking about the past or future, you will likely experience a rapid reduction in your anxiety. Hypnotherapy can enhance mindfulness by helping you to pay attention to the here and now.

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Inner Resources

Take a few moments to think about the lessons that you’ve learned in your life, the difficulties you’ve bounced back from and the insights you’ve gained. Chances are you have a huge number of inner resources that you’re not always consciously aware of, or haven’t taken the time to think about. Difficult tasks such as learning to read and write are things that you have managed to do; it’s quite amazing when you think about it. What else might you be capable of?

Hypnotherapy can help you to recognise and tap into inner resources that you can use to help you in other situations, helping you to feel more calm, confident and in control.

 

Mental Rehearsal

Think about a future event that you’re apprehensive about; as you imagine it, how does it go? I would bet money that if you are anxious about it, you imagine things going wrong. In doing this, you only reinforce the fear and anxiety. Having hypnotherapy can help you to vividly imagine the event going well, leaving that as a lasting image in your subconscious, so you feel calmer and more confident that things will go well.

Let go of the past

The past can leave an impact on us and often anxiety can have it’s roots in experiences from when we were younger. Whatever lead to your anxiety, chances are you weren’t born anxious, it’s something you learned. And if you can learn something, you can unlearn it too.

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Accept your feelings

I often hear clients say that once they can accept anxious thoughts and feelings, instead of trying to battle against them, that the feelings start to subside. What we resist, tends to persist. By having hypnotherapy, you can learn to accept your thoughts and feelings as they arise, knowing you can cope and allowing them to pass.

Learn more about the subconscious mind here!

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I’d love to hear your comment or questions in the comments section below. Send me an email to chloe@calmer-you.com with any questions or to find out about 121 sessions on hypnotherapy either in London or via Skype.

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  1. Marie Watson

    Thanks for explaining how anxiety can be managed with hypnotherapy. I like that you describe it as being able to let go of the past or unlearn the habits you learned to make yourself anxious. I have really bad anxiety, so I am curious if hypnotherapy would help me.

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  2. Nina

    You don’t descripe how Hypnotherapy can help. The steps you write about are steps in normal life.

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    • Chloe B

      Hypnotherapy helps us to do those things much more easily 😉

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