Freedom from Anxiety

Have you ever felt:

  • Stressed
  • Anxious
  • Overwhelmed
  • Feeling unable to cope with even the most mundane daily tasks

All these manifests in our body in a variety of ways:

  • You may feel a variety of unpleasant emotions, you may feel scared or just have an uneasy feeling.
  • Your mind may be racing or be unable to think clear about a way forward.
  • You start to forecast a worst-case scenario future for yourself and/or those you love.  Usually accompanied by big, bright pictures in your mind
  • Your body may feel tense, you may feel sick, have a tightness in your chest and/or throat. 
  • Your breathing may become shallow

These changes can feed on themselves and a change in one of the above can lead to changes in others.  They can also re-enforce themselves. You can quickly find yourself going on a downward spiral.

We all experience stress, anxiety, and feelings of overwhelm from time to time, but when it starts to happen on a regular or even daily basis it can have a negative impact on your long-term health and your enjoyment of life. 

The difference between stress and anxiety is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation. Anxiety is a reaction to the stress. 

The negative impacts come from the way we respond to stress and not understanding what is happening to make us feel this way.  We worry about the cause of the stress, and we worry because we are not coping with the situation.

A stressful situation can trigger the body’s fight, flight, or freeze response system which enables us to physically fight or run away when faced with dangerous animals in the wilds.  When the danger was gone the body would naturally return to a normal calm state, but nowadays this response system is triggered by things that happen to us that are not life threatening like a stressful day at work, driving in busy traffic or money worries.  Unfortunately, after the fight flight or freeze response our bodies do not return to normal and remain at a state of high alert which can create long term health problems and can spiral out of control. 

On the Freedom from Anxiety Programme, you will learn:

  • How to develop coping skills
  • How to meditate your way to a peaceful life
  • How to trigger your body’s natural relaxation response, allowing you to turn down the dial on your anxiety level
  • Daily mind and meditation exercises that will help you to develop a long-term habit of living a calmer life. 
  • Cope easily with the roller coaster of everyday life by learning what to do when a stressful event strikes. 

How can hypnosis be used for anxiety:

  1. You can use hypnosis to get into a deeply relaxed state, which removes tension and triggers your relaxation response. When we understand how to relax naturally then it will help to prevent long term health problems.
  2. It can also help you achieve lifestyle changes that can reduce the amount of stress you encounter in your life.  Many people who are suffering from stress use something outside themselves to cope e.g., alcohol, eating, drugs, shopping.  Anything that you can do to make you feel better in the moment.  By reducing/eliminating stress then the need for unhealthy habits is removed. 
  3. It teaches you how to be calm and solve life’s daily problems with the minimum of internal fuss and bother. 

 

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