Anxiety

Perth Hypnotherapy sessions for Anxiety in Joondalup &  Fremantle.

Have you tried the usual, conventional methods of treating your anxiety with little to no change or improvement?  Consider using hypnosis to manage your anxiety!

Read on and you will find, whether you visit our clinic in Joondalup or Fremantle, that hypnosis really can assist with management of anxiety and associated symptoms and tendencies.  And yes, if you have visited the depression or negativity pages, you will find many similarities between the text on these 3 pages as these issues are often, but not always, inter-related.

The Oxford Dictionary defines anxiety as: “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome” or “a strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen”

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where a person feels under pressure but these responses, feelings or reactions usually passe once the stressful situation has passed, or the ‘stressor’ has been removed. Anxiety, however, is when these anxious feelings don’t subside and are ongoing and exist without any particular reason or cause. It is a serious condition that makes it hard for a person to cope with daily life. We all feel anxious from time to time, but for a person experiencing  anxiety, these feelings cannot be easily controlled.

Stress, worry, fear and panic are words that people often use to describe anxiety. It is important to note that anxiety is a normal human emotion, however  if it happens too often or is present for long periods of time, it can be distressing and disabling. Research suggests that all anxiety disorders involve fear of something and this usually leads people to avoiding things that trigger the fear. People with one type of anxiety disorder often have symptoms of another type of anxiety disorder.

There are several major types of anxiety and these include but are not limited to:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias and Anxieties
  • Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – OCD
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

As with depression in most cases, a client or client’s loved ones and support team should hold a reasonable expectation of feeling less awful instead of expecting to feel great or “cured” in a hurry.  A little progress every day adds up to big results! Expecting quick and dramatic fixes or results almost always produces disappointment and a deepening or worsening of  a person’s anxiety or disorder. That said, anxiety hypnosis becomes a very rapid and effective way to manage the symptoms of  anxiety, because it communicates directly with the part of the brain responsible. The subconscious mind!

There are several general areas in which hypnosis can help people manage anxiety and a client is also guided to take pro-active steps in order to change their situation as appropriate.

The human brain or more accurately the human mind, is indeed one of the most powerful organs in the body and it is  also the main organ that functions during hypnotherapy – specifically the subconscious mind. Hypnosis also makes use of  your imagination. The whole therapy focuses on establishing coping mechanisms directly through the subconscious mind and this can allow clients to  make behaviour modifications and to refocus their attention. It is important to assist clients to recognise the symptoms of the anxiety. Communication with the subconscious mind allows a person to quickly locate the root causes behind the anxiety, as well as all of the compounded symptoms that exacerbate the problem. As anxiety hypnosis works directly with the subconscious mind, it allows an individual to bypass the conscious critical self, and discover the real reason they feel so terribly negative, down or anxious and to disconnect from the “triggers”.

The new skills and good mental messages learned in a  hypnotherapy session for anxiety can be used to counter the effects of anxious thoughts  and ideas. Hypnotherapy doesn’t only empower a person with these new skills; it may also  help them to discover the roots and triggers of the anxiety. However, we do not usually regress a person as a way to “treat” anxiety.  Our approach is to look at where a person is now (acknowledging where they have come from) and where they want to be into the future. We may at times use NLP and reframing techniques within the hypnotherapy session, once trance has been induced, to assist with achieving the client’s outcome. Teaching clients “real” tools to use when in the midst of their anxiety is an important part of the process and this can include teaching a simple self hypnosis method to get them through any immediate overwhelm. Hypnosis for anxiety is a variety of clinical hypnotherapy that focuses on both the management of anxiety and associated symptoms and triggers as well as any negativity or depression, as these often go hand in hand with anxiety.

Hypnotherapy is NOT offered as an alternative to or replacement of your medication, doctor or mental health practitioner.  Rather, it is offered as an allied therapy, a tool with which to empower yourself and a therapy to combine with and support your mental health plan, medication regime and treatment by your doctor, counsellor, psychologist or mental health practitioner.

For more information on hypnotherapy for anxiety or to discuss your needs, Call Now on  0404 927 350.  Alternatively you may email for further information, including the location of our New Dimension Vitality Perth Hypnotherapy clinics in Joondalup and Fremantle.