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Anxiety and stress can be helped with hypnosis and hypnotherapy

Everyone will experience feelings of anxiety and worry many times throughout their lifetime.  For example, you may feel worried or anxious about a job interview, getting the results from a medical test, financial issues or even getting married.  Feelings of worry and anxiety are perfectly normal reactions to the daily pressures of life.  However, for some people, these feelings of worry or anxiety can become intrusive in their lives, and may begin to affect them on a daily basis.   

NHS Direct estimate that approximately 1 in 50 people will suffer with generalised anxiety disorder at some point during their lifetime.  The condition is most likely to occur to people in their 20s and it affects slightly more women than men.  It is a long-term condition that can make you feel anxious about a very wide range of issues, rather than your anxiety or fear relating to one specific issue.  You may find that you are anxious most days and may not be able to remember the last time you were able to properly relax. 

The NHS identifies the symptoms of anxiety as being many and varied, for example:

  1. Feeling ‘on edge’
  2. Restlessness
  3. Sense of dread
  4. Difficulty concentrating
  5. Irritability
  6. Impatience
  7. Being easily distracted
  8. Dizziness
  9. Lethargy
  10. Pins and needles
  11. Irregular heart beat (palpitations)
  12. Muscle aches
  13. Dry mouth
  14. Excessive sweating
  15. Shortness of breath
  16. Stomach ache
  17. Headache
  18. Diarrhoea
  19. Excessive thirst
  20. Frequent urination
  21. Painful or missed periods
  22. Difficulty in falling, or staying, asleep

Some people experience ‘panic attacks’ which can feel very frightening indeed, with people often describing how they thought they were going to die, usually of a heart attack.

There are also many diagnosable conditions for which anxiety is the main symptom.  For example, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic syndrome and generalised anxiety disorder.  The content on this page will be equally relevant for someone who has one of these conditions, so please do contact us if you have any questions. 

How Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Can Help

If you are suffering with mild anxiety that is related to a specific upcoming event, for example, if you are due to sit an examination or are due to have an operation, then hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy could enable you to reduce your worry or anxiety and to feel more in control.

It can provide you with a greater sense of self; it can boost self-confidence and self-esteem; it can help you build on your self-belief and you can have a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your upcoming event.

An added bonus is that hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels. 

IAPH therapists have substantial experience of helping people to reduce their worries and anxieties in relation to specific events, and you would need just one session a week or two before the event in question.

Ongoing and Pervasive Issues with Anxiety

Perhaps your issues are more long term or pervasive and you have found that anxiety is having a limiting effect upon your life?  Perhaps you are having panic attacks?  Perhaps you are worried all the time and don’t understand why?  Or perhaps you would like to remove and resolve all future issues in relation to your anxiety?  In these circumstances we believe it is likely that you would benefit most from a course of analytical hypnotherapy (pure-hypnoanalysis). 

This type of therapy could provide you with all the benefits of hypnosis with suggestion therapy, whilst also helping you to fully resolve your anxieties, leaving you free to enjoy a more fulfilled and relaxed approach to life in the future. (For more info on pure-hypnoanalysis click here.)  

IAPH therapists have found that anxiety can be very effectively treated using pure hypnoanalysis and issues can usually be resolved within 8 to 12 sessions.

Find an Anxiety Specialist near you:

Find a qualified IAPH Hypnotherapist and Pure Hypnoanalyst in: East Anglia
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Types of hypnotherapy offered by IAPH Hypnotherapists:

The are two main types of hypnosis and hypnotherapy practised by IAPH therapists:
1. Suggestion Therapy (sometimes called 'Clinical Hypnosis'),
2. 'Pure Hypnoanalysis' (a unique therapy only practised by the IAPH)

Suggestion Therapy

Suggestion Therapy is 'normal' hypnotherapy. When you hear the term 'hypnotherapy' used in the media, they are (most often) referring to this type of therapy. Basically, you will be relaxed into a lovely, calm light hypnotic state (where you will be wide awake and fully in control - but nice and relaxed) and you will be given suggestions that will effect your behaviour/feelings once you are out of the hypnotic state - hence the term 'post-hypnotic suggestion'.

Pure Hypnoanalysis

Pure Hypnoanalysis (sometimes called 'hypnoanalysis' or 'analytical hypnotherapy')
We believe that Pure Hypnoanalysis is the single most effective form of therapy available in the world today, for the resolution of anxiety, depression, phobias, fears, eating disorders and other psychological and emotional problems/symptoms.

Pure Hypnoanalysis is a highly developed form of hypnoanalysis (sometimes called hypno-analysis or analytical hypnotherapy) Hypnoanalysis, in its various forms, is practised all over the world, though only IAPH Members are trained to practice the amazing 'Pure' version. To understand why we believe that Pure Hypnoanalysis is SO effective... Read More...

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Seminars and Workshops

The IAPH runs semiars and workshops all ove the Uk, and abroad. Some seminars running this year, include: smoking cessation, sexual abuse and sexual offending, Pure Hypnoanalysis, Pure Free Association, Hypnosis for pregnancy and childbirth, Medical hypnosis, search engine optimisation, personality profiling, Read More...

Our Unique Hypnotherapy Training Course:
The Successful Hypnotherapy Diploma Course has been producing professional hypnotherapists since 1981, and we have now trained over 7000 hypnotherapists and pure hypnoanalysts worldwide.

Follow a combined home-study/in-house training program, and receive full support and guidance - not just through your training, but throughout your entire career as a hypnotherapist and pure hypnoanalyst. Our remarkable training course is totally unique, and our therapists are amongst the most professional and successful in private practice. Be passionate about helping people to change their lives... Read More...

Symptoms and Problems Treated Using Pure Hypnoanalysis: