For many hypnotherapy is a last port of call. Perhaps they’ve visited their GP, or are on a waiting list to receive counselling, tried Slimming World or given nicotine patches a go.
The great news is you’ve now found my website, and perhaps reading the information contained within these pages has sparked an interest to see what changes can really be made easily and quickly with hypnotherapy.
I’m not going to go into too much detail for each individual issue that hypnotherapy can help with as I find it’s far better to discuss this directly with the client. What I will say is Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues some of which are listed below.
This is far from being a definitive list, but it will give you an indication as to the spectrum of issues that hypnotherapy can help with. If the issue you need assistance with is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact me to find out exactly how hypnotherapy can help. You would be surprised how any clients wish they had discovered hypnotherapy sooner.
It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious, fearful, or worried in certain situations but when a continuous feeling of anxiety prevents you from doing the things you want to do and has a negative impact on your everyday life then you may have an anxiety disorder.
There are different types of anxiety disorders including General anxiety disorder (GAD), Social anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Not everyone who experiences anxiety will present with the same symptoms. Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways, both physically and mentally including, feelings of dread, racing mind, lack of concentration, poor sleep, feelings of being trapped, sweating, shaking and a racing heartbeat.
Hypnotherapy can help if you're suffering from an anxiety related condition. It can help you to both reduce and manage levels of anxiety, regain control, and eliminate feelings of dread and fear. Hypnotherapy can help you to rebuild confidence and self-esteem and enable you to react in a rational and completely different way than to what you once did.
Hypnotherapy can help you to see things from a completely different perspective and allow you to live a normal life once more.
A phobia is an extreme fear of, or aversion to, an activity, place, animal or insect, object, person, or a given situation, which in turn has a detrimental impact to the way you behave or operate in your daily life.
Having a phobia is more than just being nervous or a little apprehensive. A phobia is an anxiety related disorder. It can be a disabling condition which around 8% of the UK population will experience at some stage in their life.
A phobia is a learnt behaviour. Many phobias originate from our childhood, whilst others such as Agoraphobia - the fear of open or crowded spaces, normally develop much later in life. Some phobias, for example Galeophobia - the fear of sharks, will not affect us on a daily basis but others such as Mysophobia – the fear of germs, can make it almost impossible to lead a normal life. Some of the most common phobias include
- Acrophobia - fear of heights
- Agoraphobia - fear of open public spaces
- Aerophobia - fear of flying
- Arachnophobia - fear of spiders
- Claustrophobia - fear of confined or crowded spaces
- Glossophobia - fear of public speaking
- Social phobia - fear of interacting with other people
- Trypanophobia - fear of needles
Having a poor opinion of yourself, low self-esteem or lack of confidence can often derive from childhood. Perhaps something didn’t go according to plan? Maybe, a teacher, parent or friend said you weren’t very good at something, or you didn’t look good in what you were wearing.
These messages can have an impact on us, especially in childhood, even if the message wasn’t supposed to be interpreted negatively. Lacking in confidence and low self-esteem can stop you from achieving your true potential, it can not only affect your mental health but can also lead to issues including anxiety, depression, and weight gain.
Many people suffering from lack of confidence or self esteem can find themselves hiding away from challenging activities or social interactions. They create a “safe place” and whilst initially this may appear to aid feelings of security and comfort it can actually have a negative impact. Doing things out of our comfort zone and challenging ourselves is exactly what helps to build confidence and increase levels of self-esteem.
You do have many qualities, you are good at certain things no matter how large or small, and you are a unique person. Hypnotherapy will help you to understand and recognise these qualities. It will help you to restore the belief in yourself that was once missing resulting in a more confident, contented, and positive you. The you who now focuses on the things that they can and will do rather than the things they cannot.
Stress is the body’s automatic response to mental or emotional pressure. It’s sometimes called a fight or flight response where the bodies stress hormone levels increase due to a real or perceived threat. Stress alone is not considered an illness but if stress levels remain higher than normal for a long period of time it can lead to anxiety and depression.
Different events or situations can lead to stress. Whether it is work or personal life related, and we will all deal with stress differently. Our ability to cope can depend upon several different factors including, personality, early life influences, genetics, and our social and economic circumstances.
Stress is often triggered when we experience something unexpected or when we feel we have little or no control over a situation. Our stress response can be useful, it protects us from danger, it can motivate us and help us achieve our goals such as running a marathon or delivering a presentation. However, too much stress can have a negative impact. It can leave us feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Some of the symptoms of stress include poor sleep, lethargy, headaches, nausea, heart palpitations, sweating, and being over emotional either sad or angry. Research has also identified stress as a contributor to gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and stomach ulcers.
Hypnotherapy can help you to break detrimental thought patterns and those unwanted negative automatic reactions.
Hypnotherapy can help you to react to stressful situations in a completely different way. It will help you to react automatically in a more calm, rational, and constructive way, both cognitively and subconsciously.
Please do not hesitate to make contact for further information on how Wymondham Hypnotherapy can help you.
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Sleeping difficulties, insomnia
- Phobias - fear of heights, dentists, snakes, spiders, flying, elevators, water, needles etc
- Weight loss - management and control
- Stopping smoking
- Pain management
- Addictions - alcohol, drugs, gambling, nail biting, grinding teeth, thumb sucking, etc
- Memory improvement & concentration, including exam preparation
- Grief, loss and trauma
- Sporting performance