Most of us have experienced stress in one form or another, whether it’s a target at work, a family struggle or an important decision. The fear can feel unending and can put us into a state of turmoil.

Counselling and psychotherapy can be effective treatments for stress and cognitive behavioural therapy can help individuals to understand why they think the way they do and how these thoughts can be positively changed to manage stress. By altering our reaction to a particular situation during hypnosis to a more positive one, the feelings about that situation can also become more positive. When an individual then experiences that situation in real life, their reaction will often be much different.

When you’re afraid or anxious, you experience a variety of uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and a suffocating feeling. However, by learning and practicing relaxation techniques, you can become more confident in your ability to tolerate these uncomfortable sensations and calm yourself down quickly.

Hypnotherapy will normally start with a relaxation technique such as deep breathing, meditation, and muscle relaxation which are powerful antidotes to anxiety, panic, and fear. With regular practice, they can improve your ability to control the physical symptoms of anxiety and cope more effectively with other sources of stress and anxiety in your life.