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Hypnotherapy in Sheffield for Anxiety & Panic Attacks



About Anxiety and Panic attacks

Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic at certain times during their lifetime and it is a perfectly natural response, particularly when you are in a dangerous or threatening situation. However, when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, or panic attacks occur regularly, it becomes a disabling disorder. Some people suffer from more than one type of anxiety disorder and the signs and symptoms often overlap. There are 6 major types of anxiety disorder :-

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder (panic attacks)
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Phobias

How can you tell if you are suffering from an Anxiety Disorder?

People with Generalised Anxiety Disorder go through the day filled with exaggerated worry and tension, even though there is little or nothing to provoke it. They anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work. Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day produces anxiety. Their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms, especially fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating and blushing.
People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. They may be obsessed with germs or dirt, and wash their hands over and over, or filled with doubt and feel the need to check things repeatedly. They may find it impossible to throw things away for fear of consequences and so become hoarders.
People with Panic Disorder experience sudden attacks of panic usually accompanied by a pounding heart, sweatiness, weakness, faintness or dizziness and a tight feeling in their chest. These panic attacks can occur at any time or place, with the reason for the panic attack often unknown consciously to the sufferer.
Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop after a terrifying ordeal that involved threat of or actual physical harm. People with PTSD often relive the trauma in their thoughts day and night through flashbacks and may lose touch with reality believing the traumatic incident is happening all over again.
People with Social Anxiety Disorder become overwhelmingly anxious and self-conscious in everyday social situations. They often have an intense, persistent fear of doing things which will embarrass them and of being watched and judged by others.
A phobia is an intense, irrational fear of a particular thing which poses little or no actual danger. For people with phobias just thinking about the specific thing causes anxiety and although they often realise their fear is irrational, they are unable to prevent it. Some of the more common specific phobias include heights, vomiting, spiders, driving, water, needles, open spaces, closed spaces, dentists, but there are many more. For more information on Hypnotherapy for Phobias and a more detailed list, see my Phobias page.

Why choose Hypnosis to treat Anxiety and Panic Attacks?

  • Hypnotherapy for anxiety can help us to view events differently and change our response to situations, so we no longer experience anxiety.
  • Hypnotherapy for panic attacks enables you to confront an attack so you can stop panic in it's tracks and prevent it from occurring in the future.
  • In my Sheffield Hypnotherapy Practice I teach clients techniques to use in specific or general situations to prevent anxiety and panic attacks.

Hypnotherapy treatment for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Timeframe: Usually 2 - 4 sessions tailored to your specific circumstances, using some or all of the techniques below. More serious conditions can take up to 8 sessions.

Consultation: gather a full history to assist with identifying the source of your anxiety

Hypnosis : at a deep and lasting level to revisit initial anxiety provoking events and re-view them with a calm mind and body

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) : to retrain your thinking surrounding anxiety provoking events

Timeline Therapy : to put events in the past and let go of them

Visualisation : rehearse future situations in the way you would like to think and behave

NLP : to change thoughts and behaviours which contribute to your anxiety so you can prevent anxiety

Self hypnosis : learn self hypnosis to practice relaxation, positive thinking and remain calm

Contact Me

If you would like more information on Hypnotherapy for Anxiety or Hypnotherapy for Panic Attacks in Sheffield, or you would like to book an appointment, please contact me.

Holly Wincote Hypnotherapy Sheffield
Tel: 07986 539747
Email: holly@atherapy.co.uk

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