Anxiety Issues

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Karen Slattery
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tel: 0872 860 269

Deal with anxiety using NLP/Hypnotherapy

You can learn to deal with your anxiety for good

A generally held view of  human beings is that we are born with only two fears; fear of falling and fear of loud noises. We learn all our other fears, without noticing. So the fear contained within your anxious feelings is a learned behaviour. If you have learned to do something then you can learn to do it differently, or to not do it at all. And if you learned quickly how to feel anxious then you can learn quickly how to feel differently.

When do you feel anxiety?

Perhaps you feel anxious near an authority figure, or perhaps you feel nervous or panic at the thought of having to park on the street in town, or you may well feel high levels of stress as the time to give a presentation at work looms closer. Or you may even feel anxious most of the time. These feelings often lead to mood swings and depression.
You will have your own, unique way of feeling anxious. To help someone deal with anxiety we always ask about the circumstances surrounding their anxiety, in effect we ask them how they know that it is time to feel anxious.

Patterns of anxiety

Experience teaches that anxiety is not random; there is a pattern to feeling anxious. It is learned behaviour, and we learn not just how to do it but when to do it, where to do it and who needs to be present. Noticing the ‘Who’, ‘What’, ‘Where’, ‘How’ and ‘When’ of your anxiety will reveal the pattern.

The three-fold approach of NLP/Hypnotherapy

There are three important aspects to cover when helping someone to deal with anxiety.

    We spend time listening to the person; determining the ‘pattern of anxiety’ and how the anxious feelings take over.

    We work consciously with NLP to help them acquire more flexibility in the way that they think; the way they remember past events; the way they imagine future events; the way they talk to themselves; the way they experience events.

    We work unconsciously with hypnosis to help them re-connect with inner resources they have previously lost touch with because of the anxiety and stress. We use metaphor, suggestion and relaxation to help build and condition new resources.

Anxiety

It can be defined is a nervous or agitated state of mind, involving thoughts about something that might be about to happen. For some it is extreme panic. It can be a very intense, fearful state relating to a real or imagined danger.

Among the physical effects some or all of the following may be experienced.

For someone suffering from anxiety, unpleasant thoughts lead to bad feelings which lead in turn to anxious behaviour. It is as if their view of the world does not sound right to them and they feel anxious. Once you have dealt with this and you see the world from a different viewpoint, one that sounds in tune with reality, then you can feel more relaxed and confident.

How long does the treatment take?

Because of the speed and effectiveness of NLP/Hypnotherapy most people can expect to notice changes after just one session. Most people need between two and four one-hour sessions to sort it out completely.