Anxiety, worry, stress, self-doubt. These are words used to describe thoughts and feelings that all of us experience from time to time. For the most part, these thoughts and feelings are temporary, perfectly normal and actually useful. They're a signal that something needs our attention.
But in some cases anxiety can become habitual and problematic. It might hold you back from doing the things you want to do in life. Things like advancing in your job, starting a business, participating fully in school, or even normal everyday things like shopping, family get-togethers, enjoying intimacy or going out for a good time.
Some people seem to know exactly what causes them to feel anxious, while for others it’s harder to pin down because it’s become more pervasive in their lives. Certain types of anxiety are related to the future, a fear of something that might happen. Others types of anxiety might be connected to an event in the past either known or unknown consciously. It may be a combination of both.
In our Hypnotherapy sessions we’ll discover the best approach for your particular situation so we can free you from the anxiety habit. This is not about me "fixing" you while you sit there passively. You will be actively engaged through your thought, feelings and imagination. In addition to our work in the sessions, I may share some tools (techniques, recordings, homework) to reinforce the change. Again, your active engagement with these tools will make a big difference.
Think of habitual anxiety as an unconscious skill you’ve developed. Your unconscious mind is doing its best to protect you from something. It's a behavior you're doing--and you can change this behavior.
Sure, there are things in life we need to be cautious about. But unnecessary worrying about things that will probably never happen is not healthy. There’s no need for it. If you’ve read this far, you’re probably well aware of whether or not you’ve crossed this line.
But there’s good news--Hypnotherapy shines in this area. There are many techniques we can use to help you break free from unnecessary fears and anxious feelings. As the anxious feelings dissipate and you stretch beyond your old self-imposed limitations, you’ll inevitably find your level of self-confidence rising. Feel free to call me to discuss your particular situation. I look forward to speaking with you.
All the best,