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Anxiety and stress resolved by Applied Positive Hypnotherapy and the Thrive Programme in Ely, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge

Everyone will experience feelings of anxiety and worry many times throughout their lifetime. For example, you may feel worried or anxious about a job interview, getting the results from a medical test, financial issues or even getting married. Feelings of worry and anxiety are perfectly normal reactions to the daily pressures of life. However, for some people, these feelings of worry or anxiety can become intrusive in their lives, and may begin to affect them on a daily basis.

NHS Direct estimates that approximately 1 in 50 people will suffer with generalised anxiety disorder at some point during their lifetime. The condition is most likely to occur to people in their 20s and it affects slightly more women than men. It is a long-term condition that can make you feel anxious about a very wide range of issues, rather than your anxiety or fear relating to one specific issue. You may find that you are anxious most days and may not be able to remember the last time you were able to properly relax.

The NHS identifies the symptoms of anxiety as being many and varied, for example:

  1. Feeling 'on edge'
  2. Restlessness
  3. Sense of dread
  4. Difficulty concentrating
  5. Irritability
  6. Impatience
  7. Being easily distracted
  8. Dizziness
  9. Lethargy
  10. Pins and needles
  11. Irregular heart beat (palpitations)
  12. Muscle aches
  13. Dry mouth
  14. Excessive sweating
  15. Shortness of breath
  16. Stomach ache
  17. Headache
  18. Diarrhoea
  19. Excessive thirst
  20. Frequent urination
  21. Painful or missed periods
  22. Difficulty in falling, or staying, asleep

Some people experience 'panic attacks' which can feel very frightening indeed, with people often describing how they thought they were going to die, usually of a heart attack.

There are also many diagnosable conditions for which anxiety is the main symptom. For example, panic disorder, phobias (for more info on phobias, click here), post-traumatic syndrome and generalised anxiety disorder. The content on this page will be equally relevant for someone who has any one of these conditions, so please do contact Kate for a chat if you have any questions.

How Applied Positive Hypnotherapy Can Help

If you are suffering with mild anxiety that is related to a specific upcoming event, for example, if you are due to sit an examination or are due to have an operation, then hypnosis, combined with Applied Positive Hypnotherapy will enable you to reduce your worry or anxiety and to feel more in control.

It will provide you with a greater sense of self; it will boost self-confidence and self-esteem; it will help you build on your self-belief and you will have a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your upcoming event.

An added bonus is that hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels.

Both in Bury St Edmunds and Ely we have substantial experience of helping people to reduce their worries and anxieties in relation to specific events, and you would need just one session, a week or two before the event in question.

Ongoing and Pervasive Issues with Anxiety

Perhaps your issues are more long term or pervasive and you have found that anxiety is having a limiting effect upon your life? Perhaps you are having panic attacks? Perhaps you are worried all the time and don't understand why? Or perhaps you would like to remove and resolve all future issues in relation to your anxiety? In these circumstances it is likely that you would benefit most from a course of Cognitive Processing and Integration or the Thrive Programme

The therapy we offer would provide you with all the benefits of hypnosis, suggestion therapy and training, whilst also helping you to fully resolve your anxieties, leaving you free to enjoy a more fulfilled and relaxed approach to your life in the future. 

Both at Bury St Edmunds and Ely, we have found that anxiety can be very effectively treated using pure CPI and issues can usually be resolved within 4-7 weeks.

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