Hypnotherapy for anxiety Birmingham

Hypnotherapy for anxiety can allow you to start living your life to it’s full potential.

There are only two fears that we are born with: loud noises and heights. I can still help if one of those two is an issue but any other fear you have is something you’ve learnt and therefore something you can unlearn.

My hypnotherapy practice in Birmingham can help you overcome anxiety of many things including:

You’ll want to read my page on hypnosis for phobias if your issue relates more to things like fear of spiders or fear of heights.

Here’s a free video to help explain how hypnotherapy for anxiety works.

How hypnotherapy for anxiety works

Hypnosis works by changing the way your mind reacts to the situation. At the moment your mind will be screaming “Danger!” whenever you encounter the situation that sets your anxiety off.

We will change this reaction so that instead of screaming, you mind will be calm. You won’t even be bothered by the situation.

We won’t remove the fear totally though, depending on what the problem is. If you have a fear of spiders for example, it’s still wise to wary of 8 feet wide poisonous spiders. Just not normal spiders that you see around your house.

It can seem odd to think that something that has caused you a lifetime of distress and fear can be solved so quickly but it really can.

I have been through his myself and it really is great when you encounter a situation that used to bother you and absolutely nothing happens! It’s as though you never had the problem in the first place.

You might be made anxious by having to fly, take your driving test or any other situation that makes you nervous.

Common signs of anxiety are sweating more than usual, having a dry mouth, stomach pain and shaking hands. There are many more signs but those are some that most people have experienced at some point in their lives.

Once we know exactly what it is we’re dealing with there are a number of ways we can go about getting rid of the problem.

Techniques for fixing anxiety

One of the best techniques for fixing anxiety is regression.

Regression allows you to go back to the time you first had the problem. This allows us to understand why you have it and clients often go “Aha! That’s it!” when they find the answer.

I love regression therapy and seeing clients finding the cause of their issue is one of the best moments in my work. You never know what it’s going to be and it always comes as a surprise.

Another method we use is called parts therapy.

Have you ever had to make a decision like what to buy someone as a present and part of you wants one thing and part of you wants another? Of course, we’ve all had that! Those are your parts.

We simply need to find the part that is causing you trouble and give it a new role.

Informed child

This is an interesting technique that allows you to go back in time and relive your childhood. There’s one key difference though – you keep all the knowledge and wisdom you have gained as an adult.

Anxiety often stems from things that happened in childhood. Using this method we can let you go back in time and look at what happened with your adult point of view and understanding.

It’s amazing how just doing that can stop the anxiety. We’re telling your mind to let go and showing it that it no longer needs to protect us as it is trying to.

The video below shows a dramatisation of the informed child technique used in Eastenders. Whitney (the adult girl) was abused as a child and due to being on hunger strike in prison (for killing her abusers son) she hallucinates which puts her in a very similar state to hypnosis. She sees herself as a child and gives the child version of herself knowledge and wisdom to change her future.

If you haven’t already done so then read my page on how hypnosis works to understand more.

Other hypnotherapy techniques for anxiety

There are many other techniques we can use if these don’t work.

There’s no method that works for everyone all the time. We choose the method most likely to work based on the consultation talk we have.

The more information I have about your situation the better. Having said that…

Dealing with embarrassing issues

There may be times when your issue is caused by something you don’t want to talk about.

It’s not always essential for me to know what the problem is so don’t worry. If you feel terrified whenever you see a post box then you don’t have to tell me. This is what we call content free therapy.

Generally it does work better if we can talk about it but it’s not essential

Fix your anxiety with hypnotherapy

If you suffer from anxiety and would like to use hypnosis to get rid of it then contact me today.

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