Anxiety and Panic Attacks

After experiencing anxiety in its many forms, many of our patients say they feel lost, desperate and alone. The physical symptoms of an acute anxiety attack as well as the psychological symptoms of excessive worry, paranoia and a feeling of being detached from reality, make for an incredibly unpleasant experience.

Whether it is generalised anxiety or panic attacks, our patients talk of anxiety pervading their lives, so that they need to avoid more and more situations that are difficult for them. This of course impacts upon work and relationships which exacerbates the problem further and leads to an increasingly limited life.

Generalised Anxiety

Our patients who suffer with generalised anxiety often report that they are constantly and excessively worrying about normal everyday problems and they always anticipate the worst outcome rather than the likely outcome of a situation, in other words, they catastrophise. Generalised anxiety has a huge negative impact upon daily life and is usually diagnosed when someone has been worrying excessively for at least six months. Anxiety can arise out of stressful situations and events where the stress/adrenalin response is overstimulated and as a result the situation(s) is traumatised by the mind. This traumatisation can either be a single incident or repeated. An anxious response can also be learnt from others and habituated over time as our unconscious mind constantly searches for evidence that our worries and fears are justified and so we become focused on the worst possible outcomes even when these are not likely.

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are characterised by sudden and severe anxiety symptoms such as a racing heart, breathlessness, butterflies and shaking legs. These symptoms are alarming and unpleasant and can often seem to occur without reason or warning.

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety is anxiety during or anxiety about social situations. Social anxiety or social phobia is a fear of having to interact with other people and being judged in a negative way by them. Most of us want to be liked and thought well of by others, but for some people this need becomes amplified and results in a fear which limits an individual’s life style. This fear may arise from low self-esteem or may be a result of past negative judgements or rejections that were not processed in a healthy way.

Relieving Anxiety

Unfortunately, trying to think our way out of anxiety means that we have to focus on that anxiety. Since what we focus on we tend to magnify, focusing on anxiety in an unhealthy way can lead to an increase in the anxious symptoms that we want to be rid of.

Here at The Curative Hypnotherapy Clinic, we use Analytical Hypnotherapy to help you identify and resolve the root cause of the anxiety and find a healthier more appropriate response. We also use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help you overcome the anxiety quickly and easily and move forward into a calmer and more confident state, free from those old anxious thoughts and feelings.

To find out more about our therapists at The Curative Hypnotherapy Clinic click About Us.

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Testimonials

Karl Baxter

“…With a handful of sessions with David I saw a dramatic improvement in my outlook. I’ve no hesitation to recommend him for either smoking cessation or more deep rooted issues around mental wellbeing ” -Karl Baxter. Read more...Read more...
2014-07-04T13:23:13+00:00
“…With a handful of sessions with David I saw a dramatic improvement in my outlook. I’ve no hesitation to recommend him for either smoking cessation or more deep rooted issues around mental wellbeing ” -Karl Baxter. Read more...

Kate Cooke

“I have got that control back, have stopped comfort eating and have even managed to lose weight (over Christmas too). I don't really feel like I'm depriving myself…” -Kate Cooke. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:40:51+00:00
“I have got that control back, have stopped comfort eating and have even managed to lose weight (over Christmas too). I don't really feel like I'm depriving myself…” -Kate Cooke. Read more...

Aren Deu

“I have managed to curb my anxiety and have found a new lease of life… I have also managed to curb my binge eating habits…I am now in control of the important aspects of my life once again” -Aren Deu. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:38:12+00:00
“I have managed to curb my anxiety and have found a new lease of life… I have also managed to curb my binge eating habits…I am now in control of the important aspects of my life once again” -Aren Deu. Read more...

Linda Prince

“I have suffered from a cat phobia… There were at least three hotel cats who I could almost say were quite cute and attractive. Without the treatment sessions this holiday would have been a bit of a nightmare”-Linda Prince . Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:34:15+00:00
“I have suffered from a cat phobia… There were at least three hotel cats who I could almost say were quite cute and attractive. Without the treatment sessions this holiday would have been a bit of a nightmare”-Linda Prince . Read more...

Pindi Kaur

“…I was suffering severe depression and anxiety for many years until June 2013 when I became very poorly …Having only 3 sessions for depression and anxiety I was a different person, I got my life back ”-Pindi Kaur. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:31:09+00:00
“…I was suffering severe depression and anxiety for many years until June 2013 when I became very poorly …Having only 3 sessions for depression and anxiety I was a different person, I got my life back ”-Pindi Kaur. Read more...

Sue Strudley

“For many years I have suffered with lack of or disturbed sleep…this lead to me feeling consistently tired…(now)I fall asleep within minutes and wake up energised after a good 7-8 hours sleep ”-Sue Strudley. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:29:36+00:00
“For many years I have suffered with lack of or disturbed sleep…this lead to me feeling consistently tired…(now)I fall asleep within minutes and wake up energised after a good 7-8 hours sleep ”-Sue Strudley. Read more...

Louise Malley

“…The hypnotherapy itself has taught me to relax with ease in stressful situations. I definitely recommend it to anyone who suffers with anxiety issues...”- Louise Malley. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:28:17+00:00
“…The hypnotherapy itself has taught me to relax with ease in stressful situations. I definitely recommend it to anyone who suffers with anxiety issues...”- Louise Malley. Read more...

Nicola Walker

“I have suffered with IBS for over 10 years time…I felt I couldn’t control any aspect of my life …now I feel like I have complete control and can enjoy life again ”-Nicola Walker. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:05:57+00:00
“I have suffered with IBS for over 10 years time…I felt I couldn’t control any aspect of my life …now I feel like I have complete control and can enjoy life again ”-Nicola Walker. Read more...

Chloe Middleton

“….By the end of the third session I felt much better, more confident and was no longer feeling anxious…” -Chloe Middleton . Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T13:04:24+00:00
“….By the end of the third session I felt much better, more confident and was no longer feeling anxious…” -Chloe Middleton . Read more...

Leigh-Anne Higgins

“Thank you for taking away that horrible black cloud that hung over me most days…the old Leigh-Anne seems to be back ”-Leigh-Anne Higgins. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:56:41+00:00
“Thank you for taking away that horrible black cloud that hung over me most days…the old Leigh-Anne seems to be back ”-Leigh-Anne Higgins. Read more...

Pippa Dixon

“All my life and for as long as I can remember I have been petrified of dogs…(post treatment) … My friends and family cannot believe the change in me. The results are incredible, I now feel comfortable being with dogs, the picture is evidence! ” -Pippa Dixon. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:53:57+00:00
“All my life and for as long as I can remember I have been petrified of dogs…(post treatment) … My friends and family cannot believe the change in me. The results are incredible, I now feel comfortable being with dogs, the picture is evidence! ” -Pippa Dixon. Read more...

Steve Rollinson

“….helped me in controlling my stress and anxiety….helped me control my anger and frustrations. I am sleeping so much better and longer and can face the daily problems head on ” -Steve Rollinson. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:50:27+00:00
“….helped me in controlling my stress and anxiety….helped me control my anger and frustrations. I am sleeping so much better and longer and can face the daily problems head on ” -Steve Rollinson. Read more...

Mita Patel

“…So many anxieties and thoughts were making life very difficult (to get through and even waking up each morning was a struggle itself). I wish I had known about the hypnotherapy clinic sooner it truly has changed my life…” -Mita Patel. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:47:12+00:00
“…So many anxieties and thoughts were making life very difficult (to get through and even waking up each morning was a struggle itself). I wish I had known about the hypnotherapy clinic sooner it truly has changed my life…” -Mita Patel. Read more...

Debbie Jennings

“To date I have lost 22lb’s, have not felt the need to use food as a comforter once during this time and actually enjoy exercising…” -Debbie Jennings. Read more...Read more...
2015-09-25T12:41:16+00:00
“To date I have lost 22lb’s, have not felt the need to use food as a comforter once during this time and actually enjoy exercising…” -Debbie Jennings. Read more...

Victoria cook

“Hi David. Just got back from Australia and I had absolutely no problems at all on any of the flights. We had 6 flights over the last 3 weeks and all of them were hassle and stress free so thanks ever so much.” -Victoria cook. Read more...Read more...
2016-08-19T13:36:07+00:00
“Hi David. Just got back from Australia and I had absolutely no problems at all on any of the flights. We had 6 flights over the last 3 weeks and all of them were hassle and stress free so thanks ever so much.” -Victoria cook. Read more...