Help with Anxiety Issues

Getting help with Anxiety – Anxiety is the prime driving ‘symptom’ of this section, from feelings of Stress through to Depression and the very low state of mind that can come with it.  The following list below is not exhaustive, but fairly typical of the wide ranging conditions, symptoms, or issues that Clients often describe when a feeling of Anxiety is present.  Anxiety can be present in all aspects of our lives at different times and with varying degrees of severity and this can be quite normal in short episodes.  It’s when these episodes become longer in duration, its cause is unknown, or the Anxiety significantly affects our normal functioning, that help is required.   

Whichever of the below symptoms/conditions you may have, they can all be suitably addressed at Mindset using BWRT and or Hypnotherapy, ensuring a positive outcome for the Client and allowing them to get their lives back on track.  Simply Contact Me for a free Initial Consultation.

Anxiety – Here we’re referring to a more persistent underlying feeling of anxiety, rather than the more natural ‘in-built warning system’ we all have, typically when we know the the cause of our anxiousness.  Often it is because the Client is unaware what is causing their heightened anxious feelings, or why it is happening at certain times, that they seek therapy.  Often it can be an almost constant underlying feeling of dread.  These types of symptoms can be exhausting to a sufferer.

Blushing – Often a socially debilitating physiological symptom, caused when the Brain uses an automatic brain pattern response learned earlier in life, that is  out of date, or just  inappropriate for the mature Client.  BWRT is excellent at helping resolve this condition.

Depression – There is a wide spectrum of the use of the word Depression along with the feelings and symptoms of suffers.  At Mindset we consider two prime types of Depression and their causes.  Firstly Endogenous, where the cause for the depressive ‘episodes’ ebb and flow, over often long periods of time in the Clients life, are often caused by a change in ‘brain chemistry’.  This change or imbalance often requires medicinal intervention to help overcome the condition, to in effect re-stabilise the brain chemistry. Only a small percentage of suffers have this type of depression. Much more common is Exdogenous, where typically an outside event or aspect is the cause of the low mood feelings, which can then change as circumstances change overtime for the Client.  Here is where we can help Clients most often, by removing the triggers and their negative affects on the Clients life.  An Initial Consultation will help us explore how BWRT might be able to assist, even in both cases.

Fears – Fear for a lot of people, feels like that heightened present feeling of a ‘threat’, which often turns out to be ‘Mental Monsters’ in themselves, but they can be frightening and debilitating none the less.  Fears, Phobias & Panic Attacks are very common, but now with therapies like Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT), are quick and straight forward to remove from your life, permanently.

General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – This condition is often described when a Client is not able to put their finger on any one aspect that is causing feelings of Anxiety, more that they feel equally anxious about lots of things a lot of the time in their life.  This can be exhausting on the client as that Anxiety feeling is more often present most of the time.  At Mindset we have a Therapeutic Protocol specifically designed to resolve this condition for GAD sufferers.

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

– Can be a debilitating painful and often embarrassing condition.  Commonly it is condition that is diagnosed by GP’s only when all other Gut related conditions have been ruled out. It’s a complex condition that clearly manifests physically as a mix of abdominal pain, spasms, nausea, bloating and wind, which can culminate in constipation or diarrhoea.  But its ability to flare up with little or no notice often causes significant anxiety and stress, which in turn can drive the physical conditions. Hypnotherapy is now recognised by GP’s and the NHS as often providing significant relief and calming of the condition.  And removal of any deep underlying causes of Anxiety in your life using BWRT, may in itself have a substantial positive effect on the IBS condition.  At Mindset we have a specific Hypnotherapy & BWRT Course dedicated to the IBS Condition.

Insomnia – Undoubtedly there can be many contributing factors to insomnia. These can  include environment, lifestyle, habits, relationships, anxiety and stress. These need to be identified or eliminated as necessary and life habits modified accordingly to strengthen the condition for natural, restful sleep. It can be very difficult to see the wood for the trees when it comes to trying to decide what the problem is yourself. At Mindset we have a structured approach for identifying what’s causing the sleeplessness and can then remove the triggers accordingly in order to resolve Insomnia and other Sleep related issues.

Mindset Clinical Hypnotherapy Anxiety based word puzzle

Low Self-Esteem/Self-Worth – These two aspects are more about feelings of self doubt which in turn creates plenty of Anxiety.  I think of Self-Esteem as what we feel about ourself, how ‘I’ feel about ‘Me’, how we identify with ourselves, do we feel good about who we are inside?  And Self-Worth is more about how we perceive our value or worth to other people in the  world.  We might think of ourself as loving and caring inside, but do we then think that of value to others?  The Self-doubt itself is most often caused by how others have treated us or what they have told us that we then believe, typically in our formative years.  At Mindset, these feelings are addressed and their negative influence removed or reduce to an acceptable level, so that the Client can really start to see who they really are and just how important they really are in this world. 

Panic Attack – An entirely different level of Anxiety all together. Here the Brain has decided to suspend all reason. It will instead, upon sensing a ‘perceived threat’, which in itself is most often unknown or nonsensical, trigger an automatic ‘Brain Pattern Response’ that drops Adrenalin and other hormones into the blood stream, starts you breathing harder and sets your heart pumping faster, whilst triggering the most heightened sense of Fear.  In other words triggering the Fight or Flight response, where the Brain has triggered an inherent automatic physiological response, as if there was a need to fight or run for your life. You will not die from a Panic Attack, but in most peoples experience, the physiological changes and fear make you feel like you might.  Eventually after 5-15 minutes the Brain regains ‘reason’.  Realising there is no threat, it immediately triggers a counter response to return all of your physiological changes and feelings back to ‘normal’.  BWRT is excellent at tackling and resolving this peculiar human survival instinct that first evolved within us hundreds of thousands of years ago.   

Phobias – Now these are truly a level above a ‘Fear’. If you have a real Phobia, you are typically frightened to the point that you become emotionally out of control until you physically remove yourself well away from the cause.  Phobias often cause totally irrational mental & physical responses to an otherwise normal balanced life and in circumstances that other people have no issue with what so ever. i.e. a phobia to small household spiders.   A light hearted measure of whether a symptom is Fear or Phobia, is to ask yourself if there is a sum of money in your mind, for which you would face the Phobia?  If you answer ‘No’ It’s a Phobia!   At Mindset, I haven’t yet found a phobia we can’t resolve quickly and efficiently.   

Relationships/Family – This can be a difficult area to help Clients resolve, since there are other parties rather than just the Client and of course other parties don’t always see or perceive life the way the Client does.  However at Mindset I find just providing Counselling and Talk therapy can often help a Client get their thoughts and needs in perspective, in order to move forward in their lives.

 Stress – Of course stress can be positive and negative.  In therapy we’re typically focused of the negative stress that Clients feel.  This can be as a result of Work or Family, or to be fair just about any aspects of your life.  Learning ‘Relaxation’ techniques from a qualified and professional Hypnotherapist, is an excellent way of controlling and managing those negative stresses.