Stress & Anxiety
Anxiety is part of the fight and flight response. It can be useful for navigating challenging situations, but sometimes we perceive dangers that aren't there, or we spend too much time working in high-stress environments. When we are in this highly aroused state, our body produces a hormone known as cortisol. This bio-chemical makes us hyper-alert, and draws attention away from digestion, immunity and cell restoration. In short, you begin to feel mentally drained, and physically unwell. Hypnotherapy can help to change your relationship with stress, and instil a calmness in your body that promotes your overall health and wellness.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that prevents us from getting a decent night's sleep. Due to a multitude of factors, you may find yourself feeling overstimulated, making it difficult to relax. You have lots on your mind, work a mentally demanding job, or have irregular shift patterns. All these issues can affect the quality of your sleep, which leads to tiredness, lack of focus, and even a deterioration in your overall health. It's always good to stop using tablets and phones after 10 pm and to turn the lights off at night. Failing this, Hypnotherapy can soothe your subconscious mind, allowing your thoughts to settle, which in turn allows you to achieve deep and restful sleep.
Many phobias exist in our subconscious as a learned response. We often acquire them when experiencing a fearful situation, such as being attacked by a dog, or getting trapped in an elevator. A phobia can range from vertigo and claustrophobia, to more exotic concerns, such as Mortuusequusphobia (fear of condiments), and Eisoptrophobia (fear of mirrors). These irrational fears cause many people to avoid social situations, or to form obsessive rituals to minimize their stress. Hypnotherapy is an incredible tool that reaches into your subconscious, changing your relationship with this fear. This can result in diminishing your anxieties or eliminating them altogether.