Anxiety and Stress – Hypnotherapy – Lymmanxiety and stress

All organisms have a survival instinct and we know that for humans at the physical level we call this our fight flight response, this is about our survival keeping ourselves safe. From a psychological perspective Freud spoke about need to defend ourselves, our internal selves. In NLP we think about anxiety as those feelings that you have about an event in the future. What really matters to you is feeling better – calmer; more relaxed, clearer and more confident.

So if you are ever hit with those feelings that you want to run away then you know you are in the middle of a response to something that either consciously or unconsciously you perceive as a threat. You might or might not know what has caused it; you just want it to go away. So the feelings are a way of protecting yourself Hypnotherapy and NLP offer you an opportunity to change.

Whenever your mind creates a thought you respond to it, if your thought is negative, fearful or you are worried about an event, if you think you are under threat then your body responds. Your body responds with an array of symptoms, which you are very familiar with. The body releases a group of hormones, which in turn create a set of feelings in our body. From an unpleasant experience of

  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Dry Mouth
  • Sweaty Palms
  • Feeling like you have to run away
  • Feeling like you have to go to the bathroom
  • Erroneous, negative and odd thoughts

This list has more symptoms but you now know exactly what we are talking about through to a full blown Panic Attack, which feels like the worst extreme of all these symptoms some are so extreme that people go to hospitals thinking that they are having a heart attack.

There is good news! You can change, feel better and you can experience you self, your life and your environment as a safer, more resourceful place to be most importantly remember that the feelings do not define who you are or how you meet the world. They are feelings and through hypnotherapy, NLP, self-hypnosis and self-awareness training you can learn to see the world in a different way. In addition with some great strategies you can be back in control of your behaviour.