Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for the treatment and alleviation of a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. Hypnosis allows you to experience often quite deep levels of relaxation and so helps to reduce levels of stress and anxiety. It is often used alongside classical behavioural therapies such as ‘systematic desensitisation’. Two important elements of this therapy are the ability to clearly imagine something that makes you feel anxious and then to attain a deeply relaxed state. Hypnosis helps to achieve both of these more easily and quickly than many other forms of treatment.
“I was experiencing panic attacks on the train to the point where it was almost impossible to travel to work. I was feeling very tearful and in a complete state of panic when I went to see a hypnotherapist through Anxiety UK for treatment. I found the hypnotherapist very easy to talk to, and my whole experience of hypnotherapy was very easy and straight forward.
After the 1st session of hypnotherapy, I had a comfortable journey home on the train, and after further sessions I didn’t think twice about travelling on the train. In fact, I now find train journeys quite boring! There were other times when I had panic attacks, especially if I had to speak at a business meeting or in public. Now I don’t feel bothered by that anymore and feel that I can move forward and not avoid the situations that made me feel uncomfortable. I now understand why I have lived with this problem, and now feel so much more confident and motivated.
I just want to let others know that there is help out there, and that you can overcome this problem.”