What is Anxiety?
We all experience feelings of anxiety, worry and fear from time to time. These are normal responses to certain situations. For example, you might be worried about an upcoming interview for a job, or that you are able to pay a bill on time. If you are in a difficult or dangerous situation, these feelings can help us be aware of the risks and what we should do.
If you have an anxiety disorder, these feelings are more noticeable and difficult to live with. They can make you feel as though things are worse than they might actually be. This can lead to you worrying all or most of the time and can affect your day to day life.
Symptoms of anxiety include:
- Feelings of dread, panic or ‘impending doom’
- Feeling on edge and being alert to what is going on around you
- Difficulties sleeping
- Difficulties concentrating
- Wanting to escape from the situation you are in
You might also experience physical symptoms, which can include:
- Heavy and fast breathing
- Hot flushes or blushing
- Dry mouth
- Fast heartbeat
- Dizziness and fainting
- Stomach aches and sickness
- Emotional outbursts
You may feel you are going 'mad' or have some sort of biological illness, however nothing can be further from the truth as 'hypnotherapy can help you to overcome your fears and anxieties, enabling you to walk forward positively and to be your best self.