We can help free you from worry!
Anxiety is basically a form of fear. It is most often characterised by unnecessary and exaggerated worry. Whether you’re living in Bournemouth, Dorset or elsewhere, effective anxiety treatment is available.
Our fully qualified and experienced hypnotherapist has helped many people to overcome anxiety. Dealing with anxiety in Bournemouth, with the help of our experienced Hypnotherapy practioner, can help you manage undue anxiety whatever its roots, and thereby free yourself from the stress and unhappiness caused by living with excessive worry.
Everyone experiences anxiety at times, for example when taking a driving test, attending an interview or waiting for results of a medical test. In normal circumstances these fears are proportional to the actual situation and short-lived.
Many anxiety disorders are limited to one specific aspect of a person’s life, for example their health or losing their job. While most people may have an appropriate concern over such things, those with an anxiety disorder unrealistically magnify the likelihood of a negative outcome and its potential consequences.
For some people however, anxiety can be almost constant, they worry and feel fearful about a wide range of matters. Their daily lives are adversely affected in countless ways and they may even forget what it felt like to live without the insidious feeling that something bad is going to happen.
Negative thinking, always expecting or anticipating the worst possible outcome, may become a way of life. In such cases, the person concerned may be suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). This condition affects around 1 in 20 of the current UK population.
If you feel that this description fits with your own experience, the good news is that help is at hand. Anxiety doesn’t need to become a way of life. Effective anxiety treatments and techniques such as hypnotherapy or cognitive behavioural therapy can help you deal with your fears and release you from the burden of constant worry.
Social anxiety – often referred to as social phobia – is a very common form of anxiety and can be mild, moderate or severe.
In mild cases, a person may simply dislike public speaking or being asked to give a presentation at a staff meeting. They might not want to be the centre of attention at a party.
In moderate cases, this may develop further to the avoidance of staff meetings, declining invitations to parties and avoiding crowded places such as pubs.
In severe cases the sufferer may even avoid places such as supermarkets and wherever there is social interaction. This can result in the sufferer becoming very reclusive and isolated, which can lead to depression.
Because social anxiety is unfortunately so common, there are a range of successful therapy techniques and treatments which can help.
Anxiety conditions are fuelled by distorted thinking, (particularly focusing on what’s the worst that could happen), dwelling on the negative and exaggerating risk. In brief, the sufferer usually confuses a probability with a possibility.
To quote the great American philosopher Mark Twain: “I have worried about many thousands of things in my life… one or two of them actually happened.” 🙂
How is Anxiety treated?
Anxiety conditions respond well to a combination treatment including CBT and suggestion therapy. They also respond well in many cases to hypnoanalysis. We can discuss together which method would best suit you.
Treating anxiety in Bournemouth – what to do now
For help with anxiety in the Bournemouth and Dorset area, take that first step now and contact Dolphin Hypnotherapy for a FREE introductory consultation or book online using voucher code INITIALAC (Please note that in the event of non-attendance or cancellation with less than 48 hours notice, our standard consultation fee will be charged).
If you live outside the Bournemouth area, worldwide help is available from Online Counselling.
This page was written by Mr T.Roberts, Consultant Psychotherapist. Learn more.