Online Cognitive Hypnotherapy | Types of Anxiety
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Types of Anxiety

Taking back control of your thinking and feeling

Do you feel trapped by invasive, fearful thoughts? Do feelings in your body like a pounding in your chest or a knot in your stomach paralyze you into shutting down? Does constantly worrying that you aren’t good enough hold you back from taking action towards what you really want to be doing in life?

Are you struggling to break from this alone and don’t know where to start? I’m going to make your life easier and help you become anxiety free.

But first why not read about different types of anxiety I work with and see where you find yourself feeling identified.

GENERAL ANXIETY

  • Fear of the unknown, the future and uncertainty,
  • lack of self-belief, confidence, self-esteem and self-trust,
  • beliefs about your ability to learn and your intelligence, your looks and weight,
  • imposter syndrome, not feeling good enough, fear of what people will think
  • issues around money, worth and value,
  • inability to let go, obsessive compulsive behaviours, OCD, addiction,
  • burn out, overthinking, ruminating, overwhelm, inability to deal with life transitions, fear of new environments,
  • chronic procrastination, panic attacks

I am so grateful to her for her patience, insight and understanding. I haven’t just made changes in my life, I have learned how to make changes myself which is really empowering and has made all the difference. - Nadia

Nowadays general anxiety is incredibly common. What we understand as anxiety is the mechanism our body uses to protect us from perceived threat and danger and a controlled level of anxiety (or fear) is healthy and normal as it keeps us alert in those times we need to stay safe.

However, these days we are so stimulated by constant information it can be difficult to turn the response tap off, so it drip feeds into our lives. There may or not be an actual threat, just a perceived one but that doesn’t stop the focus of the subconscious autopilot continually assuming otherwise and looking for evidence to justify it’s reasons for believing that potential pain is imminent. It then starts to view your world through this fearful perception of reality and it forms a habit of thinking.

Our bodies aren’t meant to be at this height of awareness for such long periods of time and this continuous anxious state feels overwhelming and can make life impossible to get through. I will help you reshape your inner world by updating the beliefs and ideas that exist at the deepest level of your thinking and that are getting in your way. In doing so your perceptions will update and so will your anxiety.

FEARS & PHOBIAS

  • Fear of fear, Being alone, failure, rejection, abandonment, the opposite sex, intimacy,
  • Fear of small spaces, flying, death, illness, vomit, travel, heights, animals, insects, certain foods, needles, the dark, the dentist, basically anything whatsoever,

Since starting university I have had to read out essays and join discussion groups. I used to shake really badly and miss classes on purpose to avoid doing this, now I don’t have to and I actually really enjoy my classes. I recommend Jessica to everyone that asks me how I did it. - Laura M, University Student

Anxiety in itself is a fear, a fear of an uncertain future outcome. Fears are defense mechanisms our minds install in our formative years to keep us away from what it has interpreted as dangerous. So often, they begin as a reaction to a childhood event, then over time the mind gathers and warps evidence to reinforce it’s conclusions so a lot of phobic reactions are inappropriate, miscalculations over the genuine possibility of danger.

In the UK a spider won’t kill you but if your unconscious mind has reason to believe you could be even slightly in danger because of the evidence it has gathered for you, it will send your body a physical feeling or reaction, possibly along with a little movie it has made for you showing you what it believes could happen to you, so that you take the threat seriously.

This is because it is designed to move you towards pleasure and away from pain. So you will either run away or stay and deal with the consequences. This is what’s known as the ‘fight or flight response’. Together we can work through it and update your responses because it doesn’t matter what you fear, just why you fear it.

RELATIONSHIP & SOCIAL ANXIETY

  • Sabotage, infidelity, picking the wrong person and feeling trapped in old patterns,
  • unresolved trust issues, overwhelming jealousy, unresolved heartbreak, unhealthy boundaries,
  • Fear of intimacy, fear of sexual performance, fear of what people will think,
  • social media addiction and validation, in constant need of approval, obsessive compulsive behaviours, fearful attachment, not feeling good enough,
  • fear of new environments, shyness, inability to communicate

I started to lose all confidence in myself after splitting up with my wife. When it became a sexual issue I couldn’t ignore it any longer and decided to get help. I saw a couple of therapists but I didn’t feel that comfortable. I felt instantly at ease with Jessica she is really easygoing. We have been working on my self-esteem and as a result of that my sexual issue is no longer a problem and I am seeing someone. For the first time in years I am looking to next year full of hope and optimism. – J

Working on who you are in a relationship starts with self work, as our relationships with others is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves and what we believe we are deserving of.

If we are bringing our past pains into new ventures chances are they are doomed to fail because we will find ways to sabotage our potential happiness to protect ourselves from potential pain.

If you seem to always attract the ‘wrong’ partner we can look at why you have got stuck in this pattern and overcome it for good. If there are problems maintaining relationships, or you are in a couple who need help together I can help you establish a healthy and happy future together either working together or individually to gain a better understanding of each others needs.

WORKPLACE & CREATIVE ANXIETY

  • Stress, overthinking, burn out,
  • Fear of failure and judgment, not feeling good enough, overwhelm, imposter syndrome,
  • fear of public speaking, giving presentations and presenting ideas,
  • Lack of resilience, chronic procrastination, under-performance, performance anxiety

I contacted Jessica as I wanted to improve my self-confidence and job interview skills. I was feeling unhappy in my work and it was affecting my confidence and well-being overall. Jessica helped me to see things more clearly, open my eyes to new opportunities and take control of my life. Just one month after my final session and I have secured an exciting new job! With her help I was able to be open to something new, go for it and succeed at the interview. – Jane

Worry is so often a misuse of our creativity and so often the clients I see are creative people using their imaginations incorrectly. Studies show the single most important value employers look for in the workplace is creativity, because creativity is not just about ideas, it is about resilience.

Becoming more creative is more about the mindset you need to be better in the workplace then it is about coming up with perfect ideas. If you don’t feel confident in yourself and your abilities, the workplace can feel like a battleground. The skill, belief and ability to be creative requires nurturing and encouragement and can be shut down by feelings of inadequacy.

If you believe you aren’t good enough and you live in constant comparison to those around you this can mess with your ability to produce the level of work you know you are capable of. If you feel that you have lost your creative flow or feel blocked and need to mentally reboot, this is for you. This is also for those that believe they aren’t creative and want to develop the skills to become the creative, resilient person they know they are inside.

DEPRESSION

  • Lack of energy, always tired,
  • “what’s the point” mood, only sees negative,
  • Shutting down, procrastination, hiding from life,
  • grief, heartbreak, expectations, disappointment, obsession with death and loss

I met Jessica at a crossroads in my life. I felt disconnected since moving to Barcelona. I thought I would find it easier as it’s something I wanted to do since my twenties. My depression came back which surprised me and I felt completely overwhelmed and started drinking a lot. That feels like so long ago now because everything is different now. - KG, Account Manager

Depression is not anxiety so you may be wondering why I’ve included it here. Put very simply, anxiety tends to be lived more in the future and depression has it’s focus on the past. The reason I’ve included depression here is because most people experience depression alongside their anxiety, flitting back and forth between terrifying future scenarios and the stories they tell themselves about themselves based on their past, their regrets and decisions.

Depression has a paralyzing effect; it puts a stop to everything in your life, replacing it with indifference and darkness. Most experience depression as a lack of purpose, a “whats the point” mindset. Depressed people focus only on the negative until they get trapped in a prison of their thoughts.

Using Hypnotherapy we can find the root of how you are feeling and uncover better beliefs about yourself to move your forward, through editing the words and pictures in your head making a better story and connecting you back to your purpose.

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is completely effective at helping you overcome the different types of anxiety by updating the mental software of your unconscious mind. It’s not your reality we are working on more your perception of it.

For your inner world is ultimately nothing more than a perception based on the stories you have built around your memories and experiences. Perception can be altered by working through those experiences, and reestablishing where your focus goes. Treating anxiety starts with education and patience.

Take a look at these questions and see if by answering them you get a better understanding about how you DO your anxiety.

  1. Is it a constant trickle of anxiety throughout the day or does it come to you in specific situations?
  2. What triggers it?
  3. When it’s been triggered how does it present itself to you? Is it a picture in your mind in front of your eyes? Is it words you hear? Is it a feeling you get somewhere in your body?
  4. Then what happens? For example do you feel paralyzed, panic, lose your breath or start to cry?
  5. How do you know the anxiety episode has finished?

By answering these questions I can get a much better understanding of how your experience anxiety. Book your free consultation call to discuss the answer to your questions and I will guide you through how you can take control back of your life.

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