Stress & Anxiety help - Hypnotherapy - Online and London
Read about the types of anxiety I work with to see if you identify with any of their symptoms.
different types of anxiety, fears and phobias, relationship anxiety, social anxiety, social anxiety symptoms, workplace anxiety, creative anxiety, depression
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Stress & Anxiety

What would it be like to have control of your thinking and feeling?

Remove yourself from the trap of invasive and fearful thoughts.

Is stress overwhelming your every day life? Would you love to release the feelings in your body created by stress that shut you down? Like a paralyzing pounding in your chest or a knot in your stomach? 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.

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

But first why not read about different types of anxiety and stress related disorders I work with and see where you find yourself feeling identified. Then scroll down to the bottom to answer some really helpful questions.

General Anxiety Disorder

Nowadays anxiety is everywhere. What most understand as anxiety is simply the mechanism our body uses to protect us from perceived threat in complete overdrive. A controlled level of anxiety is healthy and normal as it keeps us away from danger but nowadays we are so stimulated by constant information it can be difficult to turn the response tap off alone, 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. So it looks for evidence to justify it’s reasons for believing that potential emotional or physical pain is imminent. It then starts to view your world through this fearful tunnel of reality and forms habits of thinking around it.

Our bodies aren’t meant to be at this height of awareness for such long periods of time. This continuous anxious state can feel overwhelming and 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 that are getting in your way. Your perceptions will update, your anxiety will disappear.

  • fear of the unknown, the future and uncertainty
  • imposter syndrome
  • not feeling good enough
  • fear of what people will think
  • inability to let go
  • obsessive compulsive behaviours, OCD
  • addiction
  • burn out, overwhelm
  • overthinking, ruminating
  • lack of balance and focus
  • inability to deal with life transitions
  • fear of new environments
  • chronic procrastination
  • panic attacks
Suffering with anxiety? READ MORE HERE...

Fears and Phobias

  • failure, rejection, abandonment, loneliness, death
  • the opposite sex, coming out, intimacy
  • small spaces, flying, illness, vomit, travel, heights,
  • animals, insect, spiders
  • certain foods, needles, the dark, the dentist,
  • fear of fear itself, fear of anything and everything
Want to release your phobias? READ MORE HERE...

Anxiety in Relationships

  • sabotage, infidelity, picking the wrong person, being 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
Relationships need work? READ MORE HERE...

Creative Blocks

  • stress, overthinking, overwhelm, burn out, creative blocks
  • lack of resilience, chronic procrastination, under-performance, performance anxiety
  • social anxiety, fear of failure and judgment, not feeling good enough, imposter syndrome
  • fear of public speaking, giving presentations and presenting ideas
What are creative blocks? READ MORE HERE...

Depression

  • “what’s the point” mood, only sees negative
  • shutting down, procrastinating, hiding from life
  • lack of balance and focus, inability to experience joy or happiness
  • unmet expectations, disappointment
  • lack of energy, always tired, low sex-drive
  • grief, heartbreak, obsession with death and loss

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

Physical Symptoms of Stress

If I say the word ‘yawn’ what happens? You thought a thought and your body reacted.

This is because your body reacts to what is happening in your mind. It can be hard to remember this connection is ongoing because we aren’t always focused on it and our body just gets on with what it is supposed to be doing. Another way of really noticing the mind body connection it is to simply think a thought you find sexy. What happens and where?

You can’t change the habit until you change the thought that runs it. When the mind believes the body can be healed, the body can in many instances respond accordingly. Different people carry their stress in different parts of their body, some hold it in the stomach or chest, some in the skin or head. This is down to how your stress response got wired in the first place. Let’s say the first time you had your heart broken you felt it in your chest, your body will hold on to the pain in that place to remind you not to get your heart broken again. It will send you the response when triggered so that you don’t forget to stay safe.

If you have been to see a doctor and there doesn’t seem to be a medical explanation for your condition, let’s take this conversation further and see if this is something that can be explored together. Have a look below to see if you are suffering with any of these potentially stress induced conditions.

Insomnia and Troubled Sleep

– restlessness

– trouble sleeping

– insomnia

– bedwetting

–  scratching

– bruxism (teeth grinding)

– hair pulling

– kicking in bed

– heavy snoring

Help for insomnia? READ MORE HERE...

Eating Disorders and Stomach Issues

  • fear of certain foods,
  • anxious eating, obsessive compulsive behaviours, OCD
  • fear of weight gain and loss of control
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Help with eating disorders? READ MORE HERE...

Headaches and Unexplained Dizziness

  • Dizziness, difficulty seeing, unexplained migraines
Help for Headaches? READ MORE HERE...

Skin and Hair Issues

  • stress induced hair pulling, alopecia
  • acne, unexplained rashes and allergies
  • blushing, skin conditions, nail biting
Help with skin issues? READ MORE HERE...

Breathing Difficulties

  • panic attacks, difficulty breathing
Help with panic attacks? READ MORE HERE...

Unexplained Infertility

  • inability to conceive despite both being fertile
  • unmanageable stress and pressure around the thought of conceiving
  • pressure and stress to do with the expenses of IVF
  • previous negative experiences and memories getting in the way
Help with unexplained infertility? READ MORE HERE...

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

It’s time for anxiety to leave your life.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is completely effective at helping you overcome the different types of anxiety and it’s physical symptoms by updating the unconscious programming of your mind driving your unwanted behaviour and habits. Moving you away from your past self and bringing all the parts of you together so you become who you want to be today.

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.

Every single human being’s patterns, triggers and reasons are unique to them. This is why it is important we have a discussion first to see if I am the right person for you. I will let you know with complete honesty whether or not I think I can help you get the results you are after.

I had a series of sessions with Jessica to help me mentally move on after some traumatic experiences were haunting my thoughts. She greatly helped to free me of this negative thinking and reframed my mind to be much more positive, healthy and optimistic. I would definitely recommend anyone considering working with Jessica, a few sessions are an investment in a brighter future! - Charmaine Williams

Take a look at these questions.

See if by answering them you get a better understanding of how you DO your anxiety.

  1. How do you know your anxiety is there?

  2. Is it present throughout the day or does it come to you in specific situations?

  3. What triggers it?

  4. 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?

  5. Then what happens?

  6. How do you know the episode has finished?

Click the button below to apply for free assessment. We will discuss the answers and I can guide you better.