Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

My hypnotherapy for anxiety treatment


Anxiety is a normal thing that is felt by all of us at some point in our lives. Anyone can experience it and like stress, it can set off the fight and flight response, which is what happens when you feel like you are in danger or are worried that something dangerous could happen to you. Our hypnotherapy for anxiety treatment helps you to respond in a normal manner.

hypnotherapy for anxiety

Most people will experience some kind of mild anxiety when facing stressful times. We have probably all felt nervous about a job interview or an exam, or felt anxious about your wedding day or having your baby. Maybe you’re worried about relationship problems or finances. All these issues can create anxiety, if you think about them in a negative way. Feeling anxious at times is normal, but it can often get the better of us and become part of our daily life.

People will often try to avoid certain situations, but by doing this they are not achieving their full potential.

Anxiety conditions are fuelled by distorted thinking, particularly focusing on the worst that could happen. I notice this, particularly when doing hypnotherapy for health anxiety.

Some people find it hard to control their worries and anxieties. Anxiety will persist when we think negatively and the more we think in a negative way, the more our brain encourages us to continue that line of thought. We then become trapped in a cycle of negative thinking. When we feel anxious and fearful this can have a massive impact on how we behave in life, causing us to withdraw and avoid situations.

  • You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning, even when it feels like hell.
  • You are brave for doing things even though they scare you or make you feel anxious.
  • And you are amazing for trying and holding on no matter how hard life gets.

How do you treat anxiety with hypnotherapy?

Treating patients with hypnotherapy for anxiety begins with talking through how you became anxious in the first place. This almost always comes from a combination of thinking distortions such as catastrophising, black-and-white thinking and self-blame, or by using their imagination in a negative way to make ‘scary movies’ of a possible future outcome.

By using hypnotherapy, I will help you break that cycle and get you focusing on the more positive aspects of your life. You will have more control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, as well as feel more relaxed, so that you can deal with any situation life has in store for you.


There is a growing body of research that suggests hypnotherapy can be effective for treating anxiety.

  • A study published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders in 2002 found that hypnotherapy was effective in reducing symptoms of social anxiety disorder. Participants in the study who received hypnotherapy had significantly greater reductions in anxiety symptoms compared to those who received a placebo.
  • Another study, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996, found that hypnotherapy was effective in reducing symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Participants in the study who received hypnotherapy had significantly greater reductions in anxiety symptoms compared to those who received a placebo or received cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) alone.
  • A 2018 meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that hypnotherapy was effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety in a variety of conditions, including GAD, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. The meta-analysis included 26 studies and found that on average, hypnotherapy was associated with a moderate reduction in anxiety symptoms.
  • A 2020 systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders concluded that hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders. The review included 14 studies and the results showed that hypnotherapy is associated with a statistically significant reduction in anxiety symptoms.

Are you struggling with anxiety and looking for a solution?

Clinical hypnotherapy for anxiety may be the answer you’ve been searching for.

Anxiety is a common condition that affects many people and can manifest in a variety of ways. Whether you’re dealing with social anxiety, agoraphobia (in all its many forms), or any other type of anxiety, it can greatly impact your daily life. Traditional treatments such as medication and talk therapy can be effective, but for some people, they may not provide the level of relief they need.

That’s where hypnotherapy for anxiety comes in. During the hypnotherapy for anxiety treatment, I can make suggestions to your subconscious mind that can help you to change your negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. The goal is to help you to overcome your anxiety issues to improve your overall well-being and to allow you to feel comfortable and safe.

Does hypnotherapy actually work for anxiety?

Research has shown that hypnotherapy can be effective in treating anxiety. It has been found to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and improve overall well-being. See the evidence panel above.

If you’re struggling with anxiety and looking for a solution, consider my hypnotherapy for anxiety treatment. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. With hypnotherapy for anxiety, you can take control of your anxiety and start living the life you want.

Don’t let anxiety control your life anymore, take the first step and reach out to me today to schedule an appointment.

The side effects of hypnotherapy for anxiety

Hypnotherapy for anxiety is a form of therapy that can provide significant relief for those struggling with this condition. However, like any treatment, it’s important to be aware of the potential side effects.

The most common side effect of hypnotherapy for anxiety is drowsiness, as it’s common for patients to feel relaxed and calm after a session. This side effect is usually temporary and should only last a few minutes.

Other potential side effects include headaches, nausea, or dizziness. These side effects are typically mild and temporary. If they persist or become severe, it’s important to speak with your therapist.

Who is not suitable for hypnotherapy?

It is important to note that hypnotherapy is not appropriate for everyone. People with severe mental health conditions or a history of severe trauma may not be suitable for hypnotherapy. It is always best to discuss with me whether hypnotherapy is right for you.

Overall, hypnotherapy for anxiety is considered to be a safe and effective treatment option, with relatively few side effects. It’s important to be aware of the potential side effects, but they are usually mild and temporary. If you are considering hypnotherapy for anxiety, it’s best to have a consultation with a qualified hypnotherapist to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

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