Stress & Anxiety
Stress occurs when we experience something or have thoughts that make us feel angry, frustrated or nervous. Anxiety comes from stress after the thing causing the stress is gone.
Anxiety produces fear, worry and uneasiness. A little stress is fine to have, but when it gets to high levels, it starts to become problematic. Mild anxiety is unpleasant, but when anxiety reaches high levels, it can be debilitating.
Symptoms of Stress
When you feel stress, you may have an increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, dizziness, trembling, loose stools, a frequent need to urinate, dry mouth and difficulty swallowing. Stress might make you irritable and tired. It could cause sleep problems and nightmares.
Symptoms of Anxiety
When you have anxiety, you might feel nervous or powerless. You might have a sense of doom, feel tired, have trouble thinking and worry all the time. Having anxiety can lead to a variety of anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, selective mutism, agoraphobia (fear of places) and substance abuse.
Some Self-Help Methods
The first step is recognising you have stress and anxiety so that you can try to relieve it by making some lifestyle changes. Eating a healthy and balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise can help. You can also try relaxation techniques, such as yoga or meditation. It also helps to have balance in your life. You need time to enjoy yourself. Having a friend or family member to talk with can also help.
When to Seek Professional Help
When stress and anxiety are interfering with your life, you should seek the help of a trained therapist. Some ways to tell whether stress and anxiety have taken over your life are if you worry so much it affects your job or your relationships, your stress and anxiety are bothering you, you feel depressed, you are drinking too much or are using drugs, you think a health condition you have might be from your stress or anxiety, or you’re having thoughts of suicide. If you don’t seek help, your worries can get even worse.
How We Can Help
In our treatment sessions at MH-Hypnotherapy, we teach clients how to manage their individual response to life’s stresses. Achieving real and long-lasting results is extremely important to us. We teach our clients how to deal with their problems themselves.Treatments we use to help stress and anxiety include a special breathing technique called “6-2-7 breath”, hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
How Many Sessions Does This Take?
Stress and anxiety can be helped with as little as three sessions. However, if the condition is particularly severe or if the stress and anxiety have been long lasting, treatment takes longer, generally between seven and 12 sessions. Our approach is always tailored to the person’s needs and is discussed at every session. A basic assessment will be made at the free initial consultation that provides clients with an estimate as to the number of sessions they might require.