Many people come to Bon Accord Hypnotherapy in Banchory seeking help for anxiety and the wide range of symptoms associated with it. These can include:
- panic attacks
- difficulties sleeping, concentrating and making decisions
- physical ailments
- Teeth grinding
- nail biting
- excessive worrying
- Irritability and anger
- Mood swings
The list goes on and on. For some it can mean an ongoing lack of confidence and self doubt, for others it can become overwhelming and debilitating.
The good news is that there is no evidence that anxiety is a life long condition. The latest research from neuroscience tells us clearly that the anxiety response is our brains way of protecting us. But our brain gets it wrong sometimes. It draws upon our primitive fight, flight or freeze responses designed for life threatening situations. It over generalises these responses though, appling them to more and more everyday experiences which in reality are not life threatening. These responses are programmed at a subconscious level – we don’t have to think about reacting this way, it just happens. So our attempts to consciously think and talk our way into a calm response may not work.