Anxiety. It is something that affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. The feelings of tightness in the stomach, a sense of impending doom, the oncoming panic and the rambling thoughts that hamper your sleep.

Anxiety is caused when our primitive mind perceives, wrongly, that we are in some sort of peril. It is sometimes called the fight or flight response. This response is fine when we do have something to flee from or to fight. In the days of caveman/woman it was incredibly useful. In fact our very lives depended on it.

However, in today’s society, very few people ever have to flee or fight, but we still respond physiologically and psychologically to everyday things as if it is something to fight or to flee from.

This then becomes an issue and can start affecting our lives in a destructive way. Panic attacks, sleeping badly and obsessive thoughts and habits are all signs that we are in the fight or flight mode.

A testimonial on Anxiety UK discusses the impact of Hypnotherapy on her ability to "feel like I can move forward and not avoid the situations that made me feel uncomfortable".

Hypnotherapy is becoming a more recognised method for reducing the feelings of anxiety, allowing you to boost your self confidence and belief.

It works to promote positive change, and can begin to teach you how to regain a sense of control and normality.

What to expect from Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy?

Unlike you see in the films, Hypnotherapy is not like stage hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create subconscious change in the patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.

It is a normal and natural method of altering someone's state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing and you will not experience any side effects.

You will always be in control and aware, and will be able to bring yourself out of your relaxed state if desired.

If you would like to read more about what to expect from Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, please read this page.

More about Jan Taylor

Jan Taylor BA(Hons), DHP, HPD, MNCH, AfSFH, is an experienced solution-focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist operating successful practices in Wood Street Wellbeing, Swindon and Cirencester Hypnotherapy Centre.

Jan trained at the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol under the guidance of David Newton. Jan is very experienced with people who suffer from IBS, anxiety and depression.

If you would like to find out more about how Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy could help you, you can book an initial consultation with Jan where you can experience hypnotherapy for a 45 minute session and Jan can answer any of your questions. Click here to book your initial consultation or to contact Jan.