Anxiety & Panic attacks

“Limitations exist only in the mind” Kathleen Phythian.

Generalised anxiety disorder [GAD] can be described as a disorder in which the sufferer feels they are in an almost constant state of high anxiety and is also known as chronic worrying or free floating anxiety. Anxiety whether generalised or specific to one area can be debilitating and indeed depressing. Anxiety, depression and panic attacks sometimes but not always go hand in glove as one tends to aggravate the other and can lead to an ever decreasing downwards spiral resulting in the sufferer feeling out of control of their own lives.

Freud talks about free floating anxiety, something inside yourself but outside of your control. Sufferers are frequently told to ‘get a grip of yourself’ or just ‘look on the bright side of life’ or ‘count your blessings’ or ‘pull yourself together’ almost as though it is their own fault for feeling this way.

Anxiety becomes a problem when it prevents us from going forward in life, when you feel anxious in ordinary situations that are not stressful at all to most other people around you.

People often feel tense and find themselves worrying a lot over things that could go wrong or have gone wrong and perhaps spending too much time worrying about what other people think of them etc, Often these people realise their worries are mostly unfounded and way over the top but they are so full of anxiety that they cannot help or stop it. They may find it difficult to make decisions and can be very irritable and get upset easily, often feeling that they are not coping well with day to day things.

In social situations people often struggle over what they might say and worry about whether it will sound right and sit there building up the courage simply to speak, while everyone else is just busy chatting away. Many sufferers find themselves simply making excuses and attend fewer and fewer social events finding them far too stressful to bother with at all. Many of these people deep down would really love to go and just ‘feel normal’ as most of their friends or colleagues appear to be but the stress is just far too much.

With general or free floating anxiety people often struggle to relax and can’t keep still and can experience physical effects such as tiredness, headaches, migraines, difficulty swallowing, insomnia, rapid heart beat, and shakiness. When the person has no real focus these symptoms can become worse and can lead to anxiety attacks and even panic attacks.

Panic attacks tend to come on suddenly and the person finds themselves in the fight or flight mode, with a terrible feeling that something awful is about to happen. Symptoms include:- breathlessness, hot and cold flushes, shaking, trembling, feelings of unreality, faintness dizziness, profuse sweating and numbness.

Hypnotherapy can help to release the deep rooted anxiety over a number of weeks helping to bring about a complete and lasting change, to bring the the person back to a place of normality and giving them greater confidence to allow them to be the person they deserve to be.

Would you like to feel less anxious and more in control of your life and your ambitions?

Call Kathleen now in complete confidence and take that first step to gaining back control of your life.

07957904792 or 0151 284 7318

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