When Does Normal Worrying Tip Over into Anxiety?

Everybody worries. About different things, and to different extents, but there are very few people on this planet who could genuinely admit that they have nothing to worry about.And ‘everyday’ worrying is not a problem in itself. If you’re not sure you have enough petrol in the car, if you have enough money to buy the groceries, or if you … [Read more...]

Experiencing a Panic Attack and What to Do

Experiencing a panic attack, also known as anxiety attacks, or sometimes panic disorder, can be terrifying and incredibly real. Common symptoms include pain, the feeling of having a heart attack, inability to breathe, sweating, nausea, dizziness, fainting and a strong feeling of loss of control, a feeling of terror or even a feeling that you are … [Read more...]

What to Expect in a Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Session from Charles Whitaker

Every session of hypnotherapy is different, because every client has different needs. Even sessions for the same condition, such as hypnotherapy for anxiety, can be very different, because every individual, and the cause behind every case of anxiety, is unique.However, the structure of most of my confidential consultations is the same. All the … [Read more...]

Phobias, Anxiety and Hypnotherapy

Phobias are one of the most common conditions treated by hypnotherapists. Phobias are an anxiety disorder, but an anxiety disorder that is highly specific in its manifestation. A phobia is a fear that has grown so strong as to become irrational.Some of the most common phobias concern quite everyday objects. Fear of spiders, fear of heights, … [Read more...]

Why Hypnotherapy is Such an Effective Approach for Anxiety

It’s one of the ironies for anxiety sufferers that even the thought of seeking treatment for the condition can make them anxious. But anxiety is a very treatable condition and there are many types of program to choose from.One very effective approach to anxiety is hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy’s great advantage for anxiety sufferers lies in its … [Read more...]

Why Ebola Stories Cause Some People Extreme Anxiety

The recent epidemic of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and the related cases in the US, has caused many peopleconcern. But for some people, this concern has escalated into serious anxiety that warrants treatment.While the media report in excruciating detail on Ebola’s symptoms and its spread though some African countries, … [Read more...]

Hypnosis To Reduce Anxiety Around Childbirth

Childbirth is a natural process, but there is no denying that for some women it can be a painful and traumatic one.While every woman is excited about bringing a new baby into the world, most expectant mothers admit to a level of anxiety and fear about actually giving birth. This is particularly true of first time mothers, who are unsure of what … [Read more...]

Hypnotherapy as a Clinical Tool

Writing in The Observer of 21 July this year, Vaughan Bell explores the renaissance of hypnotherapy as a clinical tool rather than as a source of entertainment. He notes that some of the most respected science journals are regularly publishing studies of hypnotherapy and are once again taking hypnotherapy seriously as a way to deal with … [Read more...]

You’re Not Alone: Celebrities who Suffer from Anxiety

 Would it surprise you to learn that there are many celebrities suffer from anxiety?Perhaps it shouldn’t. Modern-day celebrity can be a stressful existence with the constant scrutiny of cameras and the public. Not all celebrities find this an easy way to live.Panic attacks are a common manifestation of anxiety. Persistent panic attacks are … [Read more...]

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

One question that often crops up in my hypnotherapy for anxiety sessions is whether or not anxiety is exclusively a modern issue.Nowadays our lives seem to be driven faster and faster with more and more being heaped on our plate – conditions in which anxiety thrives. So I can understand why people wonder if modern life has created anxiety – a … [Read more...]

Some Day-to-Day Strategies to Help You Deal with Anxiety

I’m sure I don’t need to even say that if you experience anxiety, please seek treatment or support.But what do you do while you’re waiting for the treatment to take effect, or to find out which strategy, such as hypnotherapy for anxiety, will be the best approach for you?Here are a few tried-and-tested activities that many anxiety sufferers … [Read more...]

Defeat Anger With Hypnotherapy for Anger Management

Anger is one of our most fundamental and most powerful emotions. Its purpose was once to protect you from danger, so it’s also an emotion that that calls up a strong ‘fight or flight’ response and causes a surge of adrenaline. Your body wants to release this. But however strong your anger, there is usually no need to fight or run in our modern-day … [Read more...]

You’ve Got the Power! Hypnotherapy for empowerment.

We all have time when we feel powerless. Sometimes it’s as a result of a specific event, such as an unexpected and unwanted break-up in a relationship, a demotion at work or conflict within the family. Or sometimes powerlessness can be a long-lasting feeling that seems to be without specific cause, but which has dominated your life for a long … [Read more...]

Hypnotherapy Can Help Overcome the Trauma of Abuse

Abuse destroys lives. Many people who have suffered abuse find it difficult to move on. While the physical damage heals, the mental damage endures.Childhood abuse is often one of the most challenging to overcome as this abuse is often perpetrated by the very people a child should be able to trust and depend on. This can cause the sufferer to … [Read more...]

Hypnotherapy for Confidence and Self-Esteem

What is self-esteem? For most of us, self-esteem is our ability to know in a meaningful way that we are fundamentally OK. If you have this understanding, it can act as a driver towards success as you strive to move forward, or to change things in your life.Are you lacking in self-esteem? The most common manifestation of lack of self-esteem is … [Read more...]

Hypnotherapy Can Help You Define Your Life’s Purpose

If you are feeling lost and directionless, you may need some help to re-define your life purpose.Such feelings can mean that you have lost touch with your inner, or ‘real’ self. This disconnect makes it hard to know what your life purpose is. Your conscious self feels lost and uncertain, because it does not have a link with your deeper … [Read more...]

Hypnotherapy For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A specialized new treatment using hypnotherapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is achieving great success.For a long time, the gold standard in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been exposure therapy. ‘Exposure therapy’ means challenging the sufferer by exposing them gradually to their fear, starting with small stimuli … [Read more...]

Hypnotherapy and ADHD

We’re all familiar with the child who can’t sit still, who doesn’t seem to listen, who can’t remember tasks, and is always getting into trouble.Is this ADHD? Not always. It’s normal for many children to be a bundle of energy. But, if you have a child who is excessively hyperactive and shows a considerable lack of attention compared to kids the … [Read more...]

Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy

The concept of ‘mindfulness’ seems to be everywhere at the moment. But what exactly does it mean? And is there a connection between mindfulness and hypnotherapy?Although the word ‘mindfulness’ seems to be in universal use, sometimes it refers to different things!Mindfulness was originally an ancient Buddhist concept, using meditation and … [Read more...]

Charles Dickens and Hypnosis

Did you know that Charles Dickens was a practitioner of a form of hypnosis?The author of ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Oliver Twist’ among many other great works was fascinated by the practice of ‘mesmerism’ in the 1800s. Dickens attended public displays of mesmerism presented by John Elliotson, who was a professor of medicine and the man who … [Read more...]