Anxiety Treatment in Norwich & Online
Anxiety is exhausting.
The overthinking, the worrying, the repetitive negative thoughts, drains you of energy and leaves you feeling like a shell of your former self.
Then you have the physical symptoms – the rapid heartbeat, which feels like it’s going to burst out your chest. Your hands are sweaty, you feel fidgety and unsettled. You keep reminding yourself to slow your breathing down but it’s a constant battle. You can tell yourself you are okay and you are safe, but it still doesn’t make the feelings go away.
It sits there in the background, slowly but surely sucking the life out of you. Until you think back on who you were and struggle to understand how you got here.
All you want to do is get back to being yourself again. The fun-loving person you know you can be.
Unfortunately, anxiety has other ideas.
You doubt yourself – you doubt your abilities, you doubt your performance, you worry what people will think of you.
Anxiety creeps into every area of life…
Unless we stop it.
The good news is that together, we can.
There are specific tools, strategies and techniques we can use to not only reduce anxiety but to resolve it.
Of course, you will still have anxious moments, we all do, it’s part of the human experience. But anxiety can be a thing of the past when we work together to defeat it.
I will guide you through the journey every step of the way. I have been there and done it. And just as someone helped me through the journey, I can help you too.
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Discover the hidden workings of anxiety so you can beat it at its own game. Learn how to recognise the 4 crucial patterns you need to dissolve anxiety.
Discover how to feel calm and in control of your mind and body in less than 5 minutes. Learn how to implement an anxiety-busting technique to leave you feeling grounded and composed.
Discover the single most important concept that allows me to know with certainty your anxiety can be resolved. This is the secret to beating anxiety.
This free training, which will take approximately an hour of your time, will give you everything you need to not only start feeling better straight away but also give you total confidence in your ability to beat this trickiest of foes.
Anxiety therapy and coaching for dealing with anxiety and anxiety relief.
Anxiety is characterised by feelings of unease, which can manifest as a wide number of different symptoms. It commonly includes feelings of worry and fear, and varies from mild to severe.
As Anxiety can lead to such a wide range of symptoms, you may experience some of the more acute physical effects. For instance, chest pain and sweating, noticeable changes in your breathing, or even panic attacks. However, there are other signs of Anxiety too. After that, anxiety is closely related to stress during complex or stressful life events. Symptoms of anxiety can also include insomnia, stomach pain, and obsessive-compulsive behaviours.
Many people struggle with Anxiety as they feel that their symptoms can be triggered for no reason at all. This can make going about your day to day life a constant battle, not knowing when symptoms will suddenly arise next, and by then, it’s too late. Whereas other people have more predictable triggers. For instance being around new, or lots of people, speaking in public or trying something different.
If your experience meets certain specific criteria then you may have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. My life coaching and hypnotherapy programs in the city of Norwich are an effective way of overcoming anxiety.
Effective coaching and therapy can provide a natural treatment without the need for medication. My packages include ways to cope with anxiety and most people notice a significant reduction in symptoms in just a few weeks. Over the course of our sessions we will cover many techniques and strategies as ways to relieve anxiety.
Although anxiety can vary greatly from person to person. As well as this, it can even vary from day to day. There are several commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders and different types of anxiety.
Types of Anxiety
Acute anxiety can lead to panic attacks which include a wide range of symptoms. Panic disorder is characterised by frequent or regular panic attacks. During a panic attack you may feel your heart pounding, you may have chest pain and tightness and it may feel difficult to breathe. After a panic attack you may feel exhausted and begin to worry about having another one in the future. This can create a vicious cycle that compounds the feelings of anxiety. As these symptoms can mimic that of a heart attack we often recommend seeing by a medical professional prior to speaking to us to ensure any possible medical causes have been ruled out.
Coaching and hypnotherapy can help to provide you with the tools to relieve panic attack symptoms and interrupt this cycle. A specialised home audio recording is provided as a form of panic attack help. In addition to this, you will learn specific techniques as panic attack remedies. During the coaching and hypnotherapy sessions we will work together to find the root cause of your panic attacks. In conclusion, the my coaching packages can help you to identify and address the root cause which means it may be possible you could reach a complete resolution to your symptoms.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is when you are experiencing regular and prolonged periods of worry, this may feel excessive and sometimes irrational. These periods of worry can spread into many different contexts in your life, and can begin to interrupt activities of daily living such as going to work, friendship and relationships. As a result GAD can have a wide range of symptoms, and is often characterised by negative thoughts spiralling out of control. It can include a range of physical symptoms such as fidgeting, nausea, vomiting, sweating, headaches, stomach upsets and diarrhoea.
GAD can develop from an intermittent low level of anxiety that progresses over time. As a result it can begin to affect your sleep, have an impact on your finances and can be related to other health conditions. You will likely receive this diagnosis if you are experiencing excessive worry and anxiety for over 6 months.
Contact me to find out how coaching and hypnotherapy packages can help with GAD. We work to identify the root cause of your anxious feelings and assist you to feel calmer, more confident and comfortable. At the same time providing effective relief from anxiety.
Social Anxiety Disorder means you experience you extreme anxiety or fear in social situations. This means events such as parties, social gatherings, work meetings and public speaking can trigger extreme anxiety. As a result, Social Anxiety Disorder can significantly impact people’s life choices such as the job role they choose. People will avoid certain situations where they may have to meet new people, engage with work colleagues or do presentations. Social anxiety can be expressed in a range of physical symptoms, which can be triggered by actual or perceived scrutiny from others. The physical symptoms of Social anxiety Disorder include excessive blushing, stammering, trembling and excessive sweating.
Coaching and hypnotherapy are natural treatments to social anxiety, my packages will help you to resolve the causes of your anxiety. These sessions can help you improve your communication skills, improve your confidence, and enhance your public speaking skills.
Fears and Phobias
A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear that is triggered by a specific situation, activity or problem. Some phobia’s are very common such as heights, flying. spiders (arachnophobia) and of small enclosed spaces (claustrophobia). The biggest fear is reported to be public speaking! This can impact on your career and hinder you from getting promoted or getting the job you want. These common phobias can have a significant effect on your quality of life.
There are many other types of phobias which are much less common, such as buttons, balloons or bin liners. Many people are embarrassed by their phobia and try to keep it at secret, and yet it still places unnecessary restrictions of a persons life. In order for a fear or phobia to be considered a mental health issue the fear needs to be disproportionate to the danger, have a duration of longer than 6 months. The phobia also has to have a significant impact on a persons life. As phobias are usually in a very specific context, most phobias can be resolved within just a few sessions.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms involve having repetitive thoughts, behaviours or urges. OCD is an anxiety disorder and its symptoms are viewed as consisting of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions and obsessive behaviours include unwanted thoughts, images, worries and doubts that cause intense anxiety. Compulsions are the repetitive actions and behaviours that a person uses to help reduce the feelings of anxiety. OCD examples would be cleaning, turning light switches on and off, or touching an object a very specific number of times. You may have had an OCD test of some kind from a medical professional if you have a formal diagnosis or completed a questionnaire.
Coaching and hypnotherapy can serve as an effective intervention to help you interrupt those repetitive thoughts or urges, and relieve the anxious feelings that drive the compulsive behaviours. Most people will notice a benefit in as little as 3-4 sessions.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder is when an individual develops anxiety related issues following an event that they perceived to be traumatic. This often leads to flashback images and nightmares that relates back to the original event. These can cause the person to believe they are back in the traumatising context and re-experiencing the event. Symptoms can range from mild to severely disabling and can significantly impact quality of life. The traumatising event can be caused by a wide range of contexts, such as road traffic accidents, abuse, sexual assault, and much more. If you would like to find out more information you can read more here.
Common Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder
- Feeling agitated: You may notice a rapid heartbeat, clammy hands, a dry mouth or that your hands are shaking. This is when your nervous system is in what is known as ‘Fight or Flight’ mode. Your brain is releasing the stress chemicals of cortisol and adrenaline to prepare the body for a perceived threat.
- Excessive worrying: This is when you get stuck in a cycle of thoughts. Sometimes with the same or similar thoughts going round and round inside your head, consuming your day and ruining important personal and social events . You may even be aware that they are irrational thoughts, and yet the cycle of worrying continues and isn’t soothed by logically trying to think your way through it.
- Chronic fatigue: Having your nervous system in a constant Fight or Flight mode takes its toll on the body sooner or later. After a while all that energy expenditure catches up with you and you feel exhausted. When this is combined with insomnia it can have a significant impact on your quality of life.
- Low Self-esteem: Anxiety impacts the way you feel about yourself and your sense of worth. This can lead to thoughts of not being good enough, and can have a significant effect on your life decisions. It can potentially causing obstacles and heartache that doesn’t need to be there.
How can I help?
Anxiety affects people very differently. for some clients their symptoms range from a general annoyance that limits and hinders their daily life. On the other hand, some people experience totally debilitating anxiety. Either way, anxiety can significantly reduce quality of life and can prevents people even leaving their own home.
Using the latest developments in neuroscience, and the latest psychological techniques, I can help you get back in control of the way you think and feel. You can then leave those symptoms behind and experience Anxiety no more!
Powerful coaching sessions can help you interrupt your thought patterns and help you to build new confidence. In addition, sessions incorporate techniques and coping strategies you can use at home. Therefore I aim to help you to empower yourself. By helping you learn how your mind works, you can soon be free to move on with your life in the way that you want.
Anxiety Coaching and Hypnotherapy
Life coaching and Hypnotherapy helps to harness the power of your mind. They have been successfully helping people to change their lives for many years and are particularly effective in resolving anxiety. I will guide you through a process that will help you get back in control of your life. As well as improving your communication skills, upgrade any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back, and be there to help you on your journey.
Send me a message today and we can arrange a time to talk things through.