Anxiety

Hypnosis can help you relax

Hypnosis can help you relax

Do you long for something to change so you can relax? Perhaps you have a chaotic job where the phone won't stop ringing or you continually get interruptions. Do you dream of a holiday? Maybe you are thinking of relaxing on the beach on a warm sunny day. Imagine it...

What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?

What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?

Lots of people talk about feeling stressed or anxious. But do you know the difference between these two terms that get used frequently in everyday life? Stress and anxiety are common so we should all have some understanding of these conditions. Stress and anxiety can...

Have I got anxiety? 7  Signs and Symptoms

Have I got anxiety? 7 Signs and Symptoms

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a fear or apprehension of something. It can develop from stressful situations, or it can just happen. Biologically the body is reacting to a threat which could be a real threat or a perceived threat. This threat causes the release of...

How to stop adults nail-biting and picking

How to stop adults nail-biting and picking

Do you know what happens with nail-biting and skin picking? I do. I have met so many nail-biters who have been nibbling for years. Let me tell you about nail-biting and picking… If you are a nail biter, you probably don’t feel very proud of the habit. You want to...

After the lockdown: when social anxiety takes over

After the lockdown: when social anxiety takes over

Have you ever walked into a pub or restaurant and felt like you wanted to hide? Maybe you just wanted to fade into the background… You felt that all the eyes were focused on you like lasers searching for a target. Your breathing speeds up. You feel confused and you...

Social Anxiety: How can it can affect your life?

Social Anxiety: How can it can affect your life?

Today I'm thinking about people who are struggling with social anxiety, especially as the UK lockdown eases and people start socialising again. Meeting friends and family is longed for by many people now but if you are someone who is dreading that social contact again...

Anxiety: Where does it come from and what does it mean?

Anxiety: Where does it come from and what does it mean?

Many people have heard of anxiety but where does it come from and what does it mean if you have anxiety? When people talk about anxiety they are talking about anxious thoughts and feelings that result in changes in behaviours. Often people avoid doing things because...

How to calm your panic attacks

How to calm your panic attacks

Let me tell you a story about calming a panic attack... Rachael (not her real name) froze. A horrendous sense of dread started to fill her mind. Was she going to die now? Her heart started to beat so fast that she felt it would rupture through her chest. She couldn't...

Conquering the Fear of Injections

Conquering the Fear of Injections

This week the UK has been told that vaccinations for COVID 19 have been approved by the regulator. Many people will be pleased but if you have a fear of injections or anything related to getting the jab you might be terrified. This blog provides information for people...

How Effective is Hypnosis in helping anxiety?

How Effective is Hypnosis in helping anxiety?

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or have you started to worry a lot? Feeling tense and anxious are negative feelings that most people experience at some time in their lives so finding effective solutions is important. Perhaps you have had a panic attack. You dread...