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Brightside · Waterlooville · UK  England · Hampshire ·  PO7 7BA
07533 606333 karen@karenwilliamstherapy.com
Anxiety and Panic

Anxiety and Panic

 

Do you become anxious and start to worry about what might happen? Do your thoughts and feelings start to spiral out of control and at times lead to panic?

Anxiety produces both psychological and physical symptoms. Our mind and body work together to try and figure out how to respond to a given situation. Depending on how you choose to respond to a situation, your thoughts which become your feelings may lead to panic rising within you and a response of ‘fight or flight’ may occur where you feel the urgent need to remove yourself from the cause. This is fairly easily resolved if the cause is down to you being in the same room as a dog, mouse or spider for instance and usually results in your symptoms returning to normal when you have taken action and removed yourself from the scene.

However, if the cause is not tangible, but is present in your mind where you have a tendency to over analyse or worry about events, either real, imagined or in the future, this can be harder for you to deal with. At it’s worst, it can lead to you cutting yourself off from others and withdrawing from public life. Avoiding friends and family, choosing to stay at home and not going out unless absolutely necessary.

    Signs to look out for:

  • worrying about things that have not happened yet
  • over analysing events that have occurred
  • trouble concentrating
  • feeling irritable and tired
  • poor sleep patterns
  • shortness of breath or breathing heavily
  • palpitations (irregular heartbeat)
  • feeling faint or dizzy, sweating
  • stomach problems; nausea, cramps or frequent toilet visits

Either way, both psychological (the mind) and physical (the body) problems can be treated. First we fix the mind by addressing the issues which are causing your symptoms and then the body will respond also. Some people are labelled ‘born worriers’ but this is a false title which has been placed upon you. You simply were not born worrying, babies do not come into the world worrying!

With hypnotherapy, as easily as you have acquired these old limiting thoughts and actions, so you shall just as easily let them go. Every habit of action is run by a habit of thought and your thoughts are yours to change. When we change the words and images in our heads which relate to the events or scenes which are causing the issues, you take back control.

Treatments also available for associated addictions such as alcohol, drugs, gambling and compulsive shopping which at the time appear to help with escapism but end up compounding issues.

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