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Anxiety is a feeling of worry, fear and uneasiness. Anxiety can be debilitating and can affect the way we feel and how we behave. It can even manifest physical symptoms in the form of illnesses. It can also give a fight or flight response which makes an individual irrational. Examples of situation that makes people anxious are:

  • sitting an exam
  • going into hospital
  • attending an interview
  • starting a new job
  • moving away from home
  • having a baby
  • being diagnosed with an illness
  • deciding to get married or divorced


Panic attack is an intense feeling of anxiety. Physical symptoms include palpitations, shaking, sweating, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, insomnia, increase heart rate, high blood pressure. The feelings are extreme that some people believe they are having a heart attack.

Hypnotherapy can help relieve Anxiety, Stress and Panic attacks.

Useful links:
http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/#.WEdAzOaLTIU

 

Anxiety can be debilitating and can affect the way we feel, how we behave, and can even manifest physical symptoms. Hypnotherapy can help manage anxiety and panic attacks. Together you can take back control.

 

http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/hypnotherapist-articles/are-you-feeding-your-anxiety

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/anxiety-attacks-and-anxiety-disorders.htm

Sleeping Disorders

http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/sleep-disorders.html

 

According to Psychologist Anywhere Anytime, Confidence is the trust or faith that you have in yourself and your abilities. Realistic feelings of confidence and positive self-esteem affect how you think and act, how you feel about others, and how successful you are in life.  Having self-confidence does not mean that you can do everything. Self-confident people have expectations that are realistic. Even when some of their expectations are not met, they continue to be positive and to accept themselves. 

According to NHS Choices, Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves. When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us able to deal with life’s ups and downs better.

When our self-esteem is low, we tend to see ourselves and our life in a more negative and critical light. We also feel less able to take on the challenges life throws at us.

Difficult life events, such as serious illness, Stress or a bereavement, can have a negative effect on self-esteem.

Ways to improve low self-esteem:
Recognise what you are good at 
Build positive relationships.
Be kind to yourself
Learn to be assertive
Start saying 'no'
Give yourself a challenge. 

Hypnotherapy can help boost Self Confidence and Self-Esteem.
Useful Links:


http://www.psychologistanywhereanytime.com/emotional_problems_psychologist/psychologist_lack_of_confidence.htm


http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth/pages/dealingwithlowself-esteem.aspx

http://www.uncommon-knowledge.co.uk/articles/uncommon-hypnosis/self-confidence-hypnosis.html


http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/selfesteem.html


http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/hypnotherapist-articles/3-ways-to-improve-self-esteem-and-let-go-of-anxiety

 

Hypnotherapy has been successfully used to overcome a variety of unwanted behaviours such as: nail biting, ticks, bed wetting, addiction, thumb sucking, skin picking, bruxism.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3260287/How-stop-biting-nails-Paint-red-hypnotised-stand-one-leg-distract-say-experts.html


https://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/hypnotherapy/problem-behaviours/

Weddings are a life changing event and can be very stressful for the bride and groom and for everyone else involved which includes the parents, best man and bridesmaids. Every bride and groom has a picture in their mind of what their special day would look, sound and feel like, whatever that may be. It will certainly be a pleasant, happy and memorable one. But sometimes there are challenges that each bride and groom have to face before they can achieve their perfect moment. This could be overcoming stress and anxiety of preparation, wanting to fit into that dream wedding dress, fear of speaking in public and many more.

Hypnotherapy is a natural healing of mind and body through deep relaxation induced by hypnosis.

Ann Plews offers sessions to boost your confidence, alleviate any pre-wedding nerves, reduce anxiety, release stress, help you with weight control/weight loss and help you stop smoking. These are just a few examples of how Hypnotherapy can help the bride and groom enjoy their special day with families and friends.

Wedding Packages

 

Bride and Groom Package (4 sessions 2 each)

Includes: Relaxation and Confidence Booster (1 session each)

Stress Release (1 session)

 

Bride Package (4 sessions)

Includes: Relaxation and Confidence Booster

Stress Release

Reduce Anxiety and Worry

Build Self-Esteem

 

Groom Package (4 sessions)

Includes: Relaxation and Confidence Booster

Stress Release

Reduce Anxiety and Worry

Confident Public Speaking

 

Bride, Bridesmaid, Bride’s Mother and Mother-in-Law Package

(2 sessions for the Bride, 1 session each for the rest)

Choose any of these sessions:

Relaxation and Confidence Booster

Stress Release

Reduce Anxiety and Worry

Build Self-Esteem

 

 

Other Individual Therapy Sessions:

Weight Loss/Weight Control Programme – 6 sessions

Stop Smoking – 1 session

Stop Nail Biting – 1 session

Fear of Flying – 3 sessions

Confident Public Speaking – 1 session

http://www.wedmagazine.co.uk/weddings-cornwall-nerves-panic-at-the-altar.html

http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/hypnotherapist-articles/wedding-day-blues

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that can be extremely debilitating. According to Faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel; NICE Diagnostics Guidance (Oct 2013), IBS occurs in 10-20% of the population in the UK, but prevalence is thought to be higher than this as many people with the disorder do not seek medical advice.

The symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, bloating, lethargy. These symptoms can also be aggravated by eating. The condition can seriously affect sufferers' quality of life and finding treatment can be difficult.

Stress aggravates IBS although it doesn’t cause it. Suffering from the condition itself can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety, in some cases negatively affecting many areas of your life. It may cause some people to change their job or leave work altogether.

Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS and greatly improve your quality of life.


http://www.aboutibs.org/complimentary-or-alternative-treatments/hypnosis-for-ibs.html 


https://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/hypnotherapy/hypnotherapy-for-ibs/


http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/hypnotherapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-200446/Can-hypnotherapy-beat-IBS.html 

 

 

Here in the UK the use of hypnosis to stop smoking has been acknowledged by the British Medical Association as the most effective help available to those who are addicted to smoking.


http://www.webmd.boots.com/smoking-cessation/smoking-what-will-happen-to-my-body

http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/hypnotherapist-articles/how-you-can-stop-smoking-in-one-session-of-hypnosis

 

Weight Control

There are many reasons why individuals want to reduce weight. This could be: to live longer, feel fitter and healthier, have more energy, look younger, look and feel good and confident about yourself, peer or social acceptance, limiting beliefs or even just to prove to yourself that you can achieve a goal you have aspired to for a long time. Whatever the motivations are, many will do anything to achieve their goal. Usually they would try different diet programs such as Weight Watchers, Slimming World or calorie counting. They may join a gym or even go through surgery. But oftentimes, these different types of solutions are unsustainable, therefore fail and can be very frustrating.
So what else do you do when everything else fails? Hypnotherapy can help you change the way you feel and look at food. Through the power of positive suggestions, you can condition your subconscious mind to change your thinking patterns and gain control over cravings. And It’s all natural and without medication.

I offer 3 different programs for weight control:

  • 4 weeks - 4 sessions
  • 6 weeks - 6 sessions (including Hypnoband and Mind Gym)
  • 12 weeks - 3 month program (including 6 sessions and weekly check-ins)

http://www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/everything-you-need-know-about-hypnosis-weight-loss


http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/weightloss.html

Coming soon.

 

Hypnotherapy can help those clients who have lost someone and did not have the opportunity to say goodbye or say things that they needed to say.


https://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/4683/hypnotherapy-can-help-deal-grief/

 

http://web.wellness-institute.org/blog/bid/399306/hypnotherapy-reduces-the-stress-of-chronic-grief

The most common phobias seen by hypnotherapists are:
· Fear of flying.
· Claustrophobia.
· Fear of sickness (often linked to social phobias)
· Fear of insects.
· Fear of heights.
· Fear of needles.
· Fear of dentists.
· Fear of pregnancy

.Fear of driving

 


http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/phobias.html
https://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/hypnotherapy/fears-and-phobias/

According to Rachel Moss, Lifestyle writer of Huffington Post UK, If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, you’re not alone.

Almost half of British women (43%) say they are not getting enough sleep. In fact, 45% do not feel well-rested when they wake up.

The results are part of the ‘Reclaim Your Sleep’ survey of 4,100 UK adults, conducted by YouGov and supported by the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association (SATA).

Insomnia is the most common type of Sleep Disorder. It is the loss of the ability to sleep and is caused by a wide variety of things including stress, jet lag, a health condition, the medications you take, or even the amount of coffee you drink. Insomnia can also result from mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Hypnotherapy can help overcome sleep disorders.

Useful Links:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/26/half-of-women-in-uk-sleep-deprived_n_9076030.html

https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems  

www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/articles/sleep-disorders

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