Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Disorders in central London

Anxiety is normal, necessary for survival, unpleasant, but fundamentally Harmless. People with symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder tend to always expect the worst to happen and can't stop worrying about a multitude of issues. They become anxious about feeling anxious, perceiving situations or experiences as dangerous in some way, and predicting negative outcomes, which creates a high degree of tension.

If we try to suppress, avoid, or control anxiety, it will become more intense and prolonged. Researchers advise waiting until anxiety has at least halved before allowing ourselves to leave a feared situation.

“55% of respondents in an anxiety UK survey revealed that they didn’t feel comfortable about telling others about their anxiety. However, hiding it can lead to increased isolation, resulting in prolonged anxiety and delayed help.”

There is different types of Anxiety Disorders:

  • General Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

How CBT Hypnotherapy can help with Anxiety:

The great news is that hypnotherapy and particularly Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is a fast, safe and effective treatment proven to help you manage and combat anxiety.

The British Medical Journal currently recommends applied Relaxation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as the two most effective therapies for Anxiety.

I can offer a powerful and effective combination of CBT, Hypnotherapy, Applied Relaxation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

This combination can help you overcome your anxious thoughts and feelings, when dealing with anxiety:

  • I will assist you in cognitive restructuring to identify distorted thoughts and negative self-talk that may be triggering or maintaining your anxiety. We will work together to correct these, both in discussion and under hypnosis, by developing more flexible, realistic, and helpful ways of thinking that align with your values.

  • You will learn Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques that will help you notice, label, and accept your emotions instead of fighting them.

  • You will practice a rapid relaxation technique to reduce muscle tension throughout your body. Then, you'll learn Hypnosis and Self-hypnosis based on powerful suggestions to deepen your feelings of confidence and self-efficacy.

  • Together, we will create a graded hierarchy of your stressful situations. I use Exposure Therapy Techniques to assist you in rehearsing your feared situations and gradually making positive improvements in your imagination under hypnosis, thus creating new automatic responses. Anxiety reliably decreases when you simply face your fears for a sufficiently prolonged amount of time. You will also learn about de-catastrophizing and problem-solving techniques.

  • A key feature of anxiety is that people often attempt to cope with it using different strategies such as avoidance, postponing things, procrastination, excessive worry, and over-preparation. These strategies provide an illusion of safety, but they actually increase your fears of catastrophic outcomes. Abandoning Safety Seeking Behaviors and strategies is important, as trying to suppress worry tends to backfire.

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We can discuss how Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy could help you reduce and eliminate anxious thoughts and feelings.

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