Anxiety Issues

Contact Details

Sydney
Email Enas Saad
tel: 0439 854 562
Melbourne
Email Adam Szmerling
tel: 03 9557 9113
Perth
Email Beverley de la Harpe
tel: 0412 777 111

Deal with anxiety using NLP/Hypnotherapy

How NLP and Hypnotherapy Help With Anxiety

Anxiety is something everyone has to a certain extent, but some people don’t learn constructive ways of dealing with it.  Through no fault of their own, their fears emerge as anxious feelings that drive learned behaviours.  The good news is that the human brain is capable of incredible things; if it has learned a negative set of behaviours related to anxiety, it can also learn a new set of positive behaviours as well.  NLP and hypnotherapy techniques are particularly effective at helping you learn a different, better approach to anxiety.

What Is Anxiety?

There are various definitions and descriptions of anxiety, but for our purposes we will define anxiety as being in an agitated or nervous state of mind.  It also includes thoughts and/or fears about something your mind thinks is going to happen.  For some people, anxiety takes the form of extreme panic, a very fearful and intense state of mind related to a danger that may be real or may be imagined.  Common physical effects of anxiety include:

When anxiety occurs, you experience unpleasant or negative thoughts, which then lead to some form of anxious behaviour.  It’s seems as if you see and experience the world from a particular viewpoint, one that seems to be based in reality, but in truth is based in fear.  Once you change your viewpoint, however, the entire experience changes as well.  You can finally feel more confident and relaxed, knowing that the world around you is not your enemy.


When Does Your Anxiety Occur?

An important part of changing your behaviour is taking a look at what triggers it in the first place.  Do you feel anxious when you’re around someone with authority, when you have to perform a particular task, or when dealing with a particular situation?  Or do you simply feel anxious most of the time?  Regardless of the cause(s) and frequency of your anxiety, it often leads to depression and moodiness, which make life extremely difficult to say the least.

 

Every person has their own unique way of expressing anxiety, but the one thing everyone has in common is that their preferred form of expression is a learned behaviour.  And that means it can be “unlearned” and replaced with something more effective.  Your practitioner will start the process by spending some time talking with you to find out the circumstances and situations that trigger your anxiety. 


Identify The Patterns

Anxiety is not a random occurrence.  On the contrary, every person has a distinct pattern to their anxiety and the associated behaviours.  You have succeeded in learning a pattern of anxious feelings and behaviours, so if we identify that pattern we can set about changing it.  Your practitioner will work with you to uncover your individual pattern; not just how your express anxiety, but paying attention to the “Who”, “What”, “When”, “Where”, and “How” of its occurrence.


The Three Part Approach To Making Changes

NLP and hypnotherapy use a three part approach to helping you make the changes necessary to relieve your anxiety:


Part 1 – We listen.  This is important, because it is only by truly listening to you that your practitioner can identify the pattern of your anxiety and how they take over your mind.


Part 2 – We use NLP to work with your conscious mind, helping you gain more flexibility in the way your brain works.  This includes what you think, the way you remember past events, the way you anticipate future events, the way you experience events as they occur, and the way you talk to yourself.


Part 3 – We use hypnosis to work with your unconscious mind, helping you access the inner resources that you mind has forgotten about due to anxiety and stress.  We also build and condition new resources, using relaxation, suggestion, and metaphor to prompt a new way of thinking.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

In most cases, you will start to notice at least some positive changes after just one session.  This is because NLP and hypnotherapy work very fast and very effectively to resolve anxiety issues.  Most of our patients are able to completely sort out their anxieties and end treatment after two to four one-hour sessions.