Hypnotherapy for anxiety and depression
Imagine being free of the anxiety or depression that shackles you. What would your life be like if you could rid your mind of racing thoughts, restore your inner wellbeing and finally see the sun break through the dark clouds? Hypnotherapy for anxiety and depression can help you do this.
Both anxiety and depression are natural ways of responding to extreme situations. Being in danger can trigger anxiety, and loss of a loved one can cause depression.
However, at times these feelings may become frequent, interfering with your everyday life and ability to function on a daily basis. When this happens, it might be time to look deeper and take action.
Anxiety and depression are not a conscious choice. They are emotional responses triggered in the deeper parts of the brain. Since hypnotherapy deals with the subconscious mind, and rewires emotional responses directly, it is an effective solution to help you feel calm and more positive quickly and safely.
I use hypnotherapy for anxiety and depression at my Sydney practice. Get in touch with me to book a session.
Struggling with Anxiety or Depression?
Both anxiety and depression are exhausting emotional mind states. Anxiety is future focused, and is often beneath the facade of the capable worrier, over-thinker or perfectionist. Depression looks back to the past, and will have you ruminating on regrets and feeling unable to move forward.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and depression can replace the feelings of fear, confusion and fog with clarity and inner peace.
In my Sydney hypnotherapy practice I help my clients resolve emotional triggers, replace negative thoughts and release the symptoms of panic attacks, social anxiety, general anxiety, high functioning anxiety and depression.
It might seem impossible now, but you can find the resilience, confidence and self-belief to overcome or help manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression through hypnotherapy.
What are the Symptoms of Anxiety?
Everyone experiences anxiety differently. Here are some of the known symptoms.
Feelings of overwhelm, heightened alertness or impending doom
Easily triggered or panicked
Racing heart or shortness of breath
Waking with a feeling of dread or irritability that can't be explained
Stressed and uneasy for no apparent reason
There are different levels of anxiety and some aren’t always obvious to others. For example, high functioning anxiety is not a clinical disorder. Those with high functioning anxiety often come across as ambitious and capable, when in reality, they are under a constant state of stress, suffer from excessive worry and fear, overthinking, poor sleep and could be heading for burnout.
At the extreme end of the spectrum is anxiety disorder. If your anxiety goes on for more than 6 months, or is preventing you from getting on with your life, visit your GP first for a diagnosis and recommended treatment.
What are the Symptoms of Depression?
Depression is quite different from feeling very sad. Do you have a combination of any of these symptoms?
Lack of purpose or direction
Tearful, unable to experience joy,
Feeling stuck in a 'dark place'
Loss of appetite or sex drive, loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
The feeling of hopelessness during depression can be utterly overwhelming, so that you don't believe it's possible to climb out of the dark hole you've landed in. But it is possible, and you can do it, with the right help.
If you suspect you may suffer from depression, it is advised to start with your GP to find out more about available support.
How hypnotherapy can help with anxiety and depression
Clinical hypnotherapy is now considered an advanced and effective treatment option for anxiety and depression. It works by changing the underlying belief system that keeps you stuck in habitual ways of responding, embedding positive thinking and helping you to relieve the symptoms in a relatively short time.
Underlying your anxiety or depression are often inner thoughts based on your outdated beliefs. These thoughts are often harsh and critical, leaving us with the constant feeling that we are not good enough, or that the world is a fearful place.
You might not be fully aware of the belief system and difficult emotions that trigger your anxiety or depression, because they are buried in your subconscious. How often have you said to yourself, 'Why do I feel like this? It doesn't make sense!'
Clinical Hypnotherapy allows you to resolve and reframe these feelings, introducing positive ways to see and deal with situations that might otherwise trigger anxiety or depression. It helps you to learn to switch off the 'fight or flight' responses and let go of anxious or sad thought patterns.
Hypnotherapy can also be used in conjunction with traditional psychological counselling.
Imagine, being in a positive mood, feeling lighter, and being able to handle life with a sense of ease and certainty.
Disclaimer: Hypnotherapy results vary from person to person. Hypnotherapy Services are not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Each client should consult their GP for medical advice and for any symptoms that may require medical intervention.
If you are currently on medication for your anxiety or depression it is strongly advised that you consult your doctor before making any changes to your treatment.
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When starting my own business I struggled with anxiety and a strong feeling of being overwhelmed all the time. This stopped me from progressing and affected all areas of my life. After just a few sessions with Natalia that feeling disappeared. Whenever I face a stressful situation now I feel in control.It was the first time I tried hypnotherapy and I didn't know what to expect. Natalia has such a calming presence and made me feel instantly at ease. Thank you so much for your help Natalia!
- HYPNOTHERAPY FOR ANXIETY AND OVERWHELM