In Australia Anxiety is ranked higher than any other mental health condition and sadly it’s on the rise.  12 per cent of females and 7.1 per cent of males have been diagnosed as having anxiety. Imagine how many more amongst us suffer this common ailment?

How often do you find yourself simply halted by that beast anxiety? That overwhelming feeling, increased heart beat, dread or fear. What you are feeling, is a natural involuntary physical response to stress.

Work demands, financial strains, relationships & health issues are just some of our daily challenges or concerns.  To add to this, we live amoungst a society in which it is difficult to say no.   We’re generally moving too fast, doing too much, squeezing more and more into each day often resulting in a reduced quality of life, in particular mental health.

Anxiety often presents itself with one or more of these symptoms; Sweating, heart palpitations, chest tightness, shortness of breath, headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, dizziness, abdominal discomfort and even loose stool.

Many capable and successful people suffer from anxiety and it can happen with no apparent reason.  It also can affect sleep patterns and can become completely debilitating if it continues for too long.

Taking a few sensible steps and by making a commitment to your self can help to keep anxiety at bay and these easy steps can become deeply embedded with hypnotherapy. These steps teach us to relax and use the breath effectively and by practicing daily can help enormously with letting go of everyday tension.

By rewiring your thoughts to create happy healthy positive thoughts allows you to stop worrying about the things you cannot change and to understand them instead. Hypnotherapy allows you to prioritise and put things into a rational easy perspective.

You help to tailor the Hypnosis to your needs and will see results quickly and simply. Through hypnotherapy your mind is open and relaxed instead of competing with all that clutter that confuses the conscious mind too often and too easily.  When you are in a relaxed state, the brain signals are much more organised and less random.  New patterns of invited pro-active behaviour are created. You create new clear behaviour and reaction pathways with the Hypnotherapist to ensure the desired result. You cannot be given a suggestion you do not want, under hypnotherapy your subconscious and conscious mind clearly rejects anything not invited.

Hypnotherapy is simply a way to stop the busy mind and open a state of clarity and peace. The hypnotherapist guides you to take yourself to that wonderful relaxed state. Like meditation your mind becomes a lot clearer and the neural signals slow and rather than taking years of consistent practice to get to this place of clarity and serenity, a well- trained hypnotherapist can  guide you there quickly easily and effectively.

Anxiety can cripple; and gentle reprogramming, designed by you and the hypnotherapist together can give you back the quality of life you deserve.

Written by Jane Johnston

Jane Johnston has over 10 years experience as a qualified Hypnotherapist, Meditation, Relaxation Specialist and Yoga teacher.  Jane is available at Kundalini House for Hypnotherapy appointments on Thursdays.

Jane also teaches Meditation at Kundalini House on Wednesday mornings at 8am.