Anxiety

Anxiety and Panic Attacks helped by Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Cognitive Therapy in Brighton & Hove :

Anxiety Therapy. Covering Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Eastbourne, Shoreham, Chichester, Horsham and surrounding areas.

anxietyEveryone will experience feelings of anxiety and worry many times throughout their life. For example, they may feel worried or anxious about a job interview, getting the results from a medical test, financial issues or even getting married.

Feelings of worry and anxiety are perfectly normal reactions to the daily pressures of life. However, some people have feelings of worry or anxiety which are intrusive in their lives and which may begin to affect them on a daily basis.

NHS Direct estimate that approximately 1 in 50 people will show signs of “generalised anxiety disorder” at some point during their lifetime.

The problem is most likely to start/occur with people in their 20s and is slightly more common with women than men. This is a long-term problem where a person can feel anxious about a very wide range of issues, rather than having some anxiety or fear relating to one specific issue. People with a particular anxiety problem may find that they feel anxious most days and may not be able to remember the last time they were able to properly relax.

The symptoms of anxiety are many and varied and include, for example:

  • Feeling ‘on edge’
  • Restlessness
  • A sense of dread
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Impatience
  • Being easily distracted
  • Dizziness
  • Lethargy
  • Pins and needles
  • Irregular heart beat (palpitations)
  • Muscle aches
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stomach ache
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful or missed periods
  • Difficulty in falling, or staying, asleep

Some people also experience ‘panic attacks’ which can feel frightening sometimes, with people often describing how they thought they were going to die, usually of a heart attack because their heart felt like it was ‘racing’.

There are also many other problems for which anxiety is the main symptom. For example, panic disorder, phobias (for more info on phobias, click here), post-traumatic stress and so on. The content on this page will be equally relevant for someone who has one of these conditions, so please do contact me at Brighton & Hove Hypnotherapy for a chat if you have any questions.

 

 

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