I sometimes see clients at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic who cannot understand why they seem to be worried or on edge most of the time. They might tell me that there is no specific reason why they feel like they do.
I listen carefully to what they have to say.
Often I find they are suffering from what is known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
It might be they have already had the condition diagnosed but are unsure how to deal with it.
The physical symptoms of GAD are similar to many other psychological disorders. Sufferers may experience a dramatically raised pulse, they may experience sickness, headaches, tremors and have difficulty breathing.
Anxiety is a cause of all these symptoms and others too, some of them quite alarming.
At Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic we deal with a wide variety of phobias and stress related disorders.
For people with GAD, I explain first what anxiety is.
Primarily, it is a perfectly natural reaction to danger. It is a useful reaction for self-preservation; when we sense peril our brain causes adrenaline and other hormones to be released and prime our bodies to cope – to run away from the danger or to fight.
Some people, however, will experience the same sort of anxiety when there is no imminent danger. The accompanying symptoms intrude into those people’s everyday lives, damaging their sense of wellbeing and in many cases intensifying over time. They become worried and fretful about minor problems or setbacks both at home and at work and when their reactions seem to be judged by others the problem often escalates.
The causes of Generalised Anxiety Disorder can be many but at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic we are able to treat such anxiety through both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnosis.(Click here for treatment details)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been developed on the principle that there are mental health issues that are driven or triggered by anxiety.
At Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic it is our job to discover the cause of a client’s anxiety and alter his or her way of thinking about such matters. Once the client understands the issues we can then integrate that understanding into the unconscious through hypnosis helping the client’s wellbeing within a relatively short time.