Anxiety can start with an incident or situation where we feel uncomfortable, then the next time we find ourselves in that type of situation our subconscious mind reminds us we do not like this situation. We then start to feel anxious and every time it happens the anxiety gets stronger.
It is then possible we will start to wonder if we will feel anxious in some similar situation and once we have had that thought it is very likely that we will feel anxious in that new situation. In this way the times and places we feel anxious can grow, to a stage where we are suffering from anxiety almost all the time.
On occasions we may get so anxious we end up having a panic attack and then we have to worry about having another panic attack. Eventually we can end up even feeling anxious about being anxious.
It may seem like we have to climb a huge mountain to overcome all this stress, almost an impossible task but fortunately all we need to do is feel a little bit more comfortable in one situation to start to reverse the cycle. Once we feel better in one place we can imagine feeling better somewhere else and if we believe we can feel better we will.
Good counselling and hypnotherapy can help us to be more relaxed in general. Through positive suggestion while very relaxed during hypnosis, we can learn to feel different about those times we used to feel so anxious. We can reverse that cycle of feeling more anxious to a positive one of feeling more calm and relaxed.
If you would like to find out more about therapy and how it may help you, come along for a cup of coffee and a chat, I offer a free initial consultation.