Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam or having a medical test or a job interview.

It is a normal human emotion for people to experience anxiety or nervousness when faced with a problem or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders and panic disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life.

Different Types of Anxiety

There are several recognized anxiety disorders, including:

Social anxiety involves overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations.

Panic is defined as a sudden unexpected surge of anxiety which makes you want to leave the worrying situation.

Generalized anxiety involves excessive, unrealistic worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke the anxiety

Phobias are fears of a situation or thing that isn’t dangerous and which most people don’t find troublesome.

Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD is when you are plagued by constant thoughts or fears which then cause you to perform certain rituals or routines.

What can cause anxiety?

Genes - some of us seem to be born more anxious than others. Research suggests these problems can be inherited through our genes. But even someone who doesn't naturally worry can, under enough pressure, become uncomfortably anxious.

Circumstances - sometimes it's obvious what is making you anxious. When the problem disappears, so does the anxiety. However, some extreme situations are so threatening that the anxiety goes on long after the event. You can feel nervous and anxious for months or years, even if you were physically unharmed. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder.

Drugs - recreational drugs like amphetamines, LSD or ecstasy can all make you anxious – for some people, the caffeine in coffee is enough.

Life experience - bad experiences in the past or big life-changes such as pregnancy, changing job, becoming unemployed or moving house.

What are the Symptoms?
  • Feeling worried all the time
  • Tiredness
  • Irritability
  • Unable to sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Muscle tension and pains
  • Shaking
  • Breathing heavily
  • Feeling dizzy or faint
  • Indigestion or diarrhea
  • Sudden and overwhelming fear and sense of loss of control
  • Breathing quickly
  • Increased pounding heartbeat
  • With a bad panic attack, you may feel that you are going to die.

Anxiety and panic can also be accompanied by feelings of depression, losing your appetite, or seeing the future as bleak and hopeless.

How we can help

As you already know, no one person is the same as the other. You can't expect a one-size-fits-all approach to a problem that you may have suffered from indefinitely. Maybe even take medications for.

So one of the things that Gary Maddison prides himself on at GFM Hypnosis is that his sessions are therapeutically adjusted and adapted to your unique situation. He clearly understands that one-size-fits all approach does not work when it comes to anxiety disorders.

So he will learn about you and listen, so that he can then identify the patterns of your anxiety and how they have an effect in your life. With this information he can then use the powerful effects of hypnosis to integrate new behaviors into your unconscious mind, so that you are not continually struggling to escape a roller coaster of emotions, obsessive thoughts and irrational fears.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

One of the most important things to understand about therapy is that it’s not an exact science. That means you can never put a definite time frame on the number of sessions that a person may need.

However with the way that Gary conducts his hypnosis sessions many of his clients are able to end treatment after just a couple of sessions. This is because hypnosis works very fast and is very effective at resolving anxiety issues.

So why wait? Don’t let anxiety control your life any longer, contact Gary today on 0161 - 330 7025 for more information about putting an end to your anxiety disorder.