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Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

Discover the transformative power of hypnotherapy, a gentle yet powerful technique that can help you tame anxiety, regain control, and reclaim tranquility in your life, empowering you to thrive with renewed confidence and serenity

Why Hypnotherapy for Anxiety?

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety. One of the most common reasons people come to my clinic is anxiety. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders are characterised by a sense of doubt and vulnerability about future events.

There are a wide variety of anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias to name a few. Most people feel anxious from time to time. However, anxiety can become abnormal if it interferes with your day-to-day activities.

Anxiety is normal in stressful situations, and can even be helpful. For example, most people will be anxious when threatened by an aggressive person, or before an important race. Anxiety is abnormal if it is out of proportion to the stressful situation, persists when a stressful situation has gone or appears for no apparent reason when there is no stressful situation.

If you feel your anxiety is getting in the way of your life then it’s time to get some help. Give me a call and we’ll discuss your needs and get you into your calm future!

Hypnotherapy For Anxiety

So what is Anxiety?

Anxiety is worrying about the future due to events of the past. It is common for the reasons to not consciously be known by the person.

The root cause of anxiety is in the subconscious mind. This is where our thoughts, feelings, memories, beliefs, hopes, dreams, nightmares are all stored and this is where anxiety is also allowed to live. So to deal with this effectively we need a therapy that can access the subconscious mind directly. At Mind Success, I have a variety of techniques from different psychological interventions that can help you feel calm and in control again!

The subconscious is concerned, primarily, with protection. It wants to keep you safe, this is the role of anxiety, to produce an effect on the body so you keep away from that which your subconscious perceives to be dangerous. For example, walking into the sea when you can’t swim produces normal anxiety as your subconscious is detecting danger so the anxiety response is initiated!

When you feel anxious, your body goes on high alert, looking for possible danger and activating your fight or flight responses. As a result, some common symptoms include:

  • nervousness, restlessness, or being tense
  • feelings of anger, panic, or dread
  • rapid heart rate
  • rapid breathing, or hyperventilation
  • increased or heavy sweating
  • trembling or muscle twitching
  • weakness and lethargy
  • difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
  • insomnia
  • digestive or gastrointestinal problems, such as gas, constipation, or diarrhea
  • a strong desire to avoid the things that trigger your anxiety
  • obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • performing certain behaviors over and over again
  • anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, especially indicative of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Panic Attacks​

A panic attack is a sudden onset of fear or distress that peaks in minutes and involves experiencing at least four of the following symptoms:

  • palpitations
  • sweating
  • shaking or trembling
  • feeling shortness of breath or smothering
  • sensation of choking
  • chest pains or tightness
  • nausea or gastrointestinal problems
  • dizziness, light-headedness, or feeling faint
  • feeling hot or cold
  • numbness or tingling sensations (paresthesia)
  • feeling detached from oneself or reality, known as depersonalization and derealization
  • fear of “going crazy” or losing control
  • fear of dying

Anxiety and panic attacks are your mind going crazy telling you to get out of there!

How is abnormal anxiety learned?

The amygdala is a set of small, almond-shaped clusters of nuclei near the base of your brain. These almond-shaped clusters are the most active when you experience fear or aggression, due to the fact that they are responsible for triggering the body’s fight or flight response. Anxiety and panic attacks occur when environmental or emotional stressors convince your amygdala that you are in danger. The amygdala fires off for one of two reasons:
  1.  Something new has been detected which you have no experience of therefore your amygdala assumes the new situation/person/object potentially could be dangerous so alerts the fight or flight response.

   2. Something in your external or internal environment is triggering learned behaviour of something similar in the past that was a threat to you or someone close to you and so the fight or flight response is activated so you’re not harmed again.

   3. Anxiety can also be learnt whilst you are being carried in the womb. If your mother is experiencing anxiety then you will feed on the chemicals she is producing therefore ‘learning’ the world is dangerous, or anxiety provoking, and you could be more susceptible to anxiety in your child/adult life.

It’s not uncommon for young children to watch their mother scream at a spider and at that moment the child’s amygdala says “This spider thing must be dangerous if our mum is screaming, so therefore I will fire up whenever one is near!” So anxiety can be learned indirectly too.

Many people experience abnormal anxiety where the response is out of proportion to the perceived threat. This can be a tremendous burden and very tiring for that person as they are in a state of constant hyper-vigilance which also has an effect on other bodily systems. When we’re anxious our brain shuts down non-essential systems to give all our energy to fight or flight which means the digestive, reproductive, metabolism, immune and skin are put on standby. The problem with this is chronic anxiety keeps the energy to these systems low so we get immune problems, digestive dysfunction (IBD/IBS), skin dermatitis, psychogenic infertility and much more.

I always advise seeking medical attention if suffering physical symptoms so a thorough investigation can take place to make sure nothing else is going on inside of you. If not, then we can start the process of relieving your anxiety so you can start to live again!

If your anxiety has reached a point where you now want to deal with it, then get in contact with me, I’ll be delighted to hear from you!

Who Should do it?

Hypnotherapy for anxiety is a suitable method for individuals dealing with generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, specific phobias, social anxiety, anxiety-induced insomnia, or stress from significant life changes. It can also support those with chronic medical conditions with an anxiety component, Do you:

What our clients say


For years I’ve suffered with excess sweating when in any situation where the focus is on me or I’m nervous, like giving a presentation or being around new people. This was really affecting my job as my job involved a lot of presentations and meeting new people! My mum has had hypnosis before so I thought I would give it a try. I don’t know how Paul did it but after one session I felt more confident and was able to lead a normal life without excess sweating, he even stuck my hand to my leg which I thought was brilliant!



I’ve suffered total hair loss through alopecia, I’ve had no more than three hairs on my body at one point since it began three years ago . . .
Paul had hair growing back on my head and face within 2 days of our first session… Three sessions and four weeks later. I’ve got at least a hundred fine white hairs on my head and around 30 scattered elsewhere. It seems to be growing again . .
I also feel STRONGER and BETTER . . . I can never thank Paul enough



Hi Paul, I hope you’re keeping well. I just wanted to get in touch to let you know that following on from the successes during your alopecia hypnotherapy trial, my hair continued to grow and has now fully recovered. For the first time in 11 years I have my curls back and I look like me again! My wigs are back in their box and I honestly can’t thank you enough for setting me on the path to getting all of this fixed. All the best.



What you will achieve

We’ll help you to enter a mindset of change where we can identify and address your beliefs and triggers, leading to new, positive responses.

Reduction of Anxiety Symptoms

Hypnotherapy can help reduce the frequency and severity of anxiety symptoms by addressing subconscious triggers. It can help individuals to respond to stressors more calmly and effectively.

Improved Sleep Quality

By managing the underlying anxiety, hypnotherapy can lead to improved sleep patterns. A calm and relaxed mind is more conducive to a good night's sleep, enhancing overall well-being and productivity.

Enhanced Self-confidence

Hypnotherapy often involves the use of positive suggestions, which can help build self-confidence. This newfound confidence can significantly reduce feelings of anxiety, especially in social or performance situations

Better Stress Management

Hypnotherapy can provide individuals with techniques to manage and cope with stress effectively. These strategies can help prevent the escalation of stress into full-blown anxiety.

Improved Concentration

By reducing anxiety, hypnotherapy can lead to improved focus and concentration. This is particularly beneficial in work or academic settings, where anxiety can be a barrier to performance.

Healthier Relationships

By learning to control anxiety, individuals can interact more freely and openly with others. This can lead to healthier and more fulfilling personal and professional relationships, as anxiety no longer dictates their interactions

Commonly Asked Questions about Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach that utilizes hypnosis to access the subconscious mind, allowing for positive changes in thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. It is a safe and effective method of addressing various issues and achieving personal growth.

Yes, hypnotherapy is a safe practice when conducted by a trained and certified hypnotherapist. Clients are always in control and cannot be made to do anything against their will. The therapist guides the client into a relaxed state where positive suggestions and therapy can take place.

Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues, including addiction, anxiety, weight management, smoking cessation, phobias, and improving confidence or motivation. It can also be used for relaxation, stress management, and enhancing performance in various areas of life.

The duration of a hypnotherapy session can vary depending on the therapist and the specific needs of the client. Typically, sessions range from 60 to 90 minutes, although some might be shorter or longer. It is important to discuss session length and frequency with your hypnotherapist.

The number of sessions required will depend on the nature of the issue being addressed, the individual client, and their goals. Some clients may see positive results in just a few sessions, while others might benefit from ongoing therapy. Your hypnotherapist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Yes, almost everyone can be hypnotized to some degree. It is a natural state of mind that we enter multiple times a day, like when we daydream or become engrossed in a book or movie. However, the level of depth achieved during hypnotherapy may vary from person to person

During hypnosis, clients typically experience a deep state of relaxation and/or heightened focus. It is often described as a pleasant and calm sensation, similar to being absorbed in a daydream or meditative state. Clients remain aware of their surroundings and are always in control of their thoughts and actions.

Yes, it is common for clients to remember the majority, if not all, of what happens during a hypnotherapy session. While the experience may feel dream-like, hypnosis is not a state of unconsciousness. You will be able to recall the suggestions and insights provided by the therapist.

No, you do not need to believe in hypnosis for it to be effective. Hypnotherapy can benefit individuals regardless of their beliefs or skepticism. The therapy is grounded in scientific principles and works by accessing the subconscious mind to make positive changes.

When choosing a hypnotherapist, it is important to consider their qualifications, experience, and areas of expertise. Look for certifications from reputable hypnosis organizations and ask about their training and background. Additionally, a good fit between you and the therapist is crucial, so trust your instincts and feel comfortable in their presence.

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