Harley Street Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

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Are you experiencing anxiety, panic, stress, fear or worry? The combination of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy helps you confront your fears and alleviate the power they have over you.

We can grasp fears with our minds, but anxiety grips us from within. Anxiety is not a condition - it's a symptom. The brain is signalling that something is not right. Don't allow yourself to enter victim mode.

Fear is a bully and if you face it, it backs down.


You may experience anxiety in numerous situations or perhaps your anxiety is confined to one or two specific situations - the most common situations that individuals report feeling anxious in are whilst performing or speaking in public and when speaking to people in authority.

The commonest strategy to cope with panic attacks is to avoid anxiety-causing situations, arranging your life around the symptoms. This can result in significantly intruding on your quality of life, getting in the way of family life, work and social relationships.

There are many possible causes of this panic and anxiety disorder. The family environment you grew up in may affect the way you think about yourself and how you deal with social contact. Its impact can certainly affect the way you think about yourself and the way you see other people.

Whatever happens in our childhood can colour our adult emotions, which, in turn, colour our thoughts. But whether you suffer from this order in adult life also depends on other factors such as the kind of person you are, what kind of nature you have, your level of self esteem.


Those individuals who are inherently introvert, are likely to be affected. This is not always immediately obvious and people who display an outgoing personality may well feel like jelly inside. Although they hide it well, they tend to have an intense fear of being scrutinised by others.

This means that whatever they do, whether at work or at home, they desperately want to get things right because they actually expect to be humiliated or embarrassed. It's possible this stems from a stern teacher or parent who set incredibly high standards, or even just standards the child would never be able to achieve.

It is usually someone in a position of power to administer harsh criticism, prompting the child to strive extra hard to avoid a repeat of this situation. In adult life, the same happens only under different circumstances, only the extra diligence is applied through a reluctance to offer unnecessary ammunition.

Being the centre of attention is probably the worst thing that could happen to someone with an anxiety disorder. Being looked at, being scrutinised, generates a fear of embarrassment. The anxiety is so severe that these individuals will avoid situations that make them feel uncomfortable.

Now you have someone who is feeling anxious about being anxious. Add the fear of having a panic attack plus the fear of someone witnessing a panic attack and you have several layers of fear building up. No wonder panic attacks make sufferers feel as though they have lost control.

treatment options

Panic attacks can and should be treated as quickly as they start, if at all possible. The causes have taken many years to develop into full-blown attacks, so the quicker they are dealt with the better. Leaving the problem can create more problems.

Sufferers may take drastic action out of sheer desperation and avoid situations in which they had attacks. If these situations are crucial to their working lives, or to their personal lives, they may jeopardise their own future.

Also, the longer the panic attacks continue, the more the habit is reinforced. Yes, it's a habit, just like many other habits and it's a habit well learned. It's never too late to undo this kind of damaging habit but the sooner it is sorted, the better.

Exposure therapy allows you to confront fears and having identified the situations that trigger attacks, goes some way to alleviating the power they have over you.

This can be achieved with hypnotherapy which addresses the unconscious mind directly - and therefore accesses the unwanted habitual thoughts and behaviours that have over stayed their welcome and belong in the past.

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