Do you feel as if
there is a battle
going on inside of
you and you have
no control...?

About Anxiety

About Anxiety 

This website has been set up as an information website for clients and people seeking more information about anxiety, and how counselling, coaching and hypnotherapy can help.  You can navigate through the pages using the side menu bar, or you can leap to the end and download the e-book.  

Let's start with a few things you may or may not know about anxiety.  

About Anxiety

Anxiety itself is a very normal emotion. Everyone gets anxious at some point.  Most people get anxious at some point.  

Panic attacks are not disorders on their own!  But a panic attack can occur with a variety of Anxiety Disorders.  Panic attacks can be unexpected or expected (subject to situations or specific triggers).  If you are suffering from panic attacks, hypnotherapy can be extremely efficient (I used to suffer from them, so I know).    

But just because you are anxious, nervous or worried, OR just because you have panic attacks, DOES NOT mean that you have a disorder or that you need professional help!    However, hypnotherapy can help - so why give it a go?   

When Does Anxiety Become A Disorder?  

Normal anxiety starts to become a disorder when it interferes with your life and you start to avoid things that you would normally do.  There are 7 Categories of Anxiety Disorders (see side menu) and all of them have their own "flavour".  (I will go into these separately shortly).     

There are three main factors that influence how you deal with stress, and if your behaviour becomes avoidant or not.  They are:  
  1. The person's expected outcome.  If a person expects a positive outcome in a challenging situation, they are likely to cope with situations more skilfully than a person who expects a negative outcome.  
  2. The person's "self-efficacy beliefs".  Self-efficacy beliefs refers the persons self-belief that they can face the situation, or perform the behaviour, or reach the goal, successfully.  
  3. Past experiences.  Past experiences influence our current perceptions.  Our perceptions may be accurate, or inaccurate. These experiences influence if a person faces or avoids a challenging situation, and the decisions a person makes during that situation.  
This is good news, because all three of these biases / expectancies can be worked on through therapy.   They will influence your ability to cope, or not cope with stressful events and anxiety.  We will look at these in the next section.    


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