At Transcend Hypnotherapy we treat a variety of issues, including the ones outlined below, that range from physical to emotional and spiritual. If you’d like to talk to us about whether we can help you, contact us today.
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry. Everyone will feel anxious from time to time in their life to a certain extent when confronted by something challenging as a test, exam or interview. It is considered a problem however, when symptoms interfere with a person’s ability to sleep or function. Generally speaking anxiety is a condition where a reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a situation. So much so, that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life. There are many types of anxiety- based disorders. People with GAD –Generalised Anxiety Disorder- are usually chronic worry -warts who feel anxious all the time, though they might not even know why. It can also show in physical conditions such as insomnia, stomach upsets, and fatigue.
Is a type of anxiety characterised by a brief or sudden attack of intense terror and apprehension that leads to shaky confusion, dizziness, nausea and difficulty breathing. Panic disorders usually occur after frightening experiences or prolonged stress but they can be spontaneous as well. Panic disorders maybe accompanied by agoraphobia which is a fear of being in a place where escape or help would be difficult in the event of an attack. Hypnotherapy for anxiety of this kind is very gentle and safe.
Social anxiety is characterized by a fear of being negatively judged by others or a fear of public embarrassment due to impulsive actions. This includes stage fright, a fear of intimacy and fear of humiliation. Hypnotherapy for anxiety of this type is life changing!
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a condition that develops following a traumatic and or terrifying event as a sexual or physical assault, death of a loved one or a natural disaster. People with this condition have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories of the event.
A Phobia is an irrational fear or a kind of anxiety disorder in which the sufferer has a relentless dread of a situation , living creature , place or thing. The fear acknowledged maybe irrational or unnecessary but the person is still unable to control the anxiety that results.
Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder can be:-
- Feelings of panic, fear or uneasiness
- Uncontrollable obsessive thoughts
- Problems Sleeping
- Inability to be still and calm
- Muscle tension
Hypnotherapy for anxiety is very effective and the results last!
Depression also known as Clinical Depression is a medical illness that causes a constant feeling of sadness and lack of interest in life. Depression affects how a person feels, behaves and thinks.
Depression can lead to emotional and physical problems. Typically people find it hard to go about their daily activities and may also feel that life is not worth living. Depression is an emotional , physical and cognitive state that is intense and can be long lasting.
It is generally important to consider what is causing and maintaining the disorder for improvement to take place. This will involve a person approaching life stressors or relationships differently, making lifestyle changes, regaining self esteem or reconnecting with his/her values.
Major Depression/Clinical Depression
Clinical Depression is where patients suffer form a combination of symptoms that undermine their ability to sleep , study , work, eat and enjoy activities they would usually find enjoyable and pleasureable.
Dysthymia or chronic depression is when a patient will suffer symptoms for a long time, sometimes perhaps a couple of years and often longer. The symptoms are not a severe as major depression as they do not disable the patient . Some people experience only one episode in their lifetime while others have recurences.
Post Partum Depression
PPD is not to be confused with the baby blues which a Mother may feel for a very short period after giving birth. If a Mother develops major depressive episode within a few weeks of giving birth it is most likely she has developed post partum depression. PPD can start any time within a year of giving birth.
General Symptoms and signs of Depression
- Depression is not uniform and signs and symptoms maybe experienced by some sufferers and not others.
- A constant feeling of sadness, anxiety, emptiness,
- Person feels hopeless
- Person feels restless and irritable
- Person may lose an interest in activities or hobbies they once enjoyed
- Energy feels lower and fatigue sets in
- Sleep patterns are disturbed
- Suicidal thoughts may occur
Treatment for Infertility
To become pregnant the complex processes of ovulation and fertilization need to work just right. Reasons for infertility can involve one or both partners. One third of cases of infertility involve the woman. One third of cases involve the male. Remaining cases involve both cases or no cause can be identified.
In today’s modern paced society it is easy for people to get stressed. Believe it or not, out bodies are equipped to prevent conception from occurring in times of extreme stress. The presence of adrenaline, the hormone that is released in our bodies during stressful times, signals to the body that conditions are not right for conception.
Recent research tells us that stress boosts levels of stress hormones such as cortisol which inhibits the bodies main sex hormone GnRH and subsequently suppresses ovulation.
These facts are very important to consider if you have been trying to conceive with no results. It also shows stress relief should be apart of every couplles conception plan if they are going through IVF. If you are having difficulty conceiving stress may very well be a factor.
Overcome Grief and Loss
Each individual experiences and expresses grief differently. For example one person may withdraw and feel helpless, while another might be angry and want to take some action. No matter what the reaction, the grieving person needs the support of others. The grieving person will likely experience many changes throughout the process. Many describe these changes beginning with an experience of shock, followed by a long process of suffering, and finally a process of recovery.
You may associate grief with the death of a loved one which is the cause of the most intense type of grief – but any loss can cause grief, including : Divorce or Relationship Breakup, Loss of Health, Losing a Job, A Miscarriage, Retirement, Loss of a Cherished Dream, Loss of Safety after a Trauma.
Loss, Change and Control are three major psychological components of grief. With death or change comes the loss of so many other things. Helping bereaved people identify what they have lost is an important step, as each loss needs to be addressed. Learning to adapt to change takes time and effort. Finally, control plays an important role in the cognitive interpretation of grief and helping themselves to feel more connected and build a different life with newly discovered resources.
Say good bye to Insomnia
Insomnia is a very common disorder that has significant long-term health consequences. Insomnia can occur as a primary disorder or, more commonly, it can be comorbid with other physical and mental disorders. Around 50% of patients with depression have co-morbid insomnia. Insomnia doubles the risk of future development of depression, and insomnia symptoms together with shortened sleep are associated with hypertension.
Insomnia assessment involves understanding the patient’s typical sleep pattern at night and over a time frame of weeks and months. Are there times when the sleep returns to normal? What was the trigger? Are there lifestyle factors contributing to insomnia, such as too much caffeine or exercise late in the day, television or pets in the room.
Overcome your Addictions and Excessive Behaviours
Addiction has long been understood to mean an uncontrollable habit of using alcohol or other drugs. More recently, we have come to realise that people can also develop addictions to behaviours such as gambling, and even quite ordinary and necessary activities such as exercise , eating , sex, shopping addictions and video game playing.
Addiction is a treatable condition. The first phase of treatment is withdrawal from the problem or substance/activity. There are both physical and psychological effects that occur at this time. Emotional effects include depression, anxiety, irritability and mood swings. What is important is to look at the emotional triggers and patterns that are underlying or feeding the addictive behaviours and look at breaking these down and dissolving them.
It is important to identify feelings and thoughts that are driving the behaviour. Some of the reasons may be coping with interpersonal difficulties, escaping from reality, or states during which the patient continues to have difficulty coping.
Whether it’s hypnotherapy for anxiety or overcoming insomnia, now’s the time to get your life back! Break truly free from whatever issues you are experiencing and learn to embrace life fully again! Contact us today to see if we can help you.