What is stress?

People come to me wanting me to take away their feelings of stress and anxiety in the hope they can return to their normal ways. What they don’t understand is that their normal ways is what caused the stress in the first place. Often the first thing they ask me is what is stress?

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How to get rid of anxiety

I understand that most people have tried things that hadn’t worked before seeing me. It’s rare that anyone calls me first.

Take action against anxiety today. Don’t let it win!

When people think about how to get rid of anxiety, the normal route is GP, medication, counselling and then CBT. Unfortunately in most cases these methods don’t work.

Just because those things didn’t work though, that’s nothing to do with my therapy. With most clients reporting feeling up to 50 % better after just one session with me it’s the logical choice.

If you have anxiety ask yourself. How’s my anxiety problem going to go away? Seriously how is it? Surely if you knew the solution you’d have fixed it by now wouldn’t you? So you replay the same thoughts and use the same strategy that didn’t work yesterday in the hope that by some miracle it will just go away.

You are worth the effort!

Don’t be the type of person who just accepts that you’ll have anxiety for the rest of your life so you mould a life around that belief. What a waste of life. It’s not weak to ask for help with anxiety. Quite the opposite in fact. It takes strength to pick up the phone. So if you’re thinking about how to get rid of anxiety you are not alone.

If you have anxiety, I can show you how to retrain your mind so that you can remove the faulty anxiety program that you’ve installed in your mind. I can show you how easy and painless the whole process can be.

Mental health isn’t rocket science but people make it so. So you can get in touch and do something about your situation, or stay the same. The choice is yours. What are you going to do? The clock is ticking.

Get in touch if you actually want to do something about your anxiety.

Change is easier than you think.


Disappointed by counselling or CBT?

Not what was expected? People who go for counselling or CBT often expect something that would give them some strategies that would help them to overcome their anxiety. They often wait a long time for an appointment and leave feeling more frustrated. They’re not alone. Approximately 90% of my clients have been through counselling and CBT and found it didn’t help or in some cases made them feel worse. So if you’re disappointed by counselling or CBT you are not alone.

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How to stop panic attacks

So you’re feeling anxious what can you do?

Tips for stopping Panic Attacks

*Have you eaten today? If not eat something sugary. One of the symptoms of lack of food is feeling spaced out. When your sugar levels drop it gives you the same feeling like your about to have a panic attack. Ask yourself when did I last eat? Grab some skittles.*Are you hung over? Hydrate yourself. Alcohol can cause anxiety symptoms the next day. Remember alcohol is a poison. You have literally poisoned yourself so it’s going to have a negative effect on your body. Accept that you have poisoned yourself and ride it out.

*You’re struggling to breathe. Don’t worry you can’t die. Take 3 deep breaths and release them to the count of 5. This will oxygenate your body and clear your mind.

*Are you tired? Make sure you rest or even better get some sleep. Are you over doing things? Are you taking too much on at the moment? If so throttle back as anxiety is a sign that your body needs rest.

*Are you stressed. Listen to a relaxation recording. We become stressed when we think of all the things we have to do at the same time. Instead of having everything floating around in your head write a list of what you need to do. Go through the list one by one in order of priority.

*Are you worried about something? If you can change it change it if not there’s nothing you can do about it. 99% of the things we worry about never turn out as bad as we think so reign in your imagination. Instead think about the solution not the problem.

*Are you scared? Ask yourself: Is there anything to fear? Is your life in danger? Probably not. It’s your good old imagination again playing tricks again. Your imagination is not real, it is not a prediction of the future. It’s made up story of something that won’t happen. Think about the outcome you want instead.

Why do we have panic attacks?

Ask yourself is the anything to be anxious about? Yes or no. Is anxiety the correct response? Is it a life or death situation? If not it is purely your imagination.

Please share this as someone you know is anxious right now and needs this information. As a hypnotherapist in Middlesbrough I work with people with anxiety attacks on a daily basis. Our hypnotherapy service services people in Stockton On Tees, Hartlepool, Yarm, and the whole of the North East. If distance is an issue I also see people via skype. Check out my online therapy page here.

Best wishes


Help for panic attacks middlesbrough