What is Anxiety?
Anxiety, in one form or another, remains a pivotal component of the issues that clients bring to hypnotherapy sessions with me. We all experience anxiety or stress to some degree in our lives, it is the way that we respond to and regulate this is crucial to our well-being and ability to thrive.
Anxiety is the experience of the stress response getting activated, firstly in our brain and then in the rest of the body. The stress response is actually a normal part of our healthy brain functioning and was designed to keep us safe in the face of extreme danger, like running for our lives or, once upon a time even fighting off a bear! Problems arise when we begin to experience the symptoms of stress in response to the everyday circumstances in our lives, when we experience this disproportionately and when we experience this in situations where we would much rather be calm.