My specialty is helping clients with anxiety. Over the years, I have helped 1000s of anxious clients learn to relax and let go of anxiety-producing thoughts. Hypnosis is the best way I know to retrain the brain to be more calm in every situation permanently.
From my experience over the past two decades, anxious people tend to have the following four characteristics in common:
what if thinking– (mentioned in the article above) Anxious people tend to imagine the worst-case scenarios. One of the biggest reasons to use hypnosis as a form of treatment is it is fairly easy to teach anxious clients to shift to imagining “best case” scenarios. I recently worked with two brothers about 4 months apart. The mom was absolutely amazed that in 3 sessions each, her sons had let go of social anxiety and could function in society again.
environmentally sensitive-Anxious people tend to be more sensitive to everything in their environments: smells, loud sounds, toxic people, work stress, foods, allergens, you name it. In hypnosis, one of the first sessions I do with anxious clients, is to desensitize them to their environments. We anchor in a safe or relaxing place that they can use like a mental tranquilizer.
stressful birth experiences-I ask this question of every anxious client. A full 98% tell me (or their mother tells me) of a physically and/or emotionally challenging birth experience. Think about it from a scientific standpoint. If the mother is anxious and stressed when she is carrying the client, the child is absorbing all those stress chemicals (adrenalin and cortisol) in the womb. One client even went back and experienced his father’s anxiety about being able to afford a baby. I use timeline therapy or memory chains to help the client disconnect from these painful experiences.
need for more quiet time– Because anxious clients tend to get more easily overloaded by their environments, they tend to need more quiet time and sleep. Some have trouble staying asleep. Hypnosis for peaceful sleep is an important tool to help these clients get healthier.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have additional questions about how hypnosis can help you or a loved one let go of anxiety and live a more joyful life. I also highly recommend doing the exercises in my blog “101 Ways to be Really Happy.”
If you do not live in San Antonio and are not planning to visit, I can still help you with your anxiety issues. Please read what one phone client had to say on the subject here.