Hypnosis for Anxiety

  • Did you know that cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (hypnosis combined with CBT) is one of the most effective ways to treat anxiety?

  • Do you dread or avoid certain situations because you worry about what other people think of you?

  • Does worrying prevent you from falling or staying asleep, or concentrating on other things?

Overcome anxiety with cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (hypnosis and CBT), either in person (Cork) or online from the comfort of your own home.

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If you are considering hypnosis to help you overcome anxiety, then have you considered how hypnosis combined with CBT could be even more effective? Based in East Cork, I work with clients both in person and online to help them overcome anxiety once and for all.

Anxiety can take many forms and a certain amount of worry or anxiety is normal. It’s natural to worry a little about an upcoming job interview or a first date. When worry becomes excessive, persistent and uncontrollable, then it does require some help. When anxiety becomes overwhelming it can begin to hold you back from doing things which you might otherwise enjoy, and it has a tendency to become worse over time.

Living with anxiety is exhausting and it can have detrimental effects on every aspect of your life. The good news is that cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help you to overcome anxiety, so that you can begin to feel calmer and happier. Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy is very effective in treating mild to moderate levels of anxiety. There is a significant amount of research to demonstrate that hypnosis combined with CBT is one of the most effective ways to treat anxiety (Kirsch et al, 1995; Holdevici et al, 2013; Valentine et al, 2019; Ramondo et al, 2021).

If you decide to work with me, we would begin with a thorough initial consultation to get a deep understanding of what is going on for you. We would then work on trying to change any unhelpful thoughts or beliefs by replacing them with more positive ones, which will be reinforced with hypnosis. We will also establish what behaviours are maintaining the issue, and identify new behaviours to reverse this effect. This will involve some work in between sessions and you will also practise and rehearse these new behaviours in hypnosis.

I will teach you different coping skills and relaxation techniques that you will be able to take away with you, and use for the rest of your life. I will also teach you how to hypnotise yourself, as self-hypnosis has been proven to be very effective in managing stress and anxiety (Eason & Parris, 2019). The typical number of sessions could be anywhere from 3-6, however, depending on your specific issue it may take less or more. Are you ready to overcome anxiety and start feeling happier?

 

Interested in hypnotherapy in Cork, or online? Book a FREE 20 minute consultation call.

 

References

  • Holdevici, I., & Crăciun, B. (2013). Hypnosis in the treatment of patients with anxiety disorders. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 78, 471-475.
  • Kirsch, I., Montgomery, G., & Sapirstein, G. (1995). Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy: a meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 63(2), 214.
  • Ramondo, N., Gignac, G. E., Pestell, C. F., & Byrne, S. M. (2021). Clinical Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive Behavior Therapy: An Updated Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 69(2), 169-202.
  • Valentine, K. E., Milling, L. S., Clark, L. J., & Moriarty, C. L. (2019). The efficacy of hypnosis as a treatment for anxiety: a meta-analysis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 67(3), 336-363.