What is Anxiety?

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension and worrying. It can affect how you feel and behave and manifest in real physical symptoms.

Anxiety in different forms is very common now with today''s pace of life. Many people have feelings that they cannot cope or are going mad.


Anxiety comes in many different forms:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder ( GAD ) This is a chronic disorder characterised by excessive worry about nonspecific life events.

Panic Disorder This can be particularly distressing characterised by sudden attacks of terror and apprehension that can lead to, shaking, confusion, dizziness, nausea and difficulty breathing.

Phobia A phobia is an irrational fear and/or avoidance of a subject or situation. The stimuli are varied, situations, animals or everyday objects e.g. flying, snakes etc.

Social Anxiety this form of anxiety causes people to avoid public situations, fear of being negatively judged by others, or fear of public embarrassment.

Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) this is anxiety caused by past trauma, such as military combat, rape or any other past serious incident. It can lead to flashbacks, insomnia and behaviour changes.

Everyone is an individual and has a story to tell. Using Hypnotherapy and NLP can help in all the above and in some cases completely resolve the issues.