Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at some point in their lives. A bit of stress is normal and can help push you to do something new or difficult, but too much stress can take its toll.
Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works – from how well you sleep to your immune system. In the short-term that’s not really a bad thing, but long-term stress puts your health at risk.
According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), stress is one of the most common causes of workplace absence, costing the UK economy billions of pounds in lost productivity.
There is no doubt that illness caused or made worse by stress is on the increase.
Conditions such as anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), agoraphobia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and migraines are all ways that excess or sustained stress can affect our well-being.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can tackle these conditions by reducing anxiety and helping you to regain a sense of perspective; once anxiety is under control many troublesome symptoms are alleviated.
The therapy encourages you to think positively, helping you to focus on solutions to your problems, rather than dwelling on the problems themselves. Clients usually find their sleep patterns dramatically improve and their motivation, confidence and self-esteem are all restored.
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