Set Your Mind Free Hypnosis Practice

Milton Keynes Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT, Stress Management, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Anxiety and depression counselling.



Milton Keynes

Do you suffer from anxiety?

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Help for Anxiety in Milton Keynes

Anxiety can be experienced at different levels when facing particularly stressful situations. However, anxiety disorders are severe and can disrupt the day-to-day life of an individual. They can be brought on by a fear of something that happened in the past; or what we imagine may happen in the future. When individuals suffer from an anxiety disorder, it may lead to avoidance of certain situations, because they fear it may be triggered. This can in turn lead to relationship and / or career problems such as not being able to achieve potential job opportunities, or promotions and being unable to develop personal relationships. Cognitive Hypnosis may help you overcome your fear.


Symptoms of Anxiety:

Because there are different types of anxiety, and there are a number of different symptoms, however the most common include:·      

  • Reduced attention span
  • Breathlessness
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Loss of sexual interest
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle tension
  • Difficulty breathing
  • A tight feeling in the chest
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor performance
  • Diarrhea
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness and light headedness
  • Lump in the throat

Causes of Anxiety:

As each individual reacts differently to different pressures, determining one cause is difficult. Research suggests there are a number of contributing factors such as: Brain Chemistry: Some medication seems to alter the chemical imbalances in some individual’s brains, suggesting that there could be a chemical imbalance. Heredity: Evidence suggests that it can run in families. However evidence is not clear as to whether genetic factors account for the disorder or whether similar environments and life experiences contribute to its cause. Life experiences: The development of the disorder is believed to be linked to long term exposure to abuse, poverty, violence or drugs. Personality: Research suggests that your personality type may determine whether or not you are susceptible to developing this disorder.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy:

Cognitive Hypnotherapy at Set Your Mind Free in Milton Keynes may help you overcome your anxiety through the use of a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy to tackle the logical part of your conscious mind and then hypnosis to tackle the more emotional part of your mind leading to you having more balanced and calm thoughts.

If you would like more information regarding how Cognitive Hypnotherapy may help you or you would like to book an appointment call 01908 265410

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What people say?

Leigh is extremely professional. She talked to me and then created a 6 week plan of treatment. She is warm, easy to talk to and keen to help. I feel I have more insights and lots of techniques to help my anxiety and would definitely recommend her. Thank you
Leigh has been a great support over the last few weeks, in helping me identify my weaknesses and strengths. I started off unable to recognise my thoughts and behaviours but she has helped me regain awareness and take back my control. I have become a calmer and more settled person. Thank you Leigh
I feel so much more confident, happier and excited about things in the future. I do not feel the worry that I did at events that are about to occur in my life. I have learned ways to calm me and I can cope and enjoy them.
This is the best decision I have ever made. My anxiety has improved greatly and I now have the tips and techniques needed to live a normal life. Would highly recommend.
I definitely feel less worried and less stressed. The sessions helped me realise why I have negative thoughts and how to stop them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about anxiety

How Can I Tell the Difference Between Worrying and General Anxiety Disorder?

Most people worry. You may worry about your workload or taking an exam. You may worry about your child’s education or your spouse’s health. For a lot of people, these worries do not impact their life. They find a way resolve their worries by coming up with a doable plan, or talking it through with a supportive other and then putting it into perspective and moving on from it. However, if you have general anxiety your worries appear to be all pervading, giving you no relief and your worries become excessive.

If I have general anxiety, will I have it forever?

General anxiety is thought to be an ingrained and habitual disorder. So many people say they have always been very sensitive and have felt over-whelmed and anxious a lot of their life. This is particularly noticeable to them when they feel stressed. However, learning to deal with stress and manage the way you think are the first steps to managing your symptoms and living a relatively calm life.

What Are Some of the underlying causes of General Anxiety?

  • Excessive worry
  • Perfectionism
  • Over-thinking
  • Catastrophising
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches, Irritable bowel syndrome or tense muscles
  • A lump in your throat
  • Tiredness Lack of focus/concentration
  • Feeling on edge

How is General anxiety dealt with?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (see my CBT page) is highly recommended by the medical profession for the Treatment of anxiety. I tend to use CBT and hypnosis together (cognitive hypnotherapy) both to identify negative thinking and find more balanced thoughts and to help you to de-stress with hypnotic relaxation. Mindfulness (living in the here and now) is also recommended by NICE (the National Institute for health and care excellence) for helping reduce anxiety.
Sometimes GP’s prescribe anti-depressants for a short period of time in addition to any other therapies.

How common is General Anxiety Disorder?

Approximately 3 million people in the UK suffer from anxiety. Women are twice as likely to have general anxiety than men (or maybe they are more likely to “own up” to it and seek help).

Can general anxiety have physical symptoms?

General anxiety can throw up a few physical signs. You may feel tired, miserable, and fatigued to name just a few. People with anxiety often worry they have a serious health problem and may only be diagnosed with anxiety after going to the GP to get help with their physical symptoms. If the doctor advises there are no physical symptoms to cause concern, then you need to get help with the underlying causes.

What tests are used to identify generalized anxiety disorder?

General anxiety cannot be found through a blood sample or an X-ray; it is usually diagnosed by a GP or a therapist through a series of questions and analysis of them during a clinical interview.

How does general anxiety begin?

A The cause of general anxiety is still being investigated. However, a number of possibilities have been tentatively identified, these are:

  • Your personality
  • Life experiences
  • Avoidance/escapism from experiencing negative emotions
  • An inherited biological slant towards negativity
  • Prolonged stress or trauma
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