Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety can simply be thought of as the misuse of our imagination. Anxiety related issues are the most widely experienced psychological condition people face and account for a large proportion of appointments with psychiatrists and doctors.
These conditions are in NO WAY the consequence of personal flaws or character weaknesses. Instead, they are typically brought on by combined factors such as chemical changes in the brain, environmental stress or an imbalance within a person’s autonomic nervous system.
Physical symptoms of anxiety often include,
How does hypnotherapy work to treat anxiety?
In today’s society we have complex and high-pressured lives trying to balance careers, families and financial commitments. We hold aspirations of being happy and content whilst at the same time being besieged by media making us constantly want more and achieve perfection. The experience of anxiety can make you feel isolated and knock your confidence, your self-esteem starts to decrease as an increasing volume of worry begins to enter into your world.
It comes as no surprise that many of us experience anxiety which can have adverse effects on both our physical and mental health, personal relationships, sleep, ability to concentrate and performance at work. But you don’t have to feel like this permanently!
The British Psychological carried out research and discovered in their 2001 report that hypnotherapy ‘significantly reduces general anxiety, tension and stress’. However hypnotherapy is not just about symptom reduction, it can teach you highly effective ‘thought stopping’ methods to break you out of the ‘anxious thinking’ negative loop.
Using Hypnotherapy to treat anxiety provides a rapid and powerful solution. If you are finding it impossible to consciously rationalise anxious thought patterns, feelings or worry, its most likely to have originated from a deeper level, the subconscious. It is at this level that hypnotherapy can effectively communicate. I have suffered with anxiety myself and know exactly how it feels and the most effective ways in which to overcome it.
Using hypnotherapy to treat anxiety can help you to
How does my approach work?
I will guide you into a place of complete physical and mental relaxation, while still being mentally awake and having full control of your mind and free will. Your subconscious mind becomes more focused, receptive and creative to allow for therapeutic change to happen at a subconscious level. Working at this level you have the capability to re-frame problematic events whilst developing the capability to release unhelpful or critical thoughts. When in this state, you being to modify your attitudes and behaviours in a confident, peaceful and resourceful state.
During our sessions at my clinic in South London, I will teach you the skills you need to deal with whatever life throws your way, equipping you with simple, efficient methods that will empower and re-energise you.
Your first session will be a fact-find where we will discuss your current situation, history regarding anxiety and what you want to achieve in the future. This will become the foundation to a bespoke plan to help your desire for a calm and peaceful existence become a reality.
The process will normally require 3 to 10 sessions depending on your goals and individual circumstances. All sessions will involve a hypnotic induction to create a trance state, a deepening process to access and communicate with the unconscious mind, specific suggestions linked to your unique circumstances and an awakening to take you out of trance.
I look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you on your journey to a new you!
What do my clients say?*
"Tansy she has such a calming effect and is a hugely positive person that instills confidence in a very easy manner."
I had used CBT and psychotherapy before and I found Hypnotherapy can go to the root of the problem without having to spend years digging around for it.
Hypnotherapy is a very effortless kind of therapy, you can turn on the recordings before bed and fall asleep listening to them and they will still be effective as the subconscious will be listening.
I looked forward to my sessions with Tansy she has such a calming effect and is a hugely positive person that instills confidence in a very easy manner.
Tansy has had such a positive impact on where I am at the moment. I am considering a career change and Tansy helped build my confidence to be able to take this move fearlessly. She has a natural ability to empower people and is hugely gifted when it comes to helping people see their potential. Her scripts are so tailor made and personal that she stands out from any other hypnotherapist I've come across.
"Besides very effective hypnotherapy recordings, which have helped me calm down and sleep at night, Tansy has provided a range of useful tools (including reading material) and practical advice. As a result, I now feel better than I have in years: I feel much calmer and sleep so well at night."
I had tried CBT for my anxiety previously, but found I needed more to help me calm me down and to allow me to focus. Hypnotherapy doesn't need to be fluffy or strange: it's an amazing and a well-proven technique to help calm the body and mind.
I feel so fortunate that I found Tansy through one of her YouTube videos which targeted my problem (health anxiety). Tansy is not just great at giving hypnotherapy, but provides the role of a counsellor. What I find so helpful about her is that she can draw on her own experience: to have that recognition has been amazingly helpful. Besides very effective hypnotherapy recordings, which have helped me calm down and sleep at night, Tansy has provided a range of useful tools (including reading material) and practical advice. As a result, I now feel better than I have in years: I feel much calmer and sleep so well at night.
"I went from being overwhelmed and depressed to now feeling positive, back to my outgoing self. After Tansy fixed that problem, I came back for help with being a bit overweight"
I was struggling to see the good in life, I felt like everything was too much and I was not coping with work, home, finances or my social life. I needed some help clearing my thinking and seeing things differently. After months of struggling, I decided I needed help, and found and contacted Tansy that day.
I was anxious going to my first session, but Tansy reassured me that hypnosis is actually a very pleasant experience. I was concerned about losing control of myself or clucking like a chicken for the rest of my life. But in actuality, it is a very relaxing and pleasant process, throughout which you have total control of your faculties. Hypnotherapy is very pleasant and a way to have someone else guide you through the dark times and into better times.
After our session together I felt great! I went from being overwhelmed and depressed to now feeling positive, back to my outgoing self. After Tansy fixed that problem, I came back for help with being a bit overweight and Tansy has been great with this different problem too.
Tansy not only delivers but over-delivers, with preparation and follow up from each session. It has been a really great experience and I recommend anyone to give it a try.
"It felt quite transforming to focus on a positive mind-set, rather than worrying about when the next anxiety attack would take place. Tansy is relatable, positive and calm as well as manages to create a relaxed atmosphere to discuss very sensitive subjects"
I had previously tried CBT and mediation to manager anxious thoughts. It felt quite transforming to focus on a positive mind-set, rather than worrying about when the next anxiety attack would take place. Tansy is relatable, positive and calm as well as manages to create a relaxed atmosphere to discuss very sensitive subjects. I felt entirely comfortable and safe during sessions. I liked that recordings from sessions were sent over to you afterwards, allowing me to listen to the hypnotherapy recording at your own leisure and when anxiety peaked, it was like a weight had been lifted
It was as if a dark filter had been lifted off of my life and allowed me to finally stop believing and getting sucked in by these negative thoughts, ( I can ) begin a new chapter of my life
I came to Tansy with an issue about self confidence that was dictating my life to a point where I couldn’t even see myself being able to enter adult life properly. Tansy opened my eyes to so much knowledge about myself and about the harmful way I was thinking that after the first session I almost laughed to myself at how subjective my whole problem really was. I genuinely now see negative thoughts I have as they truly, objectively are: thoughts.
By the end of our sessions it was as if a dark filter had been lifted off of my life and allowed me to finally stop believing and getting sucked in by these negative thoughts about my appearance and begin a new chapter of my life. Tansy I honestly can’t thank you enough for how much you have done and how much our work over the sessions will continue to do for me as a person and I also hope that these words do your service even the slightest bit of justice because it would be impossible to fully replicate just how much this has done for me.
"I feel comfortable and have confidence in Tansy's abilities. She is excellent and knowledgeable."
Before hypnotherapy I tried medication and seeing Doctors as well as self-care but this was virtually ineffective.
I had also tried CBT but it was a short-term solution only and is forgotten in the long-term. With hypnotherapy it is long-term and the sessions are recorded so you can top up yourself - It is brilliant in comparison. If people are unsure about hypnotherapy, I would tell them it is 80-90% effective and for them to overcome any stereo-types about hypnotherapy. It is a different type of therapy but is very useful and helpful. My condition was not amenable to treatment but this cured me.
I feel comfortable and have confidence in Tansy's abilities. She is excellent and knowledgeable.
Hypnotherapy is effective but more importantly the therapy works.
*Please note that effects of therapy may vary from person to person.
About Tansy Forrest
I am a fully qualified, insured clinical hypnotherapist and the owner of Tansy Forrest Hypnotherapy. In my previous career I was as a teacher where I worked my way up to Head of Department of Social Sciences. I have completed a Masters Degree at University College London before completing a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy here in London.
I am passionate about helping people to see their true potential. My philosophy is about enjoying life and understanding that you don’t have to run away from your problems, but instead deal with them head on. My tailored and unique approach during my therapy sessions is progressive rather than regressive, allowing my clients to achieve lasting change.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know hypnotherapy will work for me?
Hypnotherapy is amazingly powerful at helping people to make rapid changes in their lives. However, falling into hypnosis is only half of the treatment, for you to get the most out of hypnotherapy it still requires work and commitment on your part (think of it like staying in shape).
Is hypnotherapy safe? Will I lose control?
Hypnotherapy is safe and you will be in complete control throughout the entire session. When in hypnosis the therapist cannot make you do anything you don't want to do, you will remain relaxed and in calm throughout our session. You are always leading your mind on the journey, as a therapist I am only facilitating this process for you.
How long does it take to see results with hypnotherapy?
Everyone is different and some people respond to treatment much faster than others, many people start seeing results even after a single session. However, most clients generally book in at least 3 or more sessions. Ultimately it will depend on the complexity of the problem you wish to solve and the progress you feel you are making after each session together.
Do you offer a guarantee on getting results?
Results may vary from person to person. I do however guarantee you will be satisfied with our session and feel that it has been of value in helping you get closer to your desired result. If after attending any face-to-face therapy session with me, you are unsatisfied with how it went then I will be more than happy to offer another session FREE of charge or refund the cost of the session. I am giving you a risk free way to potentially solve your problem with clinical hypnotherapy, so now you have nothing to lose!
Where is your therapy practice located?
I practice at multiple locations around London depending on the day and time you book a session with me. Currently I am practising in South London, specifically at two locations one being an 8 minutes walk from Clapham South Underground station or 5 minutes walk from Balham Underground Station. Details and a map will be provided of either therapy practice when you book any 1-to-1 therapy session with me and sent in your booking confirmation email. You can rest assured that both of my therapy locations offer a peaceful, safe environment, comfortable furniture for you to relax and feel at home. If you want to drive, there is metered street parking available directly outside my Clapham South therapy practice.
Do you see clients outside of London and internationally?
Yes, I can see clients via video conferencing software typically Zoom or Face time. Since COVID-19 I have had seen most clients remotely instead of face-to-face. All the content covered in the sessions, including the hypnosis are exactly the same except it is delivered via video conference instead.