Panic Attacks: How Hypnotherapy Can Help?

If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you’ll know just how scary they can be. They are an exaggerated response to stress and while they can have obvious triggers, it’s not always clear why they occur.

Panic attacks tend to be brief and most only last for around 20 minutes (although it can feel an awful lot longer!) but that doesn’t make them any less intense. Many of the clients I’ve helped to overcome panic attacks have been worried that they were having a heart attack or would pass out. The intense fear that panic attacks bring can be hugely debilitating but it can be overcome, and hypnotherapy can be a very successful way to regain control.

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Fear of Needles: How Hypnotherapy Can Help

I was so sad to hear the story about Tasha, the young woman with diabetes who refused to give herself insulin injections because she “didn’t do needles” and who sadly passed away recently after falling into a diabetic coma.

I see lots of clients for fears and phobias and some of these are so bad that they have a big impact on day-to-day life. A phobia of needles is a common one and can have effects on health. As well as extending to injections, it can also mean that people are reluctant to have blood tests. It’s estimated that at least 1 in 10 people have a needle phobias so if you’re also affected, you’re definitely not alone!

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How to Achieve More of Your Goals

If you always make goals at the start of every year but you never seem able to stick to them for very long, it can hugely frustrating. And if these goals relate to lifestyle changes, it can even affect your health and wellbeing. Here are some tips for setting goals and achieving them more often.

Defining Your Goals

It’s often the case that people know what they don’t want from life but are less sure of what they really do want. Spend some time thinking about what it is that you want to change in your life and the reasons behind this. It can help to create sensory results that relate to your goal, such as how you’ll feel when you achieve it and more specifically, what you’ll expect to see and tell yourself at that point.

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6 Ways to Feel More Positive About Yourself

Do you wish you had more self confidence? Poor self esteem is strongly linked to unconscious beliefs that you hold about yourself. You may not be aware of them but they’re lurking beneath the surface and having a significant effect on the way that you see yourself.

In this blog post, I’m sharing some tips on how you can start to see yourself in a more positive light and giving some insight into how hypnotherapy can help.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Less stress and anxiety, especially relating to your perception of yourself
  • Being less likely to need to seek validation and approval from others or worry about what they think
  • Many people with fairly high esteem are happier as it has been put forward as an essential basis for building long term happiness

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I wish I had met Sam years ago, if I could give her more than 5 stars I would. Thanks Sam I still can’t believe I’m the same person who came to see you just a couple of months ago. ☺️

Anon (Anxiety)
Sep 10, 2018


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Sam Luxford DHP HPD GQHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH(Reg) CNHC

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor Solution Focused SFBT

4 Northcote Hill, Aberdeen AB15 7TW
(Moved from Airyhall Rd)

07867 936505

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