If you suffer from health anxiety then hypnotherapy could provide the ‘cure’!

Hypnotherapy for Health Anxiety in Reading, Oxford and online.

health anxiety hypnotherapyHealth anxiety is sometimes used as a synonym for hypochondria and it’s a condition which has received very little sympathy in British culture over the years.

Hypochondria, to my mind, summons up images of Kenneth Connor in ‘Carry on Sergeant’ – a man who had absolutely nothing wrong with him but who forever plagued the doctor with entirely imaginary complaints. He received no sympathy in that film but was mocked, cajoled and treated as a coward.

I find that my clients with health anxiety are all too often treated with a similar lack of empathy. Too often their fears are treated as being silly and ridiculous. In this day and age, with Covid 19 running riot, it’s a pity that the condition isn’t better understood.

Perhaps the worst thing is that people suffering from health anxiety don’t often treat themselves any better either. They beat themselves up remorselessly for their fear and this only renders the problem worse. 

I believe that you’ve ridiculed and criticised yourself enough already. It hasn’t helped and has, in fact, made things worse. Hypnotherapy for health anxiety could help you to resolve the issue through acceptance, compassion and affirmative action. There’s no need for you to simply live with health anxiety. You can learn to defeat it. Hypnotherapy could help you.

I have used hypnotherapy to overcome health anxiety in Reading, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame. You could be next!

I also offer hypnotherapy online for health anxiety, using vsee, zoom or whatsap. Please get in touch for more details as to how this works if face to face hypnotherapy isn’t possible.

There’s also another option, one which I designed for those who can’t afford several sessions of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. Face to face therapy is always going to be the most effective way of resolving health anxiety and yet I have put together a package of resources (paper resources, videos and ten hypnotherapy recordings) all put into a coherent structure through a handbook, which can help those for whom face to face therapy is impossible or undesirable. You can find the Health Anxiety Package here: www.thehypnotherapystore.com.

Health anxiety is a real anxiety!

Health anxiety is often mocked and dismissed. Sometimes doctors will lose patience with people who call too often, brimming with anxiety, and sometimes they will indulge them, sending them for pointless tests in order to put their minds at rest. The covid pandemic has made contacting doctors difficult, leaving sufferers in emotional agony. Neither approach works in any case. Reassurance from medical professionals never proves to be more than a temporary help. The doubt and the questions soon return. In fact, the temporary relief obtained through securing such reassurance becomes addictive and so increases the frequency with which medical reassurance is sought. The only way to defeat health anxiety is head on, step by step.

I have worked with health anxiety using hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in Reading, Oxford, Thame, Wallingford and London. I have worked with people from all over the country, the USA and elsewhere, using zoom. You could be the next person to set themselves free.

Whatever the cause, the anxiety is real enough

health anxietyFor some people anxiety is the coat and health is the hook. Sometimes an anxiety will just fix itself upon something, almost anything, which is why some people develop unusual phobias of ladybirds, buttons or clouds.

For others, however, they may have already been prone to anxiety and stress but something real will cause them to divert their attention and anxiety to health-related matters.

This might be a real health scare suffered whilst either a child or an adult. It’s amazing how a trauma of any kind can cause a person to be on high-alert for a repetition forever after. It’s not logical, perhaps, but it’s completely understandable. I’ve had clients who found it impossible to let go after an experience of cancer or a heart attack. I think most of us can find that easy enough to understand.

I have worked with clients who grew up with chronically unwell parents. That was enough to instill the fear of illness and disease. 

Others simply had parents who were overly-obsessed with health related issues such as cleaning, sell-by-dates or the like. Health anxiety shares a great deal with OCD and having parents with such a problem can easily transmit the fear down through the generations.

It must feel as if something in your mind is trying to tear your life to shreds. This is what can happen, after all, as your anxiety spreads and you retreat ever-further into the relative safety of your own home, trying to stay safe and well and clear of possible sources of illness.

If you give in to anxiety then it will never stop. It will follow you as far as home and inside. The only way to defeat anxiety is to face it down and confront it. I’ll help you to do so, one manageable step at a time.

There are so many other potential reasons to develop health anxiety…

hypnotherapy for problemsOne client of mine saw a parent die very horribly when she was five years of age. Is it any surprise that she went on to develop a very lively health anxiety?

Perhaps a mother saw her child fall dangerously ill. Perhaps the fear triggered health anxiety and she was ever-alert to the possibility of it happening again. Perhaps she was already pre-disposed to anxiety.

Perhaps the hospital made a terrible mess of providing care and the mother now feels unable to trust anybody medical ever again. ‘Perhaps they missed something! What if they’re wrong? They were last time!’

There are any number of ways in which a person might develop health anxiety. Whatever your story may be, your brain is now doing its best to keep you safe. Hypnotherapy could help you to calm that brain down, so that you can get back to living a full and fulfilling life.

After all, retreating from life isn’t proving to be much of a help, is it? Hiding away just makes you feel worse about life, about yourself, and the more you grow anxious about that, the more that anxiety feeds the health anxiety. The more you retreat, furthermore, the more time you have to focus inwards and so dwell upon health related matters. It soon becomes a terrible vicious circle.

Retreat is no longer a viable option. Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, combined, could help you to fight back and to get your life in order, once and for all. Right now I have several health anxiety clients who are beginning to emerge from years and even decades of fear. You could be the next person to join them on their path to freedom.

If you are ill (and your GP has told you ‘not to worry’) then it’s probably the stress of being anxious which is to blame.

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As with anybody else, people with health anxiety actually do get ill sometimes. What fresh Hell that can be! The good news, however, is that it can often be the health anxiety itself which causes the body to be prone to minor illnesses.

Learn to deal with the health anxiety and you’ll quite possibly find that these symptoms fade away. That, in turn, will help you to keep health related anxieties resolved for good.

Whatever the cause, hypnotherapy for health anxiety can find it and root it out!

anxiety hypnotherapySome clients will have absolutely no idea where this health anxiety came from. Its origins can lie way back in childhood and will have been forgotten by the conscious mind. It doesn’t matter.

Hypnotherapy could help you to resolve it using your conscious resources and hypnotherapy could help you to weaken and resolve it using those from the unconscious mind too.

Hypnotherapy could help you to stop the endless checking, googling, worrying and fear. 

Health anxiety needn’t be a life-long curse. You weren’t born like it and you needn’t continue to suffer. Plenty of people have found hypnotherapy to be an effective means of being freed from this condition. You could be the next person to say goodbye to health related anxieties and we could begin working together soon.

Get in touch with me and we’ll discuss how this began, what it’s like now and how to resolve it once and for all.

You can contact me on 07786 123736 or by emailing me at paul@resolvedhypnotherapy.co.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you.

You can learn to forget to be scared

anxiety and hypnotherapyHypnotherapy can help you to end the constant self-scans and checking behaviours (this is why some compare health anxiety to OCD). Hypnotherapy could help you to let go of  the constant fretting and worry. Hypnotherapy could help you to let go of the constant hyper-vigilance and fear.

Hypnotherapy could help you to let go of that fear (if present) of medical procedures. It’s vitally important that you attend the dentist and have those regular smear tests and so forth.

Hypnotherapy could help you to lose the anxiety in order that you can actually look after yourself more effectively.

I have used hypnotherapy for health anxiety in Reading, Thame, London, Wallingford and Oxford. Hypnotherapy, mindfulness, counselling and other approaches can be blended into an effective means of resolving these things once and for all. I work with health anxiety every week.

I have plenty of happy and liberated former clients happy to be free of fear. You could be the next. Just give me a call or send me an email and we could get down to work very soon.

You have absolutely nothing to lose by talking things through in order to find out what it is I can do for you.

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If you live in or near Reading, Oxford, London, Wallingford or Thame and would like some help with this problem please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I could help you to lay this anxiety to rest and leave you able to enjoy your life and family. You needn’t continue to suffer any longer. Call me on 01183 280284 / 07786 123736 / 01865 600970 or email me at paul@resolvedhypnotherapy.co.uk. Alternatively, simply use the contact form below.

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