Counselling, Hypnotherapy and EFT Help for Anxiety in Grantham.
What is Anxiety?
It is only human to feel anxious, fearful or worried when we are faced with a threatening or difficult situation in life. Anxious feelings can vary from mild to severe, and for most people, these feelings will abate after the situation is over.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), however, is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than a specific event.
At Elevated Therapy, Dr. Michael Millett provides individual, tailor-made and flexible treatment programmes based on the current situation for the client.
Michael is a leading expert specialising in treating anxiety.
This ensures that each client that he sees has their individual needs and requirements addressed. Michael aims to empower clients with various techniques, and advice they can put into practice in their everyday life to help with their anxiety.
Anxiety is also the main symptom of many other problems and issues for people, including panic disorders, phobias, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder. You feel excessive, illogical worry and tension with little or no reason.
- Panic Disorder. You feel sudden, intense fear that brings on a panic attack. During a panic attack you may break out in a sweat, have chest pain, and have a pounding heartbeat (palpitations). Sometimes you may feel like you’re choking or having a heart attack.
- Social Anxiety Disorder. Also called social phobia, this is when you feel devastating worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations. You obsessively worry about others judging you or being embarrassed or ridiculed.
- Specific Phobias. You feel intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as bees or heights. The fear goes beyond what’s appropriate and may cause you to avoid ordinary situations.
- Agoraphobia. You have an intense fear of being in a place where it seems hard to escape or get help if an emergency occurs. For example, you may panic or feel anxious when using public transportation, such as a bus, plane or train, leaving home alone, or enclosed spaces, such as the cinema, shops, or elevators or open spaces, such as car parks, bridges or shopping centres.
- Public Speaking Anxiety, also known as glossophobia, is one of the most commonly reported social fears connected with anxiety related to trait, context, audience, and situation (McCroskey, 2001).
- Work Anxiety refers to stress caused by work that leads to anxiety, Feeling stressed, nervous, uneasy, or tense about work.
- Test & Exam Anxiety is a type of performance anxiety which usually centres around fear of failure or lack of preparation, or poor test history, often with thoughts like, “What if I forget everything I know?” or “What if the test is too hard?”
- Performance Anxiety is fear about your ability to perform a specific task. People experiencing performance anxiety may worry about failing a task before it has even begun. They might believe failure will result in humiliation or rejection.
Examples: stage fright, sexual performance anxiety, athletic performance anxiety, and interview anxiety.
- Health Anxiety is an obsessive and irrational worry about having a serious medical condition. It’s also called illness anxiety, and was formerly called hypochondria.
- Fear of eating in public is also known as deipnophobia. Deipnophobia is best understood as either an anxiety disorder or a phobia depending on its presentation.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This is a common mental health condition where you have obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Examples are: cleaning and hand washing, hoarding, asking for reassurance, repeating words in your head.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing event(s). Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt, insomnia, and find concentrating difficult.
- Separation Anxiety. Anyone can get separation anxiety disorder. If you do, you’ll feel very anxious or fearful when a person you’re close with is not with you. You’ll always worry that something bad may happen to your loved one.
EFT and expert counselling and hypnotherapy can help people enormously with the above anxieties and allow them to experience being more relaxed and positive instead of feeling tense, nervous or unable to relax. These approaches can help to reduce a sense of dread, or fearing the worst.
Hypnosis in Grantham at Elevated Therapy allows the client to experience deep levels of relaxation and so helps to reduce levels of stress and anxiety.
Two important elements of this approach is the ability to clearly imagine something that makes you feel anxious and then to attain a deeply relaxed state.
EFT helps you access your body’s energy and send signals to the part of the brain that controls stress. Stimulating the meridian points through the EFT protocols can reduce the stress or negative emotion you feel from your issue, ultimately restoring balance to your disrupted energy (feelings).
Counselling at Elevated Therapy can help you explore the cause of these feelings, understand them and suggest ways of dealing with situations better. Michael can help you learn how to cope with anxiety.
If you would like to find out more about Michael’s work and how it may help you, he offers a free initial consultation by phone or Skype for up to 30 minutes. You can talk through your symptoms and he can explain how he might be able to help.
Michael prides himself on being approachable, inclusive and positive with an empathic approach at all times. He always validates how a client is feeling. Michael purposefully sets out to deliver high quality therapeutic care through friendly and down-to-earth communication.