Much of our stress can be attributed to our learned behaviors in reacting to stress triggers. Addressing these learned behaviors reduces the amount of stress and anxiety we experience. The remaining situational stress can then be more comfortably managed with self-hypnosis techniques.

Stress can be a sense of feeling anxiety, panic attacks (instantaneous difficulty breathing accompanied by strong chest palpitations, similar to symptoms of a heart attack), fear, nervousness and being overwhelmed.

Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety Disorder

Listed below are some of the common symptoms people experience when dealing with anxiety, stress or panic. Our cbt and anxiety counselling programme can help you find relief and develop the skills you need to minimise symptoms and cope confidently with the challenges you face both now and in the future.

Anxiety Symptoms

• A sense of dread
• Feeling constantly ‘on edge’
• Difficulty concentrating
• Difficulty communicating
• Irritability
• Easily distracted
• Dizziness
• Drowsiness and tiredness
• Pins and needles
• Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
• Muscle aches and tension
• Heart burn
• Excessive sweating
• Shortness of breath
• Stomach ache
• Nausea
• Bowel or bladder problems
• Headaches
• Painful or missed periods
• Sleep problems

Stress Symptoms

• Anxiety and depression
• Low self-esteem
• Irritability
• Racing thoughts
• Worrying constantly
• Imagining the worst
• Anger outbursts
• Drinking or smoking more
• On the go all the time
• Changes in eating habits
• Feeling unsociable
• Being forgetful or clumsy
• Difficulty concentrating
• Headaches
• Muscle tension and pain
• Stomach problems
• Feeling dizzy / sweating
• Bowel or bladder problems
• Breathlessness
• Sexual problems

Panic Attacks Symptoms

• Irregular heart beat (palpitations)
• Sweating
• Trembling
• Hot flushes
• Chills
• Shortness of breath
• A choking sensation
• Chest pain
• Nausea
• Dizziness
• Feeling faint
• Numbness, or pins and needles
• Dry mouth
• Bowel or bladder problems
• Ringing in your ears
• A feeling of dread, or a fear of dying
• A churning stomach

Schedule a private session with Lisa today and start moving beyond your limiting beliefs, behaviors, inner conflicts and confusion.