Anxiety due to lack of sleep

Anxiety due to lack of sleep

Worriers are more likely to develop anxiety due to lack of sleep

The report explains how recent research has shown that natural worriers are more vulnerable to the negative effect of sleep loss.

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), neuroscientists from the University of California, Berkeley, saw increased activity in the amygdala and insular cortex in healthy persons who were sleep deprived. The pattern they observed mirrors abnormal neural activity seen in anxiety disorders, the investigators note.

Furthermore, the report explains how those who are naturally more anxious, and therefore more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, are even more vulnerable to the affects of sleep loss.

The report also suggests that there may be a significant benefit for people with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and post traumatic stress disorder, treating the insomnia by using hypnotherapy.

Paul White, Director of the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and former Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, said “If insomnia is a key factor in anxiety disorders, as this study suggests, then it’s potentially treatable by using hypnotherapy for insomnia. Our hypnotherapy for insomnia treatment works to remove the underlying worries and anxieties that support insomnia. In doing so, we generally reduce the anxiety and restore good quality sleep, effectively treating the symptom and the cause at the same time.”

The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy believe that insomnia has a profound effect on the way people process and respond to events around them. There is, therefore, an obvious connection between sleep and mental health.

They find that by using hypnotherapy to combat insomnia they can help clients to change their inappropriate beliefs around the external events that cause […]

By |July 9th, 2013|Anxiety|Comments Off on Anxiety due to lack of sleep

New Figures about British Phobias

Figures about British Phobias

The National Council for Hypnotherapy Responds to New Figures about British Phobias

According to the International Business Times, half of adults living in the UK suffer phobias with most popular topics being listed by one third of participants as heights, one in seven stated they were afraid of flying and one in ten of spiders. The study measured how affected sufferers were by their phobias and one in ten said it had affected relationships and a further more worrying 7 percent said that it had cost them their job.

The study looked at over 2,000 people and aimed to highlight the importance of tackling phobias head on before they truly affect a lifestyle.

An effective way to solve phobias is to use hypnotherapy. The National Council for Hypnotherapy members have helped hundreds of thousands of clients conquer their fears and phobias through establishing the root of the phobia and working to help the mind re-think the way such topics are approached. As one of the UK’s most established hypnotherapy directories, the NCH gives clients the chance to find local hypnotherapists in their area throughout the British Isles.

A spokesperson from the Council added, ‘As this study highlights phobias are extremely common in the UK – from small fears of spiders to more extreme phobias such as fear of large crowds, the figures suggest that half of adults experience some sort of phobia in their adult life. Hypnotherapy can work towards eliminating these fears by changing the way the mind thinks about the trigger for the phobia.’

The National Council for Hypnotherapy continues to follow health related […]

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Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Panic Attacks and Anxiety and hypnosis papers

Hypnosis and CBT with depression and anxiety’. Ester German.  Australian Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis (May 2004) Vol. 32(1), p.p. 71-85. ‘Cognitive-behavioural hypnotic treatment for managing examination anxiety and facilitating performance’. Calvin Kai-Ching Yu.  Contemporary Hypnosis (2006), Vol. 2(23), p.p. 72-82.‘The casual role of negative imagery in social anxiety: a test in confident public speaking’. Hirsch C. et al.  Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry (2006), Vol.37(2). ‘The role of imagery in the maintenance and treatment of snake fear’. Hunt M. et al.  Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry (2006), Vol. 37(4).

By |December 16th, 2011|Anxiety, CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Depression, Fears, Panic Attacks, Stress|Comments Off on Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Children’s panic attacks grow as exams increase

Children’s panic attacks grow as exams increase

CHILDREN are feeling increasingly worn out by exams, research shows today. Many have to take at least 75 tests and assessments during their school careers.

Panic attacks, eating disorders and sleeplessness were some of the symptoms of “examophobia” uncovered in a survey by teaching unions and the Children’s Society. More than half of girls feel stress over exams, but less than half of boys do, the findings suggest. Very few of either sex said that they enjoyed revising and taking exams.

Exams were a £150 million a year drain on resources, an average of £35,000 per secondary school, said Geoffrey Carver, vice-chairman of the Professional Association of Teachers. A child who starts school at four and leaves after A-levels at 18 will do a minimum of 75 public exams and that number is about to grow with the expansion of AS-levels, he said.

PAT and the Secondary Heads Association said the survey was the largest of its kind, with 8,000 responses from children aged 11 to 18. Margaret Griffin, the president of the Secondary Heads Association, called for the reintroduction of coursework at GCSE and A-level. It gave children who did not have the self-confidence and ability of high-fliers more of a chance to “prove their prowess”.

More testing was to come with the latest curriculum revisions, she said, and there was a danger that children could be turned off education in greater numbers and leave school at the first opportunity.

Miss Griffin said: “School is about teaching and learning. We do not need to make it as uncomfortable as possible for them.” Geraldine Everett, vice-chairman of PAT and […]

By |July 8th, 2009|Anxiety, Childrens Issues, Depression, Relationship Problems, Stress, The Mind, Womens Issues|Comments Off on Children’s panic attacks grow as exams increase

Anxious parent, anxious child

Anxious parent, anxious child

Children with a parent who has problems with anxiety are at high risk of getting an anxiety disorder themselves. But a small new study suggests that treating parent and child together may help.

What do we know already?

Everyone gets anxious from time to time, but when worry starts to take over your life, it’s called anxiety disorder. It can be very distressing and stops people from living their lives fully. Some people with anxiety disorder also have phobias and get panic attacks.

It’s not surprising that children pick up on a parent’s problems with anxiety. Studies vary, but as many as 65 percent of children with a parent with anxiety disorder will get it too.

This could be due to genetic reasons, or to behaviour learned from parents. But so far there’s been little research into whether this ‘learned’ anxiety can be prevented.

This small new study looked at whether a programme of six to eight sessions of family therapy for parents and children could help. Therapy focused on improved problem-solving skills, education about anxiety disorder, and help for parents to avoid over-protecting their children.

What does the new study say?

One year after the study began, none of the children who’d taken part in the programme had anxiety disorder, compared with 30 percent of children in the group that didn’t take part.

In the group who’d had therapy, the children’s anxiety scores were lower when assessed by therapists and by their parents, although the children themselves didn’t think their own anxiety was less.

How reliable are the findings?

This was a well-run study (a randomised controlled trial) where children were randomly split into two groups, half of whom took part in the programme while the other […]

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Substance induced anxiety disorder: Anxiety due to substance abuse

Anxiety due to substance abuse

Substance induced anxiety disorder: Anxiety due to substance abuse

Severely depressed or anxious people are at high risk for alcoholism, smoking , and other forms of addiction. Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent among people with alcoholism. It should be noted, moreover, that long-term alcohol use can itself cause biologic changes that may actually produce anxiety and depression.

Substance-induced anxiety disorder may be experienced by individuals with no preexisting psychopathology as well as those who have a history of erratic or maladaptive behavior. On the other hand, these episodes usually occur in individuals with preexisting anxiety about drug use, especially novice users or in experienced users who have taken more than their usual dose.

Anxiety may be secondary to physical disorders, such as neurologic disorders (eg, brain trauma, infections, inner ear disorders), cardiovascular disorders (eg, heart failure, arrhythmias), endocrine disorders (eg, overactive adrenal or thyroid glands), and respiratory disorders (eg, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Anxiety may be caused by use of drugs, such as alcohol, stimulants, caffeine, cocaine, and many prescription drugs. Also, drug withdrawal is commonly associated with anxiety.

  • The patient has prominent anxiety, compulsions, obsessions or panic attacks.
  • History, physical exam or laboratory data substantiate that either – these symptoms have developed within a month of substance intoxication or withdrawal or – medication use has caused the symptoms.
  • No other anxiety disorder better accounts for these symptoms.
  • The symptoms cause clinically important distress or impair work, social or personal functioning.
  • The symptoms don’t occur solely during a delirium.

The essential features of substance-induced anxiety disorder are prominent and persistent feelings of anxiety that are judged to be due to the direct physiological effects of intoxication or withdrawal from a substance. Prominent anxiety, Panic Attacks, or obsessions or […]

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What can I achieve with hypnosis?

What can I achieve with hypnosis?

The list below is not in anyway complete but goes to demonstrate what hypnosis can help with.Change

Hypnosis can improve your situation of many issues.

Is what your looking for there? if not email us via the contact page and ask what we can do to help YOU!

Academic Excellence,
Anger Management,
Anxiety attacks,
Aversion to Public Speaking,

Back Pain,
Bed Wetting (Enuresis),
Binge Eating,
Binge Drinking,
Blood Pressure,
Boosting Confidence,
Boosting self-confidence,
Bruxism (Grinding Teeth),

Caffeine Addiction,
Caring for the Terminally Ill,
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Chocolate Addiction,
Chronic Pain,
Compulsive/Obsessive OCD,

Dealing with Difficult People,
Dental Problems,
Drink More Water,
Stop Drinking Fizzy Drinks (Pop/Soda),
Driving Test Nerves,
Drug Abuse,

Ease Eczema,
Eat Healthy,
Eat Slowly,
Eating Disorders,
Emotional Problems,
Exam Nerves,
Exercise Motivation,

Failure Syndrome,
Fears (Flying, etc.),
Feelings of guilt,

Gain Weight,
General Health,
Get Rid of Migraines,
Goal Setting,
Guilt Feelings,
Gym Motivation,

Hay Fever,
Headaches and Migraine,
Healing Power Hypnosis,
Healthy Lifestyle,
Helping with exams nerves,
High Blood Pressure,
Hot Flashes,
Hypnosis & Cancer Treatment,
Hysterical Symptoms,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS*,

Improve Posture,
Improving concentration and memory,
Improving sports performance,
Increased Sales Effectiveness,
Infertility Hypnosis,
Inflamatory bowel disease,

Jetlag Reliever


Learning Difficulties,
Lip Biting,
Living and dealing with IBS,
Low or High Blood Pressure,

Marital Problems,
Memory Improvement,
Menstrual Tension,
Morning Sickness,
Motivation Problems,
MRI Scan Anxiety,

Negative Thinking,


Pain Management,
Pain relief,
Panic Attacks,
Performance Anxiety,
Personal Development
Personal perspectives,
Phobias & Fears,
Poor Circulation,
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD),
Prepare for Surgery,
Presentation Nerves,
Public Speaking,

Quit Smoking ,Stay Stopped,

Relaxation and Sleep,

Sales Performance,
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),
Self Belief,
Self Consciousness,
Self Development,
Self Esteem,
Self help,
Smoking Cessation,
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety,
Sports Abilities,
Sports Improvement,
Sports Motivation,
Sports Performance
Sports Psychology,
Stage Fright,
Stammering & Stuttering,
Stop Facial Tics,
Stop Nose Picking,
Stop Thumb Sucking,
Stress Management,

Teeth Grinding,
Tension Headaches,
Test / Exam Anxiety,
Thumb Sucking,
Travel Fright,
Travel Sickness,


Weight control

If for some reason your particular issue is not listed here it does not mean that it is not amenable to hypnotherapy, this is just an example of conditions which hypnotherapy commonly treats. I look forward to hearing from you about your issue as I have these People.

Hypnosis may help anxious teens

Anxious teens

Hypnosis may help anxious teens

Self hypnosis could be useful in aiding treatment for children suffering from anxiety, research has suggested.
A small study found that hypnotherapy helped psychological treatment in reducing anxiety and feelings of helplessness in students.

effects of hypnotherapy were found to be greater than those of more traditional relaxation techniques.

The research, conducted at Hampshire Hypnotherapy Centre, was revealed to the British Psychological Society.

David Byron, a senior specialist educational psychologist for Hampshire County Council studied 10 pupils, aged 11 to 16, being treated at the centre for emotional behavioural difficulties related to anxiety.

The students received psychological treatment in sessions with their parents during which they set things they wanted to change about their lives. They were then taught how to self-hypnotise and work towards these targets.

Mr Byron said the hypnotherapy acted as a useful vehicle for the psychological treatment, and he found it produced greater effects than were seen in students using more traditional relaxation techniques.

He said hypnotherapy could be used to influence the treatment process and could be used by psychologists as “an adjunct” to their professional training.

He said: “It seems to empower the students to change their lives and it’s not me doing it, it’s them.”

Mr Byron said hypnotherapy could also be useful to help with a number of other treatments, and that he would like to see the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services nationwide employing people to offer a hypnotherapy service to patients.

He said: “There is no doubt it has a tremendous amount to offer.”

Anxiety common

Ian Goodyer, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge said anxiety is a significant problem in children aged 11-15. He said: “Children may have […]