Hypnotherapy for Health Anxiety. If you or a loved one is suffering, get in touch.
Although the 2020 pandemic is thankfully well behind us, the experience of that traumatic event left an enduring mark on the mental health of many.
In addition to this, anxiety about illness, either with or without a foundation in clinical diagnosis or genetic pre-disposition, remains the blight it has always been on the day to day enjoyment life of life for a huge number of people.
If you or a family member suffers any kind of health related anxiety, get in touch
How Health Anxiety may affect you.
Anxieties regarding our general health are extremely common, and trouble both those who are actually vulnerable in some way, and those who, to all intents and purposes, are fit and well.
While some fear of being diagnosed with a dread disease is natural and commonplace, I regularly encounter clients experiencing anxiety over many other health issues, often, thankfully, without foundation in any kind of clinical diagnosis.
- Constant and intense self-monitoring for symptoms
is a sign that health anxiety may be beginning to take hold. This can take many forms but will commonly result in closely looking for marks on the skin, any internal pain or discomfort, or perhaps a cough or shortness of breath.
- Domestic confinement stress
the 2020 Covid lockdown changed living patterns for many people. Even now that the pandemic itself is past, many people have been left with a measure of fear about venturing into the outside world, with this possibly inducing anxiety or panic.
- A fear that health care might not be easily obtained
and difficulties in some locations in making appointments with overstretched GP surgeries can increase health -related concerns, resulting in a hard-to-manage spiral of anxiety.
- Anxiety about the future
is common. Many people’s anxieties over health are exacerbated by worries over how they would cope economically and practically should some serious illness overtake them.
I have really enjoyed our sessions and wanted you to know that you have helped
me to reach exactly where I wanted to be – to feel peaceful and content, and able
to feel and enjoy the fullness of life – from the easy moments to the challenging
ones…. 9 months ago I believed it was possible, but I did not realise it would feel
this good to be alive, and so quickly too.
My approach to helping manage Health Anxiety.
Like any anxiety, general health anxiety affects people in different ways, and an initial phone consultation where we can confidentially discuss your particular situation in detail and talk through all the options for treatment is always offered without any charge or obligation.
Having said this, my core therapies and tools all have a valuable use in dealing with Health-related Anxiety.
Hypnotherapy for Health Anxiety
Hypnotherapy can be a highly effective method in dealing with issues around all general health anxieties. First, I will help you understand how to create a state of calmness and control by learning the gentle and highly effective art of self-hypnosis.
CBT for Health Anxiety
CBT is a way of challenging the unhelpful patterns of thought you experience in certain situations. These thoughts might be a result of your fears or experience with symptoms (whether real or imagined), or on a fear of contamination. CBT is valuable in building a logical and powerful approach to managing your anxiety.
Mindfulness for Health Anxiety
Learning to practice Mindfulness benefits anyone dealing with the many different forms of health anxiety or panic and if you’re suffering from these fears around your health, this simple ‘mental maintenance’ tool will help you to deal with unsettling thoughts and feelings as they present themselves.
Paul Levrant. Hypnotherapy, CBT and Mindfulness to help manage Health Anxiety.
I have been assisting clients with health anxiety since I began practicing in 2008. There is nothing exceptional about general health anxiety and the fears and discomfort it engenders, and certainly no reason for anyone to feel embarrassed about seeking help..
Having come to training as a therapist in mid-life, I practice Hypnotherapy, CBT, and Mindfulness, which are relevant to helping clients deal with the psychological impacts of health anxiety.
Tackle your problem with the help of one of the best-trusted Hypnotherapists in North London and Hertfordshire.
Book a FREE Initial Consultation
I am be pleased to arrange an initial telephone consultation with you. This gives me the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of your situation and lets you decide whether you’d like to arrange to see me for therapy.
This initial consultation is completely free of charge and without any obligation on you to take matters further.