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Many people today have high levels of stress and anxiety, this can also go along with feelings of depression, hopelessness, losing or lacking interest in things, anger and anger management problems, the loss of self-esteem, can lead to phobias, poor sleeping and addictions.

The terms ‘anxiety’ and ‘stress’ are both used a lot when people describe how they are feeling, often being used in the same sentence and are often interchangeably; however there are some differences.

A simple explanation of anxiety is – something which hasn’t happened yet -, so when anxious about something you’re worrying about something which hasn’t happened at that moment in time. Often when it does happen it isn’t that bad, more often than not neutral and sometimes even positives can be noted. People can spend days, weeks or months worrying about something which hasn’t even happened. Anxieties are also natural and often have their purpose.


Anxiety itself is part of the normal human experience which most of us experience to a manageable degree most days. It is a common emotion along with fear, anger, sadness, and happiness, and it has a very important function in relation to survival. At times it is helpful because it can help prepare the body for action, and it can improve performance in a range of situations. Anxiety becomes a problem when it is experienced intensely and it persistently interferes with a person’s daily life.

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Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders can be defined into a variety of types such as generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, phobic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and stress related disorders. 

Panic attacks & panic disorders
About 2% of the population will be affected by panic attacks at some point of their lives and is twice as likely to affect women than men. 

Panic disorders are defined when someone has 4 or more panic attacks in a month. They are typically of greater intensity and often are accompanied by anxiety and/or depression.

Some things you can do to help are:

  • Get plenty of exercise
  • Healthy eating and a healthy diet
  • Have lots of sleep
  • Sufficient rest and relaxation time

And by

  • Limiting stress or stressful situations in your life 
  • Other disciplines such as yoga, Tai chi, meditation, simple breathing exercise and self-hypnosis are increasingly utilised alongside these techniques to aid recovery and healing
  • Stop watching the news or reading newspapers

Symptoms of anxiety can include

  • Sleeping problems – insomnia, frequent waking and night terrors
  • Changes in eating habits such as eating bad foods, binge eating or struggling to eat
  • Drinking alcohol or using drugs, both legal and illegal
  • Stomach pains or IBS
  • Headache or Migraines

Stress is typically longer lasting and often does have some warranty, things such as losing a job or knowing you are going to be made redundant without having a new job, moving house, a break-up in a relationship, injury to the self or loved ones and death of someone close will bring an amount of inevitable feeling leading to stress.

And with these mentioned things there will be a natural weakening of the emotional, psychological and physical responses and how they are connected to the body and mind. After time things usually do even out; but when they aren’t or don’t that’s when the stress will need addressing.

However with using a combination of coaching, NLP and with ideas from positive psychology I can help you to overcome stress and anxiety as well as other conditions which present with them.

As with most issues there is likely to be a root cause and especially with stress it is usually known by the person; however using hypnosis and the unconscious mind we can effectively address this in a different way so that you can put it behind for good. With NLP there are many ways of helping to get anxiety truly under control, these techniques are extremely useful and adaptable 

A description of anxiety HERE from the NHS website

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The Rahe Stress Scale

To measure stress according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, the number of “Life Change Units” that apply to events in the past year of an individual’s life are added and the final score will give a rough estimate of how stress affects health.

Units = Adult Life Changes   
100 Death of a spouse
73  Divorce
65  Marital separation 
63  Imprisonment
63  Death of a close family member 
53  Personal injury or illness
50  Marriage
47  Dismissal from work 
45  Marital reconciliation
45  Retirement
44  Change in health of family member 
40  Pregnancy

39  Sexual difficulties
39  Gain a new family member
39  Business readjustment 
38  Change in financial state
35  Change in frequency of arguments 
32  Major mortgage
30  Foreclosure of mortgage or loan 
29  Change in responsibilities at work 
29  Child leaving home 
29  Trouble with in-laws
28  Outstanding personal achievement 
26  Spouse starts or stops work 
26  Begin or end school
25  Change in living conditions 
24  Revision of personal habits 
23  Trouble with boss
20  Change in working hours or conditions 
20  Change in residence 
20  Change in schools
19  Change in recreation
19  Change in church activities 
18  Change in social activities 
17  Minor mortgage or loan 
16  Change in sleeping habits
15  Change in number of family reunions 
15  Change in eating habits
13  Vacation 
12  Christmas
11  Minor violation of law

Scores of 300+: You are at risk of illness.
Score of 150-299+: The risk of illness is moderate (-30% from the above risk).
Score 150-: Only have a slight risk of illness.