Hypnotherapy to find the cause of anxiety

Anxiety is a symptom and treating a symptom does not address the cause. Anti-depressants and serotonin based uppers treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression, which in the short term can help but until the cause of the anxiety has been dealt with the problem rarely goes away.
There is always a reason for a person becoming anxious. Anxiety does not start for no reason. Some event or experience has happened and the subconscious has processed it as a a threat. Every time the same or a similar situation occurs the person becomes anxious. It is our subconscious minds way of protecting us from what it perceives as immanent danger.
Using regression therapy under hypnosis the cause of anxiety can be found and then reprocessed. Once the cause has been dealt with a and the subconscious has been reprocessed then true healing can occur. Sometimes these initiating events have happened way back in childhood and the anxious person isn’t even aware that’s where their problem started.
A good hypnotherapist will help a person find the cause of the anxiety so that they can deal with the cause of the problem and move forward.


Some of the techniques I use at Change 4 the Better

Regression therapy using hypnosis

Regression therapy is a wonderful way of allowing the client to search into their past to find and review memories.

Can you imagine the useless clutter that would gather in your head if you brain remembered absolutely every single moment that happened in your life? To prevent this overload of useless information being built up the brain filters out the mundane stuff and stores away anything it considers worth remembering. The stuff it keeps could be called momentous moments. So it therefore follows that if something unusual or of interest occurs the brain will retain that memory.

Regression therapy is a fantastic tool for revisiting memories and then re-evaluating them with new knowledge. For example if an important event happened when you were six years old you would have evaluated that event using your six years worth of experience. By re-visiting that event and looking at it with an adult perspective that memory can be re-processed and re-evaluated.

It is important to remember that the memories of what happened to the individual at the time are not the absolute truth, just that individual’s experience.

Hypnotic Symbolism

The subconscious mind uses pictures, sounds, feelings, smells and tastes to represent experiences.

Words don’t describe our feelings exactly because our language is limited. For example our internal symbolic representation of children could be a white fluffy cloud floating in a bright blue sky. The symbols that the subconscious use describe each individuals experience exactly and are specific to that person.

Negative symbols can be changed for positive symbols while in a trance altering the internal representation.

Because you are using people’s exact representation of a feeling with a symbol, long lasting changes can be made.


Hypnotic Parts Therapy


We are a whole person but internally we have different parts that take on responsibility for different jobs. For example when we want to show our love, a part comes forward that is responsible for love. When we are in danger a different part comes forward that deals with survival etc. When all our parts are working harmoniously together we have inner calm.

If we have conflicting parts or a part that is doing the wrong job we have inner conflict and will feel unsettled.

I am sure that all of us recognize when making a decision sometimes that one part of us wants to do one thing and another part of us wants to do the opposite. This is when our parts are conflicting.


Faced with certain situations some people get angry when the best thing for them to be is calm. They can’t help it; it’s just that the wrong part is coming forward to deal with these situations.

Hypnotic Parts Therapy negotiates changes of rolls and understanding so that all your internal parts work together to accomplish inner calm

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)


NLP therapy deals with how we are processing problems in the now. In NLP the past is the past and we live in the now and for the future.

Any negative experiences that we had in the past are gone but if we can’t stop reliving them now we will have a problem.

In NLP we ignore the past and focus on changing how we think about these old events in the now by changing and spoiling them.

Retrieving past memories using hypnosis.

Our brain is like an organic hard drive capable storing massive amounts of information. Can you imagine how impractical it would be to remember every waking moment in detail and store this information for future use?

The brain has a selective filter put in place so that only information that is deemed significant is stored for reference. For example you will not remember every day’s journey into work but if a car crashed in front of you that particular journey would stay in your mind as a notable memory.

These notable memories are labeled as significant moments in your life by your brain and stored away for future use. If the brain does not deem certain memories as particularly useful or too hurtful to think about, it can file them and hide them. These memories are not deleted and may be retrieved by the brain if it feels that they maybe useful for helping resolve an incident.

So the important pieces of information (in the form of memories) that helped to build your belief system are all stored away in your brain somewhere. If these memories are causing you to experience problems in your life they can be accessed by you with a competent hypnotherapist’s help. Most of the time you will be unaware which past memory is the root of your problem but once it is opened up, understood and reprocessed the process of healing can begin.

For more information on hypnotherapy and how it can help you contact me, Alex at Change 4 The better.