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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Valentina, PhD, LMFT

Hypnosis for Anxiety

Breathe… in and out… repeat as necessary.

Now… that’s better.

Stress and anxiety can make life a real struggle.

  • Are you a worrier?

  • Your partner has just said, “We need to talk”.

  • You need to make a change in a relationship or situation.

  • Or you get called into your boss’s office, again.

  • You can’t get to sleep at night or...

  • You’re awake at 4:00 am, and your thoughts are running in a loop. This 4:00 am wake-up happens to so many of us that there is a multitude of songs written about 4:00 am.

  • And when you do sleep, your dreams are intense, maybe scary, and definitely bothersome.

It seems like you are in a cycle of intrusive, racing thoughts as you are waking up. You think about all the “what if’s”: all the things that might happen, all the things that have happened, all of your regrets. All those thoughts just keep churning away like a runaway train.

While anxiety was helpful a long time ago to alert us to physical dangers, life-threatening dangers such as being chased by a tiger, the chances of this happening these days are slim.

These days we have other types of anxiety-producing situations - traffic, coworkers, family stressors, COVID, isolation due to COVID. Medical illness or physical injury is unexpected and can cause ongoing anxiety.

This overwhelming anxiety, this inappropriate reaction to daily living can cause anxiety about the possible anxiety attack and can find you breathless, unable to think, and can make daily living a walk on eggshells.

Are you experiencing anxiety or general dissatisfaction with your life?

It wasn’t supposed to be like this! Life was supposed to be different and you were supposed to be happier and more at peace.

Then some life challenges came in and you did not know how to handle all of the changes. So much was going on that required your constant attention and decision-making.

Grief, the loss of a loved one, can also cause anxiety and uncertainty of the unknown. The deep pain of grief might be unlike anything you ever experienced before and can overtake you at any moment and cause anxiety and desperation to ease the pain.

Past trauma causes anxiety, and you could use some help with resolving those old issues. Hypnosis combined with counseling is an amazingly effective therapy that has helped numerous people for decades with trauma and anxiety.

Either you were born with this anxiety or you learned it somewhere along the way. It is your first, natural reaction to events or circumstances now.

What used to work for you isn’t working anymore, and you are looking for some professional help, someone who listens and hears you, offers support and helps you to see other ways of looking at issues so that you can create workable options, options that are suitable for you and those you care about.

What have you tried so far to deal with the anxiety?

You have googled it, read the books, ate for comfort, gone to the spa for massages, went on a vacation out of town to get away, maybe you have even been to therapy before, and tried meditation with the app.

And you are still struggling, you are still not where you want to be with this issue, feeling like it has been resolved and at peace with yourself and your life as it is now.

Here are some simple ways to create instant relief from stress and anxiety:

  • Closing your eyes for a few moments

  • Taking a few deep, conscious breaths

  • Stretching

  • Daydreaming or looking at the sky for a few moments

What if the life stressors just didn’t bother you like they used to?

What if you had the tools to remain calm and collected in a number of various stress-producing situations?

What if you could connect with these tools and resources as you needed them; without picking up a book, booking a vacation, or eating something as a way to calm and soothe yourself?

Imagine yourself relaxing, easing the overwhelming anxiety, getting some relief, once and for all. You can be calm and steady in any circumstance.

Hypnotherapy is a Way to Calm, Soothe, and Heal

What is hypnosis or hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a relaxed focus on your desired goals and future, a tool to experience relaxation. It is a way to relax and reprogram your mind so that you are not so bothered by things.

Will I squawk like a chicken?

No, that is stage or entertainment hypnosis. In therapeutic hypnosis, you will know what is going on all the time. It is sort of like a relaxing sleep or a deep daydream.

Have you ever been so involved with a hobby such as gardening, or arrived at your exit on the highway and realized you were not focused on much else? Hypnosis can be sort of like this, you are in a dream-like state while functioning at other levels.

Will we be doing other sorts of therapy besides hypnosis?

Yes. Hypnosis compliments other forms of counseling such as Solution-Focused Therapy and Strength-based Therapy to produce a complete treatment process that is customized just for you.

We will use the mode of therapy that works best for you at the time.

After hypnotherapy, clients report being at peace, having a clear mind, knowing how to take care of themselves, and acting on that knowledge. These things help people to get some good, restful sleep at night, all night.

Chances are there will be other life stressors as you move ahead. Approaching these in a better, calmer way will benefit you immeasurably.

Let’s do the work now, so you can experience your own great results soon! We will work together until your goals are met!

I have been practicing meditation and contemplation for over 30 years.

Call me at 954-391-5305 to schedule a telehealth session on a HIPAA-compliant video or phone call. Let’s talk about what you need and how I can help you.

I’m here for you,


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