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Managing anxiety with hypnotherapy

We all experience anxiety from time to time. It is a natural part of life. Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense, or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or those things we think may happen in the future.


Anxiety is a natural human response when we feel that we are under threat. It is experienced not only through thoughts and feelings but also through physical sensations.


However, when anxiety increases in intensity it can become overwhelming and have a significant impact on your life. Anxiety can become a problem when it impacts your ability to live your life as fully as you want to.  It can have negatively impact on our self-esteem, relationships, work, sleep, and physical health.

There are many different types of anxiety including:

  • Social Anxiety

  • OCD

  • Phobias

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic Attacks

Anxiety is a complex topic and impacts people in many different ways. There is little doubt that more people are feeling more anxious than ever before.

According to MIND research (with over 16,000 people), 60% of adults and 68% of young people said their mental health got worse during the lockdown.​

Hypnotherapy for anxiety can help boost feelings of confidence and self-belief while reducing feelings of fear and intense worry.


Hypnosis allows you to experience deep levels of relaxation and to reduce levels of stress and anxiety. It cam make a big difference and provide a sense of freedom and clarity that may have been missing for some time. 

Get in touch to find out how hypnotherapy can help you with stress and anxiety. Sessions are available online or in-person in Dumfries and Galloway.


Common symptoms of anxiety

  • Overthinking Small Matters: Focusing intensely on minor issues.

  • Intrusive Thoughts: A constant stream of worrisome thoughts.

  • Racing Heart: Increased heart rate and palpitations.

  • Sweating: Excessive perspiration in non-stressful situations.

  • Loss of Appetite: Reduced desire to eat, leading to weight loss.

  • Agitation/Restlessness: Feeling constantly on edge.

  • Sleep Disturbances: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

  • 'What If' Mindset: Worrying about hypothetical scenarios.

  • Physical Symptoms: Including 'jelly legs,' frequent urination, nausea, tension headaches, chest tightness, and dry mouth.

  • Trembling: Shaking, especially in the hands.


“Malcolm has been extremely helpful in helping me tackle anxiety issues. He is professional, has a very good manner, easy to talk to and I thoroughly recommend him. A good find!! "


"I would highly recommend Malcolm's services for anyone who has been struggling with anxiety or mental health issues. I will definitely be continuing with the hypnotherapy."


“I experienced a tranquillity and peacefulness during the sessions that I haven’t been able to find on my own, and left each session calmer and more relaxed each time..”
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