What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

Do you worry constantly and live in an almost constant state of fear or dread? Do you worry about money, health, work or family as well as everyday events and situations? Do you worry about things that there is no obvious reason to worry about? Do you worry that everything is going to become a disaster, about the worse case scenario happening? Is your worry out of proportion to the things that you are worried about?

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) can be defined as an anxiety disorder marked by chronic excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control, which causes distress and prevents you from living the life that you want.

It is estimated that around 3% of the population is struggling with GAD, with women twice as likely to suffer from it.

Although the exact cause of GAD is unknown, there are a few factors that are thought to contribute to its development:

Genetics – GAD may be passed on through families

Brain – People with GAD may have parts of their brains that function differently, leading to emotional problems

Environmental factors – Stress and trauma, such as divorce or bereavement might contribute to GAD

What are the symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

Generalised Anxiety Disorder can create emotional symptoms, changes to the way you think, as well as physical discomfort. Symptoms of GAD can include:

  • Excessive worry
  • An unrealistic view of problems and situations
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Tense muscles
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Poor concentration
  • Feeling sick
  • Tiredness
  • Poor sleep
  • Shaking

How can Hypno-Act help with

Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

Hypno-ACT can be an effective treatment for generalised anxiety disorder. It combines hypnotic techniques, mindfulness as well as helpful tools from CBT & EMDR. During your sessions, you will develop a range of skills to better handle your worry and anxiety. Rather than trying to stop your thoughts or getting rid of your anxiety, which might help in the short-term but is ineffective in the long-term, Hypno-Act works by helping you to create a sense of calm acceptance.

During your treatment you will learn:

  • How to use hypnosis to relax 
  • How to become more optimistic and hopeful
  • How to become more mindful
  • How to unhook from the thoughts that usually hook you in
  • How to develop an accepting attitude
  • Problem-solving skills
  • How to be exposed to your worries without overreacting
  • More about the causes of your worry and how to resolve them

During your treatment, we will work together as a team to decide on the strategies that work best for you.

You will need to be 100% committed to treatment as in between sessions you will be given tasks to work on and to practice.

What do our clients say about their treatment for generalised anxiety disorder?

I was welcomed with no judgement as regards my “problem” which was appreciated. And due to the thoroughly friendly and professional approach… I felt more than happy and at ease with regards to accepting and adopting new techniques.

N.C, Wigan(Disclaimer: results may vary from person to person)

…my mind was always racing with worry, I was anxious, probably even depressed and I didn’t know how to deal with it. Now I do. I really enjoyed being able to open up to Ian about my issues and always getting a positive rational response. I especially enjoyed the hypnosis at the end of our sessions which is very relaxing and to which I listen to now as much as I can at home as Ian records them and sends to you.

S.W, Wigan(Disclaimer: results may vary from person to person)

My goal was help to reduce the anxiety which has affected my life for the last 10 years. There was an almost immediate and noticeable clear improvement in the level of anxiety which has continued to improve every day.

C.E, Wigan(Disclaimer: results may vary from person to person)