When first experienced, panic attacks tend be very scary as they share some of the symptoms of life-threatening conditions, including chest pains and shortness of breath. Sufferers are frequent visitors to accident and emergency departments thinking they are having a heart attack. Luckily, hypnotherapy helps stop panic attacks and anxiety with a range of rapid and effective strategies.
In answer to the question: “Will hypnotherapy work for me?” Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin replies: “We are all capable of entering hypnosis given the right circumstances. It is a normal state of awareness which we go in and out of spontaneously throughout our daily lives and is no more unusual than sleeping in that regard. As a hypnotherapist, it’s my job to make sure whoever I’m working with understands the process, is motivated to change and trusts me to help them.”
Stanford University in the US has conducted breakthrough research which strongly supports the use of hypnotherapy for those, for example, seeking to manage their own pain or anxiety. It also suggests the potential for hypnotherapy to improve the general functioning of mind and body, with or without additional treatment.
When postnatal depression makes coping with the pressures of parenthood tough, it’s good to know that hypnotherapy can help ease anxiety so you can enjoy the experience of caring for your baby.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a condition which induces gastrointestinal tract pain for many people. If you suffer from IBS, Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin provides suggestions and help with handling symptoms linked to the disorder.
Gastric band hypnotherapy reprograms your brain to perceive your stomach as being smaller so you feel full eating smaller amounts of food. The neurological effects help you change your eating behaviour without going under the knife.
It’s possible to change your life whatever time of year it is with the help of Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin who can help guide you towards making lasting improvements in your quality of life.
Never before have we been given such a variety of high calorific food to pick from. Advertising for snack food reaches far and wide and shelves of sugary sweets are often sold at supermarket tills to catch you on the last leg of your shopping trip. Hypnotherapist Karen Martin said: “My local supermarket in Tunbridge Wells is expert at inspiring shoppers to over-purchase and therefore to over-consume.”
For countless smokers, giving up can prove one of the most challenging endeavours they have ever undertaken. A lot of people manage to break the habit using sheer motivation yet, for numerous others, this strategy will not be enough.
Tunbridge Wells practitioner Karen Martin said: “Long before I became a hypnotherapist, I tried every method out there to quit smoking heavily. From cold turkey to NHS recommended Nicotine Replacement Therapy patches and gum, nothing worked for me except hypnotherapy. It’s one of the reasons why I now run a busy hypnotherapy practice and will never smoke again.”
Kent based hypnotherapist Karen Martin advises insomniac Sue on how to get a good night’s sleep and manage a stressful life.
Being bullied can be both a cause and effect of a speech impediment as it often leads to the acute self consciousness which creates social anxiety. Tunbridge Wells hypnotherapist Karen Martin advises a young man crippled by fear of ridicule.
It’s not just the bride who suffers from pre-wedding nerves. All she’s got to do is turn up on the day looking ravishing whereas the groom, best man and father of the bride have to stand up in front of a sea of faces and deliver flawless, witty and memorable speeches and this can generate significant wedding speech nerves.
Tunbridge Wells based Hypnotherapist Karen Martin helps needle phobic sports enthusiast Sam man up and get over a traumatic childhood experience.
Fear of public speaking is one of the most common social phobias and can cause crippling nerves in the most confident people. Often, it’s not just the bride who is blushing on her wedding day. Terror-struck guests are prone to blush when delivering speeches to a reception full of people. Hypnotherapist Karen Martin gives advice to a blushing bridesmaid to help her enjoy her moment in the spotlight.
Most people suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives. In fact, more than half of us will have trouble sleeping in the course of any given year.
For some, the mere thought of not being able to get a good nights sleep gives them insomnia. For others, sleeplessness is a debilitating symptom of wider conditions like depression, stress, anxiety, chronic pain or the menopause. As any new mum with a hungry or colicky baby will tell you, lack of a good nights sleep makes you crabby, forgetful and miserable. Simple things can seem difficult as both brain and body become overwhelmed with exhaustion.
Hypnobirthing specialist Karen Martin offers one-to-one sessions to couples preparing for childbirth at her busy practice in Tunbridge Wells. Kent. Here, she offers advice to an expectant mum.
What do the Dalai Llama and Kate Winslet have in common? They’re both afraid of flying. Variously described as aerophobia, aviatophobia, aviophobia or pteromechanophobia.
An estimated 500 million people worldwide have a fear of flying with 2.5 million of those in the UK. As many as 20-30 per cent of population are apprehensive about flying and between 2 and 10 per cent have a phobia. It’s more common in women and often starts in childhood or early adulthood.
So, on a Boeing 737 carrying 200 passengers, between four and 20 passengers will be really scared and more than a fifth will be quite worried.
No one is immune from an invisible killer which stalks silently through every office, factory floor and work-place. It doesn’t discriminate against age, sex, race or occupation and its grip tightens as the social and economic pressures of 21st century life increase.
An epidemic of workplace stress-related illnesses has driven unprecedented numbers of the population to bail out of the workplace. Countless others resort to antidepressants to help them face the day. So, just what is going on in this age of unparalleled prosperity and comfort?
‘Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess,’ trilled comedian Ken Dodd in a pop song from a more innocent age. There’s been a lot of guff written about happiness in recent times. On the one hand, you’ve got the positive thinking gurus peddling their often simplistic fast track to deep joy and on the other you’ve got the doom-mongers telling us we’re richer, healthier and unhappier than we’ve ever been.
Whilst it’s true that most of us are a long way off needing to take the 12 steps programme, a goodly proportion of the adult population of this country unwind at the end of the day with a glass of something and end up drinking too much alcohol.