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Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression & PTSD

It is not what happens to us that increases our risk for mental health problems, it is how we interpret and respond to what happened. Clinical hypnosis can help you change the automatic thought patterns that lead to many of these problems. Our emotions are caused by brain chemicals, neurotransmitters and peptides. These chemicals are controlled by our thoughts. Change our thought patterns and we can change our internal mental and physical state. What is better, skills or pills? Read below for more.

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Clinical hypnosis is not suitable for all mental health problems such as psychosis. But for many conditions clinical hypnosis can help to reduce or eliminate the impact of mental health disorders. It is more common than you may think, and it is an increasing problem.

According to the latest World Health Organisation data, 970 million people around the world are living with a mental disorder every year, that is 1 in every 8 people. Anxiety and depressive disorders are the most common mental health disorders. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the number of people living with anxiety and depressive disorders rose by more than 25% in 2020 alone.  Effective prevention and treatment options do exist, although many people do not have access to effective care.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are characterised a heightened sense of our fight or flight response. Symptoms are often severe enough to result in significant distress that can lead to difficulty in functioning normally. There are several different kinds of anxiety disorders, such as: social anxiety disorder (characterised by excessive fear and worry in social situations), generalised anxiety disorder (characterised by excessive worry), panic disorder (characterised by panic attacks), separation anxiety disorder (characterised by excessive fear or anxiety about separation from those individuals to whom the person has a deep emotional bond), and others. Effective psychological treatment exists.


Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life.  During a depressive episode, the person experiences depressed mood (feeling sad, irritable, empty) or a loss of pleasure or interest in activities, for most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks. Other symptoms that may present can include feeling especially tired or low in energy, poor concentration, feelings of low self-worth and guilt, hopelessness about the future, disrupted sleep, changes in appetite or weight, and thoughts about dying or suicide. Yet, effective psychological treatment exists. 

Bipolar Disorder

People with bipolar disorder experience alternating depressive episodes with periods of manic symptoms.  During a depressive episode, the person experiences depressed mood (feeling sad, irritable, empty) or a loss of pleasure or interest in activities, for most of the day, nearly every day.  Manic symptoms may include euphoria or irritability, increased activity or energy, and other symptoms such as increased talkativeness, racing thoughts, increased self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, distractibility, and impulsive reckless behaviour.  People with bipolar disorder are at an increased risk of suicide. Yet effective treatment options exist.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD may develop following exposure to an extremely threatening or horrific event or series of events. It is characterised by all of the following: 1/ re-experiencing the traumatic event or events in the present (intrusive memories, flashbacks, or nightmares); 2/ avoidance of thoughts and memories of the event(s), or avoidance of activities, situations, or people reminiscent of the event(s); and 3/ persistent perceptions of heightened current threat. These symptoms persist for at least several weeks and cause significant impairment in functioning. Effective psychological treatment exists. 

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