Treating Stress and Anxiety in Glasgow
Causes of stress and anxiety and how we work with these
As with all consultations at the HPC, we start by having a chat to find out exactly what is the unwanted behaviour or emotion, the chains of thoughts, the triggers, when it happens where it happens and so on. Once we understand the structure of the experience, we can change it.
Stress management can take many forms. Sometimes just learning skills like deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, and mind management techniques can be enough.
Other times it may involve helping a client get over things from the past which are still upsetting them. There are excellent ways of changing these patterns of thinking very quickly. Memories fade naturally through time – we can all think of things in the past which were scary or upsetting at the time, but when we think of those things now there is no unpleasant emotion left. You have ‘moved on’. We can dramatically speed up this process and put the past in the past.
Sometimes stress is caused by some ongoing problem which the client is struggling to cope with. This could be for example an abusive relationship, or an aggressive boss, or a lack of confidence or assertiveness, or illness, or excessive negative thinking. If this is the case then one of the best ways of relieving stress is to find ways of solving the problem or at least managing it better.
Stress can also be caused by worries about the future, a forthcoming driving test or job interview, for example, or fears about long term security or finances. Again it could be a case of problem solving, goal-setting an alternative direction, acquiring skills to deal with the situation, or if the worries are unfounded or unnecessary or not useful, just switching them off.
We can help you to be free from anxiety
Anxiety has positive functions – for example it keeps us safe and can help us to get motivated. However too much can cloud judgement or lead to a sense of unease, affect confidence or demotivate.
It has physical (symptoms could include shaking, hot, sweaty, butterflies, restlessness, raised heartbeat, etc.) and psychological components (scary thoughts, images or self-talk). Sometimes it is context specific, other times habitual, and very often completely unnecessary. At HPC we design a program for the individual based specifically on their needs, freeing you up to get the most out of life.
Contact us now and book a session:
Free Phone 0800 454 770, or 0141 337 3327