Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAD is a common anxiety disorder that involves constant and long term worrying, nervousness, and tension. Unlike a phobia, where someone’s fear is linked to a specific situation or thing, GAD is an overall, general feeling of dread, unease and anxiety that affects all areas of the person’s life.

Symptoms could include:

  • Muscle tightness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Racing mind
  • Feeling on edge

Those with GAD regularly worry about and anticipate things going wrong, often worrying excessively about health, money, family, or work. If left untreated, GAD can seriously negatively impact a person’s entire daily life – they may not be able to work, study, or enjoy normal social relationships.

What causes GAD?

GAD could be caused by a variety of reasons such as; a family history of anxiety, excessive stress, family or personal illness.

Does this sound familiar to you? If yes, the good news is that like other anxiety disorders, GAD can be effectively treated with Hypno-CBT which will teach you skills for handling anxiety, helping you to learn to control your worry on your own.

 

Treating Pregnancy Anxiety

Do you look at every pregnant woman and wonder if they are as terrified as you about giving birth? Or when you see a mother with a newborn think how lucky she is that she’s done it, and the birth is over? Maybe you think every pregnant woman looks relaxed and you’re wondering ‘why do you not look how I feel – terrified!’.

Or perhaps the birth is not worrying you, but other things are. Pregnancy anxiety is hard to deal with, at a time when you should be feeling happy and excited.

The good news is you don’t have to put up with it. Hypnobirthing alongside CBH or as a stand alone is a great way to prepare your mind for the incredible experience of giving birth.

 

Treating Postnatal Anxiety

Becoming a parent for the first (or subsequent) time can be hard! Sleep struggles, feeling unable to cope or manage alone can feel overwhelming. Some parents experience intrusive thoughts, some mothers worry about leaving their baby and returning to work. Some feel guilt that anxiety is affecting the kind of parent they wanted to be. Some feel angry and are confused as to why this is.

You are not the only parent feeling like this! Increased worry when you become a parent is normal and inevitable, but it isn’t something you just have to live with! You don’t have to put up with feeling anxious and you can enjoy or get back to enjoying mother or fatherhood.

 

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