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What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety thinks it is protecting YOU but in most cases the message is not needed or warranted.

A little Anxiety is a normal, if unpleasant, part of life, and it can affect us all in different ways and at different times in our life. However when it starts to interfere with your life, it's time to do something about it.

What is important, is to recognise that anxiety exists due to a set of bodily functions that have existed in us from our cave-man days.

We were (and still are) equipped with an internal alarm system designed to protect us from the dangers surrounding us in everyday life. 


This system would make us hyper-alert by giving us a boost of adrenaline that would increase the heart rate and boost the amount of oxygen going to our limbs so we were better able to fight or run from danger. This is known as the “fight or flight” response. The “butterflies in the stomach” feeling that many associate with anxiety is this mechanism kicking in, but instead of being used to avoid immediate danger, it is often wrongly and inappropriately activated in a person during normal, everyday situations when stress has built up, often unknowingly.


A person with anxiety then starts to fear the anxiety, which then creates more anxiety. This then becomes a vicious circle of avoiding those things that you may think cause your anxiety, causing fear.


By breaking the cycle of constantly avoiding situations that make you anxious, you are less likely to stop doing the things you want, or need, to do. 

The chances are the reality of the situation won’t be as bad as you expect, making you better equipped to manage, and reduce, your anxiety. 


Do you have any of these Symptoms?


  • Nervousness, restlessness, or being tense
  • You can’t concentrate and your mind keeps wandering onto past negative events or worrying about the future.
  • Feelings of danger, panic, or dread
  • Rapid breathing or heart rate
  • Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
  • A strong desire to avoid the things that trigger your anxiety
  • Performing certain behaviours over and over again
  • You fear going places even though you would like to do it.
  • Feeling depressed
  • Loss of self-confidence.



Caroline Dawe Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

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Ask yourself these 3 simple questions.

  1. Are you fed up with how anxiety or panic attacks makes you feel?
  2. Do you want to stop those crippling attacks for good?
  3. Would you like a solution that WORKS?

I take it you said yes to those questions so......

First of all let's have an informal consultation, which is free of charge, and can either be done by telephone or you can come into the office in Wigan if you prefer.

This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and to make sure we are a good fit working together. 

I will explain to you how my "Freedom from Anxiety' hypnotherapy program can help you.

I treat Anxiety in the following way.

Our sessions will be a combination of modalities and techniques including hypnotherapy and thought retraining to help treat anxiety.

We will work on how to cope with the symptoms of anxiety and also how to stop it.

We will use hypnosis to create a new positive way of thinking, feeling and seeing yourself including rebuilding your self confidence.

How many sessions will I need?

My clients very often notice a reduction of their anxiety after the first session of hypnotherapy however from past experience most clients require 3 sessions to deal with anxiety ( some people do require more depending on their circumstances) and your full commitment is needed with the process. 

Session prices and packages can be found by clicking here.

My commitment to you is to support you through the program and help you the best way I can in the fewest amount of sessions.