It was overwhelming. I felt scared and out of control.
It was when I had my first panic attack that I realised just how complex and intense anxiety can be.
All I knew was that this sense of not having control had washed over me. In my mind, I was desperately trying to fight the voices that seemed to just confirm this was happening.
The more I fought it, the harder it was to control. It just seemed to feed in on itself and become stronger and stronger.
In that moment, I just had to get out of where I was. Of all places, I was in the middle of an aisle at the theatre mid-performance. Now, that’s inconvenient.
I literally got up and climbed over people in a mad panic to get out of there before I passed out.
After that, there was always a fear associated with being caught in anything similar and as a result, I found that I avoided those situations.
I knew that there had to be a better way to deal with this than just not doing the things I loved for fear of what might happen, and that is when I discovered hypnosis.
What I didn’t realise at that time is that the anxiety had hypnotised me. It had me believing that the worst thoughts in my head were really happening and as a result, my body responded as if I was under attack.
As I learned how to work with those thoughts and feelings, I was able to find new ways to have a different relationship with that anxiety.
The wonderful thing is that, as you begin to recognise that you have that power, the less the anxiety can impact so intensely on you.
If you would like to explore how my approach can help you to lessen the impact that the anxiety has on your life, then schedule a free no-obligation consultation today.