Psychological Therapies & Hypnotherapy
Mona Hansen provides effective and lasting relief from anxiety . As a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist, Mona can offer a bespoke and tailored form of anxiety treatment. She combines different forms of psychological therapy, which can include hypnotherapy for anxiety. This rapid and integrative approach to anxiety treatment targets your specific needs and brings lasting relief.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is not the same as experiencing stress, nor is it the same as being worried. Anxiety is a long term condition that affects millions of people. Anxiety is a natural response to stress, but it becomes an issue when our brains begin to turn anxiety into a daily response to ordinary events. It becomes hard to control worry and the anxious feelings become constant.
History of Anxiety
Anxiety is an important response that originates from our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago. It helped to protect our lives by triggering an appropriate response to danger. We evolved a fight-flight-freeze defence mechanism to deal with the typical threats facing us existentially.
Your body is designed to worry (be on guard or vigilant) about any potential threat, enabling us to be on constant standby to avoid it and run; or to be paralysed and rooted to the spot (an old trick to fool predators on the lookout for movement).
Activating this response is terribly draining and wears us down, but at one time it was our first defense against danger. However, in modern times, our anxiety response is triggered in very different situations, such as stress at work, busy lifestyles, illness and many other things.
If you suffer from anxiety, you may or may not be able to pinpoint the cause. Either way, Mona can offer relief through different and tailored forms of psychological therapy and hypnotherapy for anxiety.
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Anxiety symptoms vary a lot according to each individual’s response to stress.Common symptoms include:
- Uncontrollable worry, fretting or dread
- Procrastination or avoiding certain things
- Intrusive thoughts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling sick
- Tightness in your chest or throat
- Coping mechanisms such as comfort eating, alcohol, smoking, shopping, or drug use
- Constantly seeking reassurance from those around you, but being unable to let this assurance impact your fears
- Panic attacks
Anxiety itself can be a symptom of other conditions including phobias, panic disorder, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and social anxiety disorder. It can however, be a condition in itself known as generalised anxiety disorder.
Mona Hansen can provide effective relief from generalised anxiety, as well as anxiety in the form of constant internal chatter (or ‘looping’ – going round and round in circles with no resolution), specific worries, performance anxiety and social anxiety.
Get in touch today to discuss anxiety treatment or to book an appointment.
You don’t have to accept anxiety. Mona Hansen is qualified and experienced in providing effective relief. Based in London, Mona sees people from all around the UK and can provide therapy for anxiety over Skype both in the UK and in Norway.
Traditional Anxiety Counselling
Traditional talking therapies are usually very inefficient at treating anxiety. Mona frequently has clients recalling their past experiences with other therapies and saying, “I know my behaviour is irrational, but I can’t help the way I feel.” As anxiety has its source in a natural and instinctive response, it’s often not able to be solved by talking through the logic of stress triggers.
Mona combines psychological treatments and clinical hypnotherapy for anxiety to provide fast, effective and lasting results.Her treatment can tackle:
- General anxiety
- Anxiety caused by PTSD
- Performance anxiety
- Social anxiety
With years of experience as a psychologist, Mona has learned a huge range of different methods of treatment for anxiety. As well as numerous psychology qualifications, she has studied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the Centre for Stress Management, London. Her training has led her to specialise in a combined therapy approach to anxiety treatment.
This means that every individual gets a tailored treatment that targets the root, symptoms and effect of their experience with anxiety. It provides the most effective treatment possible.
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Part of combined therapy treatment often involves hypnotherapy for anxiety. Anxiety disorder rarely comes from a logical place in the brain (even if it began as a logical response), and therefore requires more than traditional counselling to treat it effectively. Hypnotherapy allows you to relax and access the parts of your mind where the anxiety comes from, allowing for effective treatment.
See results in just 1-4 sessions.Mona’s therapy allow you to:
- Process and release the source of anxiety fuelling your behaviours
- Develop effective coping strategies to manage anxiety in the future
- See results in as few as 1-4 sessions
Benefits of Therapy
The benefits of therapy and hypnotherapy for anxiety are huge. Every individual will see change in a unique way, according to the symptoms they previously experienced. With treatment from Mona, you can get relief from your anxiety and the effect this has upon your life. Benefits of therapy and hypnotherapy include:
- Improved sleep patterns
- More energy and concentration
- Looking and feeling more youthful — anxiety takes less of a physical toll on your mind and body
- Being less distracted, more at peace and able to enjoy life
- Feeling confident, calm and secure
Contact Mona today for effective anxiety treatment.
Based in two clinics in London, Mona also offers treatment via Skype for those who can’t travel.