If you are experiencing the present moment through your senses it is likely that you are not feeling anxious.
Anxiety is usually a thought about the future. Or perhaps a thought about the past that we call regret. But what about the present moment? Focus on what you can hear or what you can feel in the body and your mind will quieten down bringing down the anxieties as it quietens.
It is quite difficult to be in the moment and to feel anxious at the same time…try it. Notice that your mind will roam to other times and places but if you here and now you are probably feeling calm. Spooky eh?
The ideas behind mindfulness are quite a blow to traditional therapy which seek to do a lot of thinking about the past. For some it seems, it is the nature of our consciousness that is the issue and the source of our problems and not anything more than that.
How to be in the moment is a learned technique and not as hard as you think (joke).
How much time do we spend thinking about the future? Christmas is coming, plans are being made, holidays booked…or dreaded!
For the person suffering with anxiety the future is a place filled with awful events that they are convinced are going to happen. The mind has already mapped out the future and it’s not looking good.
Part of effective therapy is to wean the fearful client off the habit of the dreaded ‘what if’, the mindset that bullies you into trying to avoid all those things that might happen.
People are not stupid. They are aware of what could or might or even probably happen in the future and whatever you say as a therapist cannot change that fact. The ‘what if’ thoughts are possibilities and not facts. Dragging the client away from their habit of mistaking facts with possibilities can be a big task.
Ready to think differently about the future? Why not? It hasn’t happened yet…so you can think what you like!
Hypnotherapy for a fear of flying or flying phobia is a popular use of a hypnotherapist.
If you have a flying phobia and are curious if hypnotherapy might help, do get in touch. I work in Harley St in the West End of London.
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Or watch on Youtube Flying Phobia Cure
The fear of getting caught without a toilet is a fear shared by many. Hear my take on how hypnotherapy can help those that have toilet anxiety.
Hypnotherapy sessions to deal with toilet anxiety usually are about building your confidence that you can control the workings of you rbody and mind.
Find out more about therapy in my Harley St clinic in central London
Or to watch on Youtube Toilet Anxiety