Anxiety and Depression

Everything is Connected

I have successfully worked with thousands of clients over the past 24 years, using Reiki, Hypnosis or other forms of therapy, to clear away old self-defeating programs, beliefs, habits, behaviours and emotions.

Everything is related! Whether a client present with weight issues, quit smoking, fears, phobias, limiting beliefs, sleep problems, addictions, OCD, PTSD or some other main concern, the underlying cause is usually connected to anxiety! So when someone comes to see me, we will work together to determine the causes, then deal with them, effectively neutralising the triggers, so that withing just a few short sessions, not only have they dealt with the presenting issues, they have also gotten rid of their anxiety and depression, and learned to deal with stress more effectively.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, it can become overwhelming and debilitating when it persists and interferes with daily activities. Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses, and encompass a range of disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and others. Symptoms of anxiety can include restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances. 

When we are constantly living in a state of stress and anxiety, this causes the body to produce adrenaline and then cortisol, activating the fight, flight or freeze system, to help us run away, stand and fight, or freeze when we cannot more or do either. This is an ancient system which our ancestors used to deal with predators, e.g. running away from a hungry lion. While this may have been helpful then, in our modern world, it has often become maladaptive, and we can be triggered when we are in a traffic jam or late for a meeting. Generally our bodies should recover within a few minutes, but if we develop a Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the body does not recover and return back to a state of calm easily, and this can have long tern effects on our mental and physical health and well-being.

When we are living under constant and ongoing stress and anxiety, and in a state of fight, flight or freeze, it causes the blood supply to be shunted away from non-essential organs that are not essential for a rapid escape, and sends the blood to the arms and legs to help us run away. The long term result of this can include digestive system problems (often related to IBS), loss of libido and sex drive, an inability to think straight and keep things in perspective, a lowering of the immune system, which can result in catching more colds, for example, and this can even result in other systems of the body being affected, and the development of disease in the body and mind.

 

Causes of Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  1. Genetic predisposition: Some people may have a genetic predisposition to anxiety, which means that they may be more likely to develop the condition due to their inherited genetic makeup.

  2. Trauma or stressful life events: Trauma, such as physical or emotional abuse, or stressful life events, such as the death of a loved one, can trigger anxiety symptoms. Hypnosis is the most effective way to deal with this cause, as it can neutralise the triggers.

  3. Medical conditions: Some medical conditions, such as heart disease, thyroid problems, or chronic pain, can also cause anxiety symptoms.

  4. Substance abuse: Regular use of certain substances, such as alcohol or recreational drugs, can lead to the development of anxiety symptoms.

  5. Chronic stress: Chronic stress, whether it’s caused by work, family, or financial issues, can lead to the development of anxiety symptoms over time.

  6. Social Factors: Social factors such as poverty, lack of social support, or social isolation can contribute to anxiety.

  7. Environmental factors: Exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as lead or mercury, has been linked to anxiety.

  8. 8. An inability to problem solve can lead anxiety and eventually depression and feelings of being trapped and feeling hopeless.

It’s worth noting that anxiety can be caused by a combination of these factors, and it’s not always clear which one is responsible. Also, it’s important to note that some people may not be able to identify a specific cause of their anxiety. You maty wish to consult with a professional therapist or a medical doctor to determine the underlying causes of your condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Feelings

Anxiety can make you feel:

  • excessive fear
  • restless
  • tense, wound up and edgy.

Thoughts

Anxiety can cause:

  • worrying
  • obsessive thinking
  • catastrophising. 

Physical symptoms

Anxiety affects your body in different ways. Physical symptoms of anxiety can include:

  • panic attacks 
  • hot and cold flushes 
  • racing heart 
  • tightening of the chest 
  • quick breathing or shortness of breath 
  • difficulty sleeping 
  • headaches. 

How can Anxiety lead to Depression?

If we are anxious and stressed, we often tend to try to distract by eating, smoking, drinking, working, keeping busy, using drugs (legal or illegal), talking, developing OCD and constantly using other behaviours. They do not actually help the situation, but simply keep us in a holding pattern of distraction and feeling bad. This eventually leads to frustration because whatever we are trying isn’t working, and this eventually CAN lead to depression. Download and read the Feelings Indicator on this page for greater insight and tools to understand what your feelings are trying to tell you.

Depression is a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. It is not actually trying to hurt you, it’s trying to knock you off your feet so you go and rest up and give your system a chance to reset your and reboot, and return back into balance once more. Unfortunately on our modern busy world, where there is more and more pressure, many of us are not equipped or do not have the capacity to do what’s we need to do to be able to recover, so we see counsellors and psychologists, who can really help, but because they are only working with the conscious mind, which is only 5%-10%, it can take a long time to effect a permanent change. Others may oft for medication, which can also help in some cases, but for many they simply mask the problem, make the client feel numb, but don’t actually help deal with the causes and emotions. 

Our emotions are the domain of the subconscious mind (90%-95%), which is the part of the brain we use when we do hypnotherapy. With 5-PATH Hypnosis, we harness the power of the subconscious mind, and in most cases effect a rapid, permanent change, and a new lease on life.

How Hypnosis can help manage Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Hypnosis can help with anxiety and depression by allowing individuals to access a state of deep relaxation and focus, which can help to reduce symptoms such as excessive worry, negative thoughts, and physical tension. Through hypnosis, individuals can also learn to gain control over their thoughts and emotions, and develop positive coping strategies to manage their condition. Additionally, hypnosis may be used to uncover the underlying causes of anxiety or depression and address them directly. 5-PATH Hypnosis is an advanced form of Hypnotherapy which is designed to deal not only with anxiety and depression, but also other emotions such as anger, so you come back to a place of balance, health and happiness again.

It’s recommended to consult with a professional therapist or psychologist who has experience in hypnosis advanced techniques and working with lotos of clients .

How many sessions will I need?

Every person is different, and therefore requires an individual approach for their specific needs, however, most people find that they will gain the greatest benefit from 2 to 5 sessions of hypnosis, Reiki or other therapy, plus a follow up a month later.

I may use a combination of different modalities or even refer you to another professional if necessary, but my promise to you is that I will do everything within my power to help you release old limiting blocks and sabotaging beliefs that have held you back, so you are free to live your best life!

What do I do next?

Book your first appointment! You can even book a free 15 minute Discovery Call or 30 minute Strategy Building Session if you need more information or guidance, and you can also purchase a 3-Pack to save money if you prefer. The choice is yours. I am available for in-person or online appointments, so there are no limits to you getting the help and support you need.

Download and complete your Client form from below, to bring with you on your first appointment.

Before you come for your first visit, start listening to MP3s. Don’t worry too much if you are short on time, because the real work is done in our hypnosis sessions when you’re with me. These MP3s are different to the work we do in your session, but they will get you well and truly on your journey to becoming happier and healthier before you even walk in my door or jump online for your session.

Once you’ve completed your first 3 sessions you will then receive a link to support your Weight Loss journey with more MP3s and resources.

I’m really looking forward to helping you on your path to freedom, where you get to be your authentic self and unlock your true potential to become the best version of yourself that you can be! Anything is possible when we harness the power of the subconscious mind.

Let’s reset your brain and help you find your HAPPY again!

Carol x

Client Forms

Hypnosis

Client Form

Please complete your form and bring it with you on your first session.

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Feelings Indicator Information

For those doing hypnosis, to help understand how your emotions work. Please read this first.

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Drug and Alcohol Client Form

Often when we have stress, anxiety or depression we tend to distract with Cigarettes, food, alcohol, drugs or work. Check out our weight and Quit Smoking support pages, but if you are concerned about using drugs or alcohol, please use this form.

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Other Helpful Material

Louise Hay - Heal You Body

PDF on Metaphysics

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Stress and the Mind-Body Connection

An article to read, and a Hypnotic Spiral for a bit of fun.

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MP3s to support your transformation into your NEW LIFE!

Introduction to Hypnosis

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Introduction to Hypnosis
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Relaxation and Excercise
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Vapour Balance

Fear and Anxiety

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Fear and Anxiety

Please note that these files may take up to 15 minutes to download.

Insomnia

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Insomnia Track 1
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Insomnia Track 2

Self-Esteem

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Self Esteem

Pain Management

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Pain Relief

To download files, right click and save to your hard drive.

Download “Introduction to Hypnosis MP3s” to your Desktop or folder, and either import the mp3 files into your iTunes or device, copy onto your mp3 Player or burn onto a CD. Play the CD each night to help you go into hypnosis easily, relax and de-stress, balance your energy, sleep well, and learn self-hypnosis. Recommended for clients to listen to, for at least one week before your consultation to get a greater understanding of hypnosis and have a little practice first. Continue to listen for a calmer, more relaxed life!

You may also like to check out and purchase two excellent books which I would recommend: The Secret Language of Feelings by Cal Banyan, and Radical Forgiveness, by Colin Tipping. Simply go to the websites and follow the links. Colin also has some brilliant worksheets to download for your healing process. Weight Loss Clients can also download a Healthy Eating Plan on the Health page, as well as other useful information.
Then either email back to me, or bring in with you for your first appointment.

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Testimonials

I owe my mental health transformation to this woman. Carol has been an integral part of my life on and off for the past year and continues to help me on my journey. Using integrative and alternative health practices - she has given me the tools to reduce anxiety and become a happier and healthier person. Highly recommend her services to anyone of any age.
Kat Montgomery
In just over 4 short months I lost over 30kgs! It wasn’t easy, but Carol helped give me the motivation to do the work, achieve my goals and get back the life I know I deserve. Carol changed my life forever and I can’t thank her enough.
Sarah McGlaughlin