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5 Symptoms of Anxiety

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life, sometimes feelings of anxiety can be normal for example, being nervous or worried to sit an exam or preparing for a job interview. However, some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more consistent and can affect their daily lives. Overthinking becomes part of who they are and how they approach all events, often concerned about the past or worried about the future.

Some people show their anxiety obviously in their communication both in conversation and physical symptoms, whilst others may cover the signs often feeling like they are wearing a mask. As anxiety becomes a common word in our vocabulary it lessens the impact of the symptoms although those who find worrying thoughts are part of their daily lives understand the true meaning of the word.

Although symptoms vary for individuals and certainly clients describe them in differing terms the symptoms of anxiety either manifest as Physical or Emotional Symptoms:

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Dizziness, Shortness of breath

  • Tiredness

  • Difficulty, falling or staying asleep (insomnia)

  • Feeling sick

  • Tension or muscle aches

  • Headaches

  • Shaking

  • Sweating

  • Panic/Heart Ponding

  • Rapid Breathing


  • Loss on Control

  • Overwhelm

  • Restlessness

  • Sense of Dread or impending doom

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Fearful of their own actions

  • Feeling less confident

  • Negative thoughts

  • Overthinking

Keeping busy and trying to not think about the worry can add to the consistent impending doom and although the thought may be pushed to the back of your mind where you aren’t actively thinking about it, it’s still remains. Anxiety when focused on the past or the future in essence is building more fear as fear feed fear. Practicing the fear, rehearsing the fear. I wonder how many of the above symptoms resonate for you, like and comment if these are part of your daily life?

There are many ways to focus the mind towards exercises which can reduce overthinking, worry and negative thinking and they complement the work I compliment with clients both in and out of hypnosis. Looking past the moment of fear where clients can visualise themselves overcoming the fear and seeing themselves coping well play an important part of this approach. Some find a mindfulness approach more beneficial when dealing with the day or their busy life and there are many amazing apps and resources available to everyone.

If you are curious about how hypnosis for anxiety can help you Book a free discovery call today. 

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