Anxiety, stress and depression

Hypnotherapy, Hypno-analysis and BWRT for Anxiety, stress and depression in Stoke & Congleton


On high alert, unable to calm down or relax, your mind unable to focus or quieten down?

Mental health problems affect 1 in 6 people. I work with those in need of therapy in Stoke, Congleton, and Staffordshire area who experience some common mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. Despite these conditions being common, we experience and recover from them differently. It is my aim to treat you individually to help you create lasting change.

The symptoms of anxiety correlate with the stress response or “fight-or-flight”. This is primal response that protects you against threats in your environment, so if danger is present your body triggers a rush of blood to your arms and legs so that you can fight or run away.

It is a normal for us to experience this fight-or-flight response, but only when there is real and present danger. To experience prolonged flight-or-flight creates feelings of anxiety. It is often rooted in a previous experience that triggered fear or in a general anxiety and worry about your situation at home or at work.

How do these affect you? What does it cost you to stay as you are?
What you experience

Anxiety and stress can manifest itself differently for everyone but common physical signs of anxiety or stress are :

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Dry mouth
  • Butterflies in stomach
  • Nausea
  • Urge to pass urine/empty bowels
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia

Common psychological signs of stress and anxiety are:

Inner tension
Fear of losing control
Irrational dread that something catastrophic is going to happen (such as blackout, seizure, heart attack or death)
Feelings of detachment
Phobias and fears
Overthinking or worry about the past, present, or future.
Being overwhelmed to the point of being unable to see a clear path to recovery.

Of course, all these things can have an impact on our home life, work, our social life and relationships.

It could be an event that is causing your anxiety, such as:

  • Exams
  • Interviews
  • Speeches and presentations for work or occasions
  • Flying
  • Sports competitions
Creating positive change will
  • Help you feel more relaxed, calmer and at ease with yourself
  • Free you of negative or harmful thoughts.
  • Give you the confidence to be yourself and find inner peace.
  • Enable you to have fulfilling relationships.
  • Help you to achieve more, do more.
What therapies can help you/solutions
If you suffer with anxiety in Congleton or Stoke, Jo will work with you to Identify your negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviour patterns.
Address the root cause of your issues.
Create positive change
Build your resilience with effective coping mechanisms.

The number of sessions required to treat Anxiety, stress and depression can be between one and 12, depending on the presenting issue.

Typically, with most presenting issues I work with people for three to six sessions.

Solutions for Stress anxiety and depression may involve

Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) a therapy that is effective in working with anxiety and stress, an alternative to Hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy, can benefit in calming the mind and creating new positive behaviours

Hypno-analysis is a great therapy for resolving a subconscious issue that is creating a psychological or emotional block. It can release repressed events that have caused further effects throughout other parts of your life. It can help resolve multiple problems simultaneously on a deep and long lasting level.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is like a form of psychological acupressure. It involves tapping different areas of your face and body while talking about traumatic experiences or verbalising your goals to simultaneously alter your brain, energy system and body.

Specialised programmes

Smashing Anxiety and depression
Butterfly Freedom

Smashing SAD, Stress, Anxiety or Depression

A programme of support tailored for you.
6 plus sessions to release your SAD and help you to feel calm, relaxed and confident.

This is for you if you have several long-term issues and unhelpful thought patterns; helping you to overcome the past and embed new behaviours to achieve more in your life, relationships or career.

At consultation stage we would discuss the therapies that would help you.