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How is Anxiety caused in the Psyche?

Anxiety has its origin in the subconscious mind and the root cause of all emotional and psychological problems, including anxiety, is fear.  All unresolved emotions such as anger, despair, sadness, get stored in the subconscious mind (usually as a result of a past event)  as a kind of  negative programming which then shows up in our lives. Fears can be categorised into two types – rational fears and irrational fears.

1) Rational fears act as warning signals and are a direct result of circumstances which pose some kind of threat (for whatever reason) to one’s sense of self and well being. Some are even good as they keep us safe and alive.  Some examples of rational fears may include public speaking, fear of authority, fear of enclosed spaces, visiting the dentist, fear of hospitals or doctors etc. Although these types of symptoms create feelings of discomfort and they are predominantly felt as  anxieties in the psyche, they can be defined as a mild form of stress.  Here, the triggers are easily identifiable and can be easily rationalised.

2) Irrational fears, on the other hand, are usually manifested as phobias or panic/anxiety attacks which may or may not have obvious triggers and are generally unpredictable e.g. the sufferer does not know when or where they will be overcome by the paralysing and what seems like life threatening  symptoms which take over their faculties and responses.   They often feel they cannot control their responses which are out of proportion with the event or trigger.  Here the anxiety levels are so high and the conflict in the psyche so intense that the blocked feelings and emotions manifest themselves physically. The subconscious mind tries to protect us from what it views as a threatening event and has stored within it unresolved internal conflicts and traumatic events from our past;  these internal programmes determine how we feel, how we behave, and our responses to external events. Any  irrational fear or responses are simply survival coping mechanisms that have been created long ago. The conscious mind is not aware of the negative programming but only of how it affects the quality of the individual’s life.  Although there are no immediate physical threats he/she still responds to the fear and feels anxious even though there is no apparent cause for fear in his/her  present life.

The important thing here is to establish early on how these stresses and anxieties are being manifested in an individual’s life.  By looking beyond the symptoms we are able to find out what’s really at the source of a person’s anxiety. It is only by getting to the root of a problem that the anxiety manifested as a physical symptom disappears.

Hypnotherapy can help people find and eliminate their anxiety at the source.



The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

95% of all our thoughts, behaviours and emotions are seated in the deeper subconscious mind and most of the time we are not even aware of them on the conscious level. The subconscious is the seat of all our memories and experiences, both negative and positive, as well as our interpretations of the world around us. It is fundamentally the storehouse of everything that is out of our conscious awareness, but is the driving force behind our emotional responses and patterns of thoughts and behaviours. Hypnotherapy helps tap into this deeper part of the mind, to release and let go of negative thoughts, painful emotions and destructive behaviours. By tapping into your natural resources for change you can unleash your brain’s incredible and natural power to heal.


Quote of the Month – April 2013

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Every cell in your body serves to fulfil your dreams.  Every part of you reminds you to love, serves as your teacher and speaks out to you in the form of symptoms that guide you to greater levels of awareness.  Whenever any part of your body is ‘unhealthy’, the resulting symptoms and signs reflect a conflict between your mind-body perceptions and your soul’s loving and immortal wisdom.  Symptoms and warning signs are reminders inviting you to resolve this conflict and encouraging you to release whatever illusions you cling to about your reality.

Dr John Demartini



Quote of the Month – March 2013

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves:
‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?

…Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people around you won’t feel insecure.
We are all meant to shine as children do.
We are born to manifest the glory…that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically releases others.

Marianne Williamson


Quote of the Month – February 2013

February arrives cold, wet and grey, her gifts disguised for only the most discerning spirits to see. Gentle is our path.  Gratitude is the thread we weave into the fabric of our daily lives this month, giving thanks for our simply abundant lives and asking for the gift of one thing more: grateful hearts.

By Sarah Ban Breathnach


Eating Disorders Raising Awareness Week – 11th – 17th February 2013

This is a chance for us to support people affected by eating disorders. Beat is a charity set up to help people with eating disorders.


If you want to get involved then please follow the link below:

Here’s their Mission & Values:

Beat’s vision is that eating disorders will be beaten

Beat’s aims are:

  • To change the way everyone thinks and talks about eating disorders
  • To improve the way services and treatment are provided
  • And to help anyone believe that their eating disorder can be beaten

They do this by:

  • Challenging the stereotypes and stigma that people with eating disorders face
  • Campaigning for better services and treatment
  • Providing information, support and encouragement to seek treatment and recovery

Child Protection & Raising Awareness

Child protection is everyone’s responsibility.

Research by NSPCC shows that one in six children aged 11-17 have suffered sexual abuse and asks “as a society, how do you think we can make it easier for children to speak out about sexual abuse?” NSPCC’s  ‘Don’t Wait’ campaign is focused on urging people to speak up and report concerns or worries they have about a child. Keep up to date with the campaign here:

If you are worried about a child, contact the NSPCC helpline now on 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or email Keep up to date with our campaign here:


Woman dies from a gastric band operation

This tragic story of a 41 year old woman who dies from a gastric band operation, in the Daily Mail today, highlights the dangers of this type of surgery. So many people think that the Gastric Band Surgery is the answer to all their overeating problems and treat it as a quick fix. From my experience of working with women who follow quick fix methods for losing weight, whether it be a highly restrictive diet or the actual gastric band surgery, is that they often lose the weight initially but it seems to creep back on – sometimes with a vengeance. This may be due to the fact that the underlying emotional and psychological reasons for overeating, binge or compulsive eating have not been addressed. These drastic measures to reduce weight focus only on the symptom rather than address the root cause.