Change Therapy Hypnosis & Counselling - Anxiety & Stress / Confidence & Self Esteem

Janine Fowler
0414 270 633
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where a person feels under pressure, it usually passes once the stressful situation has passed or is removed.



Anxiety & Stress

Anxiety is when those anxious feelings don't go away. Anxiety is when they are ongoing and exist without any particular reason or cause. It’s a serious condition that makes it hard for you to cope with daily life. We all feel anxious from time to time, but for a person experiencing anxiety, these feelings cannot be easily controlled. Anxiety is considered a problem when symptoms interfere with a person’s ability to sleep or their ability to function normally. Generally speaking, anxiety occurs when a reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a situation.

Anxiety disorders include:
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (general and debilitating worry that's been present most days over a six-month period)
  • Social phobias – fear of social situations
  • Specific phobias – for example fear of flying, needles or spiders etc
  • Panic disorders – frequent and debilitating panic attacks
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
Anxiety disorders affect every day people just like you and me. A national survey of the mental health of Australians was carried out in 2007. This survey asked people about a range of symptoms of anxiety disorders and other mental health problems. A special computer program was used to make a diagnosis based on those answers provided. Approximately 14 per cent of Australian adults have an anxiety disorder in a given year. Although these disorders are common, many people affected by them do not get treatment. In the national survey, many of those who had an anxiety disorder in the previous 12 months did not receive any professional help.

This is such a shame as effective treatment can make a large difference if you are suffering with anxiety. It helps you learn how to control the condition so it doesn’t control you. The type of treatment will depend on the type of anxiety being experienced. Mild to moderate symptoms may be relieved with lifestyle changes and that is where hypnotherapy can be very effective. Hypnosis itself isn’t a therapy rather an incredibly effective delivery system for therapy. By allowing the mind to relax you can access the original cause of the anxiety and resolve it at a subconscious level. Hypnotherapy treatment can provide relaxation training to help you learn new ways of relaxation to help lessen and alleviate the symptoms anxiety can cause. Combining hypnotherapy with mindfulness and general lifestyle changes around diet and exercise can also help you control your condition. Where symptoms of anxiety are severe, psychological and/or medical treatments are best pursued.


Confidence & Self Esteem

Why do people lack confidence and self esteem?

Confidence and self esteem issues start young.
Natural confidence is something we’re born with; newborn babies express their feelings easily and are totally comfortable being themselves. We often see young children who love to “perform” without inhibitions, and wish that we could feel so comfortable in our own skin.

Poor confidence, lack of self-worth and inhibitions are learned.
Unfortunately for most people, our natural confidence skills are stifled at a young age, and although they are never truly lost, they remain hidden without good therapy.

"Give me the child until he is seven and I’ll give you the man" - St. Francis Xavier

Up to the age of 5-6 our minds are like sponges soaking up all the information from the world around us; learning critical skills such as walking, talking, reading, writing, relationship patterns and how to behave in certain situations. We’re influenced by our parents, teachers, family, friends, story books, TV and society. This is a critical time for laying down the foundations to our personality and understanding our expectations of the world and what we believe others think about of us.

It is at this time we form our ‘confidence programme’ - and this programme affects how loved, deserving, successful and confident we feel for the rest of our lives. With the correct foundations for confidence and self-esteem learned in childhood, it’s far easier to be naturally confident as an adult.

The problem of lacking in confidence starts usually during your childhood years, you picked up an ‘incorrect’ message that you weren’t good enough; perhaps you didn’t deserve the good things in life.

Confidence problems are either learned by hearing the same messages over and over again or repeating the same behaviours until they become a habit, or as the result of a specific incident. The reasons behind confidence issues are vast; for example you could have been singled out in school by a teacher, maybe even bullied, or perhaps your parents thought by being tough on you it would help to make you more resilient. Even the most seemingly innocent incidents can cause a problem, such as a one-off remark or something on the TV.

These messages get imprinted deep within your mind and your inner talk constantly reinforces these inappropriate thoughts, ‘I’m not good enough’ ‘I can’t possibly do that’ - sound familiar?

How can hypnosis improve your confidence and self-esteem?

Hypnosis can take the client back to the initial root cause of the problem and with sophisticated therapy techniques, events can be revisited with adult eyes, reprocessed and resolved to update inappropriate thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are no longer serving you.

Once the root cause of the problem has been addressed, therapy can be applied to give your mind a new gateway to confident thought processes. With the correct programme for confidence fixed in your mind, embracing opportunity and enjoying life becomes second nature.

Life is too short to let fear hold you back. My programme has helped many people just like you, we all deserve to live the very best life possible and we all deserve to enjoy life and to feel good about ourselves. Life doesn’t need to feel uncomfortable and difficult so don’t put it off any longer, invest in your future and put your confidence and self esteem problems behind you once and for all.


If you are suffering stress or anxiety, call me to see how my program can help you.
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