Anxiety and Fear in The Swimming Pool – Hypnotherapy in Ely and Newmarket
Helping people overcome their anxiety and fear is one of the main things that I do within my hypnotherapy sessions. Whether it is a general anxiety, panic attacks or a fear of a certain thing or situation (such as a fear of flying, driving anxiety, fear of the dentist or public speaking anxiety), it is very possible to change all of those uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that you have been experiencing.
The number one strategy for dealing with anxiety and fear is always avoidance. You feel better when you can swerve that situation or thing that is currently linked with anxiety and dread and that sends your mind into a racing panic. Yet whilst avoidance usually makes you feel a bit better in the short term, it does nothing to help you to get past that fear or to ease your future anxiety. Your mind perceives there is a threat of some kind and you get all of the negative thoughts, feelings and sensations each and every time you are faced with something similar.
However, in the same way that you at some point developed that pattern of anxiety and those associations of fear, it is possible to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to something more comfortable that allows you to do whatever it is you need to, or want to do. In fact, you’ll probably only decide to do something to change how you feel when you either no longer want to feel that way because of how it interferes with things, or because you can no longer avoid it and have to find a way to be able to handle, deal and cope in that situation. That is where hypnotherapy can help you, regardless of whether you actually know what initially caused your fear and anxiety.
Swimming Anxiety and Fear
I’ve worked with a number of people over the years who want to overcome their swimming anxiety and fear. Some of these people have been anxious about swimming with others outdoors, perhaps as part of a triathlon, and who want to be able to relax and perform at their best rather than be hesitant and fearful during the race. Others have just wanted to be able to relax and go in the water on holiday, or to swim and look at the fish or just to feel more comfortable and confident in the swimming pool so they can enjoy the experience (instead of having all the anxiety and panic before swimming and when in the water).
And recently I worked with another person who wanted to overcome their experience of anxiety and fear in swimming pool.
Here’s what Serpil said after her hypnotherapy sessions:
“I first got in touch with Dan when I started to experience anxiety and fear in the swimming pool. I learnt to swim a bit late in life and was doing pretty well, until one day recently things changed for me. I started to experience panic and anxiety in the pool and knew I needed something or someone to help me through this.
Dan’s hypnotherapy sessions have been a massive help to me. Dan is kind and very quickly put me at ease in our first session. He has given me several coping techniques to use in the pool as soon as I feel any anxiety building up which have helped, but it is also the feeling of calm and complete relaxation in myself after leaving a hypnotherapy session with Dan. Dan has quite a number of hypnotherapy audio available on his website and his Anxiety audio leading up to a swim session I find immensely helpful. Time in the pool since has been enjoyable so far and being equipped with coping techniques gives me more confidence. I actually look forward to my swim sessions. I would not hesitate recommending him.”
As demonstrated in this instance, hypnotherapy is a really effective way to help you with dealing with anxiety and panic. Instead of that anxious pattern of thoughts and feelings repeating consistently and habitually, you can interrupt it, take back control over what you experience and get on with doing the things that you want to do. Whether it is swimming, public speaking, flying, driving, injections, sickness or any other type of fear, you can extinguish unnecessary anxiety and create a new, positive pattern and habit of feeling and being calm, confident and in control in that previously problematic situation .
To your health and happiness,
Award Winning Anxiety Hypnotherapist in Ely & Newmarket
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