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Anxiety – The Facts

global pandemic anxietyBetween work, running errands, driving the children to their activities, and everything in between, even the best of days can prove stressful. Throw in political unrest, a global pandemic virus, mass climate changes, and any number of other global circumstances, it’s easy to go from a stressful day to a full-blown anxiety attack.

While anxiety is a normal part of daily life, dealing with recurrent stress can be detrimental to your mental well-being and physical health. In fact, when left untreated, symptoms of stress can affect your concentration and focus, sleep, ability to fight infections, and seriously affect your body and health.

Fortunately, you are not alone. Together with the help of the professionals at AB Mindworks, you can leverage the proven power of hypnotherapy as a method to reduce your feelings of anxiety and stress. Hypnotherapy for anxiety is designed to reduce feelings of fear and constant worry while simultaneously boosting self-confidence. Hypnotherapy helps individuals develop the ability to access the calm state of mind needed to overcome the often-overwhelming emotions and stressors in your daily life.


What is Hypnotherapy

corona stress and anxiety hypnotherapyA natural state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness, hypnotherapy was officially recognised in 1955 as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association and 10 years later by the American Medical Association. Over the course of the past 65 years, hypnotherapy has become a reputable and celebrated component of traditional health treatment.

Stress and Anxiety Hypnotherapy concentrates on understanding and changing the patterns of behaviour that trigger stress and anxiety. When left untreated, stress and anxiety can lead to a host of psychological, physical, behavioral, and emotional problems. Common symptoms of untreated stress and anxiety include:

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Problems with attention and concentration
  • Decreased self-esteem
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Loss of energy
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Stomach complications (i.e., stomach ulcers)
  • Heart palpitations
  • And more


Anxiety – You are Not Alone

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If you experience anxiety, you are not alone. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders wo

rldwide. In fact, as of their 2018 report, 3.4% of the world’s population suffers from anxiety (284 million people). Despite these numbers, less than one-third actually seek treatment. If you’re looking for a way to deal with your mental health during the world’s pandemic, read the article of our colleagues on how to manage anxiety.

Hypnotherapy for anxiety is based on the premise that anxiety is a learned behaviour. In other words, our minds have natural defense mechanisms that typically manifest as emotions, such as panic or fear. Over time, our subconscious mind has learned to amplify these defense mechanisms to the point that they become irrational. As a result, we may irrationally feel fear or panic due to public speaking, social settings, or in our day to day lives.



symptoms of anxietyWhat are the symptoms of anxiety?

In many cases, anxiety is a subconscious reaction to the many aspects of life we cannot control. Over time, we train ourselves to react to stressful situations in a distinct way. The symptoms of anxiety can include the following:

  • Feeling tense, restless, or nervous
  • Holding a sense of impending panic, doom, or danger
  • Increased heart rate
  • Hyperventilation (rapidly breathing)
  • Trembling or sweating
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Difficulties thinking or concentrating beyond your source of present worry
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Difficulties controlling your thoughts of worry
  • Having the urge to avoid circumstances that trigger anxiety


How can hypnotherapy help anxiety?

how can hypnotherapy help anxiety

Hypnotherapy allows us to retrain our automatic responses to anxiety, replacing them with more constructive thoughts and reactions. When we release these automatic reactions to how we cope with stress, we can learn to reduce anxiety and stress instantaneously. Working together with your hypnotherapist, you can begin to gain greater control over your response to stressful circumstances and

their triggers.



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Hypnotherapy provides an effective method for coping with stress and anxiety, as well as managing chronic pain. Aside from proving beneficial for relationships, hypnosis has also proven beneficial for other conditions, including anxiety, phobias, sleep disorders, and much more.

If you are hoping to enhance your health and wellness, both mentally and physically hypnotherapy can help. At AB Mindworks, Annie Browne and her team leverage their experience and expertise to successfully treat a variety of mental health concerns, ranging from stress and anxiety to eating disorders, depression, sleep deprivation and more.


Contact a member of our team to learn more.

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Hypnotherapy for Seasonal Depression

hypnotherapy for seasonal depression uaeThe holiday season is generally known as a time for joy, love, and celebration. However, for some, the holiday season is a time of loneliness and depression. Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety during the holiday months can cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment.

Some people miss their loved ones or feel depressed about the New Year. While others dread the idea of holiday parties and New Year’s Eve parties without a significant other. The holiday season can also place financial stress on many people.

Here are a few suggestions to help you deal with your holiday depression and loneliness.

Remember You are Not Alone

While you may be feeling alone in your life right now, you are not alone. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of recurrent depressive disorder in which episodes of loneliness and depression occur during the same season each year. Commonly called the “holiday blues ” or “winter blues,” SAD can affect anyone during the holidays. However, according to research conducted by the National Alliance of Mental Health, 64% of people with mental illness report holidays make their conditions worse. If you are looking for a traditional way of dealing with this mental issue, we recommend you contact our friends for depression treatment in Dubai


Show Yourself Some Love

Self-love is extremely important. This holiday season remember to show yourself some love and kindness. While this may not completely erase feelings of depression and loneliness, taking care of yourself or treating yourself to something special can help you to feel better.

Being kind to yourself does not necessarily mean buying an extravagant gift or taking a vacation (although that’s nice too). Try taking a relaxing bath, spend the afternoon at the spa, start a new hobby, or learn something new. Taking time to do things that make you happy will enhance your self-esteem and help to take your focus off of your feelings of loneliness and depression.


Reevaluate Your Expectations

We place a great deal of pressure on ourselves during the holiday season. From giving others elaborate gifts and creating amazing holiday treats to spending a romantic evening that ends with a kiss as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, we all feel pressured to live up to certain holiday expectations.

The absence of a significant other or family feels magnified during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. One way to deal with feelings of loneliness is to re-think your expectations. This holiday season, be sure to cut yourself some slack. It’s ok if you take a friend to a holiday party or to attend alone. Once you break free of expectations you may feel more free to experience the holiday without the added pressures.


Hypnosis for Depression

Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness. In 1955, hypnotherapy was officially recognised as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association. Since then, hypnotherapy has become an accepted and celebrated component of traditional health treatment.

Depression Hypnotherapy concentrates on understanding and changing the patterns of behavior that trigger feelings of depression and loneliness.

When left untreated, depression can lead to:

– Feelings of negativityhypnotherapy for seasonal depression

– Feelings of constant sadness and anxiety

– Feelings of restlessness or irritability

– Feeling worthless, helpless or guilty

– Feelings of low self-worth

– Difficulty concentrating and making decisions

– Thoughts of death or suicide

– Losing interest in things

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Annie Browne and her team at AB Mindworks use hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help patients understand the triggers and root causes of their habits and behaviours to successfully treat a variety of mental health concerns, to include sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and more.

Whether you are looking to elevate your feelings of depression and loneliness this holiday or seek to live a healthier life, both physically and mentally, hypnotherapy can help. Together with the professionals at AB Mindworks, you will decide the best course of treatment for your mental health.

Contact a member of our team to learn more.

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Hypnotherapy for Stress Reduction in the Workplace – What You Need to Know

Hypnosis is a proven technique used to relieve stress and anxiety. While most people associate hypnosis with a trance-like state, hypnosis actually helps participants enter a deep state of relaxation. During hypnotherapy sessions, patients experience this state of relaxation in both their mind and their body. Not only is hypnotherapy helpful for achieving a calmer mind, but the latest research indicates that hypnosis has an impact on different regions of the brain.

Let’s take a look at the impact of hypnotherapy for stress reduction in the workplace.


Scientific Proof

Research conducted at Stanford University Medical provides scientific evidence that while under hypnosis, something happens in the brain that does not ordinarily happen. In fact, in scanning the brains of patients while they were hypnotized, scientists were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis.

During the study, researchers scanned the brains of 57 people during guided hypnosis sessions similar to those that might be used clinically to treat anxiety, stress, trauma, or pain. The images revealed that distinct areas of the brain experience altered connectivity and activity while someone is hypnotized.

“Now that we know which brain regions are involved, we may be able to use this knowledge to alter someone’s capacity to be hypnotized or the effectiveness of hypnosis for problems like pain control,” said the study’s senior author, David Spiegel, MD, professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.


The Prolonged Impact of Stress & Anxiety

According to recent surveys conducted by the Global Organization for Stress, stress levels significantly impact the work place:

– 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year

– 50% of adults admit they need help to cope with stress

– 75% of adults think work is more stressful than a generation ago


Stress affects people in different ways. Some thrive on it, while others find it impossible to cope. While stress is common in daily life, when left unchecked it can wreak havoc on our health, as well as our personal and professional lives. Too much stress can lead to a large variety of psychological, physical, behavioral and emotional problems. Common symptoms of stress and anxiety include:

– Mood swings

– Problems with concentration

– Insomnia

– Depression

– Low self-esteem

– Loss of sex drive

– Chronic pain

– Upset stomach

– Feeling on edge

– Diarrhea

– Heart palpitations

– Loss of energy

– And more

How does Anxiety Hypnotherapy Work?

Anxiety Hypnotherapy addresses the underlying emotions that fuel anxiety. Hypnotherapy is designed to quickly determine the source of the individual’s anxiety through regression work.

Together with your hypnotherapist, you’ll determine the causes of your anxiety and stress. You’ll learn how to change the way you respond to daily triggers. Anxiety Hypnotherapy will teach you various methods to relax quickly and respond calmly. Your hypnotherapist will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis to aid your anxiety between sessions.


AB Mindworks Corporate Stress Hypnotherapy Sessions

When combined, Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP is emerging as a highly effective method for helping individuals change their unwanted behaviors with more positive, healthier ones. More and more companies are investing in improving the health and wellness of their employees. Benefits include:

– Improved productivity

– Increased bottom line

– Enhanced performance

– Improved morale

– Improved employee retention

– Reduced absenteeism

– Fewer medical claims

– Reduced insurance costs

– Happier and healthier employees


AB Mindworks offers a series of corporate hypnotherapy sessions designed to improve the well-being, healthy, and happiness of your employees. Fun and informative, each 1 hour corporate session is designed to treat up to 25 people. Attendees will experience the immediate benefits of relaxation hypnotherapy. In addition to our Dial it Down workshop, which is designed to reduce and eliminate stress and anxiety, other corporate hypnotherapy workshops include:

– Dial it upconfidence and positivity

Dial it down – stress and anxiety

Kick it – eliminate unwanted habits

Feel better about you – self-worth / self esteem

Sleep – How to get a great night sleep

Stop obsessing about the negative – negative thought release

F.E.A.R – Don’t let fear hold you back

Cool it – Anger management

Relationships – Getting along with other people

Ditch the diet – Reframe the way you think about food and lose weight at the same time

Do it – Find and keep the motivation


If you are interested in learning more about how hypnotherapy workshops can improve the health, wellness, and bottom line of your organization, contact a member of our team to schedule your free consultation.

Fear of Flying Hypnotherapy

Fact - flying is the safest and fastest way to travel. 

Whether you are headed on holiday or a business trip, eventually we all have to fly. And while flying is statistically safer than any other form of travel, the thought of flying places some travelers into a state of anxiety and panic.

Although distressing, you can overcome your fear of flying. Hypnotherapy can be used to determine the root cause of your anxiety to help conquer your fear permanently. 


What is Aviophobia?

Aviophobia, commonly referred to as flight phobia, is the fear of flying in an aeroplane. Fairly common, research suggests as many as 20 percent of people experience aviophobia to some degree. For some, the fear of flying derives from the stresses commonly associated with aeroplanes and aeroports (i.e., long lines, security checkpoints, large crowds, etc.). For others, the fear is much greater, and it seriously hinders their ability to live their lives. 

Statistically, you are far more likely to die or be injured in an auto crash than in a plane to crash. In fact, if you flew on a plane every day, it would actually reduce your chances of dying. Unfortunately, rational statistics rarely make a difference for phobias. 

Typically, individuals who suffer from anxiety, in general, are more likely to suffer from fear of flying. This fear can be present in first-time flyers or be triggered later in life for seasoned travellers. Those individuals suffering from a fear of flying may experience panic attacks and other symptoms associated with anxiety, to include:

Repetitive negative thoughts


Increased heart rate



Trouble focusing

-  Nightmares

Upset stomach

And more


Hypnosis to Conquer Your Fear of Flying

Over time, a fear of flying can impact your social life, career, and happiness. Hypnotherapy is designed to help our minds become much more receptive to new information. As you participate in your hypnotherapy sessions your subconscious will listen to suggestions to help you overcome your fear of flying.

While the fear of flying may be irrational, knowing that your fear is irrational does not always help you feel any better. While you recognize your fear is irrational, you may still feel anxious, jittery, or panicked at the thought of flying. Even when you want to fly, your fear gets in the way. The good news is you are not alone and there is hope.

Hypnosis is a highly effective way to feel comfortable while flying. Like any other phobia, a fear of flying is rooted in your subconscious. Whether you had a traumatic experience at an aeroport or watched a plane crash, your mind is trying to protect you. It thinks that flying is dangerous. Ultimately, your fear is devised to warn you away from flying. 

Fear of Flying Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious mind to quickly and efficiently determine the root cause of your phobia. Designed to change how you think, hypnotherapy will identify any memories held in your mind that are causing you to experience feelings of panic, anxiety, and fear about flying, air travel, and aeroports.


AB Mindworks

At AB Mindworks, we help you process your memories to prevent them from triggering fear in the future. Together with your hypnotherapist, you will learn to identify triggers and anxiety patterns, as well as learn critical skills to help you respond differently in the future. With the help of Annie Browne and her team at AB Mindworks, you will regain control and overcome your fear of flying so you can enjoy your travel experience and life to the fullest. 

Contact a member of our team to learn more about how hypnotherapy can help you overcome your fears and phobias.