Hypnotherapy for stress

How can I help? 

Stress is the feeling of mental or emotional pressure caused by our subconscious fight or flight instincts reacting to something as small as being stuck in a traffic jam.

Or it could be demands at work, illness or the death of a loved one.

Stress can exert an extremely powerful negative pressure on your existence – and for many people this has become a way of life.

It isn’t always bad.

In small doses it can give you the adrenaline you need when under pressure, and motivate you to achieve your best.

But when we are constantly in emergency mode, our minds and body pay the price.

How hypnotherapy can help you with stress

The most important skill we need when working with stress is the ability to relax and manage our stress creatively.

The causes and symptoms of stress vary from person to person so the first step is to discover the root of the difficulty and how that is impacting on you and your life.

Then we work together to discover the best approach.

In the case of stress and performance you would be using the energy to enhance performance whilst maintaining a relaxed and balanced state of well-being.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for overcoming stress.

It can teach you how to relax, create more positive thoughts and empower you to make better choices  finding or using your creative potential.

I am not going to claim there is a quick fix.

Whilst we may need to work together over a number of sessions, gently finding out the causes and creating new ways to behave and feel, you will be surprised at the differences you will begin to notice at every step of the way, and sooner than you might expect. 

Sometimes the situation cannot be changed, but the way you think about it can.

Please book a consultation and we can discuss this in confidence.

Stress warning signs and symptoms


 Cognitive Symptoms

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying


Emotional Symptoms

  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness


 Physical Symptoms

  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds


Behavioural Symptoms

  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)




Contact Andrea Hughes

Clinical Hypnotherapist


07966 393926


Wilson’s Chambers, 13 Commercial Street, Hereford, HR1 2BB


I work flexible hours to suit my clients, but as a general guide:

Mon – Fri: 10am – up until 9pm
Saturdays: 10am – up until 3pm