Help for Anger with

Chew Valley Hypnotherapy &
Life Coaching

Assisting You to a Brighter Future
in and around Bristol, Bath and Somerset

Do you feel angry a lot of the time, or find yourself losing your temper?

Anger can be very destructive, eating away at us and destroying our relationships, and yet it is actually just another signal that we are too stressed.

Once our systems become overloaded and we begin to feel that we cannot cope we will react in one of three ways — anxiety (including panic attacks), depression or anger and sometimes two or even all three at once. Other people often fail to recognise anger as a sign of stress and no wonder. The person who is being angry can be very frightening. Perhaps you are even being physically violent toward someone else. Learning to control and disperse your anger begins by recognising when you are under stress and learning ways to relieve that stress.

What are the symptoms of too much stress or anxiety?

Symptoms of excessive stress can include:
  • Difficulty getting to sleep or waking in the night (insomnia)
  • Nightmares and sleep walking
  • Having difficulty waking in the morning and feeling tired all the time
  • Finding it hard to focus or concentrate
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), feeling nauseous for no reason
  • Heart palpitations, sudden sweats
  • Panic attacks
  • Feeling the need to re-check such things as whether you have your keys or phone (see OCD page)
  • Obsessive, negative and circular thinking, racing thoughts
  • Irrational fears (see phobias page)
  • Nervous habits such as nail biting, chewing hair
  • Uncontrollable anger or constant irritation with other people
  • Unexplained aching or pain
  • Feeling lonely or cut off from people
  • Smoking, using drugs or excessive drinking
  • Feeling overwhelmed by events or your situation
  • Jaw and teeth grinding
  • Eating too much or not eating enough
See stress and anxiety page for more information about stress.

How can hypnotherapy help with anger?

Hypnosis helps to reduce anger in three ways.

Firstly the trance sessions will reduce your level of stress. If you want to know more about trance read the section called What is trance?

Secondly the process of seeing a good hypnotherapist will actually help you to reclaim control of your life. You will become calmer, more confident and generally better able to cope. It gives you space to review what is going on in your life, and during trance you will often come up with solutions to problems that you had previously thought were insurmountable. Your self-esteem will improve so that you feel better about yourself. Once you start to feel better about yourself you will find it much easier to be tolerant and patient with other people.

Finally you will learn tips and techniques for reducing and controlling your anger.

Does Hypnosis Work? A Comparison Study by: Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD

American Health Magazine reported the following findings from a recent study.

The majority of people believe hypnosis is a last resort tool for smoke cessation, weight loss or changing habits. Few people know hypnosis is a dynamic and vital healing process embracing all aspects of mental health care. Hypnosis is client-centered with its focus on the discovery of the origin of a person's issues. This study clearly points outˇHypnosis is more effective and works more quickly than traditional talk-therapy or psychoanalysis. In a hypnotic state, you are more receptive to new ideas and you can more effectively process the emotions linked to the experiences, which created pain, fear, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, humiliation and low self-esteem.


Chew Valley Hypnotherapy offers a full package of support for anger issues

I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist, with positive experience of helping people to cope with anger. You can be confident that I will be using my skills to help you to relax and manage of you life.

I am trained in solution-focused hypnotherapy which means that I will be helping you to look for positive change in your life. This will result in you regaining control of your life and actually enjoying the experience of change. Even after the initial interview you will begin to feel your level of stress and anxiety reducing and will start to see improvements in your life.

Chew Valley Hypnotherapy is based in Stanton Drew and is easily accessible from anywhere in the Chew Valley, Bristol or Bath, with safe off-road parking.
I also practice from Whitchurch Health Centre, Bristol
Fulcrum House, North Bristol
And the Daisy Healing Centre, Glastonbury

Ring or e-mail now to discuss how I can help you personally.
Or book a half-price initial consultation.

Chew Valley Hypnotherapy

Assisting You to a Brighter Future