Percieved lack of love leads to anxiety in adults, advises The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy

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In a hypnotherapy for anxiety study released today, out of 100 anxiety clients, 81% reported a lack of parental love in childhood.

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Our analysis shows the important role that love plays in the development of our children and more importantly how the lack of it can have serious ramifications in later life.

Part of this study looked at whether or not there was any link between lack of parental love in childhood and anxiety in later life.

The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy examined 100 of its clients at random that underwent hypnotherapy for anxiety, between 2007 and 2010. The clients had either come for agoraphobic or social phobia types of issues. This included issues like fear of travelling, panic attacks, fear of driving on motorways, blushing, fear of crowded places, fear of public speaking, exam nerves, fear of talking in public and fear of being the centre of attention.

The results showed that 81% of the anxiety clients perceived that parental love had been missing, or withdrawn, before the age of 13.

Paul Howard, the anxiety specialist at The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, said, “The results have quite important ramifications on parents. It shows how important it is for the development of their children to show their feelings of love for their children in a demonstrable way.”

The report highlighted that this can be a real problem for single parents but only if the opposite sex parent of the child was missing. So for single mums with girls this was more of a problem than if they had boys.    

Howard went on to say, “Our analysis shows the important role that love plays in the development of our children and more importantly how the lack of it can have serious ramifications in later life.“

Howard believes that although the findings are significant, he points out that of course the results are skewed as they can only analyse the clients that have come to them for hypnotherapy for anxiety. So we have no idea how many people in the general population have the same or similar childhood experiences that never experience anxiety as an adult.

The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy welcomes comments of their research in to the effects of hypnotherapy and continues to strive to answer the question that is most often asked by the public “Does hypnotherapy work?”

Paul Howard has been practising hypnotherapy at the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy in Wallington, Surrey for over 10 years. He specialises in anxiety and psoriasis and is an accredited member and Marketing Director for the National Council for Hypnotherapy and adheres to their Codes of Conduct.

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