The National Council for Hypnotherapy Responds to Study that Shows Prevalence of Anxiety

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The National Council for Hypnotherapy has responded to research which identifies the number of people suffering from anxiety disorders.

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Researchers believe the increased number of people suffering from these disorders is due to modern lifestyles which result in increased stress.

Research has been conducted by psychiatrists at the University of Cambridge and the University of Hertfordshire indicating that 13% of UK residents suffer from obsessive compulsive disorders, panic attacks, phobias and post-traumatic stress, reports the Telegraph on July 25. These results are a significant increase from results of a previous study conducted by the King’s Fund in 2007 which indicated that 2.3 million people suffered from these conditions.

Researchers believe the increased number of people suffering from these disorders is due to modern lifestyles which result in increased stress.

A clinical neuropsychologist at the University of Cambridge and co-author of the study, Professor Barbara Sahakian, told the Telegraph that:

“Anxiety disorders are now very common and are increasing. While there is more identification of these conditions going on, I think most of this is an increase due to the lifestyle changes that we lead – the pressures of daily life.”

With an increasing number of people suffering from anxiety and related disorders, many people are turning to hypnotherapy to help them manage the condition. The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) connects members of the general public with professional, skilled hypnotists throughout the UK who are qualified to help with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and panic attacks. A representative for the company said:

“With a growing number of people suffering from these conditions it is important to manage and treat the disorder effectively and many people find that sessions of hypnotherapy are an effective method of doing so. A hypnotherapist can help you identify the root cause of your anxiety or stress, help you set goals, and create techniques to help you reach them. Hypnotherapy can help break the cycle of negative thought patterns and help you to react positively to situations that may have previously induced anxiety.”

NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members. Those looking for help with smoking, weight, anxiety, panic attacks, habits and phobias may be helped by local NCH accredited therapists, look for the NCH seal of approval on their websites. As one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) is actively involved with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and strives to develop standards for the benefit of the profession, now and into the future.

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