Anxiety and stress over bills

How can hypnotherapy help?

Anxiety and stress over bills are extremely common – it’s estimated that 16% of adults in the UK worry about finances every single day. But what can you do if your financial worries start to overwhelm you? Here’s some of our advice.

What is anxiety?

To put it simply, anxiety is a natural human response to stress. When you’re in a threatening situation, your body will go into ‘fight or flight’ mode to protect you and keep you on high alert. This is useful when there’s actual danger, but anxiety becomes a problem when these feelings persist and start affecting different parts of your life.

Worry about bills is a common type of anxiety. While it’s normal to have some concerns about finances, when anxiety about bills starts to overwhelm you, you may need to look to a professional for help.

What does anxiety feel like?

People experience anxiety in lots of different ways. Physical symptoms can include:

  • Racing heart
  • Tight chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia

You can also experience:

  • Inner tension
  • Racing thoughts
  • Irritability
  • Detachment from reality
  • Feelings of impending doom

There are also specific behaviours with financial anxiety. You may avoid checking bills or your bank account, or start checking them much more than necessary in an effort to keep control.

What can I do to feel less stressed over bills?

There are lots of techniques you can use to deal with anxiety. Mindfulness and meditation can be very useful, because they teach you to be present in the moment without worrying about those nagging what ifs.

When specifically dealing with anxiety about bills, it is also helpful to learn more about finances and how other people deal with similar feelings. Talking to friends and family can be very useful – they’ve probably faced similar situations! Reading more about finances is also a great idea. The Financial Diet is a wonderful resource with lots of tips.

Finally, you can also turn to hypnotherapy for some additional help.

How can Focus Therapy help?

At Focus Therapy, we can help you to tap into your subconscious to reach those feelings of anxiety. From there, we work together to change these stressful thoughts with gentle exercises and behavioural techniques. Going forward, these can help you react to situations like paying bills with more positivity and confidence.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation, and find out how hypnotherapy can help you deal with anxiety about bills.

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