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Motherhood Anxiety Hypnotherapy

Parenthood is generally perceived as nature’s blessing, as a vocation that is gratifying and full of warmth and love. Yet what if you just can’t feel that way? What if you’re terrified, tearful or even apathetic? You’re not alone. Especially as the birth of a child draws near, many expectant parents feel apprehensive that they may not be perfect parents, or that they may not be able to provide for their child as well as they might like. While this is a perfectly natural fear, it is generally an irrational one based on overwhelming emotions and (for the mother-to-be) hormonal changes in the brain.

Baby Blues- Why can’t I connect with my child? Am I a bad person?

No, certainly not. According to NHS statistics, about one in seven mothers suffer from post-natal anxiety in the first three to six months after having a child, while one in ten fathers suffer from post-partum anxiety within the same timeframe. With the right support and treatment, they recover quickly, without any long-term effects on parents or child. Symptoms of post-natal depression include:

• Crying more frequently for weeks after your child is born
• Agitation whenever the baby is around
• Feelings of helplessness and self-loathing
• Inability to bond with the new baby,
• Increased use of alcohol or recreational substances
• Overworking
• Low mood or onset of suicidal thoughts

Reasons for anxiety after childbirth include:

• Being quickly overwhelmed with unfamiliar/more responsibilities
• Financial strain
• A history of depression within your family

What can I do to make it stop?  – Motherhood Anxiety Hypnotherapy

If you feel that you have anxiety following the birth of your child, it’s always best to speak to your GP, as with more and more cases coming to light, treatments are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and your suitability as a parent will not be judged on your anxiety levels. Complimentary treatments such as hypnotherapy work well in tandem with medical treatment, because they allow you to explore your unconscious fears and gain insights into how to calm some of your anxieties by understanding them better

What if my children are older? – Motherhood Anxiety Hypnotherapy

Another common fear about parenting is that you will be cope if the child has challenging behaviour issues, especially if you already have children to take care of, or if you need to hold down a job which forces you away from your children more than you would like. These thoughts are based in deep subconscious adequacies and at MLFuentes, we promote a relaxed, empathetic approach to getting rid of parental anxiety through bespoke hypnotherapy sessions.

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Success Stories
Hypnosis South London
Social Anxiety / Professional Confidence - Public Speaking / Fear of Flying

"I'm now able to perform tasks that I thought were impossible a month ago"

I've suffered from constant anxiety for as long as I can remember, particularly from social anxiety and fear of public speaking, to the point that my office jobs were no longer manageable and I was very close to fall deeply into depression. I had very little self-confidence, despite having progressed in my career and achieved many of my professional and personal goals. However, I got to a point in which I wasn't able to progress any further due to my the constant fear of being evaluated and criticised by others, which paralysed me and stopped me from speaking up and being more visible. My day to day prior to the sessions was absolutely controlled by my anxiety and lack of confidence due to past experiences, mainly during my childhood. Having done a number of therapies before (eMDR, CBT) I was sceptical at first, but I wanted to give hypnotherapy and the BAGC6 a go. After around 13 sessions I can say that I'm in a much better place than when I started. My constant anxiety has hugely decreased, and I'm now able to perform tasks that I thought were impossible a month ago, like giving a speech in front of my colleagues without having a panic attack or simply socialising with new people at a party. My perspective on things is now different and I've gained new confidence which allows me to speak and interact with others without fear. Maria has been great in understanding my issues and creating a very tailored treatment (hypnosis, eMDR, etc) to tackle these. She's always been very determined and a firm believer in a full recovery which has been very helpful, particularly in moments when I wanted to give up. She's also giving me tools and techniques that I can use to manage emotions and to stay focused (like auto-hypnosis) and I'm using these almost on a daily basis to continue building on my confidence and resilience. As per the fear of flying, this is something that I still need to test, but I'm confident that I will have also overcome it in the same way that I've beaten my anxiety disorder. I can only be grateful to Maria for all her help and for believing in me since day 1, and totally recommend her treatment!

Thanks so much!
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