Anxiety Specialist

Loretta Holt Hypnotherapy

Loretta Holt, CCH, MH, PH

Clinical Hypnotherapist located in Sacramento, CA

No one can avoid anxiety in their daily activities, but for one-third of adolescents and adults, anxiety becomes an intense fear that infiltrates and interferes with every aspect of their lives. At Loretta Holt Hypnotherapy in Sacramento, California, you can overcome anxiety and stress with hypnotherapy. To learn more about hypnotherapy from Loretta Holt, CCH, MH, PH, and determine if it’s a good treatment option for you, call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule a free consultation.

Anxiety Q&A

What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?

Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health condition that causes excessive anxiety and worry about many events or activities in your daily life, such as your health, work, and social interactions.

When you have GAD, you have anxiety that’s difficult if not impossible to control. Additionally, your fear and anxiety are severe enough to disrupt your life.

What symptoms develop due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Patients are diagnosed with GAD when the symptoms occur on most days for a period of at least six months. You experience symptoms such as:

  • Restlessness
  • Feeling on the edge
  • Easily fatigued
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping

Sleeping problems include finding it hard to fall or stay asleep, restlessness, or nonrestorative sleep.

What should I know about acute anxiety?

Acute anxiety appears in the form of a panic attack. Panic attacks come on quickly and often unexpectedly, causing intense fear and a strong physical reaction that includes:

  • Heart palpitations 
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sensation of choking
  • Feelings of impending doom
  • Feeling like you’re out of control

After one panic attack, many patients fear of a future attack. As a result, they put considerable effort into preventing it by avoiding the circumstances, people, and places they believe could trigger the attack.

What should I know about stress?

Stress serves a good purpose because it boosts your energy, preparing you to deal with the stressful situation. Problems begin, however, when your stress becomes constant and your body never relaxes.

Ongoing stress leads to anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions. Chronic stress also causes physical problems such as high blood pressure, headaches, and a weak immune system.

How does hypnotherapy relieve anxiety and stress?

Loretta uses one of several techniques to put you into a hypnotic state, which is an altered state of awareness in which your body is deeply relaxed but your subconscious is highly focused.

Once you enter this trance-like state, you’re open to suggestion, allowing Loretta to offer words of encouragement and to recommend ways to let go of your anxiety and stress. 

During hypnotherapy, you don’t lose control over your behavior. You also remember what happens during hypnosis, so you can talk about it after your session to gain further insights.

If you need help with anxiety or stress, call Loretta Holt Hypnotherapy or schedule a free consultation online.