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Living In A World Of Fear? How To Overcome Fear And Heal Your Mind For Life: 5 Top Tips From Clinical Hypnotherapist
By Yazmin Cawood -15 July 2021

From anxiety breakdown to breakthrough hypnotic healing – one Yorkshire mum has changed life and career to transform the lives of others to lead a calmer, more enjoyable life.

A former special needs teacher who became housebound when experiencing a mental breakdown was transformed by Hypnotherapy which enabled her to change her mindset for life. Now she is doing this on her own clients.

Abi Fenton, 37, who left her job as a teacher to become a holistic healer, has noticed “more people than ever before” accessing her hypnotherapy services to help heal from the fear-inducing impact of the Pandemic.

“The beauty of hypnotherapy is that it’s accessible as you can heal with me online or in-person, and most of all, it’s about long-term changes in mindset, not just dealing with the now or past – it’s the future!”

The self-care advocate shares free tips and techniques to help others begin their healing journey from home.

Mum-of-two Abi has gone from “struggling to manage with my own mental health to supporting others to heal.”

It’s not just been ‘Pandemic’ and ‘Lockdown’ which have been on the news agenda in recent times but a ‘rise in mental health issues’ and Pandemic-induced stress. With record numbers of people fearing physical illness, uncertainty about the future, and the long-lasting impact of Covid-19. That’s without throwing in fake news, 24/7 notifications, fearing the getting back to normal from 19th July and no one knowing for sure what’s next. Whilst fear can be a positive protective mechanism like some stress, living a life of fear can ironically negatively impact our immune system, our physical and mental health, preventing us from activities we enjoy and, worst still, ‘feeling out of control’ in our lives.

“Whilst being triggered into a stress-state is normal, we do not have to remain in this fear zone forever,” explains Yorkshire mum-of-two Abi Fenton, who wants to help everyone live a calmer life in the long term.

She said, “Fear is the new buzzword! As a former stressed teacher turned clinical hypnotherapist, I wanted to share some simple strategies to manage fear and reduce feelings of Anxiety.
It’s something I suffered from before practically reframing my mindset for long-term change.”

Abi, who discovered complementary therapies when she was wrongly diagnosed with a range of ailments which ended up being health anxiety, said, “There is so much fear being put on us in this present climate from vaccinations, Covid itself, social interactions as well as the fact all these things could have brought out a past or lingering fear.

“Anxiety has been heightened due to the current stressful situations people have been in the past 16-18 months.
Hypnotherapy can help you reframe your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to manage them in a more positive, calm, and controlled way. Thus, allowing everyone to feel more confident, happier, and healthier.”

Far from just putting people in a trance as people often perceive Hypnotherapy to be, it is full of practical strategies we can utilize for long-lasting change in our lives with her top tips.

Abi delivers hypnotherapy to people in person across the region and sees a surge of hypnotherapy clients online benefiting from her Zoom-faced therapies.

She said, “I am glad that people are reaping the rewards of Hypnotherapy far and wide, and it has become more accessible than ever for anyone anywhere, regardless of background, to tap into this often misunderstood life-changer and fear-reducing formula!”

One client visited Abi at the start of the year due to Covid related Anxiety.

She would experience fear and anxiety anywhere, with feelings of dread in her stomach, breathlessness, a racing heart, and becoming very emotional. In addition, she would get frustrated with herself as she was worrying and analyzing over even simple tasks, which would affect her concentration and mood.

The client explained how Abi transformed her life and allayed her family’s concerns over her mental health.

She said, “I attended hypnotherapy sessions with Abi, and through Abi’s careful guidance and amazing support, there have been huge changes to my life and mindset.
Abi always listens and lets you talk when you need to, she gives a variety of strategies to support you during the days/weeks in between sessions.
The hypnotherapy sessions themselves are brilliant! They leave you feeling calm and refreshed. They dig deep into where your mindset truly needs to change.
I honestly cannot thank Abi enough for her support over the last few months.”

Holistic Therapist Abi, who is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, Reflexologist, and Reiki Healer, explained, “Through Hypnotherapy, I showed her how to manage her thoughts and feelings, we challenged unrealistic thoughts, I taught her tools and techniques to manage her thoughts on a day to day basis, including self-hypnosis.
We worked on building her confidence and on loving herself, and believed and trust in herself. Through all this work (three and a half months working together), the client was able to let go of things that used to bother her in the past; she was much calmer and confident, allowing herself to move forward.”

Top tips to manage fear because you don’t always have to “feel the fear and do it anyway, you can live a calmer, more productive and fulfilling life with the right doses of adrenaline!.”

How to deal with fear: Abi’s top tips

1. Take note of your personal worry story and recognize how the narrative affects you. And try to distance yourself from it. Maybe take time out every day to write down your worries and thoughts.

2. Acknowledge your thoughts and challenge them rather than deny them. They may be negative, but they are just what they are, thoughts, the fact that you think the thoughts doesn’t make them true. Don’t let your thoughts rule or define you.

3. Learn to control your breathing. When we are anxious, we tend to take shallow breaths, which puts our body into a state of alert and causes us to feel even more anxious. Try some breathing and relaxation techniques

4. Bring your mind to the present. Don’t try to live in the future or the past.

5. Face the fear. Be prepared to feel a little uncomfortable but know that you can overcome this. Change happens when we push ourselves.

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