Hypnosis can be combined with cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to effectively help break the vicious cycle of anxiety. For many sufferers of anxiety, a vicious cycle of worry often develops which will often comprise the following five stages:
1) A specific situation or event (internal or external) triggers the initial automatic anxiety response.
2) Specific automatic, apprehensive thoughts are triggered about what could happen
3) The individual switches into ‘anxiety mode’ with