Healthy Anxiety is Real and Very Common
If you suffer with health anxiety you may already be aware it can be simply exhausting, crippling. Hyper-viligence may cause you to notice any small change in how you feel physically and before you know it your mind has already concluded there’s something seriously wrong.
Some people call Health anxiety hypochondria and you may even see yourself as a hypochondriac. I'm not personally a fan of the word hypochondriac, perhaps because some people see hypochondriacs as "making their illnesses up". And this doesn’t acknowledge that any physical feelings that accompany your health anxiety are real. Just because they’re generated by your anxiety doesn’t make them "made up", they are just as real.
I want to reassure you health anxiety is really common, in fact it’s one of the more common reasons people come to see me for hypnotherapy for anxiety in Reading. And I also want to reassure you that there’s lots we can do about it.