Anxiety Blog Post Five

5 Be aware of what you eat

Years ago I coined a phrase—” We become what we eat ” and this is most certainly true when it comes to promoting a healthy mind and body.

Research has shown that those who eat junk foods over a protracted period are likely to sustain digestive problems and mood instability which can lead to unwell feelings and increase anxieties that all is not well in your life. At times of worry and panics, this is the last thing you need.

I am not lecturing you on any specific food but while we can all eat a takeaway from time to time do bear in mind that while the majority have ingredients to attract they can also have a negative effect by overloading with excess additives which can cause health issues. As I write I have just heard of the youth who ate nothing else but a well-known take away and has now lost his sight. Of course, we all will recall what caused the premature demise of the famous pop star years ago.

So if you can limit junk foods and give your body a healthy treat with fruit you enjoy and vegetables each week you will be surprised how your digestion can improve your calmness of mind.

Worried about the cost?  Buy one apple and with what that has cost you compare it to a bag of salted crisps!

Next, I will explain a foolproof way to enhance your health of mind and body.

Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire

Anxiety Blog Post Four

Make time to exercise.

I’m too busy, I don’t feel too well, I’m tired, it’s too late, the weathers bad. We can always find an excuse.

It isn’t everyone’s favourite subject, but before you’re tempted to gloss over this section, let me tell you how exercise and your confidence are linked. Exercise releases endorphins in the brain and these, in turn, raise your mood, self-esteem, and confidence. Being fir helps us to become happier so you need to find a form of exercise that you enjoy and can fit into your routine. It doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming.

It could be anything from taking a walk each day, going on a bike ride or for a swim. Whatever you choose, taking time away from work, especially if it mostly involves being in an office and sitting at a desk, gives you a much-needed break. If you’re not an exercise fan, fit short bursts of exercise into your day by walking up the stairs, gardening, parking your car further away from the office or train station and going for a walk at lunchtime. If you can find a companion to accompany you this will also mitigate anxieties and make the journey more enjoyable.

Following my suggestions, several of my clients have joined the Ramblers with great success to get rid of worries.

A doctor I know has reduced the practice drug bill by prescribing exercise and not medication

It doesn’t matter whether you are a child or octogenarian, an athlete or in a wheelchair, working or retired, pleasurable exercise will improve your health and more likely help you live longer.

However, In particular, you will reduce anxieties and mitigate the effects of panics

How food can help.


Accident Proness

How often do you hear people complaining ” I am so accident prone?”

Well, you may like to know you are not alone thinking you will always suffer thus and help is at hand in relaxing more and concentrating deeply through the medium of hypnosis.

I teach all my clients self-hypnosis which enables them to act with forethought, caution, and prudence in any given situation which can lead to mitigating or preventing accidents promptly. Once learned our subconscious is constantly aware of dangers and potential disasters as it is programmed for our survival rather than being a victim.

So why not use the power of your subconscious to guide you safely in the future?

Every session of Hypnotherapy is recorded onto CDs for clients to use whenever they wish and he offers a free initial consultation at his Warminster clinic.

He can be reached on 01373 764828


For 30 years Anthony has worked with these conditions

The following is not exhaustive!

Accident proneness, Agoraphobia, Alcoholism, Allergies, Anxiety, Amnesia, Anorexia, Asthma, Bed Wetting, Blushing, Car sickness, Claustrophobia, Compulsions, Confidence lack, Depression, Duodenal Ulcer, Examination nerves, Failure syndrome, Fears, Frigidity, Frustration, Guilt feelings, Habit, Hay Fever, Hysterical paralysis, Impotence, Indecision, Inferiority feelings, Inhibitions, Insomnia, IBS Learning difficulties, Marital problems, Meanness, Memory, Menstrual disorders, Nervous visual defects, Neurasthenia, Neurosis, Nightmares, Overeating, Panic phobias, Paralysis, Psoriasis, Rejection feelings, Seasickness, Shyness, Self consciousness, Smoking, Stagefright, Stammering, Tension, Travel fright, Timidity, Torticollis, Tremor (nerves) Twitching, Warts, Worry and many more Psychosomatic problems

Anthony Wilson was voted one of the top ten Hypnotherapists in Britain

He can be reached on 01373 764828


Ways to daily build confidence

I. Maintaining good eye contact shows you feel confident and believe in what you’re saying. Body language expert Robert Phipps suggests “hold eye contact around 60-70 per cent of the time. By doing this, you won’t make the other person feel self-conscious. Instead, it will make them feel comfortable and relaxed in your company”.

2. GET JIGGY WITH IT Touching your partner and having sex more often releases feel-good chemicals which boost your self esteem and sexual confidence. Sexologist Dr Gabrielle Morrissey reveals “sex is a natural mild anti-depressant, it actually revitalises you.”

3. SPEAK UP Have fun with words and expand your vocabulary. Reach for that dusty old dictionary and learn a new word every week, then slip it into a conversation. Add words like “love” and “enjoy” to your sentences and this will make you sound like a person bursting with happiness and enthusiasm. Don’t be scared to project your voice either, confident people demand to be heard.

4. LOVE YOUR BODY Do you constantly beat yourself up about your looks? Motivational consultant Claire Walton advises “observe a friend or even a celebrity who has the same body shape as you but excludes confidence. Watch their body language, eye contact and communication style. Check this against your own style and look to mirror some of their techniques”

5. KNOW YOUR GOALS AT WORK Confidence here comes from knowing what you’re good at and why, according to Suzy Greaves, a career coach from Big Leap Coaching.   “When you appear confident about your skills, you inspire confidence and people promote you”, she says “Write a list of everything you’re good at on PostpIt notes and stick them on your bathroom mirror so you’ll see it before you go to work”.

6. GO SHOPPING   It isn’t called retail therapy for nothing. Pop into a big store like John Lewis, Sports shops, Topshop and Dorothy Perkins to find out about their personal shopper services

7. STAND UP FOR YOURSELF Your posture speaks volumes about your confidence. You never see anyone slouching on the red carpet do you? Work on improving the abdominal and back muscles that surround the core area of the body and walk tall. Niki Wibrow a celebrity personal trainer says “try martial arts, yoga or pilates”

8. GET YOUR HEAD STRAIGHT Keeping it level when talking to someone makes you see a confident communicator.   Body language expert Robert Phipps says “You can also use this straight head position when you want to be authoritative and what you are saying to be taken seriously” but when you want to be friendly and show that you are listening with interest, tilt your head just a little to one side or another.

9. SPEAK YOUR MIND AND OPEN YOUR EARS Listening to what your partner has to say and getting them to listen what YOU have to say helps build confidence in your relationship. Psychotherapist Malcolm Stern suggests “set aside a period of time when you speak without being interrupted. Once you or your partner has finished talking relate back to them what they’ve just said”.

10. FIND YOUR GRAND PASSION Career coach Suzy Greaves explains “ You’re naturally good at what you love doing. The more you excel at something, the more confident you become”. But how do you identify your passion? Suzy asks her clients these questions.

  • What was your childhood dream before everyone told you that what you wanted to do was unrealistic?
  • Who did you envy recently and why? Envy is a great tool to tell us what we really want.
  • What are you naturally good at?

What do you love doing that makes time slip by effortlessly while you’re doing it