Most people feel anxious from time to time. When anxious feelings don’t go away, happen without any particular reason or make it hard to cope with daily life it may be the sign of an anxiety condition.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition experienced by Australians. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in ﬁve men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety, and this is underestimated data as it’s based on people who have come forward to seek help. Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed.
Moira can help people identify and manage their anxiety. Generalised anxiety, sleep-specific anxiety, health-anxiety and phobias are Moira’s area of experience and interest. She has particular experience with treating phobias such as fear of flying, fear of needles, fear of specific animals and uses a combination of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), systematic desensitisation and hypnosis.
Moira obtained her hypnosis training at the Australian School of Hypnosis in 2009.