Generalised Anxiety Disorder(GAD)

As with other Anxiety Disorders, the DSM-5 sets out the diagnostic criteria for diagnosing clinicians. The first of these is: ‘excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance)’.

Sonia has successfully worked with clients who presented with symptoms of GAD, where a formal diagnosis had not always been made and yet where their condition appeared to meet the diagnostic criteria for GAD.

As with other Anxiety Disorders, Sonia uses an integrated hypnotherapeutic approach, which she has developed over the years, to provide clients with permanent freedom from GAD. If you have specific questions about this approach and you are not a clinician, please contact us.

Clinicians may download (free) from the Practitioner Portal Sonia’s clinical paper (published 2018) on her integrated approach.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Success Stories


“I had a number of issues that I believe had been holding me back and preventing me from feeling satisfied on a number of different levels. I was very critical of myself, an overactive sense of responsibility, a need to try to please everyone and a variety of fears. After seeing a very positive change in a friend who had experienced hypnotherapy with Sonia I was determined to give it a try. After just a few sessions with Sonia I noticed a remarkable change. My fears were greatly reduced and I no longer feel the need to always try and please everyone. Now when I look in the mirror I don’t criticize myself instead I like what I see. I feel much lighter and more easy going and my life is much more enjoyable. I am happy to recommend Sonia to anyone considering hypnotherapy.”
Steve M.
NOTE: This Success Story has been repeated under ‘Confidence’ due to the dramatic shift in this client’s self-esteem and confidence.