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Natural Solutions for Anxiety – London Life Solutions: What is Stress?





What is Stress?

A little stress can improve our performance – our adrenaline is raised to make us stronger, faster & smarter.

However, too much stress & we see performance crumble – our “fight or flight” response kicks in, we become over-stressed & it shows.

If we are continuously triggering our Fight or Flight response our bodies become drained, the immune system is compromised & we suffer physical problems or we may even experience panic attacks, mental breakdown or depression.
Stress is an enormous catchall term. It can mean a raised heartbeat & irritability to a full-blown anxiety attack. When we suffer stress or anxiety for long enough the body has to contain the effects by shutting down emotionally triggering depression.

Moderate Stress

Sometimes life is stressful due to career or family choices or temporarily stretched resources or abilities. A person may experience many symptoms of stress such as sleeplessness, raised heartbeat, sweating, irritability, feelings of being powerless & out of control.

Where a person is able to continue functioning effectively at work & in relationships I usually recommend a course of three 1 hour sessions about a week apart.

We would use a combination of Hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) & Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Hypnotherapy enables you to develop an emergency stress dumping technique to keep you calm & manage the situation.

Hypnotherapy sessions are recorded as an mp3 for use at home.

NLP enables you to develop empowering & motivating perspectives that urge you towards the light at the end of the tunnel.

EFT helps to give you the clarity to think through the best strategies to proactively manage the journey & resolve core issues that may be contributing to your stress.  During these times of raised stress, it is essential to prioritise effectively & to look after ourselves physically & emotionally.

Action should be taken to compensate for the stressing effects on your mind & body. Exercise, meditation, yoga, massage & healthy eating will all help your system cope with the extra load.

If you would like to discuss your needs further or make an appointment, please call me on 07946 526 838 or email on


Anxiety can be debilitating & extremely frightening.
People suffering from anxiety tend to feel they are increasingly losing their grip on the world. Chest pains, panic attacks, claustrophobia & agoraphobia, are common symptoms.

Where stress has become overwhelming & is affecting work-life & relationships, we would usually require a longer course of treatment.

Typically you will feel better from your first session but the issue is likely to be complex & will require us to resolve several past events that are affecting your current view of the world & self-belief.

These events may be past traumatic events or ongoing undermining of your self-belief.

Again we would use a combination of Hypnotherapy, NeuroLinguistic Programming & Emotional Freedom Techniques. Generally, 6 sessions will have you back in control & functioning effectively.

If you would like to discuss your needs further or make an appointment please call me on 07946 526 838 or email on


Depression is a coping mechanism to manage overwhelming negative emotions live anxiety, grief, abandonment. However, When these feelings become too great or too prolonged the body shuts down effectively numbing down emotions. A state of dark heavy negativity replaces the fight or flight state, which at its extreme can be pretty impenetrable.

Light  & medium depression respond excellently to EFT & Hypnotherapy. We are able to identify & resolve the specific events that have contributed to the beliefs that cause depression.

When Depression is very deep, however, where all emotion has been suppressed, the client talks in a monotone voice & is unable to generate any positive or negative emotion about anything.

I believe it is important to kick start the system chemically with antidepressants or complementary supplements.

This should be at their Doctors’ advice. Once the client is “feeling” again, even at the lowest level, we can resolve the underlying emotions causing the original anxiety. Once the cause of the anxiety is addressed the coping mechanism becomes redundant & the depression lifts.

Solutions for anxiety

I have worked with many clients with depression using a combination of Hypnotherapy, NLP  & EFT. It is extremely rewarding to see clients that are despondent, hopeless & feeling powerless turnaround.

The causes of anxiety are as varied as the clients that experience them therefore every programme for depression is tailor-made. However, I will use Hypnotherapy, NLP & EFT for all clients.

Looking at reducing negativity, creating a motivating image of what the future can look like using Hypnotherapy. We record Hypnotherapy sessions as an mp3 to enable you to reinforce these images at home.

Hypnotherapy enables you to allow your neurology to experience the world in a more positive way.

Using EFT to get to the deep-rooted causes of the depression, which can be resolved. The client can move forward taking with them the lessons learnt from any negative event whilst leaving the fear, anger, sadness, guilt & depression behind them.

Please feel free to give me a call to discuss your issue on 07946 526 838 or email me without obligation on it’s likely I can help you.


Dear Nichola
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your transformative sessions. I’ve now done 6 concerts, 5 of which were really extraordinarily different from anything I’ve done and one which, although more difficult, was several steps up from how I played when I was last there.
Yesterday was my first big venue with a higher stage and although I was tense, the height of the stage didn’t really affect me. The cavernous nature of the venue and playing into the big space was still not that easy but I coped much better than I ever have done.
I suppose in some ways it is the beginning of this process but there are some major changes which have really helped. My relationship with the audience and players is now neutral which is really ideal. I’m not projecting any of my worries on to them and crucially I’ve stopped trying to live up to an image of how I think I should be.
It’s amazing to think that between Christmas and New Year I felt quite desperate and couldn’t envisage doing any of these concerts in a useful way let alone doing them in a way which has surpassed anything I’ve done in the past.
So thank you. I’m very grateful for your help with this. I will keep listening to the hypno sessions and doing the EFT.
All very best wishes
David, Professional Musician


I went to see Nichola after experiencing some worrying anxiety on stage. I’m an experienced professional musician and this new anxiety really threw me. Nichola gave me helpful advice and did hypnotherapy and tapping with me. I feel so much better after just 3 sessions with Nichola and have performed several times since without any anxiety! Sade, Professional Musician


I just wanted to say a very big thank you for helping me deal with my constant worries and fears about my violent ex partner.  After spending nearly 10 years with him and having a child by him, I finally escaped when my son was 1 years old.  I had spent a further 6 years constantly worrying that he would find us.  In that time I met and married my husband.  Just before my wedding I was so stressed and worried that my ex would find us; I kept thinking I saw him in the street and that he would find out that I was getting married.  I came to see you Nichola, and after approx 10 mins of EFT, talking through my past experiences and being hysterical to begin with, I actually laughed about the bad times and my worries were no longer worries.  I couldn't thank you enough (nor could my husband as I think I was driving him mad!) as you have greatly helped me and my family - Alison, anxiety/trauma