Treating anxiety is a misleading term. It is not the anxiety that is being treated. The anxiety is a result of something that is happening in your mind, a subconscious pattern, a neurological process consisting of electro-chemical activity. The anxiety is the effect and it is the cause that must be treated, treat the cause and the effect changes. I do not treat anxiety, I treat my client.

I once heard hypnosis described as brain surgery without the knives. Hypnotists such as myself are not brain surgeons or neurologists, our work is based in imagination and intuition mixed with a phenomenon called hypnosis. It is an art, not a science. The brain is divided into areas that do certain things but the mind is not that cut and dry – in the mind, anything an happen – but hypnosis can often be a lot quicker, and it’s always a lot less messy and less painful and a lot more fun.

If you come and see me for some hypnotherapy in Worthing the session is lead by you. What worked for my previous client will not necessarily work for you. I have to work out what you are doing that is creating that anxious feeling and then I need to find the part for your mind doing it and change it.

Last week I worked with a client who was being effected by an experience she had when she was 5, she described the panic attacks as if they were someone else who would be with her all her life. I spoke with the 5 year old girl in her mind and asked her to come into the present day and trust the woman that she had become to take care of her, I got her agreement on this and by the end of session she did not feel panicky about certain situations. I took another client to The Village inside her mind in which she was trapped and I helped her liberate herself from The Village as described on my change your life page. I’ve used other methods as well and will use many more over the length of my career. At neither of the above examples was I treating anxiety – I was treating the person who felt anxious.

About Alex


Alex Vrettos is The Worthing Hypnotist using direct hypnosis, metaphor, parts therapy, subconscious negotiation to change any unwanted feelings and behaviours specialising in treatment of anxiety and fear related issues. He has an informal style that is solution focused and usually gets results within the first session or two.