The modern solution is to anxiety is often to prescribe an antidepressant. Let’s just think about that for a moment. Firstly, many antidepressants are now known to actually have a side effect of – wait for it – causing anxiety.

Secondly, this is unquestionably a prime example of treating the symptom rather than the problem. It is akin to saying ‘We’re not worried about why you experiencing anxiety; we’ll make you feel better about it’… This is much the same as ‘We’re not worried why your legs just became paralysed, but we’ll make you feel better about it’.

Thirdly, in an antidepressant solution, most doctors readily admit they do not know how long you’ll stay on the medication, what the side effects will be, or even why they work. It’s a little like saying ‘stand on one foot, face the wind and say abracadabra three times – I don’t know why it works but it does…’ These are not promising indicators of the current solution any more than Morels idea of degeneration.

So, why hypnotherapy? Firstly, hypnotherapists do try and find the root cause of the problem. Secondly, it’s generally accepted that anxiety is a psychological issue. Hypnosis works on that level. Why should a pharmaceutical solution that does not address the root cause solve a psychological problem? We are not talking about chemistry here. We are talking about how we live.