Concern about health can be harmless as most who worry try to take good care of themselves. But being a hypochondriac is not a healthy state of mind. While everyone feels anxious and stressed at times when thinking about their health and mortality, being obsessed and fraught with worry on an ongoing basis, when there may really be nothing at all to worry about, is something you’ll want to have treated. It's time to seek hypochondriac counselling. If you want the tools and help to manage this fear and anxiety, you have come to the right place. Read our FAQs page to learn more about how we can help.
The trained psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy can help you stop hypochondria. With our training and knowledge, we can help you better cope and reduce the feeling of panic, anxiety, and fear associated with your health and wellbeing. You don’t have to obsess, stay up at night, afraid for your life and wellbeing because you can’t rid yourself of the nagging worry that something is really wrong with you --- despite several doctors advising you that you have a clean bill of health.
How can we help you stop hypochondria?
Hypochondria involves preoccupation about the body. Persistent obsessions with imagined body illness (where medical tests demonstrate nothing sinister) often serve as defence mechanisms against painful, but unprocessed, thoughts and emotions. Emotional pain can even get transferred into physical pain. Bayside Psychotherapy will aim to help you unearth and resolve the cause, and stop ruminating about symptoms, through mindfulness therapy and counselling.
We can tackle your anxiety via a face-to-face setting in our Melbourne counselling clinic or you can get assistance from the comfort of your own home with online counselling sessions via Skype. Self hypnosis can also be a valuable tool and further down this page you can download recommended hypnosis recordings that can also help you… simply by listening.
Don’t let hypochondria continue to rule your life and steal your happiness!
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment.
Let’s work together to help you combat your medical fears!
How do you know if your fears are hypochondria? Here are some symptoms:
- You’re plagued with worry about medical decisions, despite a clean bill of health.
- Life is spent continually worrying or losing sleep about unfounded health fears.
- You feel ongoing stress over mild medical symptoms.
- You avoid going out or getting close to people because you’re afraid of catching a contagious disease.
Hypochondria is often joked about but it is a serious disorder that requires attention. Our therapy could help you tremendously. Imagine life without nearly as much stress and worry. How would that impact your work, your personal life, your relationships, your time, and even your general health?
The good news is that hypochondriac counselling is available. One suggested approach could be mindfulness therapy. Through changing your relationship to thoughts and responses, the feelings of anxiety could diminish naturally. There are other treatment options as well.
When will I start to feel better?
Most people begin to feel a difference almost the moment they start their treatment. By taking control of your situation, this is empowering enough to make a difference on its own. Treatment types and timelines will vary based on the individual but taking the first step in the right direction can make a massive difference.
How is Bayside Psychotherapy's hypochondria treatment different?
Impartial counselling, mindfulness therapy and a tailored treatment approach make Bayside Psychotherapy uniquely positioned to help address the root cause. Rather than use a uniform approach, our psychotherapists tailor their approach to your needs and unique situation.
We use a combination of treatments that will help you overcome hypochondria and may include one or a combination of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation exercises, psychodynamic, Dream work, NLP, Hypnotherapy and other methods. The goal is to determine the best course to manage health and disease anxiety and its causes. With counselling you will soon be on the way to inner peace and real happiness.
You can book a first appointment at our Bayside Melbourne clinic by calling (03) 9557 9113. Or set up an appointment for online counselling via skype, to help you stop hypochondria. Your call is completely confidential, and there's absolutely no obligation.