Anxiety is best described as persistent and excessive worry and a constant and exaggerated sense of tension. Most people experiencing anxiety find it difficult to relax even when doing something they enjoy. Anxiety can include physical symptoms such as muscle tension, breathing difficulty, sweating, shaking and palpitations. Unlike stress, which is characterised by an external event, anxiety is based on thought processes. Every thought you think creates your future. When your thoughts are negatively wired, they produce negative emotion in the body, which can cause physical symptoms including IBS. This then gives you more to worry about, creating a cycle that can be stopped and rewired through hypnotherapy.