Navigating Your Options When Unfit for Work Due to Anxiety: A Comprehensive Guide

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Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Founder:Bohangar City Practice: (ex Banking Analyst): Transforming Minds, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

In the bustling environment of city life, professionals often find themselves grappling with heightened levels of stress and anxiety. It is not uncommon to reach a point where one feels unfit for work due to anxiety. In this article, we delve deep into this pressing issue, guided by the expertise from the Bohangar City Practice, a haven leveraging Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) to aid individuals in navigating such challenging times.

Understanding the Gravity of the Situation

Recognising when you are unfit for work due to anxiety is the first step towards healing. It involves a deep understanding of one’s mental state, acknowledging the signs of chronic stress, and anxiety that hampers daily functioning. CBH, a therapeutic approach grounded in evidence-based psychological principles and the strategic use of hypnosis, can be a powerful tool in this recognition process.

The Role of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

CBH integrates cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis to foster a deep-seated change, facilitating a holistic approach to managing anxiety. It aids in identifying negative thought patterns and replacing them with positive ones, a process central to regaining one’s footing when feeling unfit for work.

Balancing Different Factors

When unfit for work due to anxiety, it is crucial to balance various factors, including personal well-being and professional commitments. CBH encourages individuals to take a step back, assess the situation objectively, and make informed decisions that consider both immediate and long-term impacts.

Challenges Associated with Different Approaches

While seeking therapy, one might encounter challenges such as societal stigma and the fear of professional repercussions. It is essential to navigating these challenges with a supportive network, possibly facilitated by organisations like the Bohangar City Practice, which fosters a safe and confidential environment for therapy.

Impact Consideration in Decision-Making

Making decisions about returning to work post-therapy involves considering the potential impact on one’s mental health. CBH equips individuals with the tools to make such decisions judiciously, ensuring a smooth transition back to the work environment without compromising mental well-being.

Case Studies

Case Study 1: Emily’s Path to Self-Discovery

Emily, a 29-year-old digital designer, was constantly haunted by the fear of not meeting her own expectations at work, leading to sleepless nights and anxiety attacks. Through a series of CBH sessions at the Bohangar City Practice, Emily embarked on a journey of self-discovery. She learnt to identify and manage her anxiety triggers, using hypnosis techniques to foster a calm and focused mind. Emily returned to her job with a fresh perspective and tools to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Case Study 2: Michael’s Transformation

Michael, a 35-year-old in the finance sector, found himself in a cycle of relentless stress, feeling on the edge of burnout. The Bohangar City Practice introduced him to CBH, helping him to unearth the deep-seated causes of his stress. Through guided hypnosis sessions, Michael transformed his negative thought patterns into positive affirmations, a change that allowed him to handle work pressures more effectively and find satisfaction in his role once again.

Case Study 3: Priya’s New Beginning

Priya, a 42-year-old HR manager, was experiencing frequent panic attacks, a situation that made her feel helpless and unfit for work. The Bohangar City Practice offered her a safe and nurturing environment where she could explore the underlying issues fueling her anxiety. Through CBH, Priya learnt techniques to control and prevent panic attacks, empowering her to return to her role with a renewed sense of strength and a toolkit of strategies to maintain her mental well-being.

Case Study 4: Thomas’ Journey to Balance

Thomas, a 50-year-old executive, felt overwhelmed by the demands of his high-pressure job, leading to a state of chronic stress and anxiety. The Bohangar City Practice guided him through a CBH programme that introduced him to relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices. These sessions transformed his approach to work, helping him foster a balanced perspective and handle his responsibilities without succumbing to stress.


Feeling unfit for work due to anxiety is a significant concern, especially in high-pressure city environments. Leveraging the expertise of a CBH therapist, who is also a former investment banking analyst, can provide a nuanced understanding of the corporate landscape and the associated stressors. It is a journey of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment, guiding individuals to a path of recovery and a balanced work life.

Each case study illustrates the transformative power of CBH, showcasing how individuals from different backgrounds and facing varied challenges found relief and regained control of their lives through therapy at the Bohangar City Practice. It stands as a testament to the effectiveness of CBH in navigating the complex landscape of work-related stress and anxiety, offering a beacon of hope for many.

Author: A seasoned CBH therapist with a background as a former investment banking analyst, bringing a rich understanding of the corporate world coupled with expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy to aid individuals in navigating work-related stress and anxiety.

Disclaimer, Please Read: The information provided in this article is for illustrative and informational purposes only. It does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. For medical issues or emergencies, always consult with a licensed medical professional. For non-clinical challenges related to stress, anxiety, and other emotional or behavioural concerns, considering a consultation with a therapist may be beneficial. Bohangar City Practice is a registered Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy practice, specializing in combining cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnosis to address various challenges and promote well-being. Any questions, please do reach out

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