This is where an unresolved emotional issue from the past is still affecting a person (often from an event in their childhood or adolescent years). In order to cope with the situation or event that was perceived at the time as traumatic, the inexperienced subconscious mind blocks or suppresses the emotion (often together with the precipitating event). However, the unresolved emotion remains subconsciously and can manifest itself in symptoms such as depression, fears and phobias, eating disorders, anxiety, confidence and self esteem issues, behavioural problems or addictions. In Hypnoanalysis the unresolved emotional issue is addressed within a safe therapeutic environment allowing the person to release their unresolved memories constructively. It therefore helps a person to gain understanding and so enables them to move forward whilst also becoming more emotionally balanced.