How aware are you of your traumas and suppressed emotions and how are you actively working to heal them before you try to project them on others?
Here are some of the many issues we can help with.
Feeling angry now and then is a normal part of life. Usually, anger is a result of feeling frustrated, insulted, deceived or even under attack. For many, anger is a natural reaction that passes quickly. In some instances, however, it can become a difficult emotion to control.
Failing to manage anger effectively can lead to mental and physical health problems. You may find your anger management issues are affecting your relationships, your work or even your self -esteem.
Because anxiety is a normal part of life, it can be difficult to recognise when it is becoming a problem. However, if you are experiencing strong feelings of anxiety, or they are lasting for a long time, it can become exhausting and overwhelming.
Anxiety is a difficult thing to live with. It can feel exhausting, taking its toll on both our mental and physical health. If you suffer from anxiety, in any form, know that you’re not alone and that there are tools to help you.
What works best for you will depend on the nature of your anxiety and your personal circumstances; try not to be disheartened if one approach doesn’t seem to help. For some people, self-help techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and journaling are enough to manage anxiety symptoms. For others, more professional guidance is needed.
Talking therapies like counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are often recommended for anxiety. Hypnotherapy for anxiety, brings about positive change not only in anxiety symptoms but in your relationship with anxiety itself.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Aside from medicines, sufferers are also encouraged to try alternative and complementary therapies such as behavioural therapy, physiotherapy, counselling and support groups etc. which may help to improve symptoms on both a physical and emotional level.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnotherapy can be used in conjunction with other therapies and medication to help address certain aspects of the illness such as self-esteem, fatigue, stress, motivation, memory of a trauma, and other side effects and symptoms.
NLP (a therapeutic technique which programmes the unconscious mind to remove or adjust any unconscious patterns of thought and behaviour, thus altering certain psychological responses) and hypnotherapy work in a way which will help a sufferer to understand and identify certain factors which could influence and heighten symptoms and after doing so will help the sufferer to resolve any internal conflict, relationship issues and whatever other underlying issues there may be in order to clear the mind of negative emotions.
Irritable bowel syndrome
While there is no cure for irritable bowel syndrome, there are certain treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage symptoms. One IBS treatment recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy for IBS can help an individual learn relaxation techniques, as well as learning new ways to manage stress. Our state of mind can have an impact on our physical well-being. Therefore the tension, stress and anxiety often caused by IBS may undermine the immune system and further compromise health.
Confidence is a state of mind. When we feel confident, we accept ourselves and believe in our abilities. When we don’t feel confident, we can become stressed, anxious, unfulfilled and ultimately unhappy.
Low self-confidence is something many of us suffer with and can be a result of many factors like fear of the unknown, low self-esteem and fear of other people’s perceptions. This lack of confidence can hold us back from developing both personally and professionally.
Working with the unconscious to overcome limiting beliefs and encourage self-confidence can be very useful.
Self-esteem is how we perceive ourselves; what we think about ourselves and how much we value ourselves. Our self-esteem is made up of thoughts and opinions, often formed in our early years, about who we are and what we’re capable of.
These thoughts and opinions tend to be influenced by experiences we have and/or the people we’re surrounded by. For example, someone with a particularly critical parent, or someone who was bullied at school may find they struggle with low self-esteem.
Talking therapy can help you to overcome this issue.
Us humans are social beings; we crave connection, intimacy and conversation. It’s perhaps no surprise then that when our relationships are in danger, we are deeply affected.
Whether these relationships are platonic or romantic, our emotions attached to them can be complicated. Often, experiences we have when we’re young affect our relationships as adults. We can learn unhelpful behaviours and be subconsciously affected by past events.
It is perfectly normal for there to be conflict in relationships. We’re not always going to agree with one another and it’s healthy for us to challenge each other and learn to see things from another people’s perspective. When conflict becomes a constant presence in relationships, however, and the arguments taking place do so with malice, anger and little sense of resolution, it may be time to step back and question things.
Sometimes when we argue with people, we’re repeating patterns. If you’ve ever felt like you’ve had the same argument, again and again, you’ll understand what we mean. These patterns can come from our subconscious and may even be something our younger selves are battling with internally.
Attachment based therapy, inner child therapy and many other therapeutic models can help you to manage relationships in a more positive way.
Stress is something we experience when we feel under too much pressure and unable to cope. We all experience stress from time to time and we all experience it differently. A certain situation (for example, bungee jumping) may be incredibly stressful for one person, but someone else’s idea of fun.
Different events and situations can cause stress and often it’s a build-up of small, subtle stressors like work-related stress or financial worries that lead to ongoing (or chronic) stress. Feeling stressed for long periods of time takes its toll on both our mental and physical health.
While we can’t always control the stressful events and situations we experience, we can control our reactions to them. Looking at common stress symptoms we can support you to change your reactions to stress in a positive way.
Losing weight can be a difficult process – not made any easier by the conflicting, and often dangerous, advice out there in the world.
Then there are weight loss pills and other commercial weight reducing programmes which focus upon restricting what you eat, rather than considering how you eat, or what you think about the food you are putting into your body. It’s no surprise to have developed certain negative mindsets around what we put in our bodies.
A lot of people insist they need to lose weight, whether they’re overweight or not. But the truth is, very few people are happy with the shape and size of their bodies, regardless of whether they need to lose weight.
Talking therapy and hypnotherapy can support you to reframe your perception about your body and the relationship with food in a positive way.
Combined with psychotherapeutic coaching, you can have good results.
Relaxation refers to the state of body and mind that is free from tension, stress and anxiety. Relaxation is an important part of self-care, helping you look after your well-being when you’re feeling stressed or busy.
Healthy living is a matter of balance. Relaxation can play a key part of the balancing process, alongside what we eat, how much physical activity we do, and how we handle stress.
Relaxation techniques are thought to be key to restoring or maintaining, a healthy body and mind. Relaxation can also help you to gain control of your worries and can help you to learn other skills, such as mindfulness.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder, which typically develops after being involved in or witnessing traumatic events. Once believed to only affect those involved in war, PTSD can affect anyone.
Of course, feeling fear when facing a scary or potentially dangerous situation is entirely normal. In fact, this fear is essential to our survival. It triggers reactions in the body which aim to save our life if threatened. This fight or flight reaction is natural and works to protect us.
Most people will experience a number of reactions after facing trauma, though will typically recover a short while after the event. For some people, however, these symptoms do not ease. They may feel frightened and stressed, and have flashbacks long after the event, and during regular situations. It’s when these symptoms do not disappear and start to hinder everyday life that PTSD may be diagnosed.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is thought to affect one in every three people who have a traumatic experience.
PTSD can lead to increased feelings of anxiety and difficulty relaxing. This symptom of more of a state of mind; people may be constantly aware of danger and threat and be easily startled. This is known as hyperarousal (or feeling ‘on edge’).
Hyperarousal can lead to increased irritability, sleeping problems, anger and difficulty concentrating.
PTSD can have a detrimental effect on a person’s life.
Without the right knowledge and support, dealing with PTSD can be a very lonely time. The condition can in some cases, lead to relationship breakdowns and work-related problems.
Depression / Low mood
We all feel low from time to time. Often this will quickly ease and we’ll go back to feeling like our usual selves. For some people, however, this low mood persists and affects everyday life.
Depression is when you have a low mood for a long time, making it difficult for you to carry out your usual everyday activities. The condition can affect you in different ways and may be mild, severe or somewhere in-between. The level of severity will depend on how much depression is interfering with your life.
You may find you’re easily irritated or have a sense of being numb to everything. You may lose interest in sex and have thoughts of self-harm or even suicide. Talking to someone about how you feel is the first step and the best way to start to feel better.
Childhood trauma resolution
Certain experiences in your childhood can make you more vulnerable to depression or various neurosis as an adult. You may have experienced trauma, abuse, bereavement or even had an unstable family environment. All of these situations can affect your mental health and make it more likely for you to experience difficulties in life.
Life events management
In some cases, our emotional wellbeing can be affected by a particular event. You may have ended a relationship, lost someone close to you or lost your job. Major life changes like moving, getting married and changing jobs can affect our emotional wellbeing too.
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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Everyone has a great potential to self-heal!
Sometimes we just need to open up and recognise that we need some guidance in our journey to recovery.
“I hope you love yourself enough to recognise the things you don’t like about your life and I hope you find the courage to change them.”