EMOTIONAL HEALTH

“A positive sense of wellbeing which enables an individual to be able to function in society and meet the demands of everyday life; people in good mental health have the ability to recover effectively from illness, change or misfortune.”

Mental Health Foundation

Emotional wellbeing is not the absence of emotions, but it is your ability to understand the value of your emotions and use them to move your life forward in positive directions.

Depression

Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won’t go away, you may have depression.

Depression is more than just sadness in response to life’s struggles and setbacks, depression changes how you think, feel, and function in daily activities.

It can interfere with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and enjoy life. Just trying to get through the day can be overwhelming.

No matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better. By understanding the cause of your depression and learning the ‘tools’ to combat negative thinking will allow you to make steps to overcome your problem and lift yourself back out of the

Fears & Phobias

Fear is a natural and healthy response we all have to danger. It’s a survival instinct designed to help us avoid and escape threatening situations.

Phobias are a more intense reaction than a fear and we can start to avoid situations and places based on the strong reaction we feel. With a phobia, the fear is out of proportion to the potential danger.

Hypnotherapy has the highest success rate of all for conquering fears and helps to reframe your mind to beneficial changes, helping to understand the origins of the fear and deal with it rationally.

Anxiety & Stress

Most people experience stress and anxiety from time to time. We can feel stressed when multiple competing demands are placed on us.

If you are experiencing prolonged pressure and stress this can have a damaging effect on your mind and body making it hard to sleep, eat, think and function. Anxiety creates a feeling of fear, worry, or unease in situations that are not actually threatening.

Unlike stress, anxiety persists even after a concern has passed. Hypnotherapy is an effective tool to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Learn how your thinking affects your feelings and how you can look at things differently so you can feel calmer and in control.

Panic Attacks

A panic attack is an intense wave of fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or threat and can be very frightening.

When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying where your heart pounds, you can’t breathe, and you may feel like you’re dying or going crazy.

Panic attacks often strike out of the blue, without any warning, and sometimes with no clear trigger.  They may even occur when you’re relaxed or asleep.

Hypnotherapy allows us to break the fear cycle and the panic ‘triggers’ and overcome the cause of the panic attacks.

Habits

Because the subconscious mind embraces the known and fears the unknown, it sticks with bad habits, reluctant to give them up because of the needs they are known to serve.

For this reason, bad habits, such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, caffeine, and sugar can be difficult to break.

The key to correcting bad habits is to determine what triggers the bad habit and what needs are being met, albeit with negative consequences and then to find replacement behaviour that not only satisfies those needs, but also satisfies them without negative consequences.

OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder which is characterised by unwanted thoughts or behaviours that seem impossible to control or stop. Obsessions are persistent involuntary thoughts, images or impulses and can be very disturbing and distracting.

Compulsions are the rituals and behaviours that you feel driven to perform in an attempt to make the thoughts calm down. Most people recognise that the thoughts and compulsive behaviours are irrational but still feel unable to break the cycle.

Hypnotherapy can help an OCD sufferer to recognise the negative cycle, work on reducing the stress and anxiety and the determine and remove the root cause of the behaviours.

Coping With Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can have a major effect on the way you think and feel about yourself and your life and can be a very stressful time for you and your loved ones. It can feel like an emotional roller coaster which brings up feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, fear and loss of control.

Everyone reacts differently and you may feel anger, fear or sadness, or may just feel numb. Hypnotherapy can help with the shock and fear of diagnosis, the ability to cope with treatment and nausea and effects on sleep and mood.

Using visualisation and deep relaxation you can create positive thoughts and feelings for a healthier more positive future.

Coping With Grief

Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something that you love which causes you huge emotional suffering.

It is important to experience some or all stages of grief so that your mind can appropriately process the loss but you may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness, the pain of loss can be overwhelming.

Your physical health can be also effected making it difficult to sleep, eat and make any progress out of the grief. Grief is a very personal and individual experience and there is no right way or time limit to grief.

Hypnotherapy can assist you in your grieving process, especially if you are feeling stuck in some of the levels of grief. This doesn’t mean that hypnosis can eliminate grief or sadness, but it helps you to move through the stages and reach a level of acceptance.