Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Depression (and Happy New Year!)
Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful festive period and are all set and ready to have a fantastic 2019.
While busy enjoying my Christmas break, I was delighted to read a story in The Times about ‘how hypnosis can sooth anxiety and depression’. A wonderful little piece about how effective hypnotherapy for anxiety has been at Southampton University and let’s hope that many other universities and education establishments follow suit and get their mental health support in place. More on that story and the results of anxiety hypnosis in a bit.
I’ve got to say that this Christmas was one of the best I can remember. We had loads of fun playing cards and games, messing about, and trying to get our new Alexa to say funny stuff (my favourite so far is asking ‘how much is that doggy in the window?’ – and ‘is this the way to Amarillo?’ was pretty amusing too). Although if my daughter shouts for the Imagine Dragons to be played (again…and again…and again) then I may have to work out how to make it only listen to my voice!
The one thing I miss most over Christmas is boot camp! With all the eating and the lack of routine, I made sure to get to bootcamp on Christmas Eve (in my Christmas jumper) before using some of the spare time away from the office to get out for a few shorts runs. And right after the big day, we all headed off to the Ely Panto which is always a brilliant show and well worth booking in for. There was also time to head over to watch Ely City play Haverhill, a pretty even contest even though Ely ultimately lost.
And now, being back in the office for a few days I’ve already had the chance to help people to reduce anxiety, end unwanted thoughts, increase self-esteem and tackle their fears. It’s all set to be another great year of anxiety-busting and confidence building!
Here are the girls with the Ely Panto cast after we watched their brilliant performance of Jack and the Beanstalk – be sure to catch them next year!
Managing to smile despite the aches after the early morning Christmas Eve Christmas Jumpers bootcamp:
And perhaps the best thing of all about holidays – spending time with these two monkeys:
Hypnosis for Anxiety & Depression
As I mentioned at the outset, over the holidays I was given an article to read from the Times about how hypnosis can sooth anxiety and depression.
Now obviously I already know how it can help as do many scores of my clients who have shared their feedback on this website, yet it is always professionally pleasing to learn about hypnotherapy successes going on in other places.
The article talks about how hypnotherapy has been available as a popular alternative to counselling for the past two years at Southampton University. Numbers using the service have risen from 62 in the first year to 150 in 2017/18. And the feedback from those students is pretty awesome too – both their anxiety scores and depression levels dropped by about 60%. It doesn’t say how many sessions they had, what approaches were taken or whether the students were taught coping techniques so it may well be that there was scope for even higher reductions in their anxiety and depression. Yet certainly the results achieved are pretty impressive here.
And they are further supporting evidence that whether you are struggling with anxiety or with depression and whether it is or isn’t in an academic context (I work with a lot of students facing their GCSEs and A-level exams), hypnotherapy is certainly a very viable and beneficial therapeutic approach.
I’m super excited about helping many, many more people this year to overcome their anxiety, worry and fear, as well as finding the time to dedicate to my own physical and mental well-being through exercise and spending lots of time with my kids. If your aim this year is to ditch your anxiety then be sure to drop me a line for a chat about how we can work together to make it happen. And whatever your goals, aspirations and intentions this year, I wish you every success and happiness with them and do plan them, apply them, commit to them and make 2019 the best it can be for you.
To your success and happiness,
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Depression in Ely & Newmarket
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