October, 2015

The presenting problem is not always the issue.

I have been seeing a client recently who came for treatment for insomnia.  She had not slept for some considerable time – since, in fact, she came to live in England some 5 years ago.  During this time her husband had had a serious cycling accident which had affected her deeply and her relationship was at rock bottom.

During the first session I used the rewind technique to detraumatise the accident and also did some relaxation for the insomnia.  She slept well that night, although this has not continued but she has  dramatically revised her use of sleeping pills.

She did not come specifically to work on her relationship but, following the ensuing 2 sessions, she began to feel much happier, coming to the realisation that the mess of her life was not her fault.  Following her session this week – again a combined counselling and hypnotherapy session, she has sent me the following report:

I just have to tell you that you have made a massive impact on my life and last night was a real eye-opener!  I chatted to C for hours and our conversation was an eye-opener for him too, so Thank You!

It is so important to remember that, whatever the presenting issue, we must always listen carefully to what the client is not saying and help them to follow a new train of thought to see where it leads.  Be open and adaptable and the client will show you the way.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Despite a lovely few days of autumn sunshine, the reality is that winter is just around the corner with short, dark and dismal days ahead. This often brings on low mood and affects many people – more than you might think – particularly after the bustle of Christmas and New Year is over and we are faced with 3 more months of cold weather.

Our problems, which vanished in the warm sunshine, creep back to haunt us again and it’s easy to get down and depressed.

If you or someone you know is beginning to feel low and anxious, perhaps for no obvious reason, then a relaxing session of hypnotherapy in a calm and comfortable atmosphere may be the ideal tonic to set them up and see them through the approaching winter.

Just one session can access long buried issues – problems the client may not even be consciously aware of but which are contributing to a general feeling of unease and depression.

It’s time to set yourself up for the cold dark days ahead – let Mind to Change change your mind for you.