Having another 'Off Day', or is it something more?
We all have an 'off day', it's recognising when one off day becomes another, and another, and another.
If you can't shake off that black cloud, when you don't see the point in opening your curtains, when tears come at the slightest thing, or you need to instil confidence to deliver that presentation or face up to the bully, a Talking Therapy is something you can try.
Talking Therapy involves someone (normally a qualified Therapist) asking you questions about your feelings. Sometimes, sharing a problem with someone is enough. But what if it isn't?
If the issue has been with you for some time, it may have its roots based in earlier memories and experiences, which affect your emotions, behaviour, temperament or personality. This affects your whole life, and how you deal with relationships, work and even your own self-worth.
From my personal experience as a client, and that of my own clients, Cognitive Hypnotherapy enables us to find the memory or experience at the root of the issue, evaluate it, and change how you feel about it.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy (combined with Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Mindfulness) uses structured techniques that give the client a feeling of relaxation and rest, as if they were about to drift off to sleep. This feeling is similar to daydreaming, or 'letting your mind wander'. You remain fully conscious throughout, but it means we can engage with your memories and experiences much better. You will be guided through events in your memory, feeling supported and calm, and together we will 'reframe' memories and experiences that are impacting on your life now, guiding you to achieve the reactions and responses you want to have.
Cognitive Hypnotherapists believe that by engaging with your subconscious while you are conscious, you can participate in your own long-lasting recovery. You know what is being said, and what is going on throughout. This is why a Cognitive Hypnotherapist will never 'put you under' or hypnotise you so that you are not completely aware of what is going on.