Don’t Suffer in Silence

You CAN Free Yourself from Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are very typical responses of the body because anxiety can motivate us to take action during times where we would otherwise sit and wait. It can give us that extra burst of energy and focus we may need. Many people find they are most effective when they leave things to the last minute; they find the boost of adrenalin and the stress of the deadline helps them to be more focussed and get the job done more effectively and efficiently.

Depression in the short term is also a very valid response for us to take. It helps us to process the event that has occurred and give us some much needed reflection and alone time. This is very healthy and necessary, however when it becomes a long term state or you find yourself not wanting to leave the house and interact with the world, there is a greater problem that needs to be addressed.

What happens to your body when you are always anxious?

The physiological impact of anxiety is that your adrenal glands fire sending cortisol (the stress hormone) around your body to prime it for instant action. When you are stressed or anxious, cortisol floods your body priming it to be on high alert creating multiple connections in your amygdala (the fear centre of the brain). The more stressed you are, the more your body thinks you are stressed and responds to the stress. As your brain can’t tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined, over time, this inhibits your ability to notice whether the stress is real or not which causes you to perceive everything as a stress and puts your body in a never ending stress and anxiety cycle.

The event is over why am I still on edge?

Being constantly on edge is like being stuck in loop you can’t get out of because the prefrontal cortex of your brain has changed due to the fact that it still thinks it’s under threat. This is the part of the brain that affects your ability to focus, learn and remember things, socialise, make decisions and judge situations clearly.

So what is the solution?

Irrespective of your situation; whether you feel trapped by your anxiety and depression or are finding it hard to move on from a difficult period in your life, through anxiety and depression sessions and through therapeutic intervention, we can reduce the cortisol damage and change your brain biochemistry so that you can feel calmer and more in control of your life and your life choices. Our process allows you to achieve long term change because each session settles down all the stress activity so that you feel safe once more and brings the messaging in your brain back to standard functioning.

What to expect before the session?

I will require for some information in the form of a completed client intake form before your session so that I can prepare before you arrive. The client information helps me to understand what we need to focus on so we are able to hit the ground running; it enables us to be on the same page before your session so we can get the most out of our time together.

What happens during the session?

During the session, I will discuss the information that has been provided and we will do some coaching work. We will then go into formal and informal hypnosis to create the changes necessary within you. During hypnosis you may talk or be asked to nod your head or to speak in response to certain questions. You will be given a recording of your session which will help you to reinforce the changes at home. Post session you may also be given homework to further enhance your recovery.

How many sessions do I need?

3 sessions are required.

How long is the session?

Sessions are around 1.5 hours each.

What should I do after the session?

Take some time out for yourself and try not to rush to your next activity. You may want to take an hour or so to reflect on the insights gained during the session and enjoy feeling more peaceful and centered.