Local Hypnotherapists mark World Mental Health Day by highlighting how hypnotherapy can help improve mental well-being.
World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues and aims to promote a discussion around the issues including investment in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the event is being held on Wednesday 10 October.
Emma Triplett and Sam McGill are local hypnotherapists from Old Town Hypnotherapy who have helped hundreds of clients improve their mental well-being.
Using Solution Focused Brief Therapy techniques encourages clients to develop a positive image of how they would like their life to be.
Emma & Sam explain: “Many people come to see us suffering from the symptoms of stress, anxiety and/or depression such as insomnia and other sleep disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Obsession Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, eating disorders, unwanted habits, panic attacks, alcohol and drug addictions and generally have a very negative view on their lives.”
‘People are very good at listing everything that’s wrong in their life. It’s our job to work with them and help them describe what life will be like when they feel better. So instead of “I can’t motivate myself to do the things I used to enjoy”, we’ll be looking for phrases such as “I’ll be getting out and enjoying myself again".
‘Using Solution Focused techniques we’ll encourage them to describe specifically what they’ll be doing and exactly how much they’ll be enjoying themselves. This can sometimes be difficult at first, but clients quickly find it easier with each successive session and the hypnotherapy itself can help shift the person’s perspective of themselves into a more positive gear.
‘Creating this positive mental image encourages healthier thinking patterns.’
Such techniques can be used to help a variety of symptoms, including not wanting to meet up with friends or avoiding situations, lack of motivation or confidence, feeling irritable, upset, miserable or lonely, or being overly self-critical.
Emma and Sam are members of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), considered to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy qualifications. Old Town Hypnotherapy practices from Wood Street Wellbeing, 10 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4AB
For further information ring 07795 151567 or visit www.oldtownhypnotherapy.co.uk