The Brain Training Program – from sadness to joy and happiness.
Have you noticed that you’ve been feeling down or overly worried, and that getting through each day is a real struggle? Is this starting to affect your behaviour? Are you struggling to socialise or engage in your normal daily activities?
If this feeling lasts longer than a couple of days, it could be symptomatic of something bigger going on and at this stage, it’s important to ask for help.
Can Hypnotherapy help with anxiety and depression?
In clinic we see a number of people who have been ‘diagnosed’ with depression or anxiety or know the feelings and symptoms and are struggling to shake that ‘dark cloud’ that seems to be hanging over their head. That’s where hypnosis can help.
Hypnosis is a highly relaxed, focused state of mind that most people can reach by following a few relaxation and focusing techniques. In fact, being under “hypnosis,” is a lot like practicing meditation, except that while meditation is about focus and relaxation, hypnosis has a goal.
Under hypnosis, the relaxed state allows you to shed the conscious, critical mind and enables your hypnotherapist to speak directly to your subconscious. This allows them, in agreement with you, to override those automatic thinking patterns that keep habits, negative thoughts and irrational responses (all factors that can contribute to depression and anxiety) in place.
How does it work?
Stefanie Schaefer, our clinical hypnotherapist is an expert in this arena delivering her ‘Brain Training Program’ to help you shift from sadness to joy and happiness.
The program entails three sessions which are designed to allow change to a person’s mindset, to give them a set of ‘mind management tools’ that can help them focus on the present and future instead of focusing on negatives, failures and their own limiting beliefs.
This is not just a short-term fix: it is creating skills for life, habits for being calmer and much more resilient to life’s events. The Program includes a daily support recording, to reinforce, the calmness state and to release any build up of day to day stresses.
Just like a psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapists can work with clients who are taking medication but using anti-depressants alone doesn’t help the client learn new life skills in dealing with depression. That’s where we can help.