Heidi Hardy Hypnotherapist North Devon
|Posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:15 AM|
World Mental Health Day October 10th 2012. World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues.
I have helped many clients improve their mental well-being. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy encourages clients to develop a positive image of how they would like their life to be.
People are very good at listing everything that’s wrong in their life. It’s my 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”, I’ll be looking for phrases such as “I’ll be getting out and enjoying myself again".
Using Solution Focused techniques I’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
• sleeping more or less than normal
• feeling irritable, upset, miserable or lonely
• being overly self-critical
… and many other issues