SOLUTION FOCUSED HYPNOTHERAPY
CAROLINE PARSONS BSC (HONS) PSYCH (OPEN)., BSC PHARMACY (HONS)., MBPSS., DSFH., HPD.,
CHS DIP. MED. HYP., AFSFH., CNHC REGISTERED
THE BEST OF YOU IS YET TO COME
As the darker evenings are drawing in some people notice that they do not feel so good in the winter months. If your symptoms are bad enough to interfere with your everyday life, you may well have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Also called ‘Winter Depression’ and ‘Winter Blues’.
In the UK, about 3 people in every 100 have significant winter depressions (https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders/seasonal-affective-disorder-(sad))
Symptoms of SAD can include:
The main treatments are:
How can Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses a combination of talking therapy and hypnosis and can help you:
CLANG - Five Ways to Good Mental Health and Wellbeing
Connect – Spend time with people you enjoy spending time with. Humans are tribal and we work better as a team than we do as individuals. Connecting with other people gives you a sense of belonging. Even a simple smile can give us an uplifting boost in serotonin and make us feel much better. Having friendly chats and doing things with friends or family can be really beneficial.
Learn – Explore something new. Learning something new can provide you with an escape, gives you a sense of achievement and increases your confidence. It can also be a social activity that helps you to connect with other people. And, who knows, it could be fun!
Active – Taking regular exercise can cause chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively improve your mood. The secret is finding an exercise that you enjoy. Discover an activity you enjoy that suits your level of mobility and fitness and be active. Being active can also mean taking part in enjoyable hobbies.
Notice – Be curious about the world you live in. Take time out to enjoy the moment and the environment around you. Take notice by spending time in nature or practising mindfulness.
Give – Share something with others. Did you know that there are scientifically proven benefits of kindness? Random acts of kindness can release hormones that improve your own mental health. Volunteering can give you a sense of purpose, a sense of belonging to your community and an opportunity to meet new people.