Wednesday, 20 January 2016

It's all in your mind!

Anxiety, depression, phobia, stress - they are all in your mind. Of course they are. Where else would they be? So isn't it curious that orthodox medicine chooses to treat these conditions by putting something in your stomach? A pill for every ill has been a way of life for over a century; so much so that many people, including the majority of medical professionals, see it as the only way.

Of course drugs do have their place in managing the debilitating symptoms of anxiety and depression, but they do nothing to alter the underlying thought processes that are anxiety and depression. That's where the talk therapies come in; particularly those which access the unconscious (or subconscious) part of the mind, such as hypno-psychotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Permanent change can be achieved in between five and ten sessions, even in severe cases. Simple phobias are often treated in a single session. The key to this rapidity lies in the way these particular approaches bypass the logical, conscious mind and deal directly with the unconscious - something that counselling and CBT cannot do. 

After all, if it was a logical conscious problem, no-one would choose to continue being anxious or depressed. They would just stop.

You can find out more by reading the various articles on my clinic website www.riversidehypnotherapy.com or you can pick up the phone and make an appointment for a free, introductory consultation to find out how depression and anxiety need be nothing to worry about!

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