We all experience stressful periods, painful experiences, upheavals and even trauma at some point in our lives causing us to experience strong emotions; ranging from anxiety and fear, to anger and frustration.
These emotions are important to us and act as warning flags alerting us to the fact that something about our situation might be significant. They cause us to move our attention and focus to the trigger or situation; we can be objective and rationalise about whatever the problem is; deal with the problem effectively and come up with a way forward and then when the emotion has “done it’s job” it is resolved and we can get on with our lives.
But for many people, their patterns of negative thinking, negative self beliefs and their already high levels of stress and anxiety can make these emotions spiral out of control, growing stronger and more painful, making it difficult for them to cope with what they are feeling.
Everyone reacts differently when they feel overwhelmed by their emotions. We all have our coping mechanisms and for many people, self harm is their way that helps them cope with these unwanted feelings. This tends to only be a temporary relief and many people find that the frequency and severity of the self harm goes up as a result.
Everyone reacts differently when they feel overwhelmed by their emotions. We all have our coping mechanisms and for many people, self harm is their way that helps them cope with these unwanted feelings. This tends to only be a temporary relief and many people find that the frequency and severity of the self harm goes up as a result. Hypnotherapy helps to break that cycle of negative thinking, helps you to question those negative self beliefs and provides you with calmer, healthier coping strategies to help you to deal with your emotions and what is going on in your life. It gives you more control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, enabling you to deal with any situation life has in store for you without the need to self harm.
Self harm has increased dramatically in the UK over the last ten years. Self-harm is a broad term but it is generally defined as “acting to deliberately injure yourself physically”.
Forms of harm often include cutting, burning, hitting, hair pulling, scratching, interfering with wound healing, and ingestion of toxic substances or objects, to name but a few.
Some people may harm themselves once or twice when they are going through a particularly difficult period in their life and never do it again. But self harming can become an ongoing way of coping for others, occurring regularly on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis.
Hypnotherapy can provide you with a long term method of coping with your emotions so that you no longer feel the need to self harm. That is not to say that you will have to have continuous hypnotherapy sessions to keep things under control. In fact, you may be surprised at how quickly hypnotherapy can help your situation and our aim is to get you to where you want to be in the shortest time possible.
To book an initial consultation to discuss how Hypnotherapy can help you to stop self harming, call 07851 307 062 or email.
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