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Why selecting the right counseling program is easy?
We won’t be talking about the pros and cons of a counseling career today but pay attention to the right program choice that can open your door to the professional counseling world.
As far as you are looking to find the program, I suppose you are perfectly aware of what counseling psychology means. Perhaps, you just graduated from school or university and want to become a counselor, or, maybe, you need a sip of fresh air and are just at the beginning of your journey into this highly competitive field.
No matter who you are or where you’re from, once you’ve decided to work in counseling, there’s nothing to stop you. We are here to help you choose the best master’s degree program in counseling and make your life easier.
Many people appear to be skeptical when it comes to hypnotherapy and how it can have a positive impact on the way you think. There are many common myths about hypnotherapy which lead people to question its effectiveness. It has been used for over half a century to treat many dozens of issues.
From being used to control pain through hypnobirthing, to helping aid weight loss, treat addiction and also improve symptoms of anxiety and depression; hypnotherapy has been proven to be an extremely effective method of solution-focused therapy.
Are you constantly thinking about food or your next opportunity to eat?
Do you see yourself as thinner or heavier than others see you?
Have you tried several weight loss/food control methods?
Do you feel shame about your eating or not eating?
Are you juggling multiple roles in your life?
As you take in these statements, are there any that resonate with you? Perhaps you are a mother coordinating the schedules of your children while managing the title of wife and business woman. Maybe you are a businessman traveling and you miss your family, so you reach for another serving of cake, at least it allows you to feel some sweetness while you are on the road? Or maybe you are so stressed out from trying to people please that all you can think about is devouring your next meal? Maybe you’ve gotten to a point in your life where food is love. Your food or drink of choice might represent a substitute for emotional satisfaction. Perhaps it helps you to drown out the pain of loneliness, fear, guilt, or shame? Maybe you are stressed out and can’t quite put your finger on the ‘why’ of it?
It was a beautiful summer day and we were enjoying a gorgeous walk in the park. The clouds were stunning, the air was fresh, life was amazing. Stacey and I had been chatting about her upcoming nuptials. Suddenly as I looked over at my friend, she was fidgeting with her shirt. She had a look of panic on her face as I asked her what was wrong?
“I can’t catch my breath. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Look at my hand, it’s shaking.”
I found a bench for us to move towards unsure of what was happening with her. “Stacey let’s walk this way if you can?”
“Make it stop. I feel so uneasy. What’s going on with me? I don’t even feel like me.” Stacey looked at me for reassurance.
As I gazed at her I could see beads of sweat forming on her brow. She appeared very uncomfortable in her own skin. And then suddenly it dawned on me. “Sweetie, I think you are having a panic attack.”
“I think I might be having a heart attack, my heart is racing so fast.” Stacey pleaded with me as we moved towards the bench.
Depression is often a reaction to a distressing or traumatic event. The people and situations who are associated with the traumatic event in our lives are referred to as traumatic triggers.
An example is someone reporting, “I never was depressed before my father (mother, child, spouse, best friend) died.” After a loved one passes on, the individual often has to deal with their belongings including their home, or now has to take on their responsibilities. Any of these can become traumatic triggers. If the person or family member who has lost the loved one does not have time to fully grieve the loss, and to process unfinished feelings about the person, depression may set in almost immediately. Other traumatic triggers include losing a job, divorce, or financial reversals such as bankruptcy or home foreclosure.
We all have a stress switch in our nervous system and in our brain. Sometimes I think of it as the “trickster” within. The good news: hypnotherapy can help you treat stress. Let’s begin to find what activates this switch and what can turn it off.
We have all been taught to do relaxation exercises, mindfulness training, meditation and physical exercise to reduce stress. This does work at different times for different people and in varying situations. But what about those times when it doesn’t work?
Today, we're going to talk about treating trauma by breaking through dissociation that is so common with traumatic events.