I have lived through many Christmases. As a child, a teenager, a wife, a mother and now as a grandmother. I have spent them in this country and once or twice overseas on holiday in the warm sunshine. Most were memorable for happy and joyful reasons and some were not so good.
Sometimes the festive season can be exhausting! Searching for that perfect gift or toy, either in the the overcrowded, hot shops or endlessly online. Time spent decorating, wrapping, food shopping, food preparation, marathon festive eating and drinking!
For some the pressure of planning the ‘perfect Christmas’ on top of every-day life and work, can lead to high levels of stress – spending a lot of time running around other people may mean that less time is spent on taking care of yourself and your own needs at a time when you may need to the most.
Think about this metaphor. On an aircraft in an emergency, you are instructed to put on your own oxygen mask before you attend to your young children. Our natural instincts in those circumstances would be to make sure our children are always safe first! But of-course, you need to be alive to do so!
How often are we preoccupied and busy fixing everyone else’s oxygen masks that we forget that we need to breathe to stay alive too!
If you’re worried about Christmas this year, you’re not alone! Your reasons for not looking forward to Christmas are likely very personal to you; some find it to be a very lonely time of year – others may find that Christmas brings back painful memories, whilst others simply find the festive period a strain on finances and too stressful.
These are just a few of the reasons why some people find Christmas a source of stress or anxiety.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has been proven to help anxieties, stress and depression. It can help you to feel more relaxed in challenging situations. Helping you to unlock the potential you have to break free of negative thought patterns, and to react more positively and more confidently to situations in your life that may have previously made you anxious.
If you feel that you would benefit from this type of therapy, then book in for an initial consultation and give yourself the gift of peace of mind this Christmas.
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