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"I have been suffering with anxiety since December and it felt like it had taken over even the small things. With help from Charlie I have now managed to do the little things like walk to the shop as I recognise where my anxiety has come from. I now have the tools and knowledge to cope with my anxiety thanks to Charlie and I am making progress each day with things I didn't think could be possible. Thank you so much for the help and support Charlotte, you have made those little things possible again". 

 

 

 

THE PROBLEM WITH “SOCIAL” DRINKING

 

How many times do we say, “I don’t drink much, just a glass of wine with my dinner and maybe a few extra over the weekend or when out with friends”?

 

Privately when you have thought about it you realise that 1 glass is half a bottle and actually its normally 2 glasses but somehow you have dismissed it in your mind!  At the weekends you don’t drink much just 3 or 4 but again privately when you really think about it, it´s more like 5 or 6.  You claim to not feel drunk but often you don’t remember going home (another private realisation), you claim to not have a hangover the next day but you have that horrible stale taste in your mouth and you feel heavy and lethargic, that “activity” you were going to do today get’s put off.  Privately you resolve to not drink the next week.  Monday arrives and you have had a rubbish day at work and need just 1 drink to “de-stress” or you have had a great day and feel that you can “reward” yourself with “just the one”.  One a day is good for you anyway right?  And for goodness sakes, do we not get to enjoy anything in life anymore?  Should we be concerned about it?

 

Drinking alcohol affects the mind and that is why you need to consider if it is a hindrance for you.  If it does get out of control it can wreck your life, even to the point of death, and can also detrimentally affect the lives of those around you.

 

The answer from a professional point of view is to become aware of it.  How much is it involved in your life? I don’t just mean the drinking of it, I mean the thoughts and actions that go along with it and not whilst you are drinking but also leading up to it and the days following it.  For example, do you find yourself thinking about what you would like to drink when you get home or get to your destination?  Planning what you want to drink or what you need to eat so that you can drink?  Or thinking about what you can drink instead of alcohol?  Or what the evening/day will be like without drinking?  Do you spend time thinking about how many you want to drink to avoid becoming “too drunk”?  This is not you controlling the situation this is the alcohol controlling you. 

 

If you have to think about it, plan what you want/don’t want to do then it has become something that you feel is out of our control. 

 

What if you having a good time didn’t include drinking?  What could you think about if you weren’t thinking about what you were or were not going to drink today or over the weekend?  How much more time would you have to do something positive and enjoyable with your life?  How much money would you save?  What other kind of life is out there without alcohol?  Is there one?

Yes! There is life after alcohol!  All you need to do is contact me and we can make a plan to start your discovery of life without alcohol or with very little, discover more about what life can do for you.  Discover what YOU can achieve without alcohol being your only option.  Enjoy an enlightening journey to consistent happiness, contentment and really “live the dream”, more importantly YOUR dream.  You used to have ambitions and dreams...

 

Don’t wait any longer!  Call me/whatsapp: 654931886 Email me: info@charlottes-effective-therapies.com or read more: www.charlottes-effective-therapies.com

 

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) AND ANXIETY ATTACKS

 

Follow my recent article regarding PTSD I was posed with this email:

 

 

 

Hi Charlotte,

Thank you for your article.  I have a daughter who suffers from anxiety attacks which the doctor has diagnosed with PTSD due to her dad (my husband) dying suddenly.  We moved to Spain a couple of years ago to start again and try to move on.  She is now 16 and about 6 months ago started suffering with panic attacks.  I don´t know what to do and she refuses to see anyone about it, saying that therapy won’t help.  What can I do?

 

MY REPLY

Thank you for your email, I appreciate the situation that you are in and whilst she refuses to accept help life can be tricky for you too.  If you feel that you also need support that is normal and something you might also want to look into and I can discuss with you if necessary.  Certainly, you are not alone and there are some things which you can do to support her and suggest to her.  You might start by suggesting some breathing techniques.  I would suggest that at least three times a day she can practise these techniques, more will certainly not harm:

 

Fix your vision on something solid a mark on the wall, a picture etc. Next notice your breath.  Notice the in-breath going in through your nose, at the same time count to 4.  As you breathe in and reach the count of 4, hold the breath for 6 seconds (“1 second 2 seconds 3 seconds” etc).  Next focus on the out-breath, watch the air exit from your nose and count to 8 in the same way, “1 second, 2 seconds etc”.

 

Repeat this at least 3 times, during the day and at periods when there is no anxiety.  When there is anxiety then repeat until the anxiety has subsided.  I appreciate that sometimes the anxiety can come all of a sudden and once into a deep experience of panic then it can be impossible to focus.  This is the exact reason that one needs to practise at times when there is no stress, once the mind is trained to start the breathing technique automatically then it will become easier to recognise when the anxiety is starting and prevent it and should an actual attack start then it is easier to shorten the episode and re-gain control.

Other advice I can give is to write things down.  She does not need to show you what she has written but if she can start a journal and write her emotions down, emotions being, “I am shaking, sweating.  I feel nauseas.  I have an empty feeling in my stomach.  Plus thoughts like, “I feel lonely, abandoned, and angry” etc.  This will help her to accept them rather than fight them.  It also helps to break the circular thinking and the mind has more space to move forward rather than stay stuck in the same cycle. 

 

Finally, I advise a personalised recording.  If she is not ready to speak to someone face-to-face then I can create a personal recording especially for her needs and she can listen to at her own leisure and as much as she needs.  For more information either contact me on: 654931886 or visit my website: https://www.charlottes-effective-therapies.com/personalised-hypnotherapy-recordings/

 

What YOU Can Do About Stress

 

Recently I wrote an article on stress.  In the article I wrote about a breathing exercise which can help with stress and also becoming aware of stress.  I asked if anyone had any questions.  Well it appears they did!  I have picked one in particular which I believe could be the most helpful for other people too:

 

QUESTION

 

“Thank you for the breathing exercise, I have been struggling with the pressures of work and everyday life recently but until I read your article hadn’t really thought much about it.  When I did the breathing exercise I certainly did notice an “awareness” after a few days.  I realised that I was slower than usual, both physically and mentally.  I realised that I did not have a lot of motivation to do things that I normally would and when I did them, it was quite half-hearted.  I realised that I had been like that for quite a while!  Once I realised how I was being affected I was able to take steps to reduce it.  I started to slow things down a little and not put myself under so much pressure to “get things done” and worrying when I didn’t.  This actually helped me to get more done!  After nearly 2 weeks now of practising I would say, most days, I feel much calmer and more in control of my life again.  Thank you! 

 

I would like to ask a question though, is there any way to prevent yourself from becoming stressed in the first place?"

 

ANSWER

 

Thank you for your question! A great question and a question that I would love to be able to answer with a resounding “YES!” However, to overcome stress means not to never experience it again but rather to understand what the underlying cause of the stress is, for example, “my work causes me stress”. 

 

However, just “knowing” that, is not enough to get rid of the stress and whilst the breathing exercise will help in the moment and for a “period” of time after, it does not diminish the stress completely.  The next step would be to understand exactly WHAT it is about work that causes the stress?  Is it your boss?   Is it your work load?  Is it your time management?  Is it your work targets or is it just that its very busy?  Maybe it’s a combination!  In that case, take one issue at a time. 

 

Let’s use “I get stressed at work because it is very busy”.  Stress is fear based, so ask yourself this question: It feels stressful when it is busy at work because I am worried/scared/afraid/fearful of….?  Write the answers down.  What did you come up with?  1 thing, many things?  Nothing?  If you came up with nothing, you need to practise more self-awareness.  As you are working, consciously make the effort to just notice how you are feeling and ask yourself the question, “Why do I feel this way”?  “What am I worried is going to happen”?  Once you realise what it is you are afraid of, you immediately feel less afraid, sometimes it’s enough to remove the fear completely. 

 

If there is still fear, ask yourself the question, “What can I do to reduce this fear”?  Once your mind begins to come up with solutions then you may see the stress disappear.  It can just be as simple as re-organising your time or the realisation that the fear is unnecessary.  Keeping with the regular breathing exercises and moving on into practicing meditation helps to answer and keep stock on our thoughts feelings and emotions.

 

However, if you feel your fear goes deeper then reach out!  That's what I am here for! 

 

If you would like to learn more about coping with stress then please drop me a line:  info@charlottes-effective-therapies.com

 

If you would like more focused help with your stress or anxiety then please contact me on info@charlottes-effective-therapies.com or 654931886 (whatsapp available).

 

 

 

A SIMPLE TECHNIQUE TO RECOGNISE AND CONTROL STRESS

 

What is it?  How does it affect us?  How can we recognise it? What can we do about it?

Stress is related to the freeze, flight or fight mode of human functioning.  Obviously everyday stress does not generally constitute activation of a full response but the process is controlled in the same way.   When the brain perceives and/or the body experiences stress, the Vagus gland is activated and begins to control the parts of the limbic system and brain which relate to fight, flight or freeze.  The Vagus nerve also controls how “serious” the “stressful” situation is. 

 

Stress puts us into a constant state of uncertainty.  A state in which we are always on “high alert”.  The body is ready to jump into fight, flight or freeze mode at any time.  As you can imagine, that is pretty draining on the body and mind, after time there will be physiological as well as emotional side effects such as, anxiety attacks, insomnia, depression, highs and lows, loss of appetite, digestive problems, high/low blood pressure, heart problems and I could go on all day! 

 

So how do we know when we are being affected by stress if the symptoms are so wide ranging?  Good question!  Self-awareness is the key.  The more you know about your mind and body, the more you can recognise what is going on.  Once you have recognised that you are feeling “stressed” you can make a decision to do something about it.  The most effective methods to learning self-awareness are breathing and focusing techniques.  These techniques can be practised whilst doing everyday tasks so they do not take extra time out of your day.  In addition, the effect of mastering a simple breathing/focusing technique can have quite profound results on your levels of stress and your physical and emotional well-being.  You may be surprised at how hard it is at first but once you begin to train and discipline your mind just that tiny little bit, you will notice not only that you feel calmer and not so “stressed” but also that your mind is clearer, you are more aware of yourself and even memory improves, clarity of thinking and decision making.

 

Give it a go for a week or so…  You can email me your findings and questions to info@charlotte-effective-therapies.com  In a fortnights time I will print the answers to any questions and share any informative experiences which may help others, it will be anonymous of course, so come on, hit me!

 

So here is a breathing/focusing technique.  It can be done anywhere, on the bus, whilst walking, in the shower, on a toilet break etc.  As you take the "In" breath, imagine your ribs expanding, not upwards, but outwards, like you are becoming wider not taller.  Breath in for the count of 4 seconds, hold the breath for 7 seconds and then release the breath over 8 seconds.  Repeat this process the amount of times as is comfortable for you.  You dont need to count really slowly, just a steady rhythm.  If you need to reduce the seconds then reduce all sections by 1 second.  Be aware of thoughts distracting you, when you realise that they have taken your focus away then just bring your focus back to the counting.  About 8 cycles is about 2 mins.  Personally I like to do this exercise sitting on the side of the bed every morning.  I have a countdown timer and do it for 2 minutes.  You can also do this throughout the day and before you go to bed.  Experiment and see how easy, or not, it is to be aware!  See when in the day it suits you best.  Enjoy!

 

If you would like more information on stress or help with stress or anxiety please contact me on:

 

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TOOLS TO MANAGE DEPRESSION

 

Depression operates on many different levels and in different ways.  Some people cannot physically get out of bed, work or function on a day-to-day basis, whereas some people can maintain a full-time job and have a family.  I could talk all day about how the brain is affected and what chemicals affect what to create that feeling of “lowness”.  However, in this article what I am more interested in doing is providing you with some tools to either, share with someone who needs them, or use them for yourself. 

 

There are 3 things which will significantly help, hydration, clarity of mind and diet.  I will skim over hydration and diet because I am not a nutritionist of food I know the basics and what I have seen work through experience and advice from professionals, which are: eating green veg and eating regularly, approximately every 5-7 hours.  At least every 8 if you cannot manage more.  Drinking plenty of water, at least 2 litres a day, if you live in a hot climate then at least 3.  Water is key, most people suffer energy loss and headaches from dehydration.  The next time you have a headache, instead of taking a pill, drink quickly a half litre to a litre of water and then steadily keep drinking, often your headache will go! 

 

Your mind is not the only thing that needs nourishing and I am a nutritionist of the mind!  Here’s what helps: 

 

Having the right amount of sleep 7-8 ½ hours.  Too much keeps you in the cycle of feeling tired.  I understand how hard it is to get out of bed when you feel heavy and that life is rubbish so here is what can help that first step.  To wake up and be mindful of your thoughts.  Notice what your mind is thinking about, probably about not getting up, about feeling tired, about not wanting to… do whatever it is you are supposed to be doing etc.  Don’t judge those thoughts, just allow them to be there and whilst you are being mindful of them, stretch.

 

Stretch your arms up in front of you.  Stretch your legs out below you.  Then bend your knees and slowly allow your knees to open so the bottoms of your feet touch or face each other.  Then bring them back together and bring them up to your chest and hug them, stretching your lower back.  You can repeat this if you wish. 

 

Now sit up on the side of the bed and practice for 2 minutes this very widely used breathing technique.  Put your hands on your ribs.  Make sure you are at the top of your ribs.  Move your hands right out to your sides, as in not the centre of body but the sides of your body.  As wide as you can.  Now, you are going to breath in but as you breath in you are going to focus on and feel your ribs not moving upwards but actually outwards, expanding.  Now as you breath in you are going to also count to 4.  Just a nice steady rhythm, not fast, not slow.  Hold that breath for the count of 7 and then breath out for the count of 8 and repeat this for 2 minutes.  What I like to do is set my alarm for 2 minutes so that I can concentrate on the cycles. 

 

Once finished, have a half litre of water by the bed so you don’t have to move to get it and drink that relatively quickly. 

 

Finally, keep a journal.  I cannot stress this enough, clients often say to me “oh yes I should keep a journal” or “oh yes! I used to keep a journal, it really helped”.  Then when I ask them, have they used it and often they say no!  However, what I have noticed is that the clients who do keep a journal become self-aware much quicker and often have realisations just from writing things down and they tend to move through their therapy quicker when they keep a journal and I highly recommend starting one.

 

The reason it helps is because, what stresses us, brings us down, is repetition of thoughts.  When we write things down, its like speaking, it gets these thoughts out of our head, or at least slows the process.  Then we have more space for new thoughts!  That’s what we then need to build on.  First you need to make the space.  Practice this for a week and you will see a difference, even if small.  If you need further assistance or would like to have a free consultation with me then contact me on:

 

Phone/Whatsapp:  0034 654931886

Email: info@charlottes-effective-therapies.com

 

 

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This is a very powerful daily technique to begin self-development.  It is the basis for getting to know yourself and allowing thoughts feelings and emotions to flow.

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HOW DO YOU BECOME CONFIDENCE ITSELF?

 

Confidence is a belief – what does that mean?  It is an idea, a perception, a theory, a concept.  So what?  It means that certain thoughts, feelings and physiological emotions are associated with the word confidence.  Because it is a belief you will need to self-reflect to understand it.  Think now about a situation in which you have been or felt confident.   What was the situation?  Go back to that situation in a moment, what thoughts did you have?  How did it feel to be confident in that moment?  What happened to your body in that moment?  Just close your eyes for a minute and allow your mind to just show you now that experience of feeling confident.  Perhaps it was a situation from last week or perhaps from when you were 5 years old, any situation is good.   

 

Did you notice the changes in your body?  How did you feel?  Good?  Strong?  What happened to your body?  Did you feel a strong energy?  Did you go warm or cold?  What thoughts did you have?” I know what I am doing” “I know I can do this”.  Did your thinking appear clear/focused in that situation?  And/or was it that you noticed there wasn’t that doubting second voice in the background saying, ”I am not sure about this”  “Maybe I have done something wrong?” 

 

Can you also appreciate that it is not a permanent feeling or state of being?  It comes and it goes and there are various levels of confidence in-between.  What does that mean?  It means that over time and through being in different situations, and also the same situations over and over again, you have programmed your mind and body to be/feel confident about whatever it is that you feel confident about.  That means that YOU created the confidence!  If you created it you can BECOME confidence.  

 

Ask yourself what your life would be like if you could:

 

Create confidence in:

  • Yourself
  • Your work place.
  • Love.
  • Your relationships.
  • Your children
  • Your communication skills
  • Giving up a habit
  • Any area of your life

 

Would you like to develop this skill or learn more?  Contact me for more information on: info@charlottes-effective-therapies.com or www.charlottes-effective-therapies.com 

 

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Someone wrote in to me asking this question:

 CHARLOTTE – WHAT EXACTLY IS “ANALYTICAL” PSYCHOTHERAPY?  -   

 

Great question!  Please keep the questions coming in!  

 

So, and this will be a very rudimentary answer by the way.  Freud, whom I am sure you have heard of, was and is an important authority in this area.  He and other “mind” researchers and practitioners, through their extensive research and experience, developed time periods throughout our life, but most importantly through our childhood, in which we need recognition and we need to be able to express our thoughts, feelings and emotions.  Many times, as a child we refrain from expressing ourselves in order “to be good”, to please our parents.  Freud and his supporters also believed that if we repressed our emotions during an experience then we would remain “stuck” in that age range until we accepted that moment/s that we repressed.  In my experience of working with adults, adolescents and children this appears to be true.  Most blockages, self-esteem, trauma and anxietycome from childhood experience/s.  Cases of extreme abuse and neglect are obvious in this case, so in this article my focus is on the “mundane” issues that can still greatly impact your life.  The part that can get missed is that parents, for the most part, do the best they can and of course make mistakes.  This therapy is not about blame, its simply about realisation and acceptance. 

 

Let’s take this as an example, My brother stole my chocolate bar and my parents did nothing about it”.  To the child, in that moment, they may have felt unloved and angry by the lack of care by the brother and support by the parents.  If they then went on to repress those feelings then they will be stored deep in the psyche.  A result of this experience could be low self-esteem or anger issues.  I can honestly say through my professional and personal experience once these memories have been realised, accepted and released they can make a huge difference to your life. 

 

If you or someone you know is struggling to hold down a job, sustain a meaningful relationship, build a successful career, or deal with an addiction, cant control anger or jealousy etc, get in touch with me and start that change.   

The process requires professional techniques to access those irrational belief’s and once they have been accepted, feelings (such as anger, sadness) and emotions (an empty feeling, nausea) will be released, leaving you to work without limits to reach your true potential.  Live the life you dream of, have those loving relationships, boost your career, overcome addictions and anxiety.  Live your life with an incredible freedom and happiness.  What would it be like to wake up and feel content, be happy to get out of bed?  Can you imagine what your life would be like, how it would change?  If the answer is yes – what are you waiting for?  What belief is it that is stopping you from making that free appointment right now?  If the answer is no then lets discover now what it would feel like and begin to make it real.     

 

For a free consultation to understand more and ask questions then contact me on:  654931886 or info@charlottes-effective-therapies.com  Or visit my website www.charlottes-effective-therapies.com/psychotherapy  I am also registered on the International Council for Psychotherapists directory.  

 

For the published article follow this link:  What is "Analytical" Psychotherapy?

 

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HOW TO DEAL WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) AND ANXIETY ATTACKS

Following my recent article regarding PTSD I was posed with this email:

Hi Charlotte,

Thank you for your article.  I have a daughter who suffers from anxiety attacks which the doctor has diagnosed with PTSD due to her dad (my husband) dying suddenly.  We moved to Spain a couple of years ago to start again and try to move on.  She is now 16 and about 6 months ago started suffering with panic attacks.  I don´t know what to do and she refuses to see anyone about it, saying that therapy won’t help.  What can I do?

MY REPLY

Thank you for your email, I appreciate the situation that you are in and whilst she refuses to accept help life can be tricky for you too.  If you feel that you also need support that is normal and something you might also want to look into and I can discuss with you if necessary.  Certainly, you are not alone and there are some things which you can do to support her and suggest to her.  You might start by suggesting some breathing techniques.  I would suggest that at least three times a day she can practise these techniques, more will certainly not harm:

Fix your vision on something solid a mark on the wall, a picture etc. Next notice your breath.  Notice the in-breath going in through your nose, at the same time count to 4.  As you breathe in and reach the count of 4, hold the breath for 6 seconds (“1 second 2 seconds 3 seconds” etc).  Next focus on the out-breath, watch the air exit from your nose and count to 8 in the same way, “1 second, 2 seconds etc”.

Repeat this at least 5 times, during the day and at periods when there is no anxiety.  When there is anxiety then repeat until the anxiety has subsided.  I appreciate that sometimes the anxiety can come all of a sudden and once into a deep experience of panic then it can be impossible to focus.  This is the exact reason that one needs to practise at times when there is no stress, once the mind is trained to start the breathing technique automatically then it will become easier to recognise when the anxiety is starting and prevent it and should an actual attack start then it is easier to shorten the episode and re-gain control.

Other advice I can give is to write things down.  She does not need to show you what she has written but if she can start a journal and write her emotions down, emotions being, “I am shaking, sweating.  I feel nauseas.  I have an empty feeling in my stomach.  Plus thoughts like, “I feel lonely, abandoned, and angry” etc.  This will help her to accept them rather than fight them.  It also helps to break the circular thinking and the mind has more space to move forward rather than stay stuck in the same cycle. 

Finally, I advise a personalised recording.  If she is not ready to speak to someone face-to-face then I can create a personal recording especially for her needs and she can listen to at her own leisure and as much as she needs.  For more information either contact me on: 654931886 or visit my website: https://www.charlottes-effective-therapies.com/personalised-hypnotherapy-recordings/

 click here to see the original article in the paper:   Dealing with PTSD

 

 

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COPING WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS (PTSD) 

 

 

PTSD is a build-up of stress/anxiety over time involving more than one experience, or is a traumatic experience repressed.   By repressed I mean the feelings and emotions have been “stuck” or “fixated” on that experience/s often without conscious awareness of that experience/s.  Of course, over time the actual experience/s become lost in the day to day living and may you feel “OK”, but then suddenly, for no apparent reason you experience acute anxiety, panic attacks.  You avoid certain situations without even realising and when an episode of anxiety is triggered it can lead to nausea, vomiting, shaking, dizziness, fear of crowds, fainting, acute stomach pain, migraine, hallucinations, uncontrollable crying, repeated behaviours such as checking the same things over, being fanatical about the way certain things “should be”, not being able to focus on any one thing for a long period or focusing only on one thing obsessively and as a matter of fact many more symptoms.  Symptoms are experienced at individual and varying levels.  Anxiety / panic is very stressful and confusing to experience and can shatter confidence, completely change lives and not only for the person experiencing the panic but also for the people surrounding that person.  Many people reach out to doctors for medication, which can certainly help to reduce symptoms and help you to remain able to function on a day-to-day basis.  However, it does not cure the problem.  The good news is that it can be dealt with particularly with the right therapist and support.  There are many good therapists of many different fields who can assist with anxiety/panic and it is something you should research to find out what you believe would suit you best.   

 

I am a hypnotherapist/psychotherapist and what I do is use gentle relaxation leading into focusing techniques/hypnosis to help you relax enough to access the traumatic experience or build-up of stresses in a safe environment.  This allows your mind to process clearly how these experience/s have affected you mentally, physically and emotionally.  I will then guide you using psychotherapeutic techniques to resolve the trauma/stress and release the feelings that have been holding you in that panic/anxiety state.  We will then work on how to move forward without these thoughts, feelings and emotions.  This type of therapy works on a very deep level and with the root cause/memory/experience.  It allows the release of physical symptoms as well as emotional and psychological which is the advantage that hypnotherapy has over some other therapeutic techniques.  However, a lot of people come to me believing that either it cannot be changed or that it will be changed immediately.  Neither is normally a correct assumption.  These stifling feelings and physical symptoms, whether they have been experienced once or many times, have been built up over time and do not generally appear overnight therefore, they do not disappear overnight.  However, with the right supportive environment and using the correct skills it certainly is something that you can be free from and go out and continue to live the life that you want to live in the way that you want to live it.  For further information and to see testimonials from previous clients please feel free to contact me for a free consultation via email: info@charlottes-effective-therapies.com or on 654931886.  Please also email with any questions and I will answer them personally and will print some (keeping you anonymous) in my next article on 23rd June in order to help others.  You can also visit my website to see client testimonials and other ways in which I can help you: https://www.charlottes-effective-therapies.com/testimonials/ 

 

Here is the link to the published article:     PTSD

 

In this article I follow on from the previous one and answer an enquiry about how/if stress can be prevented.

Ease that stress and worry less!

This article gives a brief introduction to stress and how we can become more aware of it.  Include is a good breathing exercise for not only helping to recognise stress but to also manage it.

STRESS 

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