Mental Health is the buzz today and everybody has an offering. Unfortunately there are people being trained with 3 days concact with a trainer and told they are a Hypnotherapist. Some of these people are now offering Anxiety, Stress, PTSD and like services. PLEASE ensure your Hypnotherapist is properly trained and skilled for your needs. Ask , are you a member of the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia, and, are you a Clinical Hypnotherapist? What is your Health Fund number? Do you work with my other Health Professionals ? YES answers requires on going supervision of them and qualifies you for Health Fund rebates with participating funds (easy questions, watch the unqualified squirm)
Most people are likely to experience a potentially traumatic event in their lifetime, and most individuals recover well, given time and adequate social support.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) refers to a set of symptoms that can emerge following the experience of a traumatic event that involves exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence.
Symptoms are characterised by a sense of reliving of the traumatic event, avoidance of reminders of the traumatic event, feeling numb, having negative thoughts and mood, and feeling agitated or wound up.
Without treatment, PTSD can become a chronic condition, and places the individual at greater risk of developing other mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety, or problems with alcohol or drug use. With managed intervention however, the chances of recovery are good.
Sexual identity is different from sexual behaviour because it refers to feelings and a person’s views about who they consider themselves to be.
LGBTI+ people are much more likely to experience depression and anxiety, and are at greater risk of self-harm and suicide than the general population. Discrimination, exclusion and prejudice are key contributors to these increased rates.
Social Media - Social Anxiety
Social anxiety disorder is characterised by severe anxiety about being criticised or viewed negatively by others. This leads the person to avoid social events and other social situations for fear of doing something that leads to embarrassment or humiliation.
Stress and anxiety share many of the same physical symptoms, making it difficult to spot the differences between them.
Anxiety is a natural and usually short-lived reaction to a stressful situation, associated with feelings of worry, nervousness or apprehension.
Keep things in perspective - are my thoughts based in reality?
Mental Health is not a one stop shop. We work with your GP, Psychiatrist, Psychologist and other health professionals to achieve your best outcome.
Much of the information displayed above is from the Australian Psychological Society Website. It has a wealth of excellent information.