EMDR for Grief

Grief is a natural response to loss in life. In some cases it can become prolonged and devastating. The normal grieving process usually occurs over the course of about two years for the loss of a close relative or dear friend, and while everyone is different in how they grieve it can be taken that if severe grief is still felt many years later that something has gone wrong in the grieving process.

Grief can lead to:

  • Loss of Appetite
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Discomfort such as stomach pain, chest pains, headaches, etc,
  • Fatigue or Lack of energy
  • Sadness and crying
  • Forgetfulness
  • Feelings of numbness, emptiness, or meaninglessness.
  • Poor sleep
  • Anger, fear, and Guilt
  • Feeling withdrawn or disconnected from family and friends
  • Unsettling/sad dreams
  • A sense of holding back from living life

Grief can also trick us into wallowing or staying in the state of grief. A common thought is that ‘If I were to get over it, it would be a betrayal of how important they were’. In reality it’s hard to imagine that anyone who has passed on, would want us to continue to suffer. However, it’s one of the common feelings surrounding grief.

Thankfully prolonged grief can successfully be treated with both Hypnotherapy and EMDR.
The goal in such cases is to keep the memories of the deceased but to remove the excessive hurt.

Normally this allows you to recall the good times and not just to be drawn to the memories that are painful.

Personally I like to think that living a full life with cherished memories of the deceased is a more fitting testament to them than a life spent in pain and holding back.

For more information on how I can help you, please contact me. I’ll be happy to chat and answer any questions you might have about what support I can give.

Helping with Anxiety, Panic, Nightmares, Poor Sleep, Stress, Anger, Trauma, Grief, and related issues.

When we worry all the time our minds are making a bigger deal out of things than is needed. We often know this, but how do you stop it? That 'always-on-alert' feeling, the racing mind, poor sleep, frustration or explosions of anger and other signs show us that we need to do something.

After decades of Anxiety & Depression John is determined to make up for lost time, Since overcoming those issues in his own life he has trained internationally with leaders in the field of personal change including Paul McKenna, and Dr. Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP.

Now with over three and a half thousand hours of clinical experience, and qualifications in both complementary and evidence-based therapies, he has helped hundreds of people from all walks of life to create the lives they want. He is a licensed Trainer of NLP, an EMDR Institute trained Psycho-Trauma therapist and a qualified Hypnotherapist.

His personal experience of depression and anxiety, including too many nights waking in panic and fear and failing to get back to sleep gave John both the insight and motivation to help others who experience similar.

Understanding the way life can become empty when anxiety makes us hold back and avoid so much of life, John is very happy now to be helping people overcome such problems. Those years of waking, dreading the day ahead mean that John now savours each day free of anxiety and lives life to the max. John is always happy to talk to those suffering about how you can change your life for the better.

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