The brain puts an emotional tag onto things that happen to us, this can be positive or negative. For example, if you think of a situation when you were extremely happy and really allow yourself to re-experience that moment in your imagination it is likely that you will smile. These thoughts will induce a positive feeling in you.
Similarly, if you think back to an unhappy or frightening experience this may also change your state of being, this time to a more negative state. These are the emotions that it may be more beneficial to eradicate or reduce.
Resolving psychological difficulties and indecision about direction in life depends on each person’s ‘story’ of their life, what has happened to them and their perception or view of these events. We will look at trigger situations for issues and the way your thoughts and emotions effect your patterns of behaviour and together we will set new patterns into your neural pathways to effect positive change. This is achieved by moving these memories from one part of the brain, the amygdala, to another more logical part of the brain, the prefrontal cortex. It is this process helps you to leave the pain of the past behind and to move on with your life.
Treatment will help you towards becoming more focused and clear sighted. It will help you develop your own action plan and you will be spurred on by the benefits that you achieve.
Improvements are typically seen in the following areas:
- Work / life balance
- Home issues
- Health and wellbeing
- Confidence building
- Social life
- Planning work, events etc.