Depression, substance misuse, self harm, family feuds, anxiety, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), weight issues, control issues, life planning, step taking, discovering how to do things you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t know how to start.
The list seems endless therefore here are a few examples of the briefer interventions we have made. (The more extensive pieces of work are listed under Stories with names-changed).
There is not a person on the planet who hasn’t experienced problems or encountered difficulties that they were unsure how to deal with. We are tested by them, we often need them as they can help us to grow, evolve and progress. Whilst in the midst of them they can feel awful but they do stregnthen us to cope with further unavoidable troubles in the future.
If our behaviour, a mind set, emotions, negative coping machanisms or social behaviours have become TOO MUCH or are CAUSING MORE DIFFICULTIES then it has to be reviewed. The disequilibrium needs to be settled.
We’ve helped a young man learn how to manage his rage and violent outbursts that had caused him involvletment with less than ‘understanding’ services. Through breath work and Central Nervous System self control. We revitalized his interest in horses and he made friends with a member of this other speices as we reflected on it’s and all sentient beings ‘flight and fight’ reactions. He learnt to ride and felt more able to manage himself in stressful situations. He now RESPONDS rather than REACTING and he has not lashed out or fought since.
We’ve helped a a young woman learn to manage living alone. Her family relationships were seemingly irreparable but she had been used to lving with many others. We made sure she had activities with other students after college and looked at meeting her neighbours. We created budgets and essential housework lists and did some great creative cooking together. She had been over weight and struggled with the idea of ‘ballooning’ so we incorporated an exercise routine in to her weekly timetable-the cleaning and housework being an aspect of this! She still has low weight and has adapted her lifestyle to suit changes that have occured and now lives happily alone.
We’ve helped many young people with their drug and alcohol consumption rates. We have literally taught the facts and reflected on harm and accpeted that for many these behaviours are a ‘rite of passage’ in to adulthood and explained to those with the higher obvious potential for addictive behaviours and those with apparent psychological difficulties how the various substances may effect them in differnt ways.
We’ve helped many young women who self harm or who claim they want to commit suicide. There are many techniques to alleviate the craving to self harm. We know that it tends to be an easier sensation than the emotional trauma the person is experiencing but at first we have to reduce the risk of serious harm and scarring if possible. No young person who has declared they want to die has actually gone through with it and hopefully this is not only that they envisioned another ‘way out’ but they saw that it was an extreme reaction to ‘not wanting to be where you are now’ and learning that the only guaranteed thing in life is change-that things will change.
We’ve helped an older woman with a fear of being at sea and boats but who also had a craving to travel by boat. I travelled with her and explained what was happening with her physical reactions-teaching her mind/breath control. The main lesson was that we were distracting her and she had ‘survived’ much of the journey with no problem. She laughed a lot-a super reliease of tension for any of us and was proud of herself. She and intend to work on how this fear extended from a bullying father but for now she can travel by boat.
We’ve helped groups of young people with brief grief counselling. A friend of theirs had died and we were working with them to not only find comforts and positives in their own lives and things to be grateful for but we also tried to suggest a time limit on the excessive mourning. Many young people in particular can get fixated on experiences as extreme as a loss of a freiend and find it difficult to move on. We spoke about this and spoke of the necessary ritual and ceremonies they may practice but also on how to combat repetitive thoughts on the person they lost and to remember and celebrate what they did have with her.
We’ve helped women cope with having had enforced abortions.
We’ve helped people cope with seriously dibilitating family health problems.
We’ve helped an older woman with panic attacks and migraines as a reaction to caring for a relative with dementia. She was reminded of her own knowledge of Yoga and breathing through sharing conversation and exploration and after a brief intervention she felt more able to manage and cope with her life circumstances. She felt she was more able to ask for help and that she did deserve to have a break.
We’ve helped numerous people with drug and alcohol issues as well as SMOKING CESSATION.
We’ve helped numerous people with academic and interlectual troubles.
We’ve helped numerous people with family, friend and workplace misunderstandings and conflicts.
We’ve helped negotiate with institutions to get clients the education they need.
There will be nothing you present with that we haven’t come across before exactly or similarly.
There are many more examples of other more complex and multiple issues that we have helped people with-we will do our best to try to help you and if we are not right for you we know all of the referral routes-let’s talk……………
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