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Blue Monday - What's it all about?

The annual "Blue Monday" is upon us.

This is the name given to the third Monday in January, widely considered as the most depressing day of the year.

In 2005, a UK travel company claimed to have established the date through a carefully calculated “equation”. Scientists dismissed the idea as baseless pseudo-science and indeed it later transpired that it had actually been nothing more than a public relations stunt by the travel company.

American literature dating back to the 1830's does however refer to "Blue Monday” as the “hungover state” of the labour workforce after a weekend spent drinking. The colour blue was associated with the workers "depressed state of mind".

These days the gloomy title of "Blue Monday" has been awarded to the third Monday of January thanks to a combination of post Christmas melancholy, cold and long dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills!

Whilst this post-Christmas mood-dip and the weather may well have an adverse affect on us, depression is an everyday phenomenon for those who truly suffer and whilst it may seem trivialising to recognise just one Monday of the year as being "blue", if we can use this day to raise awareness and open up a conversation about mental health, that can only be a good thing.

Depression is a real illness with real symptoms - it hijacks the mind and body and it can affect individuals in many different ways both physically and emotionally. Hypnosis can help!

Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique that can help you feel yourself again. A research study concluded that 75% percent of depression sufferers fared better when receiving hypnosis, as well as cognitive behavioural therapy.

It can provide a mental roadmap which positively clarifies your view of the world and it can enable you to find your self-control.

Hypnosis can:

• reduce feelings of depression and anxiety

• improve coping ability

• calm the mind

• offer renewed hope

• return self-control

Hypnosis is wholly collaborative and begins with a conversation about what you would like to achieve. Together, we choose the correct approach to meet your individual needs. Sessions can be held either in person or online.

Why not get in contact now for more information about hypnosis and how it can help you to live in the now and create joy in your life again!

Tel: 07969 416648

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