How To Stop Struggling With The Fall and Winter Blues

When the days get shorter, thousands of people are dreading the effects the darker nights seem to engender. Does your mood and overall wellbeing seemingly feel wabbly or fragile when daylight hours are shorter?

In the U.S. an estimated 10 million people are affected by shorter daylight hours. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may be mildly affected. This syndrome is referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) S.A.D is four times more common in women than in men. Around 7 percent of UK adults struggle with S.A.D.

Reduced exposure to sunlight impacts some people to feel less energetic or lethargic – and some people are severely affected by everything from their work performance to their relationships.

As a Metaphysician/Hypnosis practitioner I receive a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking help, sometimes unrelated to the shorter daylight hours. There is a root cause for this trend. There are holistic protocols specifically tailored to each person to assist them to overcome those issues.

I am offering a 4-week weekly session to address your issues to transform/ transmute what prompts your trend to have a S.A.D. episode. In the 4-week period, you will log your experiences that will be incorporated into your tailored, hypnotherapy-based protocols. Such activities as meditation and a ‘gratitude board’ aimed at helping you to identify and focus on the positive aspects of your life and living, in order to overcome the feelings of loss and struggle.

People who struggle with S.A.D are thought to be sensitive to insufficient exposure to sunlight that also results in their bodies not producing enough of the feel-good hormone serotonin, and thus their tiredness is often coupled with depression. Artificial light boxes and visors are one of the most common treatments for this sensitivity. It often helps to ease the symptoms, although some cases have been linked to side effects like nausea.

However, hypnotherapy can also be very effective, by transforming/transmuting the negative thoughts and focusing on the positive aspects of the autumn and winter season. Also, introducing affirmative actions like meditation into their daily routines. “When someone is sensitive to light deprivation, it can become a recurring circle for them. If they’ve felt at a low ebb before, they will start to dread the nights drawing in, because they will immediately associate them with feelings ranging from low spirit to claustrophobia, agoraphobia, and overwhelming tiredness.

“By taking someone through techniques to re-set their mindset, hypnotherapy can change someone’s whole outlook during the darker nights which compels them to feel much better. I use methods like meditation and visualization, thus, helping people to focus on all the pleasant things they associate with the changing of the seasons – from cozy nights in with the family to wrapping up warm and taking a brisk walk. Our minds are incredibly powerful organs and we can train them to think any way we want them to – including having positive feelings about the Autumn and Winter months.”

I’ve decided to set up a 4-week weekly session special offer because, many people are contacting me, lamenting about feeling low at this time of the year. I want to assist people to understand what might be causing it. For example, are particular trends in the weather affecting how bad they feel; are people working longer hours and the pressure of that is making their mood even more intense, or are there some other factors at play? I also want to help people to improve how they feel, and at the same time, with their help, hone the techniques for transforming/transmuting S.A.D, so that I can help even more people in the future.

Source by Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD


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