Hypnotherapist offers helping hand to deal with coronavirus stress
A Dorset hypnotherapist and business psychologist is playing his part in helping people cope with the stress and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the lockdown, reports of stress and depression have risen significantly.
Poole-based hypnotherapist, Kristian Lees-Bell, who specialises in work-related stress and anxiety management, said he was busier than ever, offering therapy sessions online.
He said: “People suffering from low-level anxiety may have found their symptoms have increased recently.
“Other people might be feeling new physical and psychological strains for the first time.
“To some degree it’s natural to worry, and we all do it – it’s how our brain mobilises itself and prepares for potential problems.
“But it stops being useful if we become stuck in a loop of negative thoughts about things that are out of our control.
“It’s better to focus on the things we can control, and how we choose to respond to them.”
Kristian has released a free download on his website.
The audio recording can be accessed from any computer or device, and requires the listener to be settled in a safe, quiet space, where they won’t be disturbed.
Kristian said: “Even just taking 20 minutes out of your day to focus on yourself, rather than the latest news updates, can help you relax and regain a sense of balance.
“It’s all about relaxing your mind, deflecting negative thoughts and feelings, and replacing them with calm, positive ones.
“Coronavirus has many repercussions beyond physical health.
“One is the potential impact on mental health and wellbeing as people try to manage an increasingly stressful situation.
“If I can help ease this stress and help people feel a little more comfortable during these difficult times, I’ll know my efforts have been worthwhile.”
To access Kristian’s download, click here