Andrew came to see me because had had serious issues with his teeth and needed treatment urgently including an extraction, the dentist he consulted had refused to treat him because he had such a bad phobia.
Emile Coué was a French psychologist and pharmacist who is credited with having discovered the placebo effect, he discovered that if he praised a medicines efficacy people seemed to respond better to it, he also included a little encouraging positive note for customers with their medication. Coué also studied hypnosis so understood the power of the mind and imagination.
It's really not uncommon at all for me to see clients who are feeling anxious and a bit overwhelmed with life in general. They may have begun to feel they are alone in a world where others seem able to easily cope with things that seem to cause them so much worry and anxiety...
When in an anxious situation or frame of mind our breathing can become short and shallow in nature, sometimes we even find ourselves unconsciously trying to take in too much air too fast; this is known as hyperventilating. Hyperventilating leads to even more feelings of anxiety and can even result in worrying physical symptoms like the heart racing, feeling faint or light headed.
Business coaching: Sometimes like a snowball rolling down a hill, therapy gains it's own momentum.
Recently I had a call from a client who wanted advice about sending a couple of his employees to see me. Originally the client came to see me some years ago because he felt he had gone as far as he could in his career with the company he worked for at that time. He felt 'blocked' by his employers. He wanted some help and advice on how to move forward.