Nightmares are trying to help us come to terms with emotional expectations that remain unresolved at the time of going to sleep. But, like an inflammatory response trying to combat infection, too much can cause terrible problems. So what do we need to consider when treating client nightmares?
Articles on: Anxiety Treatment
Whether it’s through your skilled teaching of breathing techniques, the more advanced skill of clinical hypnosis, or simply your calming demeanour, with really stressed clients the first step is to help them be calm enough to receive further therapy.
This piece isn’t about all the sensible precautions we should take to remain infection-free or prevent passing the virus on to others. Prudent hygiene and social distancing should be, by now, a given – at least for a while. But what of the emotional strain of being cooped up and, maybe, fearful or isolated? I want to give you a few pointers to help you keep your emotional life as balanced as possible in these alarming times.
Fear of separation – of being left alone and apart from someone significant (often a parent) – is a normal developmental stage many of us go through. But when the anxiety is severe, or if it doesn’t start to fade naturally past the age of four or five, help may be needed.
Therapist and counsellor Dr. Dawn Ferrara gives her perspective on a UPTV client session.
Anxiety makes mountains out of molehills, and monsters out of moles. Here are six tips for treating generalized anxiety disorder in your clients.