I can’t help thinking that psychiatrists only called the winter blues “Seasonal Affective Disorder” so that they can use the acronym S.A.D. This is a bit sad in itself, but although there is no cure for psychiatry there IS a cure for the winter blues, and it is called hypnotherapy.
The ‘hypnosis’ bit is just a means of getting information to a part of the brain which governs emotions and mood. There are several reasons why the shorter days and colder weather are being interpreted by the brain as “miserable”, which it then reacts to by creating feelings that we might call the opposite of joy.
My job as a hypnotherapist is to present a case for change – in this case, what we call a re-frame – which gets the brain to interpret the changing seasons differently and produce quite different feelings in response to the winter weather and the darker, shorter days. It works really well, banishing those winter blues immediately.
So don’t suffer! Give me (Chris) a call on 0161-474-8120 during office hours or 07748 838 644 any time, any day and have a happy winter!
Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside UK to brighten up in winter since August 2000