May 24th 2017:
"Dear Chris, I've come across your details whilst searching for possible solutions to a 'problem'. Briefly, I don't appear to be able to 'switch off' from work, and feel this is escalating and impacting really negatively on everything else. Logically, I can reason that worrying etc. doesn't achieve anything but this reasoning doesn't help! My reactions to criticism or more workload are becoming knee-jerk and I am of the opinion that leaving or retiring would be the easy solution, as I may say something 'inappropriate' - or just leave on the spur of the moment (but leaving would also contribute to stress, lack of income etc.!)
It seems a downward spiral..."
May 24th reply by me:
"Jim, I can save you. Not only can I explain all that, I can fix it all too..."
ONE SESSION LATER
"Dear Chris, just a few lines to thank you for listening, obviously understanding my situation and asking the right questions to assist me. Even without the hypnosis, your advice was concise, logical and very helpful.
The hypnotherapy session itself appears to have done everything you said it would, with an added benefit: I have slept a lot more soundly since the hypnosis.
The troubling thoughts and anxiety I was experiencing have faded to such a degree that my wife has commented on how 'chilled' I now seem. Things seem a lot more in perspective now and I'm looking forward to enjoying my life without the 'cloud' hanging over it.
I'd like to thank you for your help, friendliness, advice and your patient explanation of the whole hypnosis subject, misconceptions and realistic expectations. Thank you once again, Jim."
So I thanked Jim for his feedback and asked if it would be OK to publish it on the website, to which he replied:
"Of course you may quote any part of my email if it may help others... I can also add that I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who I thought would benefit from your services. Thanks again for everything. Regards, Jim."
So iof you're getting stressed out by work, or indeed any other situation, don't bottle it up and don't have a meltdown! Just call me (Chris) on 0161 474 8120 (Office hours) or call/text me on 07748 838 644 any day, any time, and we'll get it sorted!
Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy Stockport, South Manchester and has been helping the good people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside UK to de-stress since August 2000.