Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/03/17
Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/03/17
Welcome to Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/03/17. This is a weekly post to act as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike.
This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as the infamous rewind technique for phobias with a Dan Jones twist, a Trolls Mindfulness exercise for kids, looking at Persuasion, hypnosis and PTSD, self-sabotage and PTSD, and lastly, a look at how mental health, sexual health, HIV, and Drugs are all tied together with gay men.
If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video.
Overcome a Fear of Needles: Phobia Treatment: Rewind Technique
In this video I guide you through the rewind technique to help you overcome a fear of needles. The process is interactive and quite fast, so you may need to listen a few times to get used to the process and to following the process, and to deciding on what memories to use to de-traumatise. It is usually best to use the first memory (often the cause), and then do the process with the worst memory. It is rare to need to use the technique on more than 3 memories. It works better when used with headphones, and when you can pay this your full attention, because you need to follow the steps and engage in the process, it isn’t a passive process.
Before you listen the first time it is good to rate your fear on a scale of 0-10, where 0 is no fear, and 10 is the worst fear you can feel. Then at the end you can rate again and see what progress you have made. An average is usually people rating 7 or above at the beginning, and 3 or below at the end. For some problems it is healthy to have a little anxiety remaining to ensure you are keeping yourself safe.
Smiling Mind & DreamWorks Animation Trolls ‘Cloud Guy’ Meditation.
By Smiling Mind
We’ve teamed up with DreamWorks Animation & 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to change the way the world thinks about children’s meditations. Listen to our meditation from ‘Cloud Guy’ from the Trolls movie to help you relax, engage with meditation, and find happiness from within.
30 Days of Persuasion Plays – Episode #10
In this episode we cover the fact that the human mind uses comparison to make sense of things and how you can use contrast to persuade others.
WSH103- Karl Smith on Fast Hypnosis
Karl Smith spent 12 years in the British Army before becoming a SWAT officer. Everything was fine until one fateful night in August 4, 2006 when he helped a drunk driver that crashed his car in front of his house. He found out the driver was a young boy who was depressed due to a recent funeral. While talking, he somehow got his arm snagged by the seatbelt which ended up with him getting dragged by the driver which left him with several injuries all over his body including a fractured skull.
About 18 months after the incident, he would have bouts of post-traumatic stress which occurred right after he got off the painkillers. To give him some peace and quiet, he would sneak in painkillers in his alcohol. Exactly two years after the incident, his colleague asked if he wanted help in the form of hypnosis. Karl was skeptic at first but he learned what hypnosis was about through his friend.
On today’s episode, he shares the story of his experience while receiving hypnosis sessions, how it has impacted his life, and what made him decide to become a hypnotist himself. He explains his fast hypnosis methods, the techniques he uses to prepare his clients before a session, and the what he has learned not to do during a session with a client.
“I like doing it fast because what it does is it shows the client there and then that something’s spectacular has happened.” – Karl Smith
Karl’s students call it the Gandalf moment, when you open your eyes and you realize something happened. Rapid change may not work on schizophrenics, but it’s a personal choice. It works great on people with bipolar while those with depression have a decent success rate. There’s always more positives than negatives in situations. If you’re in a dark place, you’re not alone and can be fixed. Post-trauma usually only takes one session while weight loss takes longer since there’s more guidance and coaching involved. The First step for weight loss is an emotional detox. Teaching is not about getting people to understand what hypnosis really is and how to deliver it to people.
114 PTSD and Functionality of Symptoms
Self-Sabotage — The Self-fulfilling Prophecy That Could Be Stealing Your Life
Self-sabotage is a defense mechanism you may have learned from your abuser/s. It’s part of the abuse training where the abuser conditions the target to abuse him/herself. In this video I describe the 5 most common forms of self-sabotage that I see in the particular kind of PTSD/C-PTSD that is caused by abusive relationships. I give you some tools to train yourself to stop getting in your own way so you can create the life you want to live.
OUTthink – Ep10 – Dean – Mental Health, Sexual Health, HIV & Drugs
By OUTthink / Lawrence Akers / Release Hypnosis
This fortnight, we’re chatting with LGBT / HIV Advocate Dean Beck around the topic of Mental Health, Sexual Health, HIV and Drugs – which would normally be seen as four different topics however this podcast, we’re looking to explore how they’re being connected. We explore the mental health / mental wellness issues that face gay men, their relationship with the gay community and the limitation of being that it restricted to the gay scene and gay clubs, and lastly looking at what kind of resources need to be provided to help people who have just been diagnosed as HIV+ have an easier mental health transition.
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