After a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, I found myself becoming anxious in mundane situations and I began struggling to remain active and upbeat. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist myself, I knew many techniques that would help, but I seemed unable to focus on any of them. As Parkinson’s causes anxiety and affects mobility, thinking positively and remaining active makes a big difference to well-being, so I felt I really needed help to avoid a downward spiral.
Finding James was the best course of action I could have taken. Not only did he help me ‘shift my thinking’ towards beneficial thought processes, but he also helped me deal with the negative impact of the rather unsympathetic delivery of the diagnosis, and with a barrage of emotions about my health that I hadn’t even considered, but which were adding to my distress.
I chose to have five sessions to cover all the issues, during which I achieved a massive 360 degree turnaround about the way I felt. James eliminated the trauma of the delivery of the diagnosis in minutes, literally. He was supportive, empathic and challenging in exactly the right measures. He helped me to achieve all my health goals, and I continue to feel positive, to remain active, and to view my condition as a manageable nuisance instead of the major burden it was pre-James.
Finally, as a therapist, I know how important it is to have accredited training and experience, and James’s background and credentials were fundamental to me choosing him to work with; I wholeheartedly recommend him.*
From Barbara Cook on June 5, 2016