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Deal Pier, Kent

Deal With Stress

with Jon Whitworth

In these uncertain times it is more important than ever to look after ourselves, for our own sake and those around us.

All consultations online and at reduced prices during the current health emergency.

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Why you?

Are you suffering from ...

Insomnia

Anxiety

High Stress Levels

Increased Worry

Not achieving what you should…

Shortened Temper

Feeling overwhelmed

...?

Invest in yourself

Let me help you get your life back on track.

 
 
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What is Stress?

There is good stress which keeps us alive and performing at our peak.

 

But there is also bad stress. Bad stress arises when you feel that you cannot adequately cope with the demands being made on you or with threats to your well-being. This could be in terms of having insufficient skills, resources, time, or knowledge.

 

Stress affects your body, your mood and your behaviour. It can impact on your family and your work and your life.

Common effects of stress on your body

Headache

Muscle tension or pain

Chest pain

Fatigue

Change in sex drive

Stomach upset

Sleep problems

Common effects of stress on your mood

Anxiety

Restlessness

Lack of motivation or focus

Feeling overwhelmed

Irritability or anger

Sadness or depression

Common effects of stress on your behaviour 

Overeating or undereating

Angry outbursts

Drug or alcohol abuse 

Tobacco use

Social withdrawal

Exercising less often 

A depressing spiral of emotions that hold you back from reaching your true potential.

Chronic unhealthy stress that can lead to long term illnesses such as  high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

We all experience stress from time to time. If we don’t get on top of it, it can consume us. If your stress builds up over time, or you have lasting feelings or do not know how to manage it, it can get out of hand.

Let me help you break that chain and help you move quickly and safely to where you deserve to be.

It’s not the stress that kills you, it’s your reaction to it.

Hans Selye, father of stress research 

It’s not the load that breaks you it’s how you carry it.

Lou Holtz, former American football player, coach and analyst

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Why me?

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Jon Whitworth

MSc, Dip SMRB, Dip CBH, ISMA, GQHP, GHR Reg. CNHC Reg.

So what do the letters mean? Well, it means that I have completed some significant technical education and have met the standards to join various relevant memberships, all of which you would want your therapist to have wouldn’t you? But they only tell you part of the story…

 

What the letters don’t let you know is the kind of person that is going to help you resolve the issues that are causing you stress and worry and holding you back from where you want to be.

That other part consists of the distilled knowledge of a lifetime's experience of dealing with people from all walks of life in challenging situations and in extreme places that have all left their mark one way or another.

I have for over thirty years travelled around the world in high-risk roles as varied as the military, working on trawlers, scaffolding, offshore deep sea diving and a civil servant. In the last 10 years I was a kidnap for ransom consultant where I helped people in the most dire of situations. This has given me a broad spectrum of empathy and understanding of how hard and challenging life can be in and an appreciation that everyone’s story is unique.

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The last few years, after one too many “adventures” saw me diagnosed with PTSD. It was while trying to find my way back to some form of normality that I came across the techniques of stress management and hypnotherapy. These both played a significant part of my road back to better mental health. So I have a first hand perspective on these techniques and how they can be applied to everyday life for the benefit of everyone.

I was so impressed with the powerful simplicity and rapid effectiveness of the techniques I decided to become professionally qualified in order to help others improve their lives.  I am therefore able to deliver these techniques with the benefit of my own experiences and of what I know works.

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How Can I Help You?

I will use a wide range of the latest scientifically proven techniques to combat stress and help you move to a better life and help you fulfil your full potential. 

 

Life isn’t about just coping. It’s about being confident in your own skin, standing tall, feeling the freedom to express yourself and your emotion.

 

I will teach you these techniques so you will always have that resource whenever you need, in any situation, to help bring you back to calm and composure.

These techniques cover:

  • Breathing techniques

  • Progressive relaxation skills

  • Coping mechanisms

  • Resilience building

  • Problem solving toolkits 

  • Sleep and insomnia treatment

  • Mindfulness 

  • Self-hypnosis

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I will explain how your body and brain react to stress - and how to deal with this.

I will explore how you think about issues, how to re-frame them and correct thinking errors.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is one of my main techniques. This a practice combining CBT techniques with hypnotherapy. It aims at exploring how we act (behavioural) and how we think (cognitive) and teaching you the skills you need to be able to cope.  This is an evidence-based practice based on the principle that every technique and model is backed up by a major piece of scientific research.  Hypnosis and stress management played a significant part of my road back to normality. 

Moving from stress to resilient well-being

Tension is who you think you should be.

Relaxation is who you are.

Chinese proverb

 
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How do we do this?

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We begin with a free 15-minute phone consultation. This is to see if what I have to offer can help you and also to give you the opportunity to see if I am a suitable fit for you and answer any questions you may have.

Next we have an online video introductory session where I will take some details and we explore what it is that you would like to change. This will typically be 60–90 minutes, during which we both agree a suitable treatment plan. Most likely I will also give you some simple techniques to be practicing until our next session.

These home practices are important as the more these techniques are practiced the more effective they will be. Usually there will be a week to ten days between sessions so you have plenty of time to practice and start to enjoy the benefits.

The next sessions, also conducted on line, follow a pattern of reviewing the home practice deepen your knowledge and introduce new techniques as and when needed. Typically they will be 60 minutes.

Everyone is different and so each treatment plan is unique. Many experience an improvement straight away but for some it is a more gradual process. Usually significant improvement can be made in 3 to 4 sessions, leaving you better equipped to face further life challenges.

Our sessions are confidential and will remain so. Trust between us will be extremely important. I need you to come with an open mindset, a healthy expectation of the outcome and willingness to learn. Success will require input and effort from both of us, both during and between sessions.

 

 
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What next?

So be curious and invest in yourself

Book a free initial call now

Due to the situation with the current pandemic I am charging a “community rate" of £35 for each session (after the free initial phone consultation), be it working on stress, hypnotherapy or a combination of the two. We will use whatever tools will give you the result you require.

 

All sessions are carried out on line so preferably you have an iPad or laptop; you may also find earphones or buds helpful. You will also need to be in a place where you can be seated comfortably and undisturbed for the session.

Get in Touch

I would love to help

Thank you

Jon Whitworth, Deal, Kent, UK

jon@jonwhitworthstress.com