Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
With today’s 24/7 society and the apparent merging of seasons our bodies are loosing their natural rhythm that has built up since the beginning of time. The amount of contact we have with nature on a day to day basis has never been so low and the consequences are starting to show.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression with a seasonal pattern. In most cases it strikes in the winter months when light levels are at their lowest, but can occur during any time of the year. Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder may include sadness, grief, anxiety, fear, panic, irritability, anger, flushes, loss of interest in usual activities, withdrawal from social activities, trouble communicating, lack of concentration, fatigue, sleeping too much or too little and over eating. At its worst it can be a condition that confines people to their beds for days at a time and puts theirs and their family’s lives on hold.
As this is a depression associated with certain times of the year or weather patterns the symptoms can go just as quick as they come but they leave the sufferer fearing the next attack knowing they will never have to wait more than a few months before it all starts again. This also means that many suffer find the use of Anti-depressants very unpleasant to say the least. Unless you want to take them all year (not advised) you have to plan when you think you will be depressed and start a month before, then suffer the come down when you want to stop. This in its self can cause horrible mood swings and a lot of the symptoms you were trying to avoid in the first place.
"Given enough time, any man may master the physical. With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true warrior who can master both....and surpass the result." - Tien T'ai
The lack of exposure to real sun light throughout the year can play a big part in Seasonal Affective Disorder. When we sit under false lighting in offices all day our bodies don’t get the chance to absorb the energy they need, nor do they learn switch on and off as the sun rises and falls. It is this lack of exposure that can cause a chemical imbalance in our bodies and lead to depression. As going outside and working in the fields or forests is not an option to most people and we cannot increase the strength of the sun we have to work on ourselves and how we react to the sun.
Maya Hypnosis treats Seasonal Defective Disorder by increasing your bodies sensitivity to the sun’s rays, teaching you haw to absorb the energy you need and store it away for when you need it. This is coupled with a normal hypnotic approach to Depression to help attack both sides of the problem.
Colour Room Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Maya Hypnosis opens the ‘colour rooms' within your mind allowing the client to see how the suns energy is broken up and used within your body. In this way the client can see clearly what and where they are lacking. Using Hypnosis we can focus on each colour in turn basking in its light to see how it makes us feel. We can make the colour stronger or weaker to fully feel its affects and powers. This is how the seasons work on us, the temperature is only part of it. Depending on the position of the world on its axis different strengths and frequencies of sun light reach the earth. Unconsciously our bodies read these to tell the time of the year. The light of the sun is divided into seven "rays" or colours and there are two invisible colours, an infra-red and ultra-violet some being stronger than others at certain times of the year. All of these need to be balanced and worked with to get us feeling 100% again.
Breaking the colours down in this way and looking at them all individually we can make our bodies more awake and sensitive to them. This work is no substitute for a healthy, active, outdoor life but there are not many with jobs that allow this. The next best thing is to make sure that when we are in the sun, our bodies are making the most of the energy they are given.
This treatment works at any time of the year because Maya Hypnosis uses the light that is coming from with in you, a second sun if you will, which has the same properties as the sun in the sky. It can be used as a preventative treatment for those getting worried about their next bout of depression or a solution for those in a bout of depression.
Further more to help your body track the seasons Maya Hypnosis offers seasonal balancing. This is conducted in a short session four times a year and lets clients tweek and adjust their sensitivity to the environment around them so they can have year round peace and confidence.
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