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When you’re in the fog

When you’re in the fog

Depression

Mike had attempted to take his life the weekend before I met him, he was “beaten down”, felt stuck and in a constant dark cloud; nothing seemed to work out for him and everything just went wrong. He felt like he was trapped in a “hamsters wheel” with no way out and no control. The fog had crept up on him and taken over.

I know from experience how we may feel stuck, overwhelmed, worthless and helpless, trapped in a negative wheel where every day feels the same and we just can’t seem to shake it. There seems to be no end in sight, no release or let up.

Something awful may have happened, a crisis or traumatic event but sometimes there is nothing, no reason, no event or trigger we can put our finger on or blame; the fog just takes over.

It may feel like a cloud descends with no warning and no apparent reason. It can linger for what seems like an eternity or pass as quickly as it came only to return whenever it feels.

It may take us down even further, a little at a time or knock us off our feet with one swift blow.

We shut the curtains, ignore the phone, don’t go out, phone in sick and stay in bed hoping this will go away but it doesn’t, it grows and gets worse and we can’t see a way out. Maybe we get so low we reach out and ask for help, but nobody seems to understand. The never-ending wheel continues, and the fog gets darker.

It can go on for so long that we get used to it and start to accept that this is how we feel, getting out of the fog seems impossible, even frightening. We may start to think that is our only option our destiny, this is where we belong, and we deserve to stay.

We have become comfortably uncomfortable stuck in a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Doing anything outside our discomfort feels frightening and not worth the risk of getting worse and at least we know where we are. Getting out of the fog seems like a million miles away; we can’t even remember what it feels like to be out.

It’s hard to believe that there may be a way out when everything seems to be against us and there is no end in sight.

With a few tools Mike was able to get out of the fog and start living, he stepped off the “hamsters wheel” and out of his discomfort. Mike is now moving forward step by step and feeling better the fog has cleared and there is light ahead. There are hurdles along the way, ups and downs “bad things still happen” but he is well equipped to deal with them and no longer descends into a dark cloud.

Mike has noticed that things are different, he is smiling and feeling happier, his family are happier and things feel like they are on the up.

There is light, it may seem far away but if we take it a step at a time we can clear the fog and move on.

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How HeadGym works explained in 1 minute

How HeadGym works explained in 1 minute

HeadGym have developed some highly effective techniques based on the science in this video

We use them to help people overcome depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia, anger management, weight problems, eating disorders, relationship issues, phobias and other difficulties.

If you would like to learn more contact us below and we will get back to you.

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HeadGym help people overcome depression, stress and anxiety

HeadGym help people overcome depression, stress and anxiety

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We have a new video which shows how our techniques work and why they work so well especially with overcoming depression, stress and anxiety.

Using unique HeadGym techniques based upon the principles in this video we have helped clients with some of the most challenging mental health issues.

Get on your yellow brick road with HeadGym to find out more contact us below.

It’s not rocket science! its neuroscience! Watch the video and see for yourself.

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Joe Ordish fundraiser

Joe Ordish fundraiser

A quick update on the recent fundraising event for the HeadGym mentoring project.

On the 6th August (Joe’s 21st Birthday) Joe performed a piano recital in aid of HeadGym mental health mentoring project, a big thank you to Joe for putting on a fantastic performance.

It was a wonderful evening and birthday celebration with a great atmosphere, funds raised have enabled HeadGym to start expanding mental health services within the community. I would also like to thank all who attended and continue to support HeadGym community projects.

Birthday celebrations  

The artiste preparing

Joe Ordish Piano recital 6th August 2015

Joe Ordish Piano recital 6th August 2015

I am very proud to announce a piano recital performed by my son Joe who is raising money for the HeadGym Mentoring Project.

We are expanding the service due to the great results of the current mentoring scheme and now want to help more people who have mental wellbeing difficulties.

Joe is studying at the Birmingham conservatoire and wanted to do something special to help, it is also his 21st birthday! Lets help him celebrate!

Please contact Joe, me or just come along on the night.

JOE ORDISH PIANO RECITAL THURSDAY AUGUST 6TH, 2015

7:30PM
ECCUMENICAL CENTRE
REDDITCH
£5 ENTRY

works by
SCARLATTI
SCHUBERT
RAVEL &
RACHMANINOV

TO BOOK CONTACT JOE AT –
07999515462
joeordish@live.co.uk

Or neil@headym.co.uk

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Look who I met on the yellow brick road

Look who I met on the yellow brick road

RAISE YOUR SHIP

HeadGym clients have been using the STOP technique to help in many different ways, from changing language and dealing with negative thoughts to changing behaviours and habits.

This week one person used it as a technique for dealing with pain, while receiving an exploratory medical procedure they found themselves thinking about the treatment over and over and feeling more and more anxious. Realising what they were doing they used the STOP technique to distract themselves and change focus, they told me that once they did this “the time flew by”.

I  have also  been  working with a client on the HeadGym goals process who used the STOP technique and had eliminated the word TRY; many clients have picked this as one of the words they wish to change and found that in doing so they have made some great progress.

My client said “this is just like Yoda from the Empire Strikes Back” I mentioned that I had never seen the film and had no idea what they were talking about (the shame!). I went and looked at the clip and may even watch the film now.

HeadGym helps people help themselves

This is the clip below Luke is trying to raise a ship from the swamp.

Read the previous HeadGym blog and have a go at the STOP technique.

Swap a Try for a Do and see what happens.  Raise your ship!

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