Aged 50+ and feeling put upon?
Isn’t it time to focus on you?
Life is a series of transitions. Most are manageable and enjoyable, but the ride can often be bumpy.
For many, turning 50 and the years beyond can be a time of feeling a little uneasy. Are we past the halfway point?
One’s 50s often coincide with massive changes. You may be marshalling moody teenagers facing their own challenges. Maybe you are looking after ageing parents needing increasing amounts of care and attention. Life can become frenetic, as you drive your youngsters here there and everywhere, help with their school to further education or work transition, or their preparations for leaving home. Meanwhile, you dash off to attend to the needs of your parents, while your own hormones are coursing around your menopausal body causing mood swings, hot flushes and sleep problems. And for some, a marriage or relationship may have collapsed. We can feel saddened when looking in the mirror and observing the changes in our looks.
As chief cook, housekeeper, taxi-driver, counsellor, money-provider and probably sustaining a career, you may feel exhausted, put upon, resentful and guilty - the last person to receive any respite or TLC.
Does any of that sound familiar? You need to look after your own needs in order to be everyone else’s rock. Apart from that, don’t you deserve to enjoy life?
That’s where solution focused hypnotherapy can come to the rescue. Learning about how the brain works and why you feel at breaking point is the first positive stride towards a turnaround. It also helps you to manage your relationships with those who are relying heavily upon you, as you learn to draw on your own inner strengths, unlock solutions and coping strategies and rediscover your own joie-de-vivre.
You will enjoy that wonderful calming, empowering hour of each session, which is all about you, culminating in a relaxing hypnosis.
About the author
Sarah Sollom, DHP, DSFH, HPD. As a former teacher and school counsellor, I am now well past middle age and therefore have a wealth of life experience and empathy with my clients. I practise in a quiet corner of Cricklade with free parking in my driveway so you can arrive feeling calm.
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