There’s not a person alive who hasn’t been in this place at some point in their lives. Your house has been flooded (very topical at the moment!), you lose your job, and your significant other decides to leave suddenly. The list is endless and we all react to huge and unexpected stressors in the same way. We panic and decide that the end of the world is nigh, everybody hates us and its some sort of divine retribution. Trust me on this one, you will get through this and in 3 months from now, will even be able to reflect positively and pat yourself on the back for handling a disaster well, but only if you put these 3 things into action for yourself;
Yes you will have a huge shot of adrenaline when you first find out that will send you into meltdown, but diffuse the situation for yourself and don’t start making knee-jerk decisions. Sit down, take some time to think about a plan of action and consider your options. Move about a bit to disperse the adrenaline and you will start to feel a lot calmer.
DON’T AVOID IT.
Avoiding things will only make it worse and make you feel more anxious and out of control. Making a plan of action and starting to roll it out will put you right back in control of things so that you feel that you are starting to change things for the better. Do not lie in bed for 3 weeks thinking about what life has dealt you!
Even if you wouldn’t normally do this, find somebody you trust to run things over with who can support you. If you haven’t got anybody you trust enough, book in to see a professional such as myself and then all you have to do is turn up.
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
5 x Olympic Skier and presenter of BBC Ski Sunday.
Dare to dream big and Wendy’s THE person to help get you there.
X Factor winner with a long list of sell out tour successes under her belt.
The most exciting thing in the world is getting a chance to tear it all up and start again. Keep all the things you want and throw out everything you don’t. Wendy will help you do just that!
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.