Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Often mistakenly brushed aside as ‘winter blues’, those suffering with SAD can feel low and depressed for days on end, losing motivation to participate in activities they once enjoyed. Typically, seasonal affective disorder symptoms appear during late autumn or early winter and lessen or disappear completely in the spring and summer months. Symptoms tend to get progressively worse as the winter months set in.

Symptoms may include:

  • Low mood
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Low energy
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Changes in appetite/weight
  • Feeling irritable
  • Loss of concentration
  • Feelings of hopelessness and guilt.

How can our sessions help?

We begin by demystifying the neuroscience and neurophysiology behind SAD, so that you can gain sense of control over your thoughts and emotions. We then draw on several evidence-based solution focused tools and techniques to support a shift in thinking that will help you get your neurochemistry working for you rather than against you. Finally, we use clinical hypnosis to equip you with a toolkit of visualisations and techniques you can use to level your mood and boost motivation and energy through the winter months.