If the success of your company depends on your employees, then looking after their mental health as well as their physical health is essential.

Furthermore, if you want to stay ahead of the game the time to provide therapy is NOW.

It’s said that within just a couple of years, we are going to see therapy offered to employees at every major employer across the country as a vital service to enhance productivity and support mental health in the workplace.

The reason companies are acknowledging and embracing therapy at work is directly related to the life and needs of the modern employee.

Technology is accelerating and our work life is no longer confined to office hours. It travels home with us, we answer text messages and emails around the clock. Work will often show up at the dinner table or in bed at night when you’re trying to fall asleep.

Therapy is preventative care.

Most of us visit the dentist regularly, take a painkiller to cure a headache, perhaps go to the gym, workout, run, practice yoga or Pilates and try to eat well to keep healthy to prevent illness or disease, but if your employees are hired to used their brains, surely it makes sense to offer preventive care for mental wellness also.

Savvy businesses know they need to respond to the strain modern life puts on high-performing employees and that providing therapy at work can completely transform the face of your business.

And it makes financial sense.

According to the HSE 526,000 workers suffered work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17 with 12.5 million working days lost as a direct result.

Stress and anxiety are areas where hypnotherapy is highly effective.

In hypnotherapy we use breathing techniques to activate the parasympathetic nervous system – our ‘Rest and Digest’ response, we use guided imagery to help re-frame and redirect negative thoughts, beliefs and expectations transforming fears and vulnerabilities into powerful tools.

Hypnosis allows you to focus intently on a specific problem and its resolution while maintaining a comfortable state of physical relaxation. In this state of deep relaxation, you are able to regain control over the body’s physical response to stress rather than the body going into its default mode of high alert. Clients find their new response to stress enables them to think clearly, deal with situations calmly and effectively and make precise and defined decisions.

If you would like to know more about workplace wellness and how I can help your business, contact me today.

Gail Marra D.Hyp MNCH (Acc) LAPHP is a GHR registered Clinical Hypnotherapist accredited by the National Council for Hypnotherapy, Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council

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