Positive Psychological Therapies | Life Coaching Aberdeen

We all want to be happy and enjoy our lives. But, sometimes, for all sorts of reasons, that doesn’t happen. Lots of things can make us feel unhappy; it might be one huge event that knocks us out, it might be a series of smaller things that build up over time, or it might stem from some negative experiences in the past.

Before we even realise what is going on in our mind and what the cause is, we experience emotional and psychological difficulties that can leak and seep into every area of our lives and everything that we do. These may include psychological and physical symptoms such as:

  • Inability to control or stop worrying
  • Feel anxious about different things, overthinking
  • Feeling nervous or on edge
  • Inability to relax
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Lack of confidence
  • Feeling not good enough
  • Self-critique
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sleeping problems
  • Feeling low and lack of energy
  • Overeating or poor appetite
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tightness in the chest, stomach, or throat
  • Muscle tension and aches
  • Breathlessness

These are to name just a few. If emotional and psychological imbalances haven’t been taken care of appropriately, they can bring about more severe psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression.

We are here to help you. Dr Chnanis offers a unique mix of psychological therapies to support you to feel better and overcome those negative/intrusive thoughts and unwanted feelings. You will establish new constructive coping mechanism that lasts. She will work together with you to help you put things in different perspectives, to transform those thoughts and feelings. So you will start to see the transformation in your life, as she helps you:

  • To understand more about yourself and your feelings
  • To gain more energy and feel more in control
  • To feel calmer and more relaxed in any situation
  • To create the ability to cope in a more positive way
  • To see the positive sides in things, rather than only the negatives
  • To be able to let go of the past and be more in present
  • To be less stressed, worry less, and overcome anxiety
  • To change unwanted and unsupportive behaviours
  • To be comfortable in yourself and be satisfied in who you are
  • To feel more resilient, be able to bounce back from what life throws at you
  • To create healthier lifestyle
  • To achieve your goals, to be who you desire to be
  • To feel calm, content, and confident in every day

Free Consultation

Dr Chnanis offers a free 15-minute online consultation to answer any of your questions and to give you more understanding of how she can help you. You can book a consultation online or contact us at 01224 211517 to book your appointment.

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If you like to learn more about each of Dr Chnanis’ therapeutic approaches, you can read about each of the approaches below.

Positive Psychology

Theory and practice in positive psychology focus on promoting well-being by encouraging positive thoughts and behaviours, creating an understanding of one’s strengths. It also utilises one’s resources in order to maximise the potential for subjective success and happiness in life. Positive psychological interventions are based on the theory that positive emotions can undo negative emotions and support people to broaden their mind and build up their ability to effectively overcome difficulties and to flourish.  

In your sessions, Dr Chnanis will bring in positive psychological exercises that can support you in your situation, and facilitate you to apply them in your daily life. The continual practice will improve your emotional well-being and support you to obtain and sustain a healthy state of mind.

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Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary medicine in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions and guided imagery are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues.

Hypnotherapy presents positive suggestions to your mind while you are experiencing trance (an altered state of mind or deep relaxation) in order to bring about subconscious changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. When we are in trance, learning and openness to changes are most likely to occur. This state allows you to absorb beneficial suggestions to your subconscious mind, which acts as a controller of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The given hypnotherapeutic suggestions are constructive and will reinforce you to utilise your inner resources to help you overcome your issues or change your behaviours from the subconscious level. Furthermore, hypnotherapy can enable you to perceive something differently, such as shifting your awareness to reduce pain or to focus on positives. It also allows you to explore and manage your underlying thoughts, feelings and memories that might have hidden from your conscious mind, which could be the cause of emotional issues you are experiencing. 

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat various conditions such as anxiety, phobias, substance abuse, undesirable spontaneous behaviors and bad habits. It can also be used to help improve sleep, learning disorders, communication, and relationship issues.

Dr Chnanis applies hypnotherapy to help you lessen and change unwanted thoughts, overcome unwanted feelings and behaviours. Hypnotherapy can resolve the underlying causes that have been hidden in your subconscious mind. It will also cultivate positive thoughts, feelings and behaviour, which will support you to achieve your goals.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being in present, bringing your awareness to “here and now”. The practice of mindfulness will increase your awareness of the present moment, therefore allowing you to let go of the past and be peaceful with the future. Mindfulness helps with various emotional issues such as stress, anger, anxiety and depression because such emotions tend to stem from the negative thoughts of the past and the future (‘what happened’ or ‘what may happen’).

Dr Chnanis will guide you through the various techniques of mindfulness, you will be able to implement it into your daily life. You will create a mindful life-style that will maintain and allow you to take care of your own emotional well-being in the long term.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy that helps you to focus on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour. These elements affect one another and therefore influence how you react with situations in your life. 

You will realise and be aware of your thought patterns and beliefs that may cause your unwanted feelings and actions. Hence, it will allow you to manage and lessen such thoughts and beliefs to alleviate your unwanted feelings and behaviours. Together, Dr Chnanis will work with you to develop coping strategies for you to cope with your thoughts and behavioural patterns in a more consutructive and postivie way.

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Life Coaching & Counselling

Life coaching and counselling are two different approaches that complement very well with each other. 

Counselling focuses on the past and the underlying causes of the issues. It allows you time and space to clear your mind and organise your thoughts to search for your own solutions and your goals. In counselling, Dr Chnanis will be supporting you through the process of finding your own solutions. 

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Life coaching, on the other hand, focuses on optimising the present and moving on to the future. It is a goal-oriented and person-oriented method that will help you to attain what you want in life. Life coaching focuses on harmonising different areas of life including career, relationship, achievement, as well as meaning and purposes to enhance your well-being, success and happiness.

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