Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
All about Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, how it works and how many sessions you might need.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that affects everyday life and doesn’t seem to go away with adequate sleep or rest.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis.
It is considered a serious condition that can cause long-term illness and disability, but the majority of people, in particular younger sufferers, will improve over time.
Who is affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
It is estimated that around 250,000 people in the UK may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and anyone can develop the condition, although it is reported to be more common in women than men.
It usually develops in people in the 20 to 40 age range although children can also be affected.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Although most cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are classified as mild or moderate, one in four people can develop more severe symptoms.
- Mild CFS – you’re generally able to care for yourself, but may need occasional days off work to rest
- Moderate CFS – you may find moving difficult, have disturbed sleep patterns and may need to sleep in the afternoon
- Severe CFS – you may have difficulty concentrating on anything other than very basic tasks and feel like you have a significantly reduced mobility
Other common symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may include:
- Muscular pain, joint pain and severe headaches
- Poor short-term memory and concentration
- Stomach pains and other problems similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- A sore throat
- A sensitivity or intolerance to bright light or loud noises
What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Although the actual cause seems to be unknown, there are various theories including:
- Viral or bacterial infection
- Immune system problems
- Hormone Imbalance
- Psychological causes
Effective Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Wolverhampton
Therapists have been offering Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the last few years. Today, Hypnotherapy is supported by scientific evidence that shows how helpful this complementary therapy can be.
However, Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is NOT a “magical Cure”. This is because your personality, your willingness to change and a number of other factors play a significant role in how well any type of therapy works.
Because Hypnosis is very relaxing and provides a high degree of self-insight, most people find that just being able to relax more is a significant part of getting better. The more relaxed you become, the easier you will find it to solve your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome problems.
What Happens in the Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sessions?
Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome normally involves a number of sessions which are held weekly. We suggest that most people will get the best results from a course of four sessions, or more, depending on how long you have been suffering for.
The process of hypnotherapy we use in the clinic involves you sitting comfortably in one of our therapy chairs whilst you listen to Joan’s voice. She will discuss with you the specific situations or the triggers that lead to your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome problems. This will allow her to develop the most appropriate metaphors and suggestions to help you to deal with any negative feelings and to help you cope with the symptoms more effectively.
Over the course of the hypnotherapy sessions you will explore previous experiences that may have led to negative feelings and you will learn to develop a range of coping mechanisms.
At Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy we make use of an audio system called the “Hypno-Com”. Joan uses this to talk to you through a headphone and microphone system whilst blending relaxing music into the background. The Hypno-Com systems create a highly effective therapeutic environment that assists the treatment.
How Many Sessions of Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will I Need?
Whilst it’s impossible to be prescriptive about the number of sessions required, most people will find that somewhere between four and ten sessions will produce the desired results. Joan offers pre-paid courses of Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
You can view the fees and pay for your course by PayPal on our Fees page.
FREE Initial Assessments for Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Joan offers a completely FREE Initial Assessment for Hypnotherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which lasts about 45 mins to an hour. If you’d like to have a chat about it, please click on the button below to get in touch.
Psychological Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
If you have been thinking about counselling psychology for chronic fatigue syndrome then take a look here.
You may be interested to know that we also offer chronic fatigue syndrome help with the Thrive Programme at Thrive with Paul.