Winter is essentially a time of hibernation, slow-cooked foods, hot apple pies and lazy weekends on the couch. However for many of this, the colder climate, the grey skies and shorter days can bring about negative feelings and thoughts which make us feel uneasy and unsettled.
Do you struggle to get out of bed?
Do you find it hard to stay focused at work?
Is staying connected in relationships a struggle?
Perhaps you may be over-eating or over-sleeping?
If you said yes to one or more of these questions then perhaps you are struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder which is experienced by millions of people. Dr Rosenthal a world renowned psychiatrist in this field, highlights in his book ‘Winter Blues, Everything you need to know to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder,’ 4th edition the importance of seeking counselling and treatment if the symptoms impact on daily life. He dedicates one full chapter to psychotherapy and the merits of counselling with a trained cognitive-behavioural therapist (CBT). Rosenberg’s research into CBT has been well –documented as a successful intervention model in the treatment of depression and SAD.
If symptoms of depression, mild anxiety, disconnection in relationships or a generalised feeling of dissatisfaction are a part of yours or a loved one’s life then contact us to have a free telephone consult. Strategies to cope with winter difficulties will make the dark days of winter, a dread of the past.