Long and longer Covid are fast becoming a reality for thousands and thousands of people across the UK and indeed the world.

Once Coronavirus and its acute symptoms have passed, many are left with long-term symptoms and debilitating conditions, such as acute tiredness, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, fatigue, and heart problems, palpitations, respiratory problems, as well as numbness, pins and needles, and anosmia, phantosmia parosmia, and more.

At first sufferers may feel alone, wondering if it is just them, or if it was just in their heads, leaving them feeling confused, isolated, and alone.

But now, as more and more such cases are coming to light, and more research by scientists, medics, and neuroscientists are taking place, the picture is becoming much clearer.

Long Covid, the name commonly used to explain lasting effects of Covid-19, may actually be four different syndromes. People experiencing long term effects of Covid-19 may have different syndromes such as post-intensive care syndrome, post-viral fatigue syndrome, and long-term Covid syndrome.

Symptoms may also affect the respiratory system, the brain, cardiovascular system and heart, the kidneys, the gut, the liver, and the skin.

The key thing to remember here is that you are not alone, and that help is available. 

Clinical hypnotherapy is fast becoming a treatment of choice for many in all aspects of dealing with Covid and its aftermath, including coping with grief and loss, anxiety triggered or exacerbated during a global pandemic, OCDPTSD and trauma, depression, as well as addictions triggered or made worse during lockdown, and all manner of life changes such as job loss, divorce, separation, loss of a loved one, business failure, unemployment, and economic downturn.

Clinical hypnotherapy is proving to be one of, if not the best therapy treatment for mental health issues in both adults as well as children, teenagers, and young people.

The effects of the pandemic on young people and their mental health is unprecedented with young people now suffering more than ever. Children and young people have had to find their way through lockdown, missed education and school closures, cancelled exams, social isolation, university lockdowns, and so on.

Clinical hypnotherapy has always been a recognised treatment for teenagers and young people. And now it is being considered for the treatment of Long Covid in all age groups, young, elderly, and old.

As a clinical hypnotherapist myself, I am looking all the time at ways that I can work with and help sufferers of Long Covid but also any related after – effects of this disease such as therapy for Anosmia and Hyposmia (loss of smell and taste)

Researchers at King’s College London have completed a brand new investigation and research study on Coronavirus and the effects it has on the population. Findings show that one out of every 20 people with Coronavirus could experience side effects and symptoms for up to eight weeks or more. This is what has become known as ‘Long Covid’. 

Long Covid affects around 10% of 18-49 year olds who become unwell with Covid-19, rising to 22% of over 70s.

I am here to help, remember you are not alone. 

Taken from an article by:

Rebecca Jones M.A. (DipPCH) (GHR, GHSC) GQHP (MAC)

Long Covid and hypnotherapy – Hypnotherapy Directory (hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk)

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