Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm  MST

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Nicks' story-hypnotherapy for depression

 "Waking up feeling like life is worth living and being excited to get after the day. It doesn't get any better then this. Thanks for taking me on Terri, I will always remember you. " Nick, F  Los Angeles

Nick is a 46-year-old married tradesman who owns a small business. He has three young children and his wife is a stay at home Mom. Nick believes that he has been mildly depressed most of his life but had always been able to keep “the hounds at bay.” His feeling of being in control of his emotions had been deteriorating since the birth of his first child.

Nick grew up in home he describes as being profoundly neglectful. Both his parents worked long hours and little time was afforded for Nick and his two siblings. He described both his mother and father as being emotionally unavailable. His mother screamed frequently and his father drank regularly. Nick suspects that his mother was often depressed and that his father was an alcoholic. Nick does not remember having any significant bond with his sister and brother while growing up. He states that he has had challenges with developing and maintaining intimate relationships for most of his life.

Despite Nick’s parents’ challenges they were able to support all three children through trade school and/or university. He is grateful for this and now feels obliged to maintain contact with them although visits are emotionally painful.

Nick and his wife have a challenging relationship but he is determined to maintain the marriage “for the sake of the children.” Nick has managed difficulties in the relationship by working late and participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities. His avoidance patterns have resulted in an escalation of marital issues and several short-term separations. Prior to calling for support Nick had begun to miss work and was increasing his alcohol consumption.

Nick was a perfect candidate for this work and made good use of programming via Skype hypnotherapy, custom recordings, the assessment portal and telephone calls. He was motivated to explore the beliefs that were sabotaging his success and had significant positive outcomes during regression work. He readily participated in success planning and developed important strategies to address the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that he had previously cemented around depression. He has developed methods for managing conflict in healthier ways and feels that his marriage is now on solid footing. 


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