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Nervous Breakdown Recovery

Understanding The Process Of Nervous Breakdown Recovery

Nervous breakdown recovery can be broken down into several stages - each being essential for long term success. The first stage is understanding what caused the nervous breakdown in the first place and being aware of how the sufferer unknowingly contributed to the nervous breakdown through their actions. The second stage in nervous breakdown recovery is to encourage the sufferers mind (and in some cases also their body) to 'fire-up' and return to normal function. The third and final stage of nervous breakdown recovery is to learn the tools, techniques and perspectives to prevent another nervous breakdown from occurring in the future.

Below you'll find detailed information on nervous breakdown recovery which will help you to understand your options and also decide on the best course of action for your particular circumstances. If you'd prefer to talk to one of our Consultants rather than reading more text, you can call us on 01782 855585, 11am to 9pm, seven days a week for impartial advice.



Nervous Breakdown Recovery - What Caused The Nervous Breakdown?

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It is a common belief that nervous breakdowns are caused by peoples circumstances and situations. However, this is not particularly accurate or true.

In reality nervous breakdowns are caused by peoples 'reactions' to their circumstances and situations, which is actually a very different thing.

So for example, if one hundred people all working for the same company are each made redundant on the same day - why is it that a few of them will suffer nervous breakdowns whereas the others will not? It it were the event of 'redundancy' which was directly responsible for people having nervous breakdowns then surely everyone would have one. However, this is clearly not the case.

In truth, the people who go on to suffer a nervous breakdown following redundancy (or anything else for that matter) are 'reacting' to the event in a way that creates an environment for a nervous breakdown to strike. Let us consider that there's pretty much nothing you can do about being made redundant just as in many walks of life - there are things you simply can't control. However, here's the good news. You can (with our help) control the way you react and respond to things in life... which on turn will greatly reduce the stress and anxiety you feel.

Just as there are people who regularly stress about things - there are also people who handle the same situations without worrying. The situations are the same - the responses are different. It's just a skill set.

Regardless of how convinced you may be that feeling stressed is just how you are as a person... it isn't true. All that's happened is you've 'learned' to deal with things in a way that isn't particularly helpful and you've developed it into a habit. However, for now all you need to do is realise that nervous breakdowns aren't an indication you're weak, incompetent or somehow broken. They are an indication that you respond in a perfectly healthy way to dealing badly with certain situations.

If you choose to work with us for your recovery (or that of a loved one) you will learn everything you need to know about what causes nervous breakdowns. For many people this helps them to realise that they are actually very 'normal' and that the reason for them suffering with a nervous breakdown was merely down to them handling certain things in an unhelpful way. With this realisation and a shift in thinking you will almost certainly experience a marked increase in the quality of your life and levels of happiness.

On the other hand, if you don't address this properly there is a very good chance you'll have more nervous breakdowns in the future. This is why it is so important to get this recovery right. If you've not already read our page on What Is A Nervous Breakdown you'll find plenty of high quality specific information on how nervous breakdowns work.

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Nervous Breakdown Recovery - Getting Back To Functioning Normally...

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Nervous breakdowns can affect different people in different ways. For many people the world seems to be pulled out from under their feet. They find it difficult to think straight, have problems making decisions and often feel overly emotional for no apparent reason. Other people may also feel very physically lethargic with bouts of agitation or frustration.

Obviously this is no way to live over the long term. Unfortunately prescription medication will not fix this. At best, taking drugs may suppress things like agitation or sharp emotions but are only doing so by 'doping' the function of the brain. Drugs do NOT address the underlying cause of a nervous breakdown.

In reality having a nervous breakdown is like having a big reset switch thrown. It's certainly not pleasant, but the reset switch was operated to prevent damage to your delicate neurology. It may seem a little ruthless to put it this bluntly, but the nervous breakdown occurred to prevent YOUR habits of dealing with things from creating long term damage. This should act as a warning that you can't behave that way anymore.

So, the safety reset switch has been thrown and now you can't think straight and your emotions are all over the place. The reason for this is that following a nervous breakdown (and also interestingly as a result of depression) the top part of the brain goes into a temporary shutdown. This means that the functions normally addressed by the top part of your brain (the analytical, rational part of the mind) are now being addressed by the lower emotionally driven part of the mind. Hence your decision making is poor and you feel overly emotional.

What you need is a way to get the top part of the brain fired up and working again, as let's face it - the emotional bottom part of the brain doesn't work particularly well for much of what we need in life. We can give you tools and techniques to increase the rate at which the top part of your brain comes back online. As this happens you'll feel progressively better. Your ability to think, make decisions and rationalise will progressively increase. At the same time the inappropriate emotional turmoil and agitation will subside as your brain returns to its natural balance.

Alternatively you can sit back and do nothing, hoping things will right themselves. For the vast majority of people their mind will rebalance naturally BUT this can commonly take a year or more to happen. In a minority of cases, some people suffer an ongoing imbalance for many years and with it comes seemingly endless emotional turmoil, agitation and the inability to think. It's entirely your decision. We can make the offer but you need to choose if you want to help yourself.

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Nervous Breakdown Recovery - Preventing Another Nervous Breakdown

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Once you've recovered from a nervous breakdown, the last thing you want is to suffer another breakdown further down the line. This is why we include 'active prevention' in our nervous breakdown recovery system.

The active prevention of nervous breakdowns can be split into 'common sense' and 'mind-set'.

Examples of common sense would be to reduce or eliminate stimulants such as caffeine (coffee, cola), refined sugar, nicotine (cigarettes) and drugs like amphetamines and cocaine. It is also a good idea to reduce alcohol intake as it acts as a depressant. This is particularly relevant as nervous breakdowns share much in common with depression in terms of the way the brain is affected. It is also a good idea to check (and research if necessary) the effect prescription drugs may be having on your overall health. Remember that almost all drugs have side-effects so it's worth checking that any medication you're taking isn't needlessly antagonising the chance of you suffering another nervous breakdown.

Remember that nobody is going to force you to give up anything. At the end of the day it's just common sense advice. What you choose to do will be entirely up to you.

Mind-set basically covers the way we think, our perspective and how this influences our emotional responses to things. You will receive a great deal of help from us in developing a mind-set that not only serves you better than your old one, but also enhances your quality of life. Seeing things from a different perspective can have a profound effect on how you feel about it emotionally. In turn this can dramatically reduce the amount of stress and anxiety in your life... hugely reducing the likelihood of a nervous breakdown in the future.

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Nervous Breakdown Recovery Options...

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If you live in or near to Stoke on Trent you're welcome to come to our established Clinic for a friendly no-risk Consultation. However, if you don't live in our catchment area we can still work together either by phone or online via webcam.

We are a private Clinic so you will be responsible for paying for your treatment if you decide you'd like to work with us. However, 'going private' is not the preserve of the rich and famous - far from it. Our fees are very affordable and because we work in the private sector we are very efficient and have no time for bureaucracy or box-ticking. We are here to help you recover as comfortably and discreetly as possible - that's it.

Obviously your next step is to decide if you're ready to recover or not. If the answer is 'no' then all we can do is to genuinely wish you all the best for the future. However, if you are ready to recover and take action to help yourself then we are ready too. You can give us a call on 01782 855585, 11am to 9pm seven days a week. A Consultant will take time to discuss your case over the phone, answer your questions and advise you of your options... all free of charge and without any obligation.

If you decide you wish to book an Initial Consultation to discuss your case in more detail we'll gladly arrange that. Again, there will be no pressure on you and if you decide for any reason that you don't want to work with us during the Initial Consultation - it wont cost you a single penny. We'll shake hands and part company on good terms. You have nothing at all to lose.

So are you ready to feel better?

Choose the option below that best suits your needs:

I'd like to talk to a Consultant - Call us on 01782 855585, 11am to 9pm, seven days a week.

I'd like to book a no risk Face To Face Consultation at the Anxiety Clinic (Stoke on Trent)

I'd like to book a no risk Online / Telephone Consultation (Nationwide UK)

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