SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

by jane on June 28, 2011

Isn’t it always a surprise when we are told that the longest day of the year is now behind us?

June 21st comes around faster and faster, and although we can joke and exclaim about it (‘Where is the summer?’ ‘The nights are drawing in – already?’) for some of us this feels really depressing. I mean – REALLY depressing.

A condition of cyclical low mood is now recognised, for some people, as being related to lack of sunlight. Yes – we all feel better in the spring when the sun starts to shine. But some of us respond to the short days and long evenings and nights with increased anxiety, irritability and fatigue. The acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder is apt: SAD.

While I can never promise a particular outcome when you use AT, I have worked with a number of people with SAD. The best results seem to occur when the AT course is learned during the spring and summer months. So if you are a SAD sufferer I suggest that you think about it NOW. Drop me an email or give me a ring (details on the contact page) to discuss how to go about it. The total of time we work together is around 4 months: initial consultation, 9 weekly sessions; then a follow-up a few weeks later.

Starting in July brings you to the end of the course in October (give or take some holiday period maybe, or waiting for a small group to gather).

I won’t promise to make every day a spring day, but I can give you hope that rather than suffer ‘heart-sink’ at the mere mention of passing the longest day, you will find yourself joining the ranks of those who simply raise an eyebrow – then make the most of today.

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