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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from Enfield Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

In the recent copy of the Enfield and Haringey Independent, a short article focussed on the Christmas period and some of the pressures that people face at this time. Watching shoppers in Enfield Town can be revealing, particularly when you see individuals with huge Christmas shopping lists, rushing around the shops to get everything done. Christmas is supposed to be a time of giving, where people take a break and spend more time with their family. However, although Christmas is associated with a jolly Santa Claus and lots of fun music, some find this period of time stressful and anxiety-provoking. People are expected to buy presents of the family, and the cost of these presents, together with the expense of catering for an often over-indulgent lunch, can be difficult for most people to afford. Some people have difficulties with relatives; and then there are people who don’t talk to one or more members of their immediate family. Another category is the group of people who have lost members of their family and are simply alone at Christmas. And the expectation builds up… Many people are expected to attend Christmas functions and parties and then go to work the next day; and, for some, this causes a great deal of stress during this period. As a result, many people find this period complicated. Some find sleeping difficult; others develop psychosomatic symptoms or get frustrated or angry.

One way of the dealing with the stress of Christmas is to do careful planning. Some of my psychotherapy clients plan getting presents in a structured way and this helps them not feel too overwhelmed in the run up to Christmas Day. However, they also plan get-togethers with people that they know and trust—these events are helpful for feeling connected with people who make you feel good about yourself. Sometimes, people choose family members; but, often, they choose people in their lives with whom they can connect and talk to easily. If you are experiencing high levels of anxiety during the festive season, and need some additional support, please phone Enfield Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy today.

 

Contact Numbers: 0207 467 8564/07946 579645

 

 

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David Kraft PhD

Registered UKCP Psychotherapist

 

Address for Correspondence (Enfield clinic)

 

Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

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Racism and Psychological Issues

In the recent edition of the Enfield and Haringey Independent, an article presented the images of three football fans who were racist during a match between Haringey Borough FC and Yeovil Town. So far two men have been arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated common assault. In fact, during the 64th minute the match had to be abandoned as the players walked off the pitch. Anyone who was at the match who has information about these three men should contact the police quoting the reference CAD 5272/19 Oct. At the second match, which was arranged to settle the score, the Haringey manager, Tom Loizou, told BBC Sport:

“You saw the type of people who come out and support this club tonight and the fans sung their hearts out, nothing abusive about it…There’s no room for racism. All you need to do is come down here, watch a game and see how our fans acquit themselves and people should take a leaf out of our book.”

In this day and age, we are, more than ever before, experiencing racial inequality, prejudice and racist behaviours. Racist behaviour is particularly common in north London—in, say, Tottenham, Haringey, Enfield, Southgate and Edmonton—where there is a huge range of ethnicity. This can cause psychological problems not only at work but in one’s social life. This incident is a clear example of how some people discriminate against others because of the colour of their skin; and, in the first football match, the insults were so damaging that on-lookers were unable to tolerate their behaviour. Some people are bullied or abused due to the colour of their skin, and this can cause depression, anxiety, psychosomatic pain, sleep loss and a range of other psychological problems. If you are a victim of racial abuse and need some counselling or psychotherapy, please ring Enfield Psychotherapy on 0207 467 8564. This clinic, run by psychotherapist, David Kraft, is one of the leading practices in north London.

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Enfield Psychotherapy Link:

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David Kraft PhD

Registered UKCP Psychotherapist

Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

EN1 1GD

0207 467 8564 (General Enquiries)

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Stress and Multiple Sclerosis

In the recent edition of the Enfield and Haringey Independent, Scott Mills, MS Society Ambassador and broadcaster, spoke of the fact that scientists might have developed an approach to treatment which could eliminate multiple sclerosis once and for all. He pointed out that this approach would stop this disease in its tracks so that it wouldn’t worsen. He said this would stop sufferers living in fear for the rest of their lives, thinking that they might end up in a wheelchair or gradually develop a range of complex and debilitating physical and emotional difficulties. He urged readers to support scientists in their efforts to cure this life-changing disease by donating to the MS Society’s Stop MS Appeal. They need to raise 100 million over a ten year period.

Multiple Sclerosis is a common disease of the central nervous system and can affect both the young and elderly. In fact, more than 100,000 individuals in the UK suffer from this condition. On diagnosis, many people experience confusion and anger: some go at lengths to find suitable medication to reduce symptoms and lead a normal life. Many are able to do this seamlessly without too many further complications, while others still suffer from certain problems from time to time. The medication varies from person to person. If you are experiencing anxiety as a result of being diagnosed with MS, and need some addition support, please ring Enfield Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. Psychotherapist, David Kraft, has had a lot of experience working with sufferers of MS, as well as members of the family. The clinic is based in Enfield and was set up in order to support patients in the local area; however, nowadays, individuals come from further afield in order to get counselling from David Kraft.

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Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

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Tottenham Literature Festival

In a recent blog (28/10/2019), I spoke about the importance of community spirit in helping people to feel that they belong. In this day and age, a lot of people feel isolated in their local neighbourhood and this is partly to do with the amount of violence on the streets. Many people stay at home and are unaware of activities that occur in the local town in which they live. This, in turn, has a massive effect on anxiety and depression levels in the UK. And, in places where there is a lot of violence, in Enfield or in Tottenham for example, the problem is worse. However, there are events in the local area in which people can meet other like-minded individuals; and, by connecting with other people, we feel our place within society, and this, if done in the right way, can help us to feel more confident generally.

 

From Friday 1st of November to Saturday 9th of November, the Bernie Grant Arts Centre will be holding a new, innovative festival focussing on the power of words. The festival will include readings, talks, debates, discussions, the showing of films and educational workshops and will highlight the work of contemporary black writers in the local area. This is the Tottenham Literature Festival, a event designed for a diverse community. People from all over the local area—from Enfield, Tottenham, Edmonton, Hackney, Southgate—will be coming to support these writers. It is an exciting programme which will demonstrate the power of words through prose, poetry, memoirs and the spoken word. Dr David Kraft, a psychotherapist in the local area, said that the event, ‘Would captivate and enlighten the souls of all attendees with the power and wonderment of words’. The Artistic Director of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Hannah Azieb Pool, pointed out that this new event was designed to celebrate a rich history of black literature across the ages. She also said that this festival, the first of its kind in the local area, would ‘transform lives’ for the better. There will be literature for all ages, including some poetry readings, discussions on black hair and poetry on mandem culture. There will also be a range of recitals which will focus on black activism, gender, gentrification and sexuality. Confirmed speakers for the festival include Emma Dabiri, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley and Mary Otumahana.

 

Where is Tottenham? On the A10, Tottenham is past Enfield and Edmonton.

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Extra Funding for Social Care in Enfield Reduces Collective Anxiety

October 2019

In the most recent edition of Enfield and Haringey Independent, Simon Allin stated that an extra £1 million has been invested in children’s services, and this has had a remarkable impact on morale. In September last year, Ofsted inspectors noted that some staff within the Enfield area were dealing with 31 to 36 cases, and this figure was near to double the amount recommended by the pan-London agreement. Not only did this affect waiting times but it had a deleterious effect on parents’ and children’s psychological well-being, not to mention the effect on the staff working in social care. In November last year, an additional £1 million was utilised in order to help reduce workers’ workloads and to make the system more efficient. Tony Theodoulou, the council’s executive director of the people, said that this had had, ‘a remarkable effect on people’s morale’. He also added that, as the staff’s workload had decreased they were able to do high-quality work, supporting the children and their families with the Child and Family Assessments. Children who have been referred to social services are now being assessed and monitored more efficiently and quickly; however, there are still many adults who are unable to get the psychological intervention that they so desperately need, and some of these individuals are the parents of children with special educational and psychological needs. In some cases, these individuals go to a private psychotherapist of counsellor to seek extra support.

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Enfield Stabbings and the Effect of Gang Culture on Mental Health

In a recent copy of the Enfield Independent, there were two reports of murders and two stabbings in the local area. The other three articles consisted of random attacks, burglaries and the ridiculous cost of housing in Enfield and Edmonton. This edition of the Enfield Independent was by no means an exception to the rule: week in and week out, there are similar reports of violence on the streets and it seems, if anything, to be getting worse. It has been well documented that both physical violence and mental abuse cause problems for people. Those affected often develop a range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, psychosomatic symptoms and sleeping disorders. But what does this news do to people in the local community? Individuals all live in a community and being part of this is an essential ingredient to well being. Now, it is evident that there are some cultures who invest a great deal of energy interacting and corresponding with members of the local community. For example, tribes in many parts of Africa hold regular ceremonies in which locals dance, sing and spend time together. In England, fewer people go out to meet each other and spend time outside the comfort of their own homes. Even pub culture has lessened over the last twenty years with fewer people meeting up with friends and the local boozer. Part of this is cultural. The English, for example, tend to go from one box to another – that is to say, they move from their flat, to the launderette, to the post office and then back home. And, as it is often so cold, they tend not to meet people outside. Presumably, this is not so prevalent in place like the Lake District where people enjoy walks in the countryside But, whether we go out in the community a lot or a little, it is where we find our place in the world. In this zone, we find are social identity. There are some people who are comfortable spending significant periods of time on their own; but, most people, crave some form of social interaction. Now, if we get regular reports of stabbings and deaths on the street, this can make people feel unsafe. This can lead to anxiety, car and bus phobias, depression and avoidance behaviour. When people stop going out their feelings associated with fear and anxiety become entrenched and this is a more difficult psychological problem to resolve. If you are feelings anxious and are not aware of the reasons, it is possible that something inside of you is fearful of being out in the local community. Understanding this mechanism can help yo alleviate this anxiety so that you can continue leading your life to the full.

David Kraft is an experienced psychotherapist in the Enfield area.

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David Kraft PhD

Registered UKCP Psychotherapist

Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

EN1 1GD

0207 467 8564 (General Enquiries)

07946 579645 (Work Mobile)

The treatment of anxiety using behaviour therapy and hypnosis – David Kraft PhD

The importance of Doing Self Hypnosis Between Sessions

Psychotherapist, David Kraft, as far as is possible, offers a solution-focussed approach to therapy. The idea behind this is that both the therapist and client work together in order to effect therapeutic change in the shortest time possible. In order to make this work, it is important to combine behaviour therapy techniques with a psychodynamic investigation, a combined approach which, if done efficiently, helps clients to achieve long-lasting treatment gains. However, there is often a limited amount of time in the psychotherapy sessions and, in order to build on existing psychological and behavioural changes, it is important to continue the work outside the consulting room. In many cases, David will ask individuals to do some self hypnosis work during the week. This work helps clients to build on their new skills, and change existing maladaptive behaviour patterns.

 

*****Self Hypnosis*****
Here is a useful video clip which provides clients with information on doing self hypnosis work between sessions.
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Video Link: David Kraft PhD https://youtu.be/q8ZhFZv1YHU

Enfield IBS Clinic 0207 467 8564

If you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and need immediate treatment, contact Enfield Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy. The most important thing to do before ringing for treatment is to make sure that there is no anatomical reason for the bowel problems. If your specialist has confirmed that you are suffering from IBS, you can begin hypnotherapy treatment straight away.

 

Symptoms

People who suffer from IBS usually complain about a number of complications. These include bloating, feelings of incomplete defecation, diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal pain. Psychotherapist, David Kraft, uses the Manchester Model of treatment which involves a combination  of gut-directed hypnotherapy, diet control and the use of the river metaphor. He also uses psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy in treatment as appropriate.

Appointments: 0207 467 8564/07946 579645

 

David Kraft PhD

Enfield Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy

Enfield IBS Clinic

 

Enfield Phobia Clinic 0207 467 8564

Enfield Phobia Clinic is a specialist service for people who suffer from phobias. David Kraft is an integrative psychotherapist who has specialised in the treatment of phobic anxiety for many years. Indeed, he and his father, the late Dr Tom Kraft, wrote a number of papers on the treatment of phobias. The basic technique employed is systematic desensitization (Kraft & Kraft, 2010). The principle behind this technique is as follows. When people get anxious, they associate the phobic stimulus with loss of control, and there is a range of associated physiological responses that people experience when they are anxious – increased heart rate, feeling faint, sweating, depersonalisation, shaking, feeling nauseous, and so forth. The first stage in the systematic desensitization is to learn the ability to relax. The reason for doing this is that if you pair a potentially fearful situation with relaxation, after practice, it will become more and more difficult to experience fear and/or panic. The therapist will then ask you to provide a list of potentially anxiety-provoking situation involving your feared object, animal or situation. In driving phobia, foe example, this might look something like this.

1 Driving near home in the daylight

2 Driving at night

3 Driving away from home

4 Driving on a main road

5 Driving on the motorway

6 Driving on the motorway on my own

 

In the hypnosis, the idea is to work through these potentially anxiety-provoking situations step by step: on each occasion, the therapist will reinforce feelings of relaxation while practising each scenario. Most therapists will then encourage you to practise these scenarios in real life after each session. The most important thing here us that you work really slowly.

 

How do I book a session?

Ring Enfield Phobia Clinic on 0207 467 8564/07946 579645.

 

Enfield Phobia Clinic is a specialist partner of Enfield Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy.

 

There is a huge list of phobias. Here are a few of them:

Dog phobia

Snake phobia

Agoraphobia

Height phobia

Bird phobia

Spider phobia

Needle and injection phobia

Dental phobia

Blood phobia

Thunderstorm phobia

 

David Kraft