Are you struggling with managing bipolar disorder?
Does it sometimes feel like you’re completely at the mercy of unpredictable, dramatic mood and energy changes?
Firstly, bipolar disorder is a serious condition and it is important to have expert medical advice. If you have received a diagnosis and been prescribed medication, you should not make any change to your healthcare routine without consultation. If you have not been diagnosed, but suspect you are bipolar, you should see a doctor, as similar symptoms can occur in other conditions.
Emotional hurricanes make managing bipolar disorder hard work
That said, we can all agree that life with bipolar disorder is a pretty major challenge. Everybody’s moods fluctuate but when you have ’manic depression’ the highs and lows are so much higher and lower, with good moods where you feel like you rule the world and bad moods where you feel like the world has completely crushed you.
Typically, when those euphoric moods get going, you feel like you can do anything, like there cannot possibly be any bad consequences of what you do. You lose all sense of perspective and rational judgment, leading you to behave in ways which have disasterous results. People have even been known to give all their money away, and end up penniless and homeless or rack up massive credit card bills.
When the downward swing starts, it all heads off in the other direction. Everything is terrible and the whole world is against you and what’s the point of getting up in the morning, or indeed anything? Once again, you have lost your perspective.
Learning to read storm warnings
Although other people can see the signs of these moods coming on, and developing into full blown emotional hurricanes, it can seem as if there’s no way for you yourself to tell that it is happening and that it’s time to take preventive action. But overwhelming and insurmountable though these patterns might feel, it is actually possible to get more control, to learn to spot the danger signals, and take action to avoid getting derailed – again.
As well as taking your doctor’s advice on practical ways you can better manage and look after your mental health, you can train your brain to alert you when certain warning signs appear, and to take appropriate steps to protect you. And there is a simple, powerful way to carry out this training.
Hypnosis can help you get more control of your moods
Managing bipolar disorder is an audio hypnosis session developed by psychologists. Using powerful hypnotic techniques, it will help you move from being the mere plaything of uncontrollable mood swings to being a real agent in your own life and master of your own wellbeing.
As you relax and listen repeatedly to your download, you’ll notice that you
are becoming more skilled at relaxing really deeply
can more easily discern when you are in a healthy state of inner balance
sense an ever deeper commitment to looking after yourself well
identify and look out for the ’red alert’ signs that indicate the onset of a bipolar episode
get better and better at responding quickly and appropriately to those signals to bring yourself back into balance
enjoy having an increasing sense of healthy control of your life
Download Managing bipolar disorder and live well.