14 Mar Depression and coping
Many apologies my lovely clients it’s been a while and the reason for that is behind today’s blog, that dreaded word – Depression. So rather than shy away from the subject I think it’s important to put it out there if you suffer or have suffered during your life, I know I can hand on heart say I suffered terribly and every now and then it bites when life becomes a bit hard. This time last year I underwent some counselling to learn Emotional Freedom Technique some of you will know it as Tapping it’s a method when anxiety becomes high that takes your mind away from the overwhelming thought that’s travelling through your head at a hundred miles an hour, it works and it’s good to get a top up session every now and then. Triggers though, that’s the importance behind the path to overcoming anxiety and depression, my triggers are fundamentally down to low self esteem and what kicked mine off last week was an email scam. I’ve thought long and hard about whether to post this because I don’t want you lovely clients thinking I’m some sort of basket case but this is a good example of how easily we can be scammed and the effects of it after and the fact I worked in IT for over 20 years just shows anyone can get caught. I was contacted by a Ranee Bruce, a lengthy contact email describing how him and his wife names and ages provided were looking to book a series of treatments whilst in the UK on holiday, he was interested in treatment plans and wanted me to provide information. As some of you know I occasionally work in the Swan Hotel so block booking multiple treatments is nothing new so I went about detailing the plans and we engaged in email conversation over that week where I asked for a 25% deposit to secure over 20 appointments. As a member of the FHT their weekly newsletter came out last Wednesday detailing an email scam from Ranee Bruce, seems it’s a money laundering scheme he would send a large cheque way in excess of the treatments which he would hope the provider would bank and then request a refund, it’s at that point he would then empty my bank account with clean money. Luckily when the cheque arrived I knew this was a scam but still the disappointment that somebody actively seeks to defraud started my anxiety and depression off, that over whelming thought that people just aren’t very nice and the subsequent lack of energy ensues. I’ve acknowledged this to myself and this week right back on track why should we let other people’s low morals effect us, how cross I got with myself to allow that to happen but that’s part of the recovery. This is the cheque he sent me and Action Fraud have been a great help, hopefully we can catch this scammer and nobody else is effected.