Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Help with Psoriasis in Fareham, Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester Hampshire and Twickenham Greater London.

Simply put, this is a skin condition that causes red flaky patches of skin to form in certain areas of the body but this condition can be far from simple as it varies in degrees and severity. Sore areas can include knees, scalp, back and elbows but they can also form on any part of the body. They can be itchy and sore and make the sufferer feel very self-conscious.

This condition can vary greatly from person to person and can impact the quality of life of the individual.  If your quality of life is affected by this condition, then our fully trained hypnotherapists based in Fareham, covering Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth, can help you.

What causes it?

This is an autoimmune disease and is caused when there is an increased production in skin cells.  Replacing skin cells in the body is a natural function and usually occurs every 3-4 weeks but with this condition skin cell production can take place as quickly as every 3-7 days. Because this function occurs so quickly, this results in a build up of skin cells and produces the red flaky patches on the top layer of skin.

How do you get it?

Because of its appearance on the skin there is the misconception that this condition occurs due to bad hygiene, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as the condition has nothing to do with how clean the person is. The condition has been known to run in families but it can also start with a trigger such as the skin being damaged. Other triggers can also include, hormone changes, throat infections, using certain medications or stress. It is thought to be related to the immune system where healthy skin cells are attacked by mistake. Once attacked, the body then goes in to overdrive replacing them quicker then they need to.

What effect does it have?

As this is a complicated condition it can affect people different and therefore the effects can vary from person to person however, some of the main effects are:

  • Feeling self-conscious- the flaky patches of skin can cause you to be self-conscious about your physical appearance. In severe cases, the outer layer of the skin can begin to look scaly and sore and become itchy.
  • Avoidance of situations and covering up certain areas of the body- feeling self-conscious may cause you to avoid certain situations such as close contact with others, and this in turn can impact your relationships. You may also feel anxious about the way you look and therefore, try to cover up and hide the sore patches of skin.
  • Pain – the patches of skin can become very sore and dry and become painful.
  • Feeling unclean/ fear of other people judging you- this could affect how you see yourself and what you think about yourself.
  • Embarrassment and low self-esteem- the affect this this condition can have on your appearance may cause you to feel embarrassed and worry about what others may think of you. Your perception of yourself may be affected and you may feel that you are not attractive to others.

What can be done, is there a cure?

There is no cure for this condition, only treatment and management. This is a long term condition and is known to wax and wain.

You may not have thought about it before but hypnosis can help you to manage and deal with this condition in a better way.

Firstly, hypnotherapy is extremely effective at helping with skin conditions.  The reason for this is that the functions of the skin are controlled by the subconscious mind.  This is good news as using hypnotherapy, suggestions that are given bypass the critical factor of the mind and get straight through to the unconscious part of your mind.  So, suggestions can be given to soothe and calm the redness in the skin and reduce the production of skin cells. Visualisation techniques and imagery can also be used to help to calm and soothe the skin.

Hypnotherapy reduces stress, and if this one of the triggers that you have for this condition then this can be effective at helping you to manage and reduce your stress levels, enabling you to be more effective at dealing with whatever comes your way.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to help you to build your self-esteem and change the beliefs and thoughts that you have about yourself.  If you suffer with this condition and can resonate with any of the following thoughts or beliefs, then it time to change your opinion of yourself and build your confidence now:

  • I’m not good enough
  • No one wants to be with me
  • I’m ugly
  • I deserve to have this condition
  • I am unlovable

These types of thoughts and beliefs can be debilitating and stop you living the life that you deserve and the life you want to lead.  So, do something about these today – change your thoughts and beliefs and do those things you always dreamed of.  Your confidence can flourish with hypnosis, so allow us to help you today.

At Hampshire Hypnotherapy Centre we really do understand and we’re here to help you.  The first step is to admit that your Psoriasis is causing you problems in your life and then just pick up the phone and call us on 0800 970 4776 or 07946 641270 and have a quick chat with one of our friendly team of professional hypnotherapists.  You can then book an appointment to pop in for a free initial consultation and we can explain the therapy to you and you can ask any questions you may have.

We’re open from 9am until 8.30 pm every weekday and on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.  We can even arrange Sunday appointments if that suits you better.  You don’t have to suffer the problems you have with your Psoriasis. Let us help you to gain control of your Psoriasis and live your life in a much calmer, more relaxed way.

For help with controlling Psoriasis call us today.  We’re really easy to find in Whiteley, Fareham and not far from Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Winchester with easy access from the M27. Alternatively we have our Twickenham practice with easy access from the M3.