Hello, I am Louisa,
I have been Counselling and Working In Partnerships With Such Charities Like Mind In Similar Fields For Many Years In The Past. Thus The Same As A Hypnotherapist. Working Forward To Arm Vulnerable People With A Different Perspective. To Enhance Self Performance In Your Work Place And Personal Goals.
Farmers and Agricultural Workers are notorious for lack of reflection concerning their own mental health and well-being. The levels of reported depression in this industry are high but are hideously low in relation to the true numbers. This reflects on the increasing suicide rates in this occupational group (ONS).
One farmer said ” we are a group to our own, a stickler for concealing our true deep inner emotions, as we have been brought up in an environment that still carries historic behaviors. Our fathers and our mothers, no matter what would carry on until they were forced to stop through illness or death”. We know we are in a different era now, but compounded learnt and taught behaviors, that we do not talk or express, flows deep in our veins, choking our air to voice”.
Stress is a key element in many reported injuries and illnesses and goes without saying, a daily experience for one reason or another. Stress comes from fluctuations in the market place, livestock depletion from disease, a poor harvest or matrimonial challenges, lest we not forget, our own company, day in day out with nobody to talk to, can be the loneliest experience of despair. Words and thoughts battering our emotions like a raging ball, crashing around inside our heads.The stigma attached to what Mental Health means, imprisons some farmers in their suffering to the point, they believe suicide is the only way out, without facing the humiliation they believe, will stare right back at them for opening up.
Being a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist for many years now, I hold certain tools for people to cope in many areas. If I got on a tractor and started it up, no doubt I would be put in prison for mass destruction, but if I was taught to use the tractor, I would learn the steps to being proficient in its use. The same with coping tools, once you are taught how to use them, it would be a nervous experience at first, but keeping focused on progressing forward, it will seem like you are driving that tractor or farming your crops once again, with a happier disposition..These tools you can pick up at any time and know, that if needed they are there.
Pick up a phone, talk to a friend. You can also ring many advise lines including mine. If a crop is not growing well you would consult a professional. So class yourself as that crop that needs consultation to further progress.