If there’s one silver lining that has accompanied the Covid pandemic is the stronger focus on wellness — physical and mental. Extended lockdowns across the world during this generational crisis gave people time to become more introspective and recentre themselves. In the pre-Covid era, hustling culture was the norm previously and even glorified by society; some took pride in keeping themselves buried under work. Inevitably, the pursuit of achievement has had an impact on the well-being of everybody.
Under the guise of the pandemic, the virus forced people to take time off as activities came to a standstill, providing time for self-examination. Deep-seated issues that once took the back seat are now coming to the fore, and individuals are taking active steps to address the issues through avenues like therapy.
More people are seeking therapy to strengthen their mental health and address stress and burn out related to employment, family relationships and one’s self. A growing number of people seeking help to improve their mental well-being is an encouraging sign that society is finally embracing mental wellness as a priority. Fey Wong, the principal therapist of Humpty Dumpty Hypnotherapy, observes an increasing number of people approaching her for sessions.
Fey believes that “our negative thoughts and emotions need to be expressed”, like how our physical body sometimes falls sick and needs recuperation. Our minds also require attention and healing when we aren’t feeling our best.
Amongst her services, Fey recommends Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) because it is an “advanced approach based on neuroscience that offers fast and effective results by combining the most beneficial principles of Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). RTT also helps you assess and address any issues or self-limiting beliefs that may be causing unwanted behaviours, reactions or holding you back in your life. Furthermore, it can also help one to boost his confidence and performance in areas of career, relationships, sports as well as an overall sense of well-being”.
Fey’s standard RTT session includes a 20 minutes pre-session call, 90 minutes Phenomenal Rapid Transformation Therapy Session, which effectively assesses the subconscious mind to get to the root cause of the issue. A custom-create hypnosis recording, and two follow-up sessions are provided too. Moreover, RTT can also be used by high-performing individuals seeking continuous improvement through mind clarity, focus and productivity for the betterment of themselves.
“Entertainment platforms like television have misled and dramatised hypnotherapy, but it is nothing like what it is portrayed,” explains Fey. “Nothing is against your will when you are in a state of hypnosis as you still have full control.”
We are led to believe that we are under the control of the hypnotherapist when in fact clients preserve their free will, but they are simply in a more suggestible state through the relaxation of the nervous system.
In a survey conducted by the Institute of Mental Health Singapore, about 13 per cent of over 1,000 participants reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the study showed that 81.8 per cent of respondents are willing to seek professional mental help arising from the virus.
Fey believes that RTT serves a singular purpose: to reach the future you desire and deserve. She speaks about her own experience of undergoing RTT and achieving what she wants for her life — not only did she curb her love for sugar leading to weight loss, but she also reclaimed her own freedom and happiness. All of this transformation took a few months and she has become an advocate ever since. “Everything starts with a thought. Our thoughts are very powerful as they determine our outlook in life, actions and behaviours. Therefore, we must be mindful of our thoughts,” quips Fey, who also acknowledges taking the first steps is a commendable feat.
“The images we make in our head and the words we say to ourselves matter the most. Why? Because our relationship with ourselves is the most important,” explains Fey. Once we are able to build confidence in ourselves, we will start to realise what we want and devise a plan to achieve that goal. With Fey as a therapist, her role is not to pinpoint what the client should do, but enlighten and bring to light the root cause of their struggles. “Understanding and awareness give you the power to transform,” this is a message that Fey wishes to telegraph through her services at Humpty Dumpty Hypnotherapy.
Fey further shares that after a session, clients are able to draw their own conclusions about why they are facing their difficulties. The reconciliation often stems from a past experience and how it has altered the current state of mind. To Fey, she believes that once we understand our limiting beliefs, we can overcome them and transform how we look at life and live the way we want.
In the future, Fey hopes that greater attention could be given to mental health wellness and that the media’s portrayal of it is shone in a positive light. Education and conversations should be normalised in our society, and people should be empowered to take up therapy as a mental supplement and booster if they wish to do so without prejudice.
Furthermore, there shouldn’t be any preferential difference between physical and mental traumas as our body should be looked at as a whole. Viewing health as dichotomous is passe and does not hold any truth as studies have shown its interconnectedness. And Fey, through her private practice, is looking forward to a day where people can freely look to prioritise mental wellness improvements without reservations.
Located conveniently at The Octagon, 105 Cecil Street, Singapore 069534, Fey is open for lunchtime therapy via online or face-to-face. Individual sessions and corporate workshops are also available. For more information about Humpty Dumpty Hypnotherapy, visit the website here.
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