Amy (not my client’s real name) came to me shortly prior to her starting her first year at university. She was suffering from severe anxiety, panic attacks, spasms, pain in her abdomen, and diarrhoea.
Her digestive issues had been diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) by her physician, who prescribed antidepressants for her anxiety and Xanax for her panic attacks. She also saw a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioner, who gave her some techniques to manage her anxiety, but she didn’t find them to be very helpful.
In her early 30s, Maria (not my client’s real name) had been struggling with depression, anxiety, and panic attacks for a year. Each day she would burst into tears for no apparent reason. Just as frequently, she was suffering with painful migraines and stabbing pains in her chest. Her mental health issues affected all areas of her life. She was forced to miss many days of work because of her condition.
35-year-old Rebecca (not my client’s real name) was distressed because of sleep problems she had developed in the previous year. It had started during a period when her relationship with her boyfriend ended and she changed jobs. The stress associated with these events had disrupted her sleep. Despite emotional recovery, her sleep never got back to what it was.
The constant pressure of study can lead to physical and mental health conditions. So it was with Shelly (not my client’s real name). Shelly was in the middle of a very stressful exam period during her postgraduate course. She was suffering chest pains, difficulty in sleeping, and felt that she was losing more hair than is normal. She had been practicing yoga for two years, but this was not helping her overcome the stress she felt at that time.
"After falling into stress-induced insomnia I tried all of the usual tricks but nothing seemed to help. I was emotional, irritable, irrational, angry and ultimately my personal and professional life was unraveling. I found Inbal through my hours of insomnia research and decided to give it a go. I had never tried acupuncture before and was slightly skeptical, but desperate. The sessions were very professional, tailored to my needs, and very effective. I really appreciated Inbal's sincerity and genuine concern for my situation. After a few weeks I felt much more in tune with my body, more able to cope with my anxiety and stress, and slowly I began to sleep again. There is no one insomnia cure for everyone, however I feel Inbal was very instrumental in helping me work through my issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone suffering from insomnia!"
- A. L.
"I have had issues with insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and depression. I have been working on these issues for some time. This year, I decided to try alternative methods to help me deal with these issues. I reached out to Inbal for her help.
I have found the experience very rewarding and relaxing. Inbal takes the time to understand your history, motivation and problems. She then devises a strategy to deal with the problems. She adapts her strategy as the sessions proceed which I found very helpful.
Each session has Shiatsu and Acupuncture. By combining these practices, I found my body and mind react positively to the practices. I am more relaxed and calmer after each session.
I would recommend Inbal to anyone who wants an understanding and engaging therapist."