Liverpool Hypnotist Launches International Campaign to Reduce Suicide in Men by Using Hypnosis, Backed by over 150 Hypnotists and Three Thousand Views on Facebook
Liverpool hypnotherapist uses Facebook to challenge 150 colleagues around the world to offer a week of free activity for men in an effort to reduce suicide. Video seen over 3,500 times and shared 101 times
March 28, 2017 (FPRC) --
British Hypnotherapist Phil Steele from Merseyside (Liverpool) has founded a campaign & movement entitled "Men's Suicide Prevention With Hypnosis Week" which will run during the last week of April and it is hoped will involve Hypnotists from all over the World.
Scheduled to take place from Monday 24th April up to and including Sunday 30th April, the idea is that Hypnotherapists and other Mind Therapy Practitioners around the World offer some Free One to One or Group treatment sessions to help Men who are suffering from Extreme Stress, PTSD, Anxiety and other issues that are often contributing factors to people feeling that there is no escape and taking their own lifes.
The campaign is also there to help former soldiers facing PTSD and homeless men.
Figures show that around 76% of Reported Suicides each year are Men and it is likely this is because Men are usually far less likely to go and seek help from a Professional.
Stats on male suicide as published by public health for 2014, numbers are per 100,000. The figure in brackets is the corresponding female figures. Suicide was the biggest single killer of men aged under 50
Age 10-29 9.9 (3.2)
Age 30-44 21.3 (6.1)
Age 45-59 23.9 (7.3)
Age 60-74 13.6 (4.6)
Age 75+. 14.4 (4.6)
In 2014 there were 4,882 suicides of which 76% were men.
Men aged 45-59 have the highest suicide rates.
In the US, of the 38,000 people who took their own lives in 2010, 79% were men.
On the 9th of January this year, the British Prime Minister Theresea May announced a new Suicide Prevention Strategy with a focus on high risk individuals like young and middle aged men.
With these alarming figures in mind, the aim of the week is for Hypnotists around the World to offer support, help and Self-Hypnosis Training at no charge and to ultimately make it more socially acceptable for Men to feel comfortable and safe enough to seek Professional help when they need it rather than trying to cope on their own.
The initiative was created by Liverpool (UK) based Hypnotherapist Phil Steele and has been supported by "The Association of Complete Mind Therapists" (ACMT) and its President Dr. Jonathan Royle who has put together a "Complete Mind Therapy" Treatment Session Structure and Health & Safety Advice package which is available at no charge to all therapists who wish to take part during the campaign week.
Phil's campaign has generated the support of over 150 hypnotherapists from the UK, US, Switzerland, Panama, Portugal and Germany.
The events are not intended for people who are currently suicidal, such people should contact their Medical GP as a matter of urgency and of continue taking any medication they may have been prescribed.
The movement began with Phil issuing a challenge to fellow therapists which was shared on Facebook 101 times with over 3500 views.
The video can be viewed here:
Keep an eye on your Local Media and the Social Media pages of your local Hypnotherapy Practitioners to see where and when they announce they are running one of these sessions as part of the campaign.
And above all else remember that Suicide is nothing more than a permanent solution to what needs only ever be a temporary problem when you seek help from a Professional as a matter of priority.
It's time for Men to stop suffering in silence and realise that it is not weak or cowardly to accept the help that is out there for them, from their Medical GP to the Samaritans and during the last week of April from Hypnotists around the world at no charge!
Phil is a avanced hypnotherapist, reiki master and former senior manager in Shop Direct. He teaches other hypnotists and also is writing a book on sleep to be published in 2018 by Pen and Sword.
Send an email to Phil Steele at email@example.com
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