New laws to protect victims of domestic abuse were presented to Parliament 16th July 2019. With the publication of the bill come a range of proposals including a legal duty on councils to provide secure homes for Domestic Violence victims. Also to widen the definition of Domestic Abuse to include not just physical violence but also emotional, economic and sexual abuse.
As a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Hypnotherapist I have been working with Domestic Abuse survivors since September 2007 and do think this is a very positive step. Many of the clients I have worked with have had very low confidence, self-esteem and felt helpless to escape.
I use a combination of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction to resolve Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the trauma of past abuse as well as Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness to build confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
If you are in an abusive relationship you can get out with the help of local and national organisations and charities. If you simply want someone to talk to, you are not alone. You can call The Samaritans for free from any UK phone on 116 123
Starting over is hard and scary, but with the right help and support you can do it. The new laws when passed provide more protection and cover all survivors of Domestic Abuse and Violence.
By Adrian Sonnex, Hypnotherapist since September 2007, Mindfulness Therapist since January 2009