A client came for an initial visit 3 weeks ago and it was very clear from the start that the clients stress levels were through the roof.
The client did not stop speaking and our first 30 mins lasted 1.30 mins.
If you shake a Coke bottle up and then pass it to someone to shake it and they pass it on....pressure is building and building until someone opens the top or not as the case may be.
After a considerable length of time I asked the question -'How is your blood pressure'. Ah, through the roof which came as no surprise.
We have been practicing ACT Therapy now for three weeks including sessions on Mindfulness and the client returned to her GP 2 weeks ago as blood pressure was being monitored closely with a view to potential medication beeing perscribed, which was not required as the blood pressure had reduced dramatically.
Client was thrilled and I too.
Sometimes we just cant see for ourselves that we are in fact 'a ticking timebomb'.