Actually a better question is: are you able to spend half a million quid on therapy? I’m pretty sure the answer’s no! Well our wonderful national treasure, Will Young, has! Unbeflippinglievable!
This was reported in article today (29th May 2017) in the Daily Telegraph. I can only give you my personal view (backed up by 17 years as a therapist and seeing thousands of clients) on the two issues that arise from this article about him pulling out of Strictly Come Dancing in October last year:
- Firstly, how on earth can he not have beaten the PTSD (see below) having spent that much money?
- Secondly, who labelled him with PTSD?
Apparently he developed it when he was separated at birth from his twin brother. PTSD arises from sudden circumstances of extreme danger to life, which is why so many of our heroic veterans succumb to it. I can’t see how being separated from your brother (who you don’t even know yet!) at birth can bring on PTSD; Will’s life was not in danger. What is far more relevant is that his “PTSD was exacerbated by his time at a ‘vicious’ prep school.”
Interestingly, one of the reasons I feel strongly about this is because for my first year of life, I was in and out of A&E with really bad asthma; my doctors apparently gave me a 50/50 chance of survival. My life was in danger! To be fair I have no recollection of this whatsoever; my unconscious has obviously decided I don’t need to focus on it. Oh and by the way I was horribly bullied at a vicious prep school and this was undoubtedly part of my later breakdown!
What is more, PTSD can be beaten: when the Unconscious learns that the extreme anxiety reaction is no longer relevant in day-to-day life, it can begin to drop it and the person can gently re-access a level of calm.
At The Mark Newey Method, we teach people how their Unconscious works, how they’re creating the anxious reality they don’t want and empower them to sort it out. No more PTSD.