Sharon's story

Sharon's story

Case study from November 1, 2017

Watch the video to hear from Sharon about the difference her practitioner has made.

Sharon had been suffering from severe anxiety and depression for years. At the point of meeting SHS Practitioner, Tracy, she was a recluse and very rarely left the house. Her daughter, Emily, was also very anxious and had regular panic attacks at school.

Tracy started making home visits and calling Sharon to talk, eventually persuading her to come along to a coffee morning nearby for local parents. Sharon built up her confidence until she was able to attend without Tracy and since then has even joined a second local group, as well as starting her own crochet club! She no longer feels isolated and depressed, and recently went on her first holiday with Emily.

In the meantime, Emily has also been supported by Tracy. Emily was worried that her anxiety would prevent her from sitting her upcoming GCSE exams, but Tracy had one-to-one sessions with her at the school and at home, giving her tools for coping with anxiety such as stress balls and relaxation techniques.

Emily recently sat her GCSEs with no panic attacks, and did very well. She is going to college in September and plans to attend university.

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