Coping and Resilience
For Everyday Life
Dip CBH Dip SMRB
Accredited Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Practitioner
Ed Lyon is a Therapist and Performance Coach based in Cheltenham and London, but specialising in online therapy. Ed’s personalised therapy, coaching and ongoing professional support, both online and in person, integrates CBT, Hypnotherapy, ACT and Stress Management techniques to treat many of the issues which prevent people from living their most fulfilling lives:
Ed is also an internationally recognised operatic tenor. Through his own experiences of working at the highest level in the classical music industry, he recognised the necessity for tailored coaching and counselling therapy for singers, musicians, actors and dancers, designed to help them deal with the unique psychological pressures of a career in the performing arts. Learn more at edlyon.info.
Ed’s approach is holistic and integrative. Although the major techniques are CBT and Hypnotherapy, he includes methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Lifeskills Counselling as well as meditative techniques to create an individually tailored therapy for each client. Compassion and confidentiality are fundamental to his approach.
Being a performer - be it dance, music or theatre and screen - involves a unique collection of stresses. Quite apart from having to run a business as a freelancer and all the stress and uncertainty which comes with that, people who perform for a living are under a huge amount of scrutiny: from themselves, their peers, their employers and their audience.
Anxiety and stress are ever increasing in today’s society. While a natural level of stress in life is unavoidable, sometimes our skills for dealing with it are overwhelmed, adversely affecting our daily lives and our relationships with those around us.
Anxiety, sometimes brought on by stress, is the root cause of many of the psychological issues adversely affecting our lives today. Unchecked, anxiety can cause our health and relationships to deteriorate, affect our work and leisure time, our sleep patterns and our everyday emotional stability.
Particularly now, in the light of a global pandemic, we may feel the need for support and new resilience to regain equilibrium in our lives, and this therapy is designed to do exactly that.