Getting better but feeling sad

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My mental Health Mini Update

My journey has been a bumpy one with many ups and even more downs but on the whole The Curative Hypnotherapy has been incredible and without those sessions and Keith the man behind it all I honestly can’t even begin to imagine where I would be, it certainly wouldn’t be where I am today!

Like many I have dealt with a lot of challenges and coming through the other side truly feels amazing, the things I have achieved just in the last couple of weeks my past self would have never believed possible! For the first time in I can’t tell you how long I finally feel excited for the future, which is incredible progress because only a year ago I struggled to feel excited for even just the next day.

Through the healing process I have really grown and evolved as a person, as a child growing up with low self-esteem, zero self-worth and no confidence these past insecurities have already began to fade away, leaving behind what I used to refer to as the “new me” but is in fact the me that always was but had just been hidden beneath or masked by the mental health struggles I carried around with me.

Healing and Grieving

Within the healing process what I didn’t expect or anticipate was the moments of grief and sadness I would feel for the life I could have had, had it not been for all my struggles. The opportunities and experiences I’d missed out on, not only me but the long list of things that my children had missed out on too. I began to realise how badly some people had failed me or let me down.

I think back to the child I was and it makes me sad to remember how negatively I saw myself and the way I would allow others to treat me, I feel immersed with the feelings of regret and such incredible sadness and only wish I could go back and give my 7 year old self a hug and to tell her you are beautiful, you are kind and you are worthy, stand your ground and don’t let the thoughts and opinions of others impact the way you see yourself, because the only opinion that matters is in fact the opinion you have of yourself, and you are truly amazing. Be confident in your abilities and don’t allow your decisions and choices moving forward to be dictated by those who do not support you or those that make you feel less than you are.

It almost broke me

I have learnt so many lessons along the way that despite this journey almost breaking me I wouldn’t change it because it has 100% moulded me into the person I am today. I have discovered and uncovered so much about who I am but more importantly who I want to be and what I want to accomplish in my life. It’s taught me that there are no limits to what you can overcome and achieve even when it feels like not only the world is against you but worse than that your own mind is fighting against you too.

I’ve learnt that with healing comes grief and that it is all a part of the process, and although I felt a lot of regret and sadness through that period, I am now in a place where I accept that what happened and the route my life took was exactly as it was meant to be. Without every single twist and turn I wouldn’t be the person I am with the knowledge and understanding I have today, more importantly I wouldn’t be able to live out my purpose.  

A gentle reminder we all need to hear

With healing comes grief,

Trust in your journey and believe in your own strength, worth and abilities. 

“There is only one you and that is your superpower”


Be kind 


Share a smile not a judgement



Published by A Work In Progress

My name is Natalie, I am a 30 something year old wife and mum of two children and one cheeky dachshund called Winston. I am a Mental Health Blogger and aspiring motivational speaker. It was May of 2019 that I decided to set up my website A Work in Progress, to create a blog based primarily on the subject of Mental Health. I chose to call myself and my website A work in Progress because after so many years of trying to seek perfection, living with extreme Anxiety and Depression has really helped me to realise that the something I was looking for simply didn’t exist. No one is perfect nor will they ever be, we continuously evolve and grow through the different experiences we have and the hurdles we encounter, thus making perfect versions of exactly who we are at that time in our lives. The intention with my blog is to inspire other’s and help them through the tough times, whilst drawing awareness to a subject that still does not get enough attention. Over the last few years I myself have struggled with Mental Health illnesses, specifically Anxiety and Depression. I first began writing as a way of helping myself to deal with my illness. It allowed me to express how I felt in detail and in turn allowed me to process my thoughts and figure out how best to manage and deal with them. I hope to spread a little more kindness into a world that doesn’t always feel very kind. I believe it is so important to recognise the colossal impact kind words can have and remove the perception that we should aspire to be like someone else rather than be happy with who we are. I want to share my experiences with others, to show that although tough and a journey that takes time, it is possible to reach the lowest point in your life and come out the other side.

2 thoughts on “Getting better but feeling sad

    1. I started using Curative Hypnotherapy about 4 years ago, It has helped me overcome many mental Health challenges including Anxiety. It’s not something I have needed to use for a little while now as those challenges are getting better with every day that passes.

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