Understanding Your Rights When Unable to Work Due to Stress and Anxiety: Insights from a CBH Expert

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Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Founder:Bohangar City Practice: (ex Banking Analyst): Transforming Minds, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

In the bustling environment of city life, professionals often find themselves grappling with unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety. It is imperative to understand your rights when unable to work due to these mental health challenges. Leveraging insights from Bohangar City Practice, we delve into the nuances of navigating this sensitive terrain, guided by the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH).

The Legal Framework: Your Rights Explained

Understanding your rights in the face of debilitating stress and anxiety is the first step towards safeguarding your mental well-being. Employees are entitled to sick leave, and in some cases, may avail of disability benefits. It is crucial to consult with a legal expert to explore the specific provisions applicable in your scenario.

The Role of CBH in Addressing Work-Related Stress and Anxiety

CBH, a cornerstone of Bohangar City Practice, integrates cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis to foster a holistic approach to mental health. It empowers individuals to identify and alter negative thought patterns, thereby facilitating a healthier response to stressors. Let’s delve deeper into how CBH can be a game-changer in your recovery journey:

  • Self-awareness and Mindfulness: CBH encourages individuals to cultivate self-awareness, helping them to pinpoint the triggers of their stress and anxiety.
  • Relaxation Techniques: Through hypnosis, one learns relaxation techniques that can be a powerful tool in alleviating anxiety symptoms.
  • Cognitive Restructuring: CBH aids in restructuring detrimental cognitive patterns, fostering a positive outlook towards work and life.

Balancing Recovery and Professional Commitments

Balancing recovery with professional responsibilities is a delicate act. It involves a series of trade-offs, including potentially reducing work hours or taking a temporary leave of absence. It is essential to communicate openly with your employer, while also seeking support through therapy to navigate this period effectively.

Challenges in Navigating the Recovery Journey

The road to recovery is fraught with challenges, including societal stigma and self-imposed pressure to return to work prematurely. It is vital to approach this journey with patience, giving oneself the time and space to heal fully.

Case Study 1 – The Burnt-Out Executive

Background: Sarah, a senior executive in a high-pressure corporate environment, had been ignoring the signs of burnout for years. The relentless workload and constant stress had led to sleepless nights and anxiety attacks.

Intervention: At Bohangar City Practice, Sarah underwent a series of CBH sessions where she learned to identify and manage her stress triggers. Through hypnosis, she was able to access deep-seated issues that fueled her anxiety.

Outcome: Sarah gradually learned to set boundaries at work, prioritizing her well-being. She developed a routine that incorporated mindfulness and relaxation techniques, which transformed her approach to work, helping her to rejuvenate and return to her role with a fresh perspective and renewed energy.

Case Study 2 – The Anxious Manager

Background: Tom, a manager in a fast-paced industry, found himself constantly worrying about meeting targets and pleasing superiors. This perpetual state of anxiety started affecting his performance and personal life.

Intervention: Through CBH at Bohangar City Practice, Tom was introduced to cognitive restructuring. This process helped him to challenge and change the negative thought patterns that were feeding his anxiety.

Outcome: Tom learned to manage his anxiety effectively, regaining control over his life. He reported a significant improvement in his work performance and personal relationships, attributing this change to the skills and strategies he acquired during his therapy sessions.

Case Study 3 – The Employee Facing Harassment

Background: Aisha faced persistent harassment at her workplace, leading to severe anxiety and a fear of going to work. She felt trapped and saw no way out of her situation.

Intervention: Seeking help at Bohangar City Practice, Aisha underwent CBH therapy, which provided her with a safe space to express her feelings openly. The therapy equipped her with assertiveness training, helping her to stand up for herself.

Outcome: Aisha learned to address the issue assertively, taking necessary actions against the harasser. She regained her confidence and peace of mind, fostering a healthier work environment for herself and her colleagues.

Case Study 4 – The Professional with Performance Anxiety

Background: Emily, a young professional, was grappling with performance anxiety, constantly fearing that she was not good enough and would fail in her role, despite her qualifications and skills.

Intervention: Emily sought help from Bohangar City Practice, where she was introduced to CBH. Through therapy, she learned relaxation techniques and hypnosis, which helped her to overcome her fears and build self-confidence.

Outcome: With time, Emily managed to overcome her performance anxiety, excelling in her role and even receiving accolades for her work. She became a testament to the transformative power of CBH, leading a successful and fulfilling career.


Each case study illustrates the transformative power of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy in addressing various forms of work-related stress and anxiety. It is a journey of healing and rediscovery, where individuals learn to navigate challenges with resilience and grace, guided by expert interventions at Bohangar City Practice. It is a testimony to the fact that with the right guidance and therapeutic intervention, one can overcome even the most daunting challenges and lead a fulfilling life.

Disclaimer, Please Read: The information provided in this article is for illustrative and informational purposes only. It does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. For medical issues or emergencies, always consult with a licensed medical professional. For non-clinical challenges related to stress, anxiety, and other emotional or behavioural concerns, considering a consultation with a therapist may be beneficial. Bohangar City Practice is a registered Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy practice, specializing in combining cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnosis to address various challenges and promote well-being. Any questions, please do reach out

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