Abuse & Depression – Mandy’s Story

From a very young age, I was abused and bullied at home and school. I started feeling depressed and sad all the time which led to me trying to take my own life at 13!! Things spiralled out of control for a few years with my mental health then at 16 I met my first husband and we got married a year later. What followed was 13 years of more abuse and bullying from him. I took antidepressants on and off for the next 35 years. During this period, I tried to take my life 16 more times!!

I finally managed to get out of my destructive marriage and went on to meet my wonderful husband who is the most calming loving man I have ever met. But I continued to struggle in coming to terms with my past, it was still taking over my life. In December 2017 I was at an all-time low. I knew I had to do something to get over all I had been through and turn my life around.

Nothing had helped before, so I searched for something new an alternative to medicine or standard counselling. Eventually, I found and booked an Upgrade Your Life Workshop. I went on my own and was so nervous but it really was the best decision I have ever made. I was made to feel so welcome and relaxed very quickly. I overcame my phobia of spiders that I had lived with for 40 years!! I was sweating and my heart was racing and that was just looking at a picture! But incredibly within 15 minutes, I was cured! It was amazing, something just clicked, I saw things differently. I went home that day and started to put in place the tools I had learnt from the workshop. It took nine months to reduce and finally come off the anti-depressants. I have been medication-free for over 3 years now and I am the happiest I have ever been. I have changed so much for the better. I have learnt how to see things differently. My husband has his wife back, my children have a very happy, calm mum and my family and friends say how much happier and more relaxed I am.

I have so much confidence in myself now, my life has completely turned around.