Persistent Unhappiness

Reversing the Damage and Impact of Persistent Unhappiness Syndrome

Many people in today’s cultures are high on the PU spectrum. Persistent Unhappiness is the name given to medium to long-term ‘low mood’ that underlies a significant number of psychological conditions, including most diagnoses of depression.

Here is a bit of a ‘psycho-techy’ overview…

PU Syndrome is one of the latest identifiable psychological disorders to reveal themselves in the 21 century. Identified by researchers about ten years ago and finally given the name PU Syndrome in 2013, it is experienced cross-culturally, regardless of age and gender.

Though described as ‘persistent’ IT IS REVERSIBLE, responding well to our unique coaching approach. Powerchange is currently specialising in the treatment of PU conditions in the therapeutic coaching field.

Powerchange coaches deal with Persistent Unhappiness Syndrome by coaching clients towards an alternative psychological environment and associated lifestyle of what we’ve called ‘balanced happiness’, and addressing belief system issues using Auto Response Psychology, re-modelling past negative experiences and working with the SALADD group of wellbeing factors for emotional health. The aggressive development of increased connectivity between the limbic (amygdala and hypocampus) and prefrontal cortex areas of the brain and associated neural activity is believed to be a significant factor in wellbeing improvement.

Typically coaching takes four two-hour appointments over a period of two months (with occasional inter-appointment text and telephone support), with a fifth checkup session three months later. Rewarding exercises and activities accompany this process. No further intervention is generally necessary, though occasional clients may book in for further sessions perhaps a year or two later for further personal development, or when they get ‘stuck’ or would value independent confidential and honest feedback from an experienced coach.

Start a PUSH group.

Powerchange would like to see established a network of self-help groups for Persistent Unhappiness. We would foresee Persistent Unhappiness Self Help (PUSH) Groups be based on a seamless spectrum with clients moving up the scales to balanced happiness and being ‘part of the answer’ from having been ‘part of the problem’. New members would join at the bottom and be developed and trained up the scale.

For further information and a brief telephone assessment, call Powerchange, or email us.