You know what? As a clinical hypnotherapist I am totally blown away by the common denominator in many of my clients.
Feelings of not living fully, not living authentically and feeling as though they do not have a voice.
I hear these statements every day.
Last week a 65 year old client came to me seeking to let go of childhood trauma.
This woman has been afraid her whole life.
It is her greatest desire to finally have the courage to travel, have FUN and enjoy her life!
Another woman I’m working with is seeking peace so she can sleep. She has never been able to sleep comfortably or soundly.
When she was just 2 years old someone rolled over onto her while she slept. She woke up terrified and this has stayed with her all these years.
She made a decision way back then – it is not safe to sleep!
This is powerful!
We were able to resolve this traumatic event for her through hypnotherapy and today she is thrilled, she is able to drift into a deep and restful sleep without taking drugs to knock her out!
Many of these women have experienced childhood abuse, leaving them with untreated PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
PTSD has many origins and degrees. Untreated and unrecognized these emotional traumas often have significant effects years later.
What I notice in my office is that many of these women are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalances. They may have hot flashes, sore breasts, incontinence, anxiety, fibromyalgia, arthritis, even cancer.
I see this pattern over and over; I should not be surprised.
Actually, I’m not so much surprised, I’m shocked at how many adults suffer silently in the memories of trauma. They didn’t have a voice when these events occurred and they have long ago stored those memories, yet the emotional attachment to these events are affecting them to this day or until they are able to let them go.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool which allows my clients to release the emotional attachment to the tragedy so they can live happier and freer lives.
I have noticed often these unprocessed feeling are put aside and minimized. I have heard clients try to smooth over their emotional hurts by saying things like, “They didn’t mean to hurt me, they didn’t know I was scared, other people have experienced so much more…”
I explain to my clients that when they arrived here as beautiful, perfect infants they began to learn about life and their world. Who were their teachers? Mom and Dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings and all the other people in their small world were their teachers.
From infancy to the age of six, I explain, they were in a waking trance. They were like little sponges, taking it all in. The analytic, logical conscious mind was not even developed, so what they heard and saw they took as truth.
They were perceiving life through innocent eyes.
If they heard, “You are bad!”, or “You are stupid!”, they believe exactly that.
As a little person, all this information was stored to be used later in life. This is how and when we begin to develop our belief system.
Imagine what happens when abuse or trauma plays a part in our young lives.
It would easily break my heart to hear such travesties, but I know if they are sitting in my office I have a great opportunity to help them let go of these emotional hurts for the first time in their lives.
Many of my clients are 40, 50, and even 60 years old and they deeply desire freedom.
I can’t tell you how rewarding it is for me to see my clients’ blossom and to finally take charge of the direction of their lives. There is no greater joy than to guide another person to find their own personal freedom and happiness.