You will read about one of Anna’s clients written journey with hypnotherapy. Some may be able to relate to what she has gone through in her life. Read her story below.
A Journey Through Hypnotherapy
I know there are many of you who have gone through the same experience that I’ve been through. In my particular case, I was living with the memories of a really bad childhood and all of the pain, the guilt, the unfinished business…not to mention the emotional trauma and scars that still haunted my everyday life.
I also knew the first step was to admit I needed help and then do something about getting that help. With my life experience in these matters pretty limited, it seemed like a logical choice to seek out traditional therapy and that’s exactly what I did.
Started with Traditional Therapy
With a couple of recommendations from friends, I finally chose a doctor, a psychiatrist, to get me out of my lingering despair and my mental funk. As a client, I was completely open to being helped…totally willing and able to accept this outside guidance although the cost of these bi-monthly sessions put a genuine financial strain on an already tight personal budget.
I knew I was worth this monetary sacrifice because I was investing in myself and my future well-being. And that’s how I entered my long term commitment to traditional therapy. As I approached my almost three year point in this therapy, I finally had to come to grips with the fact nothing had been resolved and all of the old demons from the past were still making me feel like I was standing outside of my life…just looking in…rather than being actively engaged and participating in that life.
I cannot begin to describe how frustrated I had become and how much of a dismal failure all of my efforts and money spent had left me feeling. I stopped my sessions as they had become pointless and I needed some time off to clear my head so I took it, almost a month, in which I tried to reassess and make some sense out of what I had been through these last three years.
I felt like a mouse in a cage, running on one of those little exercise wheels, expending a great deal of energy but going nowhere. However, at this same time, I was half-heartedly searching the internet for some other solution, some other treatment that would bring me some answers as well as some peace. And this is how I first stumbled, quite accidentally, onto an article that was praising some of the amazing results different people had experienced after participating in a series of Hypnotherapy sessions.
This was something completely strange and unknown to me. In my mind, hypnosis was something you might see in a place like Las Vegas where a hypnotist would make selected audience members look and act ridiculous to entertain and amuse a jeering and laughing crowd of tourists who’ve been drinking way more than they should.