In earlier posts I talked about saving yourself. In this blog I talk about commitment and following through with your therapy.
Many people’s mind set with therapy is “I’ll do it until it gets uncomfortable and then I’ll quit”. The correct mind set is “I’ll do it no matter how uncomfortable it gets until I’m better”. I do agree that if therapy is going nowhere after weeks an alternative therapist or therapy should be sought out.
Some therapists buy into this and keep their clients from away from feeling their emotions through fear of upsetting them. They think that their clients are too fragile to face their fears in the therapy room (even though that’s why they came in for help) or feel uncomfortable when faced with an emotional person. Some therapists even sell ‘magic tricks’ that promise no uncomfortable feelings need be felt at all.
People come for therapy to be empowered so that they can get on with their lives free from anxiety and fear. Whatever happened to you in the past didn’t kill you then and it certainly won’t kill you to think about it once more. I say ‘once more’ because with Hypnotherapy it is once more. Once a trauma has been processed and the emotion attached to the memory defused the fear leaves! That’s not to say that one session is all it takes but I probably only see my clients between 3 and 6 times.
There are a few steps to accomplish before long term healing can take place.
If you have a memory that upsets you when you think about it there is definitely a negative emotion attached to it. With proper guidance, that allows understanding these emotions can be quashed and you can be free of them. All you need is the proper mindset to accomplish your healing for good.