WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy puts us in touch with our subconscious minds, using metaphor and suggestion to change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis so you are in complete control the whole time. It's very similar to guided meditation... but with a powerful agenda that will enable you to become a better version of yourself.
In late 2014, I would arrive home at night not wanting to do anything. I didn't want to exercise. I wanted to shut myself off from most of the world. I could see where all of this was leading so I reached out for help.
Rather than seeing a psychologist as I'd done in the past, I decided to try something new.
I'd never been hypnotized before, and I had lots of expectations for what it would "feel" like. I went in with an open mind, and dived into my unconscious. What a wild and crazy ride - my problems became lemons to be tossed into the distance, salmon to be eaten by bears, soap scum bathtubs needing to be cleaned, beige walls that needed painting. As I worked with the metaphors my unconscious mind delivered up, I started to change.
The day after our second session I walked into work, sat down at my computer and nearly cried. It felt as though every morning I was carrying a 100lb backpack into work, and finally I was able to take it off. I felt like a different person - I laughed, I smiled... the symptoms had disappeared overnight.
It was so powerful that I started making a list in my head of all the things I wanted to tackle with my therapist and started knocking them off one by one - being on time, staying more focused while working online, dealing with difficult people, etc.
At the same time as I progressed through these issues, I left my job, and began considering new careers. How cool would it be if I could help other people make change in their own life as I have been doing. That seed took hold more quickly than I could have imagined, and after intensive study in hypnotherapy and NLP, I became a certified hypnotherapist.