When asked how she wanted to feel, Sue said she desired peace of mind, the ability to accept herself and the need to feel ‘normal’. We then moved onto hypnosis, focusing on ego strengthening. I encouraged Sue to relax, visualise a safe place and look towards the future. This allowed Sue’s subconscious mind to start believing in itself and developing the confidence to move forward. Afterwards, Sue said that she really enjoyed the experience and felt relaxed and refreshed. I explained that she could access what we covered as a recording to use over the next week.
The following week, Sue said that she already felt much calmer and more positive, as well as spending less time worrying. In Sue’s second session, we focused on anxiety, identifying five key areas and prioritising them by scoring the levels of distress they created. Using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), I worked with Sue on her feelings of ‘not being good enough’. Before EFT, Sue scored them as a 10 (the highest possible level). After EFT, this was reduced to zero. We then did another hypnosis session focusing on Sue’s anxiety, including imagery and symbols to enable her to let go of everything that was causing her anxiety. Sue said that she felt like a weight had been lifted.
In her third session, Sue reported positive progress as we continued working on increasing her self-esteem and resolving the guilt she felt following her son’s birth. She looked more relaxed and said that she felt less agitated, calmer with her children and had a brighter outlook on life, as well as having higher levels of self-esteem. Sue described it as a ‘fog’ which was lifting. In Sue’s final session she told me how she felt at peace with herself, in control and was no longer dwelling on negativity. In this session, I used solution-focused hypnotherapy to enable Sue to move forward with her new-found confidence and motivation.
A few months later Sue contacted me to say that she was now feeling confident as a mum and had also started her own business working from home.