Look into my eyes, look into my eyes. 3, 2, 1 you are under. Before I knew it words came tumbling out of my mouth, I could not stop what I was saying. I was horrified……. Got you. No just joking this didn’t happen at all when I got hypnotherapy. But this was what I was scared about when I went to hypnotherapy and it couldn’t be further from what I experienced. In fact hypnotherapy was very relaxing and no talking involved when I went “under”? So what does hypnotherapy really feel like?
I went to hypnotherapy for a couple of reasons. I want to get back on track with my eating, wanted to cut down on the extra wines I was having and I want to feel ok in my own skin. Now you might be thinking, gees that’s a lot to ask from the poor old hypnotherapist. Yes you might be right but I have already had a lot of therapy for my ‘issues’. On a conscious level I was going pretty well but something was still missing and I wanted to feel good but really feel it in my heart. Not just that “keep faking it till you make it shit” that I have been feed for 25 years because it hasn’t worked in 25 years why would it start working now. I needed some subconscious action happening to support what my brain knows.
I went to Katherine High from Clarity Hypnosis. OMG she was amazing. Katherine explained that my subconscious was sabotaging my all my conscious efforts. No matter how much I wanted to stay on my diet or not have the extra 2 wines I shouldn’t have. She said that by speaking to the subconscious under hypnotherapy then my subconscious would support my conscious decisions. It sounded logical to me and a good plan. Katherine was easy to talk to and really listened to what my needs were and tailored a program for me.
What happened when I went “under”?
Going under was relaxing and like meditating. I didn’t have to speak at all when I was under, it was all about accessing the subconscious. It was lovely to lie in a relaxing environment and be spoken to. It felt like a story. The sessions only took 45 minutes for the hypnotherapy but you need to allow time to speak to Katherine about your needs. I enjoyed being under it was very relaxing.
What were the results?
It wasn’t a thunder blot it when I walked out. Little subtle things started to happen that spun me out a bit. But for most and significantly I am “feeling” and I mean really feeling better about myself regardless that I am not fit, thin or rich. I feel comfortable with myself. Other changes which I am thrilled about is that I am making better choices with my food and alcohol in take. The first big thing that happened was when I went to the bottle shop to buy to wine and I got into Dan Murphys and didn’t like the smell of the wine it was like I was pregnant so I bought beer LOL. It’s weird as a little voice has started popping into my head and it’s says things “I’ve had enough wine” “No thanks” and I have even been throwing out the last part of my drink if I don’t want it and have had bottles of opened wine in the fridge for a week. Winning. I feel really happy with my intake of alcohol and it’s I am not using it so much as a crutch because “I deserve it.”
Secondly I have been very mindful of my eating and now started a program with Weight Watchers which I am sticking too. I feel happy and back in control of my food rather than the 3 days of good and 4 days of bad eating I had fallen into to. It’s the same principle as the alcohol I am feeling in control of my choices and feeling happy with them. I can still have a little treat and factor this in. It’s like a switch has been flicked on for me on another level rather than battling with myself.
Would I go to hypnotherapy again. Definitely. It was worth every single cent. I wish I hadn’t put it off for so long as I have wanted to do this for a while. The brain is an incredible organ and we only use about 10% of it. Accessing it on another level has been so beneficial for me.
Would you consider hypnosis? Have you ever had hypnosis?
*Note I have not been paid for this blog if you wish to have hypnotherapy you can contact Kathryn High at Clarity Hypnosis.