How to overcome a trauma with hypnosis?
To illustrate this point, I will tell you about a real-life session.
Josephine is 58 years old when she comes to visit me for a consultation. She tells me that for the last 3 years, she has not been able to project herself in life. She tells me that everything is going well in her life. She has a husband with whom she is very much in love, after many years together, and she is in good health. She would like to be able to make plans again, to travel, without feeling a certain fear, like a ball in the stomach, just by talking about it with her husband.
I discover during the discussion that Josephine's husband, Jacques, was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago. He has been treated since then, and seems to have recovered well. After these years of treatment, he wants to live normally again, and to catch up with his wife by traveling.
I understand that Josephine's life ended the day she was diagnosed with the disease. She experienced it as a trauma. Even if she was not physically affected by this disease, this announcement was such a shock that she was stuck in the moment. She has been in post-traumatic shock for 3 years.
Indeed, a trauma can take many forms. An unexpected announcement with serious consequences can be as shocking, depending on the person, as an assault or an accident experienced or seen.
Joséphine realizes that she has not progressed since this terrible announcement, whereas Jacques is now cured and in good shape.
I suggest that she use hypnosis to release the negative emotions associated with this significant day. It is not possible to change what happened, but it is possible to act on the emotional impact of the event. To do this, the person does not need to relive the event, and fortunately this could be doubly traumatic.
After a hypnotic trance, the release of blocked emotions is done through breathing. Joséphine feels little by little that the lump in her stomach dissipates, then disappears.
She also notices that she feels stronger, as if she has recovered her energy.
When I ask her, at the end of the session, what her new feelings are about that landmark day 3 years ago, she answers that she has a neutral feeling. It has become an event like any other.
Then she tells me about the next trip she would like to take with Jacques. The change is clearly visible, she is projecting herself again!
So if you feel that you are stuck, that you don't sleep anymore, or that you are very anxious, following a traumatic event, don't wait any longer*. Make an appointment to free yourself from what is preventing you from moving forward.
*After seeking medical advice.