Spring Clean Your Emotions!We all feel better after a spring clean. To be able to enjoy the space that has for so long cluttered the corners, restores a level of energy to ones spirit.
As a hypnotherapist, some of the hypnotherapy work I enjoy most is empowering others to clear negative emotions from their past. These negative emotions are caused by past events which still cause unwanted feelings. When a person replays the past event in their mind, they create all of the bad feeling from that time. With the help of a vivid imagination (a form of trance in itself), they can even make the old event seem worse than it was at the time, and make themselves feel really bad!
Why would someone do this to themselves? The answer is simple. Sometimes we suffer hurts and injustices in life and we always deal with the situation to the best of our ability at that time. Yet how often have you thought in hindsight "If only I''d said/ done.......How might things have been different?" Most of the time these are small regrets that are forgotten. However sometimes, the regrets are big. Or the event was big but you were small, too small or immature to be able to resolve it. Then the event gets stored away as old baggage in your subconscious mind. It is repressed if your subconscious mind feels it is safer to keep it from you, re-presented when it feels you can deal with it and replayed if you don''t deal with it the first time you are prompted. Then it will keep draining your energy levels until you make the decision to deal with it and get rid of it. Old problems can evolve into new problems: bad habits such as smoking, overeating that sabotages your weight loss attempts, reoccurring relationship problems, or affecting your levels of confidence and self esteem.
Hypnotherapy can be used to represent the past in more positive, empowering way. I use hypnotherapy to creating a different, healthier past in the persons mind. Where they can say and do the things they wish they had said and done at the time of the old event. This doesn''t change the past (I haven''t mastered time travel- yet!) But it does mean that if faced with a similar situation in the future, they do not automatically react in the they way they had reacted in the past. Hypnotherapy is about giving people healthy choices.
The result is that hypnotherapy gives you space in your mind to think happy thoughts. You will have more energy as a result of letting go of the old baggage you have carried around for so long. It can be as if everything is clean, clear and new and you are full of the joys of spring!
Gemma Bailey is a qualified Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner and trainer. She is well known for her Turning Point sessions which can help to alliviate the emotional trauma from significant events and to create a new empowering future. http://www.gemmabailey.co.uk