If you were abused as a child you may not have spoken of this. The abuse might have been sexual, physical, emotional or psychological – or a combination of any of these. It may have been ignored or dismissed by people close to you at the time. You may find that it still affects every area of your life even though it all happened a long time ago. You might well now experience relationship difficulties, trust issues and low self esteem. You might try to block out these memories in a number of ways, but they just won’t go away.
Feeling unsafe, feeling angry, bad or guilty, feeling helpless and powerless are very common and understandable feelings when you have been abused. We often feel stuck in these feelings. We have nightmares, flashbacks and at times, little things remind us of the abuse and it’s as if it’s happening all over again. These feelings can create chronic anxiety and depression for us in our present day lives.
Advanced Hypnotherapy used integratively can provide the intimate, safe and supportive environment for you to deal with the consequences of the abuse, without having to re-visit any previous trauma – once is enough. I can help you to understand and work through your feelings. It is a gentle process which will help you to draw on your resources as a ‘survivor’ not a victim, to learn to trust again, to recognise your own strengths and to use those strengths and resources within yourself to move your life forward.
As an adult now you have a choice that didn’t have back then. As a child, you were controlled, but now, you can choose to re-claim your control. You can choose to heal your life, to learn to like yourself and to value yourself again. To get the life you truly want to have, to be the person you truly choose to be.