“Live only from the Truth of what is born from your knowing
in each moment and you will regret nothing, according
Joy in your life. Joy is felt when you are free to create in
each moment the fullest choosing of that moment.”
~Flo Aeveia Magdalena, I Remember Union: The Life of Mary Magdalena
I experienced my first hypnotherapy session as a client eight years ago.
I entered a beautiful room and settled into a big comfy chair with a cozy blanket.
I was a mess.
I had just ended a confusing relationship that lasted longer than it probably needed to. I had become physically ill from the relationship, yet I was still unsure if I had made the right choice in ending it.
I had lost trust in myself.
The hypnotherapist guided me through a progressive relaxation, encouraging me to imagine myself out in the natural world, and inviting me to ask for clarity around the breakup.
A beautiful elephant came to me.
She stood before me, gentle and clear.
In all of her sweet aliveness, she reflected to me with certainty that I had made the right decision and there was absolutely no reason to look back.
The tension in my body released.
I experienced a deep letting go.
I left the session feeling rejuvenated, rooted inside of myself, and deeply connected to my own experience.
I was guided to this place. Yet, this information and certainty came from inside me. It came from the deep, wise all-knowing part of me that holds the answers I am seeking.
Sometimes its hard to find the answers inside even though they are there.
Sometimes, we need a guide holding compassionate space to remember ourselves.
On that day, I certainly did.
Several months later, after that simple and profound experience, I entered the hypnotherapy training program at the HCH Clinic. Going into relaxation and hypnosis several times a day allowed me to continue to trust myself and be with myself in ways I had only imagined I could.
This connection to the deep, wise, all-knowing aspect of each of us is at the heart of client-centered hypnotherapy. This connection to self is the starting point of the work I do.
Through hypnotherapy, I learned to stay with myself even when things get uncomfortable.
I became more present and engaged in my life and my responsibilities.
I deepened trust in my heart and my body as sources of wisdom and knowing.
With practice, it became easier and easier to reach this place of connection and awareness.
Now it is always there. There are moments when I forget, of course, but the path is never far and I always find my way back. Sometimes for myself and sometimes with the help of others.
It is from this place within me that I invite you to cultivate your connection with your own inner knowing. You don't have to do it alone. I will be there to guide you.