Sunday, March 21, 2010
It came about by accident. We were chatting and she wanted me to practice hypnosis on her. She is already preconditioned and knows that hypnosis is very relaxing, and she wanted that feeling. She told me that she felt so much anxiety every time her baby cried and she felt like it was making her grouchy and impatient at her other child and her husband, etc. She said her first baby was a joy and never cried. She felt rejected by her baby and annoyed by him.
I told her that we could use hypnotherapy to reprogram some of her unconscious anxiety. So, as soon as he went down for a nap, I went over to her house. Since she was already used to hypnosis, and was severely sleep deprived, she was about the most hyper-suggestible person I have ever seen; she went into the hypnotic sleep state in about 30 seconds. Once there, I used some empowering, happy imagery and helped her mind create some anchors to trigger the same peaceful calm feelings when she was conscious.
She came out feeling happy, but I didn't find out just how well it worked until later. She called me the next day and told me that she had her best day as a mother the day before and that they were having a great day again. She also told me that she had been sleeping better.
A few days later, I went to her house to pick something up and spent few minutes hanging out with her and her awake baby, who was not crying. Something was different about him. He looked like a different child.
"Yeah. He doesn't cry anymore," she said.
I am not taking any credit for doing anything to the baby, but I could totally sense that the frequency my friend was putting out was much different than the one she had been previously sending. She was so calm and peaceful and happy, and the baby was picking up on it. I saw her again today and it's totally amazing. She's got this fantastic smile that feels unforced now, and a magnetism that she didn't used to have.
I am amazed at all the things that hypnotherapy can help women with. I initially went into the program thinking that I wanted to help moms and babies, both with birth and working through fears and other issues, but I never thought of crying anxiety. I guess because it didn't happen to me.
Next she wants me to help her like housework--another thing I wouldn't have thought of. I can't wait to see what else mothers need and want. I'm making a list. If you could reprogram your subconscious behavior in one area, big or small, what would it be? I can't wait to hear your thoughts.