Okay so here it is:
I feel a little background is in order here.
Some time ago before my wonderful insurance issued doctors where not able to figure out I was having seizures again, they had me sent to a
“therapist” once a week at 300 dollars a pop. About three months into seeing her once a week the insurance funds started to run out. At that time
she suggested I go and see a hypno-therapist as it would be cheaper than paying her etc and may actually help.
So there I was sitting in her office wondering what on earth she was talking about! After all I had spent three months making my husband miss days off
of work just so I could get these precious appointments and she is now telling me I could have done this hypno-therapy thing all along!
Not having wasted half my coverage on going to an office to tell some stranger why my life sucked in under 15-20 minutes! I am not afraid to admit I
LOST IT and read her a whole new form of riot act that she obviously hadn’t heard before.
To be honest I said some things I hadn’t heard before.
Didn’t know I had it in me to “cuss like a truck driver”! As my husband so
“gently” put it on the way to the car. Although I must admit she threw my husband a “new prescription” for my ANGER ISSUE as I went storming
out. One that I promptly BURNED when he showed it to me at home.( Boy did I make him wonder if I really did have an “anger issue” with that one
) But O’man did it feel good!
Needless to say I sat at home suffering for several years, I was actually homebound 100%. I couldn’t even go out to my mailbox without feeling weird
and getting to the end of the driveway was an absolute joke. It WAS NOT happening. I just got used to it and went about living that way for like 7
years. During that time I got back into studying and all kinds of on-line blogs and chat rooms etc. I was at home all the time and well there is just
so many crumbs you can pick up off the floor.
I learned about all kinds of new stuff to do from home and taught myself how to read medical reports use the internet like a pro etc. I finally got
tired of being stuck at home when my husband decided it was better to go out with out me and take someone else. Yeah he did cheat on me. I can’t say
now that I actually blamed him at the time although NOW I most certainly do. Don’t get all excited we where able to work it out after he spent a
month or two OKAY maybe it was more like 3 sleeping on the couch. Even then I had gone and ordered a cal. King bed! He had his side and I had mine. It
stayed that way till I felt I could trust him again.
It was then at quite possibly the lowest point of my whole life that I met some “new age type” people in a chat room. They where talking about
hypnotherapy and told me ALL about it. How it was supposed to work and all the pucky to go with it. So with me being who I am I had to go and look it
up and study it. Well after about three months of reading all I could on it I looked up one in my area who turned out to be a total quack! That really
put me off on even considering it and I had remembered the lovely therapist and her suggestions at the time. THAT did not fair well for the good doc
either, he also got the riot act!
So it was back to being my little homebound self. Only this time I was on a mission to find one that wasn’t a quack. I kept telling myself that if
this stuff was real there had to be one somewhere that wasn’t a money grubbing quack.
I did find one and to be totally honest she did help me get over what was going on and told me to also go and see a different doctor. (Glad she did!)
It was then about 6 years ago that I found out I wasn’t 100% agoraphobic with panic disorder, I was having seizures again. Some/most of what was
happening wasn’t panic at all! But a effect of the seizures themselves. Now all she had taught me was how to relax myself TOTALLY.
I had what she called a “trigger” where I would join my thumb and first finger together and think of the color blue.( I had a ton of blue stuff so
was easy if I was to freaked out to close my eyes.) The relaxation thing she taught me helped me to get past the panic response over the side effects.
I knew it was just relaxation and that was that. I had however gone out of the house 3 days later and had no problems. Yes I took baby steps and sat
at the door then on the step then half way down the driveway etc. It took three days but on the forth I went for it and went fishing. By the ocean,
which I don’t like here in California at all because of the rouge waves on the north coast where I live. It really shocks me now that I think of it.
I can remember my husband asking me if I wanted him to just tape my fingers together!
Now what I want from you is some honest opinions as to whether or not you think it could be used for anything other than “progressive
To be honest she contacted me recently and asked me if I wanted to participate in a free “wealth magnet” workshop she is going to hold on-line.
She knows I am still not able to work or drive for that matter.( We have kept in touch all this time and frankly become friends)
She has gotten SOO many emails from people asking her for help due to job loss, lost wages etc you name it. She feels bad for people because this same
reason is what got her into the field to start with. I know she has done this workshop in person before with groups of people all over the world. But
I never put much thought into it until now.
Now the claims of this are; that most people have some underlying positive emotional experience or train of thought that makes them feel they
aren’t worthy of having money. The goal is to get the person to see what that is and help them to get past it. (While being hypnotized mind you.)
There by making it easier for them to come up with ways to make money or get a better job etc.
I have got to tell you this one has got me to thinking! I mean I know it works to get you SO totally relaxed you are like in lala land.
BUT do you think it can really be used for something like this? Or anything other than this? Also how can you really get someone past a “positive
emotion” they have ingrained into their mind? IF you can actually get a person past it how long will it work for a day a month a year or longer? Oye
I have some many questions on this one it isn’t funny!
Well that is about it am looking forward to hearing some thoughts on this one! I am totally stumped on where to go from here and need some input.
[edit on 13-8-2009 by xoxo stacie]
[edit on 13-8-2009 by xoxo stacie]