Yesterday, I was talking to Claire* - an ex-client of mine who grew up with a Vietnam veteran father who had PTSD and was violent, and a depressed alcoholic mother. Claire is an extraordinary, creative, resilient woman, and she had tried countless therapies and self-help techniques over the past 25 years, none of which really resolved the issues resulting from her tumultuous childhood.
And still she had managed. Somehow. Meeting her, you would never have known that she was constantly being hijacked by her inbuilt alarm system (that primitive “fight, flight, freeze” response), that she had all sorts of limiting patterns and beliefs which she had inevitably taken on board as a child, that she felt out of control and often couldn’t control her rage. They just happened.
She was aware of many of these patterns and beliefs, but understanding them logically wasn’t enough to undo the negative impact they had had, and which they continued to have on her and her family. In all appearances, she had it all - success, intelligence, beauty, a wonderful family. But life was HARD. Life had always been hard. Ever since she could remember. And she was never enough.
She said that after our work (we completed our four sessions of The Richards Trauma Process™ about 6 weeks ago), the change she found most profound was that she now has a choice as to how she feels. It’s become very clear to her. She can now choose how she responds to her children, to events, to situations and circumstances. She can choose her response to herself.
Now she can live life on her terms, free from the negativity of the past. She gets to choose.
Proudly reporting in that I have never been so busy with work and getting away but never so consciously aware that I now have a choice to not buy into that but rock on anyway and achieve exactly the same amazing outcome but with my stomach, nerves and head intact… this is a new experience for me, and I believe I will call it “peaceful excellence”. Thank you.
I have gone through Sally’s program and can honestly say I feel like a different woman. That internal doubt and the negative dialogue in my head has vanished – the biggest impact is I don’t waste my time or energy on worrying anymore!
As one of the many human beings on earth who experienced growing pains in their childhood teenage years and even adulthood. There were things in both my personal and professional life that were holding me back from being the best that I could be.
So, when Sally told me that I would experience complete freedom in three hypnotherapy sessions, I booked my first session right away. And freedom is what I got. Now I don’t have to will myself or psych myself into acting a certain way. I just am because all the chains have been broken.
It’s been life-transforming to finally gain this deep sense of peace, confidence and belief in myself.
My work with Sally has been nothing short of life-changing. Although I entered our sessions a bit dubious that my lifetime of anxiety could be shifted, from the very first appointment, I felt the impact of our work. I felt it in that session, and I continued to feel it very strongly in the days afterwards. Even now, more than a month after that session, it's clear that a permanent shift occurred in terms of how I see my world, and how I process things that used to send me into an anxious spiral.
I was surprised by the depth of my reactions to past negative experiences during my treatments and the relief that I have enjoyed following them.
I hand on heart quite simply love how I now feel.
I can't tell you how good it feels to be 'me' again. It's been a monumental shift, and in so many ways it's so apt that our work coincided with the change of seasons because it feels like spring for me - inside and out - everything coming into bloom again.
The results are profound. I feel lighter, calmer and more positive than I ever thought was possible. The knot of stress in my belly has gone, as have the negative thought patterns – the weight of all that accumulated shit has been lifted. It’s transformative. I spent 45 years living with a burden that I didn’t need to carry. The next 45years will be amazing.
For anyone who understands the importance of mindset, values their mental health, and knows the key to success is believing in yourself – and yet has that negative self- talk… enough is enough!
After TRTP my general wellbeing improved remarkably. I am more rational, relaxed and better able to organise my time. I feel more carefree and confident, much happier, joyous and appreciative of so much in my everyday life. I make time for what and who is important to me, for my general wellbeing, as well as enjoying much more settled sleep patterns.
A key indicator of how effective this treatment was for me is that when we started, I was dreading an upcoming international trip for all the anxiety it would undoubtedly cause me, breaking from my routine and travelling long distances. I write this now, incredibly excited about embarking on that trip tomorrow, feeling nothing but happy anticipation about a lovely holiday.
I found the sessions both relaxing and emotional, a release of negative feelings that had been held in my subconscious since childhood, and a great relief both physically and emotionally. They have proven to be a real circuit breaker and have taken so much of the angst from my life! It has been an incredibly positive experience for me, and I am truly grateful to Sally for steering me through it with such sensitivity and with such positive results.