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So often in PTSD recovery we don’t have guarantees. We don’t know who will help us, what treatment modality will provide relief, or when we will reach freedom. In the end, I decided all I had to go on was hope, so that’s what I did. This turned out to be a critical decision, especially when it came to choosing a new type of treatment (hypnosis) and a new practitioner (Kate) to help me.
In my PTSD recovery memoir, here’s how I describe my leap of faith when I decided to try hypnosis to help alleviate my symptoms:
I want to stop Kate and explain that my mind doesn’t know how to relax. It’s always running with anxiety, fear, and planning. I stop myself from speaking out by focusing on what made me choose to work with her. I feel comfortable with her. I believe in who Kate is, what she knows, what she’s done, and what she thinks we can do. I have nothing else to go on except hope.
(To read more from my trauma recovery memoir, click here to download an excerpt.)
This leap of faith – this hope – turned out to be critical: After the accumulation of all the treatments I tried (there were 10 different techniques!), hypnosis was the one that brought me to complete freedom. My hope and belief were the only two things I had to go on.
Where are you placing your hope and belief these days?
You have enormous healing potential, the goal is learning to access it. Dig deep. You can do this. I believe in you!
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