“ I have come such a long way from who I was when you first met me. With your help I have been able to put my past into perspective and not let it control me any more. I am so much happier now than I have been in a long time”
Case Study 16
Condition: Anxiety and on-going depression
In my experience depression and anxiety often go hand in hand as one condition leads to the other. This was the case with Jennifer who was feeling depressed because many elements of her life were not panning out the way she anticipated and that was leading to an anxiety about what her future would be; and the two led to a downward spiral.
She found herself in her mid thirties, having had a series of short-term relationships and desperately wanting to be a mother. She was in a work environment she didn’t enjoy and struggled with insomnia.
Sometimes the work I do with clients can be likened to them being onions – as you cut through a layer, you find another one below. Jennifer was very much like this. We discovered part of her challenge with forming lasting relationships came from the fact that her father abandoned her mother when she was very young. She then learned that she had been one of a twin who had unfortunately not made it into this world but Jennifer had sensed that loss even at those very early stages of life. These learnings allowed her to see things with a new perspective that changed this downward spiral and led her to make new decisions in her life.
“Thank you so much for all your help and support. I feel I have come such a long way from who I was when you first met me. With your help I have been able to put my past into perspective and not let it control me anymore. I am so much happier now than I have been in a long time. My new job couldn’t be going any better and I feel this is the next chapter in my life. I don’t beat myself up as much and am more confident.”
When asked to if there was anything about hypnotherapy that surprised her, Jenny’s answer was, “How easy it was to be hypnotised and how quickly feelings surfaced that I didn’t realise were there.”
Jenny has now changed jobs, moved house and is also getting her finances back in order and looks to the future with a fantastic positivity. In her words:
“You have helped change my life for the better, thank you! “
Caroline Cavanagh promotes emotional and mental health via the wonder of hypnotherapy through her company Adding Zest of Salisbury Wiltshire.