Caroline had suffered from asthma from an early age and had been hospitalised with it a number of times. She could not leave the house without having an inhaler with her and had got to a stage where finding that she was without an inhaler would instantly result in her starting to wheeze. Here is her story.
“I could understand why I could get wheezy when rushing about but I hated being so reliant on having a ventolin with me all the time and the panic I felt if I realised one was empty or there was not one in my coat pocket was clearly nothing to do with physical exertion.
I had read a bit on using suggestions in hypnosis but was surprised when my hypnotherapist started talking to me about anger. I didn’t consider myself an angry person but the more I thought about it, the more I realised I did have a pretty short fuse. In the sessions we went back to things in my childhood and I realised that my dad had pushed me really hard to be successful. As an adult I could see that he was trying to live his life through me and get deflected glory from my success but I had bottled up all this resentment at being made to do things I didn’t want to do as a child.
It was very a emotional experience but the difference I felt at the end of the session was amazing. I genuinely felt lighter as if a weight had been lifted. I was still reluctant to go out without an inhaler close by at first but it didn’t take long to notice that I wasn’t using it and slowly the confidence grew and I increasingly left the inhalers behind.
I also noticed that I just felt calmer. There is a much longer fuse before I ‘blow’ and my relationship with my Dad also changed for the better. I used to go through a ventolin about every 6 weeks. It has now been over a year since I went to the GP for a repeat prescription.
I still find it hard to comprehend how an emotion I had unknowingly bottled up could have such a physical impact but the evidence is undeniable.
I suspect the boundaries for how hypnotherapy can help reduce illnesses are almost limitless and have encouraged lots of people to now look at alternatives to just keep taking drugs.”
This case study has come directly from Lesley.
“I have known Caroline in a professional capacity for 10 years. Caroline has a wonderful trait - integrity. In everything that she undertakes she approaches it with sincerity, professionalism, honesty, decency and truthfulness.
In 2012 I had a personal crisis related to my health. I was in deep despair and felt that I needed to help myself deal with my illness both physically and mentally.
I had had clinical hypnosis about 5 years ago - through someone I had researched on the internet - to give up chocolate. That worked and still does - so I believed that Caroline could help me to help myself.
I had around 6 sessions during 2012/13. My medical prognosis was not good and I was at an all time low mentally. Caroline helped me to manage this very difficult period in my life. Her skills enabled me to find the way forward and now in April 2014 I can say that I have exceeded my medical prognosis and I am in good health, leading a full and active and very happy life.
I’m not one to gush - but I really could not have coped without Caroline’s input. She facilitated my medical outcome by working with me under hypnosis. I have an awful lot to thank her for and words just don’t seem to be enough.
If you are at a crossroads in your life - physically or mentally, you have the power within YOU to change. Caroline can help make that happen”