Health and Wellbeing
A few pages of artciles written from personal experiences
A way to find help in times of need
Traditional exercise programmes often fail because people don’t stick with them - 50% of people will have left a gym within 6 months of joining. Your local swimming pool may be full when you want to swim but their will invariably be room to move for exercise in the park.’ Ralph Riley, Chief Executive, Institute of Sport and Recreation Management
A very personal experience of Self Hypnosis
I learnt self hypnosis in 1998.
Throughout the early bereavement process I was surrounded by love, friendship and help from others, but I lacked something which I couldn't pin point. It was as if there was unfinished business, I wanted space but wanted to be with certain people and needless to say, two of them were no longer here.
After about a year, I seeked help from a Counsellor. We met a couple of times and then, to my astonishment, he asked me if I had considered self-hypnosis. To be honest, I had no idea what he was talking about but said I was if only just to tick off another form of consolement.
On the next visit, he sat me down in a chair, told me to shut my eyes and went through a process of which I only half remember. I recall having to find a perfect place and be with those I wanted. But after I 'came round' I knew exactly what I had to do, the sequence, everything.
Basically, for me, self hypnosis is as follows.
1. I enter a large gate in a country lane on a beautiful sunny day.
The result is hard to determine. It's quite rare that I actually remember the outcome of the 'chat'. I think the most important thing is that we have been together, just us.
From the above, you would take as No.1 to 12 as the hypnosis time. No.12 onwards is the result of the hypnosis.
There are a few things I can say about this. Up to about the time I'm walking down the staircase, I can come out of it and return to 'norm'. After the stairs, I have to continue, there is no turning back and the process must go on.
When did this method formulate?
When do I use it?
Do I know I'm hypnotised?
So, that's my experience. For some great, for others not. Some may call it meditation, trance or whatever. I don't self-hypnotise as much as I used to which I would like to feel as part of acceptance, not only by me, but by those all involved.
I can only believe that the reason why this was suggested to me was for two reasons; 1. I tried to dream they were with me, but I never did and I only once have done so since and 2. I used to sit outside my back door and wish they would walk round the corner of the Lane, but, obviously, they didn't.
So it has been a way for me to call Louise and Tony when I want them. I know they are not physically there, but I do know that we have 'contact' not in ghosty, mystical or spiritual terms, but in thought and love.
It has helped me personally, immensely.
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