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MS relief through Hypnotherapy – Cathy’s story

The role of Hypnotherapist is a very rewarding one. Here are some words from a wonderful woman I’ve been fortunate enough to meet.

Since my early teens I have had a gut disease and this has created other issues as I have grown older including IBS and being overweight. In 2014 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and this brought my world crashing down, exaggerated my existing conditions and adding new ones.  As a sensitive, born worrier, anxiety was creeping into my everyday life and I wanted to find a way to control what I could control.  I kept coming back to hypnotherapy.

I googled hypnotherapists who were registered with the AHA and liked the sound of Ange and felt her credentials matched the issues I was trying to deal with.  With an open mind I went to my first visit and left with so much more than I expected.

Forget the media stereotype.  I shared my problems with Ange and when I was under hypnosis she gave me tools to deal with those problems.  At no stage was I out of control or not in charge while under hypnosis.  This is a big misunderstanding in the public about hypnotherapy and one I have defended since to others that have suggested that I was not fully hypnotised if I can remember or was aware of what was going on.

After my first visit I left feeling drained but calm.  I felt really comfortable with Ange and was so glad I made the visit.  Her genuine concern, research and follow up went above and beyond and I felt (for the first time in a long time) that I was being dealt as an individual and not a “textbook case”.  I ended up sharing much more with Ange than I ever set out to do and this is still having a positive effect on my well being.

It took a few weeks for me to realise the subtle improvements.  My relationship with food choices and control is improving and this has helped with my health in many areas.  I’m still working on the weight loss but I now looking at that as a lifelong goal of management!  To be honest I have learnt now to recognise when my body is full and act on it.  Knowing and doing are two different things and the mantra Ange shared with me and I continue to live by is to “eat no more, no less” than my body requires.  I still need more improvement but I am moving forward!

One of the most positive outcomes that slowly emerged was a change in a long standing difficult relationship that I had endured all my life and couldn’t cope with.  All my anxiety fell away and I was able to let go of the past and move forward in a more relaxed and less uptight manner.  I did not expect this to happen and now look forward to having those relationships again.  I can’t put a price on this and have no other explanation other than hypnotherapy brought about this change.

My experience with Ange has been nothing but positive and I hope to continue visiting whenever I am in the South of the state. I thank you Ange for the care you have shown and continue to show me.

It has been a pleasure collaborating with Cathy to relieve her distress and create change in her wellbeing and perception of her good life.

Thank you!

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