Along with my diagnosis of post-viral chronic fatigue syndrome, the specialist said I’d be better in 18 months. When that timeframe had ticked by, with only a moderate improvement, I was getting pretty panicked.
Earlier, I had seen a psychologist who specialises in people with chronic pain. Those sessions had helped me but it felt like I’d reached the limit of what she could do for me.
I follow Dr Sarah Myhill‘s advice about supplements so I was interested to see she recommended hypnotherapy.
Researching all the hypnotherapists in the city, I found one who was highly recommended and went to see her. Are you like me? Do you find it really stressful and tiring to make appointments to see someone new? I dread having to talk about fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, I don’t want to be asked questions about my childhood, I know the appointment will tire me out for days…will it be worth it? Oh gee.
The therapist practises in private sub-conscious mind healing which is a little different to hypnotherapy, in that you have more control and don’t ‘go under’, magic show style. It also helped that I clicked with the therapist. I could see that she was knowledgable, kind and that she knew what I was talking about. In our sessions we would spend some time talking, she would set me some ‘homework’ then do the private subconscious mind healing, where she would talk to me while I lay back with my eyes closed.
I felt great afterwards, a little fragile too, so after the appointment I would stop at a pretty spot and look at the view, take deep breaths and let everything sink in and settle. I needed not to talk to anyone or do anything for a little while, even concentrating on driving home, until I felt a little more settled.
Overall, it was a positive and helpful experience. I resolved some unhelpful ideas I couldn’t get rid of before and picked up some good new habits. It hasn’t helped with the symptoms of CFS or fibromyalgia but it has helped me feel better about myself when I really needed it.
Have you, or would you, try a therapist who uses subconscious healing or hypnotherapy?