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“ 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”
Jennifer



Case Studies


Case Study 9

Client:  Caroline
Condition:  Asthma

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.”

Caroline Cavanagh promotes emotional and mental health via the wonder of hypnotherapy through her company Adding Zest of Salisbury Wiltshire.