“ 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”
Case Study 11
Condition: Loss of purpose
This client came to see me with the brief simply that she had loss her direction. In her own words,
“I feel like I am drifting on the sea and don’t know which way is up.”
She was someone with a number of pressures in life; a dependent mother, a teenage son with learning challenges whom she was bringing up as a single mother and most significantly, a job she hated. She wanted to move away from the area but felt that her responsibilities meant she had to stay in Salisbury.
Our work together was two dimensional – firstly looking backwards at what was ‘anchoring her’, accessing emotions she had buried that she was unaware of, and then looking forwards to create a future that motivated her to take action. The result:
She put her house up for rent and is in the process of moving back to where she grew up and where she feels she belongs.
Her mother has also found new accommodation and is moving with her so they can retain their close relationship.
Her son has found the perfect course he has been dreaming of doing in the local college and his application was accepted.
She has been offered a job and financially will be secure.
Whilst I will miss seeing her in and around Salisbury, I am delighted that she has found a new life for herself and is no
longer drifting. What I also found particularly exciting was that her work not only found her new direction, but just like
ripples in the pond, her action had an impact on those around her. Her mother was delighted at the prospect of going
back to her home town
and her son has opened doors to opportunities he had not found in Salisbury.
A few final words from her: “I am more confident and more focussed. It (hypnotherapy) has changed my
I could not have done any of this without you”.