'My experience of working with Caroline'
Caroline has the unique ability to 'know' when someone is ready for change. Her natural perception, intelligence and strong kinesthetic awareness means Caroline 'instinctively' uses the ideal intervention, every time, to enable people to 'see' and deal with the underlying problem or root cause of a particular behaviour.
In my case Caroline noticed I exhibited a strong desire to please people, often at my own expense.
Caroline suggested a timeline style intervention and used a 'hypnotherapy' style questioning approach to help me discover where this belief of 'HAVING to please others first' had originated.
I remember clearly that 'we' went back through 2 or 3 generations and I discovered a 'bizarre' piece of information that, although made no logical sense at the time, gave me peace of mind and more importantly an understanding of the 'root cause'.
'The effects achieved'
Once Caroline had 'bought' me safely back 'into the room' I was amazed at 'our' discoveries. I seem to remember feeling peaceful and calm. The experience has now given my conscious and unconscious minds a chance to 'rationalise' and 'move on' thus 'freeing' me from the old strong desire to please! I am now 'in my own power'
and my choice to please others is NEVER at my own expense.
The intervention, followed an emotional period following the breakup of a 13 year marriage in 2000 and was also during a powerful training event with Tony Robins.
Caroline's ability to therefore 'maximise' the opportunity for change was profound and I am deeply grateful to her on all levels.
If you have Caroline 'in your life' now, please know you are safe and 'seen'; allow Caroline to heal the parts of you that are ready to change now.
Rachel came to Adding Zest with a desire nothing more specific than “I just want to feel better.” She found herself feeling very down and demotivated, her eczema was bad, she was frequently tearful and over-emotional, and there were many days where it was a struggle to get out of bed.
Rachel had a total of 5 sessions and her condition showed “significant improvement.” In her own words...
“There is way less intensity in experiencing negative emotions, definitely a ‘lighter’ feeling and the joy of rediscovering laughter. It is almost as though my range of emotions has broadened in number and variety...with less angst and intensity.
My goals and activities to achieve them are now crystal clear and my limiting beliefs are greatly reduced. This has led to increased motivation, a huge reduction in fear of failure and rejection and increased excitement in achieving goals. Also I am not put off by adversity along the way, am able to keep more balanced, deal with things and keep my eye on the prize...”
Everyone’s experience of hypnosis is unique to them, but new clients often ask what it is like. In Rachel’s case, “it actually felt like being completely awake but as a different part of me, if that makes sense? A focussed part and a part that could not be presented in a non-authentic/self controlled light.”
Rachel is now motivated to build a new career and is finding that new opportunities are coming to her now that her energy levels have a direction.
Caroline was fit, regularly completing demanding gym sessions but when it came to running, she found herself giving up after just minutes. She was struggling to understand why her body would respond to the demands made of it the gym, but would not do so out on the track.
“I knew it must be something in my head but I just couldn’t work out what! The hypnotherapist I worked was able to take me back to the age of 4. I was very badly asthmatic as a child and I recalled my Mum telling me as she dropped me off at school ‘not to run around or I would get wheezy’. My asthma was no longer an issue as an adult but I was amazed that this repeated comment heard has a child had had such a lasting impact. Having realised that, the behaviour was no longer relevant, the hypnotherapist helped me to let go of that child like instruction and the next day I went out and ran for 30 minutes. The difference was incredible and it was clear that the problem had been totally in my head.
I then decided to sign up for a half marathon. I quickly progressed to covering 5-6 miles but then met another block. At this stage I would start getting painful stitches. So I booked another session. This time I went back to a time when I was 9 or 10. I was training 6 days a week as a gymnast and my developing body was struggling with the demands being put on it and I recalled getting various random aches and pains that would stop me training for a bit.
I understood this was my body’s way at that time of getting its own down time and now that I was back to making higher demands of it with the running, this old pattern was clicking back in. The therapist helped my adult mind to understand that I was in control and had the ability to train responsibly and again the child like behaviour was no longer relevant. From that point on, the stitches also stopped.
As part of the treatment I learned how to hypnotise myself and found this a great technique when I was running – just took my mind off to another place and let my body get on with the running.
I completed the Reading marathon in a respectable time – something I don’t think I could ever have done without hypnotherapy.”
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: